RS-4-TC

Photos & Roster


US Army 1247
Baldwin Photo 14535 - collection of Kevin Kohls

RS-4-TC - Road and Switching - 4th type - Transportation Corps

Built at Eddystone from July 1953 to January 1955. The builder's plates were labeled BLH but had Whitcomb construction numbers.

4041 Plate
photo by: Ed Jarvis

- 400hp Caterpillar D397, 5 3/4" x 8", 12 cyl V12
- Westinghouse generator & traction motors
- about 60 tons

Units 1247-1276 & 1281 were built for domestic use.

Units 4001-4044 were equipped for foreign use and had special axles that allowed the wheels to be adjusted to fit a variety of gauges. These units are slightly longer than the domestic units. They were equipped with engine heaters to allow for operation in temperatures down to -40 degrees.

Unit 1281 named the "General Nathanael Greene" was an experimental prototype with a hydraulic torque converter transmission. Ordered in 1952 it went into service in 1955. It was the last locomotive built at Eddystone to be assigned a Whitcomb construction number. [6]

Rebuilt units, called RS-4-TC-A1, have a 500hp Caterpillar 3508 diesel engine.

4035 Plate
photo by: John Rainey

  • detailed RS-4-TC info can be found at UtahRails.net


    [6] see: bibliography


    Photos

    indicates existing unit

    US Army 1247
    US Army 1247
    photos by: Tom Hirsch
    Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) shops, UT - 7/24/91

    Ag Processing 4036
    Ag Processing 4036 - ex. US Army 4036
    photo by: Rick Morgan
    St. Joseph, MO - Oct. 12, 2013

    Rocky Mountain Railcar 1250
    Rocky Mountain Railcar 1250
    photo by: Bradley Ogden
    Rocky Mountain Railcars -
    August 6, 2013
    Rocky Mountain Railcar 1250
    photo by: Bradley Ogden
    July 9, 2013
    - ex. US Army 1250
    - to Department of Energy (Fluor-Daniel-Fernald) (OHFX), see: UtahRails.net for history
    - to Rocky Mountain Railcar
    Rocky Mountain Railcar 1250
    photo by: Bradley Ogden
    April 14, 2013
    Rocky Mountain Railcar 1250
    photo by: Bradley Ogden
    Nov. 21, 2012

    Better Chemical Solutions 242
    Better Chemical Solutions 242 - ex. US Army 4023
    photo by: Bradley Ogden
    Broken Arrow's Flux facility Utah - August 1, 2013

    Better Chemical Solutions 243
    Better Chemical Solutions 243 - ex. ???
    photo by: Bradley Ogden
    Broken Arrow's Flux facility Utah - August 1, 2013

    LTEX 601
    LTEX 601 LTEX 601 photos by: Kevin N. Tomasic
    New Castle, PA - Oct. 2, 2013
    - ex. US Army 1271
    - to Larry's Truck Electric as #601
    - working a car repair facility in New Castle, PA
    LTEX 601 LTEX 601 photos by: Kevin N. Tomasic
    New Castle, PA - March 6, 2013

    KRM(LTEX) 4010
    KRM 4010 - ex. US Army 4010
    - to Kentucky Railway Museum
    - to Larry's Truck Electric
    photo by: Frank Vollhardt
    Lordstown, Ohio - April 30, 2013

    KRM(LTEX) 4044
    KRM 4044 - ex. USAF 4044
    - to Kentucky Railway Museum
    - to Larry's Truck Electric
    photo by: Frank Vollhardt
    Lordstown, Ohio - May 1, 2013

    1270
    1270
    4031
    4031

    1270
    - ex. US Army 1270
    - Southern Illinois Railcar, Troy, IL

    4031
    - ex. US Army 4031
    1259
    1259
    4001
    4001

    1259
    - ex. US Army 1259
    - Sharpe Army Depot, Lathrop, CA

    4001
    - ex. US Army 4001
    - Tracy Defense Depot, Tracy CA
    photos by: Tom Hirsch
    Alturas, Ca - July 2003
    Rumoured to have been acquired by the man that runs the Modoc RR Academy as part
    of a future RR museum or such. Some received NCO lettering, Nevada Calif. &Oregon RR.
    All the units are kept inside a large building at Alturas, CA.

    LTEX 4020
    LTEX 4020 - ex. US Army 4020
    - to Larry's Truck Electric as #4020
    photo by: Frank Vollhardt
    Lordstown, Ohio - Aug. 23, 2010

    LTEX 600
    LTEX 600 - ex. US Army 4034
    - to Larry's Truck Electric as #600
    - on lease to Eka Chemicals, Columbus, MS
    photo by: Frank Vollhardt
    McDonald, Ohio - Sept. 23, 2010

    LTEX 601
    LTEX 601 LTEX 601 - ex. US Army 1271
    - to Larry's Truck Electric as #601
    photo by: Frank Vollhardt
    McDonald, Ohio - Feb. 2011

    1248
    1248 1248 ex. US Army #1248 stored operational at Lockheed Martin.
    photo and info by: Dan Waller
    Marietta, GA - January 4, 2011

