Fairless Works

US Steel Fairless Works was an original owner, it acquired eight S12s new from Baldwin.
Other models were acquired from other sources.

S12

US Steel GE-1
photo by: Tom Trencansky
Fairless Hills, PA - May 11, 1979
GE-1

S12
c/n 75281, b/d 7/1951

- built for US Steel as GE-1
- used at U.S. Steel Homestead Works


US Steel GE-2
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Mark Laundry

Fairless Hills, PA - Apr. 12, 1987
GE-2

S12
c/n 75282, b/d 7/1951

- built for US Steel as GE-2


US Steel  GE-3
GE-3
S12
c/n 75283, b/d 8/1951

- built for US Steel as GE-3
- repowered with engine from Indiana & Ohio #91
- to Laclede Steel as #1
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA - 1988


USS 4
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA - 1988
GE-4

S12
c/n 75284, b/d 9/1951

- built for US Steel as GE-4
- cab wrecked, rebuilt with parts
from Auto Train #621
- received engine from OIM 930
US Steel GE-4
photo by: Tom Trencansky
Fairless Hills PA - May 11, 1979





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GE-5

S12
c/n 75285, b/d 9/1951

- built for US Steel as GE-5


US Steel GE-6
GE-6

S12
c/n 75286, b/d 3/1952

- built for US Steel as GE-6
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA - 1988


US Steel GE-7
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA - 1988
GE-7

S12
c/n 75287, b/d 3/1952

- built for US Steel as GE-7
- received engine from OIM 929 then OIM 931, see below
- received engine from Morehead & Morgan Fork 1202
- to Laclede Steel as #7


US Steel GE-8
photo by: Tom Trencansky
Fairless Hills PA - May 11, 1979
GE-8

S12
c/n 75288, b/d 3/1952

- built for US Steel as GE-8
- received engine from OIM 928
USS 8
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA - 1988


DS4-4-1000(SC)

Fairless OIM 2
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Mark Laundry
Fairless Hills, PA - June 25, 1983
2(2nd)

DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74188, b/d 6/1949

- built as OIM 928
- to USS Fairless as #2(2nd), 8/1980
- engine installed in GE-8, 1/1985

OIM 929
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA
929

DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74189, b/d 6/1949

- built as OIM 929
- to USS Fairless for parts, 7/1980
- engine installed in GE-7, 8/1981

OIM 930
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Mark Laundry
Fairless Hills, PA - Apr. 12, 1987
930

DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74190, b/d 6/1949

- built as OIM 930
- to USS Fairless for parts, 7/1980
- engine installed in GE-4, 11/1981

OIM 931
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA
931

DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74191, b/d 7/1949

- built as OIM 931
- to USS Fairless for parts, 7/1980
- engine installed in GE-7, 3/1983

USS 32
photo by: John Petko
- collection of Tim Darnell

Fairless Hills, PA - 1988
32

DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74192, b/d 7/1949

- built as OIM 932
- to USS Fairless as #32
- repowered with 606A, 2/1988

S8

OIM 1202A & 1202B
photo by: John Petko -
collection of Tim Darnell

USS Fairless Works
1202

S8 "cow"
c/n 75245, b/d 8/51

- built as OIM 1202
1202B

S8 "calf"
c/n 75249, b/d 8/51

- built as OIM 1202B

US Steel Fairless Works Scrapline

"US Steel Fairless acquired 5 S8 cows and 6 S8 calves back in 1980 plus some other ex-OIM switchers.
Some were used for parts, some saw service. My shots were taken in 1983 when they were scrapping most
of the FM's and Baldwins. I was able to get shots of the scrapline with a 400mm and 200mm lens (as security
was VERY tight there) from a public road." - Tim Darnell

note: #313 is ex. Erie/EL DS4-4-1000(SC) #613

USS scrapline USS scrapline USS scrapline
photos by: Tim Darnell



data source:
Trains 7-89 "The Hidden Treasures of Fairless Works"
- 1980 Fairless Works Roster
By John M. Petko
Trains Magazine, July 1989
Kalmbach Publishing

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