    1265
    1265 1265 ex. US Army #1265 alive and well at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, California, lettered as Sierra Railway #1265.
    photo and info by: Kyle K. Wyatt
    Jamestown, CA - July 13, 2010

    4027
    4027 Hudson Terminal Railway 4027, RS-4-TC, Whitcomb construction number 61257 has acquired this snazzy paint scheme. Unit moves mainly tank cars around repair and storage operation at Hudson, CO, along BNSF's Brush line. Uint is only one painted in this scheme. An Alco S1, 646, also was working the facility.
    photo and info by: Colorado Zephyr 2010
    Hudson, CO - August 12, 2010

    4027 4027 is now on Hudson Terminal RR (HTR) Hudson, Co., (Old RESCAR Facility)
    Engine not running, troubles with Baldwin relays and lack of replacement parts.
    photo and info by: Charlie Tucker
    Hudson, CO - September 7, 2007

    CRRX 4027
    photos by: Larry Kuretich
    Canon City, Colorado - June 2003
    CRRX 4027 Builder's Plate Nov. 21, 2003
    CRRX 4027 was spotted being moved by truck from Canon City to Mead Co., where it will be stored. 4027 had been used by the Canon City & Royal Gorge as a shop switcher but has not run since late 2002.
    Thanks to "The CZ" for this info.

    BJRY 3238
    BJRY 3238
    photo by: Steve Smedley
    Rochelle, IL - Feb. 14, 2010
    "Burlington Junction 3238 has joined S13 8711 in the Rochelle, Illinois industrial park. The 3238 is painted in Burlington Junction Railway's sharp red and black paint scheme. The locomotive is shown on Sunday evening Feb. 14, 2010."

    - ex Pilgrim's Pride 3238, nee US Army 1264

    BJRY 3238 BJRY 3238 BJRY 3238
    photos by: Marc Malnekoff
    Burlington Junction Railway - April 11, 2010

    1254
    Lafarge 1254
    photo by: John A. Joyce
    Lafarge, Tiger OK - Oct. 2009
    Lafarge 1254
    photo by: John A. Joyce
    Lafarge, Tiger OK - May 2008

    4017
    AEPCO 4017 - built for US Army (black)
    - to AEPCO Apache Station Generation Plant - Cochise (Willcox) AZ.
    - current owner AEPCO (Arizona Electric Power Cooperative)
    photo by: Marc Pearsall
    Cochise (Willcox) AZ. - October 11, 2006

    4015
    Arizona National Guard 4015 - built for US Army (red)
    - to Navajo Army Depot, Bellemont, AZ.
    - current Camp Navajo (Arizona National Guard), Bellemont, AZ. (2009)
    photo by: Marc Pearsall
    Bellemont, AZ. - Summer 1998

    1260
    Arizona National Guard 1260 - built for US Army
    - to Navajo Army Depot, Bellemont, AZ.
    - current Camp Navajo (Arizona National Guard), Bellemont, AZ. (2009)
    photo by: Marc Pearsall
    Bellemont, AZ. - Summer 1998

    1256
    1256 1256 1256
    1256 1256 1256
    photos by: Alex Rodriguez
    Mid-Continent Railway Museum - May 17, 2008

    4004
    4004, Buckingham Branch
    photo by: Craig Zeni
    Buckingham Branch RR, Dillwyn, VA - May 10, 2002

    4003
    4003
    4030
    4030
    4003 & 4030
    photos by: David Hoge
    Natchitoches, LA - August 28, 2006

    4041
    4041 4041 Plate
    photos by: Ed Jarvis
    November 15, 2005

    4040
    Michigan Transit Museum 4040 - returned from Europe in 1978
    - served at the Selfridge Air Force Base, Harrison Twp. MI.
    - now at the Michigan Transit Museum
    photo by: Karl Joost- Thanks to Larry Bogert
    Selfridge Air National Guard Base - Fall 1998

    4044
    Kentucky Railroad Museum 4044
    photo by: Larry Pursell
    Kentucky Railroad Museum - June 2005

    4014
    Badlands 4014
    photo by: Mike Murray
    Blacklands Railroad
    Sulphur Springs, TX. - Jan. 2004
    - owned by NETEX
    - was loaned to the Blacklands Railroad and lettered BLR
    - currently leased to Boral Material Technologies and used to ship fly ash products from Boral's facility at Winfield TX. to the Blacklands Railroad

    4032
    4032
    thanks to Warren for permission to use this photo
    east bound Kirkwood, Missouri, July 25, 2004
    now at National Railway Equipment Co., Mount Vernon, IL

    4035
    4035 4035 Plate
    photos by: John Rainey
    Texas Transportation Museum, San Antonio, Texas - June, 2004
    4035 was re-built in 1988 and the variable width axles were replaced.
    At the same time it was refitted with EMD control system and generator.

    4035 4035 Plate
    photos by: Mike Carter
    Texas Transportation Museum, San Antonio, Texas - April 11, 2005.

    Pilgrim's Pride 3238 (US Army 1264)
    PP 3238 PP 3238 PP 3238

    Pilgrim's Pride 3239 (US Army 1272)
    PP 3239 PP 3239 PP 3239
    photos by: John Rainey
    Pittsburg, Texas - May 7, 2004
  • See the Pilgrim's Pride photo gallery page for more photos


    The copyrights for all photos are assumed to rest with the photographers.

    RS-4-TC Roster

    indicates recently confirmed as an existing unit

    US Army
    road
    number
    Whitcomb
    construction
    number
    last known location / disposition photo
    1247 61202 Tooele Army Depot (TEAD), UT
    1248 61203 stored at Lockheed Martin
    Marietta, GA
    1249 61204 South Carolina RR Museum
    1250 61205 sold by the DOE to Rocky Mountain Rail Car
    1251 61206 Riverport RR, Savanna, IL
    1252 61207 private owner, Elmendorf, TX
    auctioned on eBay for parts, Jan 06
    1253 61208 El Paso, TX - 1989
    1254 61209 Lafarge Tulsa cement plant
    Tiger, OK
    1255 61210 sold to a company in Mexico
    1256 61211 Mid-Continent Railway Museum
    1257 61212 stored at Hill AFB
    1258 61213 sold by the DOE to Rocky Mountain Rail Car
    1259 61214 Alturas, CA - July 2003
    1260 61215 Camp Navajo (AZ NG), Flagstaff, AZ
    1261 61216 last owned by Transco Railway Products
    1262 61217 Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Baraboo, WI - 1990's
    1263 61218 Kansas Army Ammunition Plant
    1264 61219 ex Pilgrim's Pride 3238
    now Burlington Junction 3238
    1265 61220 Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
    Jamestown, CA
    1266 61221 was at Tooele Army Depot
    1267 61222 Indiana Ammo Plant
    1268 61223 Hill Air Force Base, UT - 1989
    1269 61224 Oakland, CA - 1990
    1270 61225 Alturas, CA - July 2003
    1271 61226 #601, Larry's Truck Electric
    1272 61227 ex Pilgrim's Pride 3239
    now AGPX 3239, Mason City, IA
    1273 61228 Riverport RR, Savanna, IL
    1281 40754 Washington Western RR

    US Army
    road
    number
    Whitcomb
    construction
    number
    last known location / disposition photo
    4001 61231 Alturas, Ca - July 2003
    4002 61232 Historic Prairie Village
    4003 61233 Port of Natchitoches, LA
    4004 61234 Buckingham Branch RR
    4005 61235 Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    4006 61236 returned from Europe - 1978
    4007 61237 returned from Europe - 1978
    4008 61238 returned from Europe - 1978
    4009 61239 Burlington Junction RY #9
    4010 61240 Larry's Truck Electric, Ohio
    4011 61241 returned from Europe - 1978
    4012 61242 Northwest Railway Museum
    4013 61243 returned from Europe - 1978,
    to Hill AFB
    4014 61244 NETEX
    4015 61245 Camp Navajo (AZ NG)
    Flagstaff, AZ
    4016 61246 Indiana Ammo Plant
    4017 61247 AEPCO Power Plant
    Apache Station, Willcox, AZ
    4018 61248 Riverport RR, Savanna, IL
    4019 61249 Salt Lake City, UT - 1999
    4020 61250 Larry's Truck Electric, Ohio
    4021 61251 Port of Shreveport, LA
    4022 61252 Indiana Army Ammunition Plant
    4023 61253 Better Chemical Solutions #242
    Grantsville, UT
    4024 61254 Northwest Railway Museum
    4025 61255 Lake City (MO) Ammo Depot
    4026 61256 Savannah River Operations
    SROX 100
    4027 61257 Hudson Terminal RR
    4028 61258 Heber Valley Railroad
    Heber City, UT.
    4029 61259 Riverport RR, Savanna, IL
    4030 61260 Port of Natchitoches, LA
    4031 61261 Alturas, CA - July 2003
    4032 61262 National Railway Equipment Co.
    Mount Vernon, IL
    4033 61263 Hill Air Force Base, UT 1976
    4034 61264 Larry's Truck Electric, OH
    4035 61265 Texas Transportation Museum
    4036 61266 Ag Processing, St Joseph MO
    4037 61267 Savannah (IL) Army Depot
    4038 61268 owned by HIASA to operate their sidings at Nubledo station
    Asturias, Spain
    4039 61269 Tunisia - North Africa


    USAF
    road
    number
    Whitcomb
    construction
    number
    last known location / disposition photo
    1274 61288 Naval Air Station Jacksonville FL
    1275 61289 South Carolina RR Museum
    1276 61290 South Carolina RR Museum

    USAF
    road
    number
    Whitcomb
    construction
    number
    last known location / disposition photo
    4040 61229 Michigan Transit Museum
    4041 61230 scrapped in 2008, parts to Port of Shreveport & Hudson Terminal
    4042 61285 Shenandoah Valley RR 8701
    4043 61286 returned from Europe - 1978
    Indiana Port Commission
    Burns Harbor, MI
    4044 61287 Larry's Truck Electric, OH

    Roster info last updated Jan. 2014, thanks to Rick Morgan
    Any help with this roster would be appreciated e-mail Baldwin Diesel Zone



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