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Norfolk & Southern Railway Historical Society

Listing of Existing Norfolk Southern and Norfolk Southern-Related Equipment

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Sorted by City, State

Bonsal, N.C., New Hope Valley Railway, a project of the East Carolina Chapter of the N.R.H.S.

-- Beaufort & Morehead 75, a Whitcomb design, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 80 Ton diesel locomotive
-- Beaufort & Morehead 1686, GE center-cab 80 ton diesel locomotive
-- Norfolk Southern 335, wood cupola caboose
-- Norfolk Southern 711, tool car
-- Norfolk Southern 611, camp car, stored on trackage inside grounds of Progress Energy Shearon Harris plant (no public access)

Durham, N.C. (private property)

-- NS 359, wood cupola caboose, built into a home in Durham, NC, ex-Keene Yard office (see Model Railroader June 1974 issue). Video from Home & Garden's episode of Offbeat America, episode HOBA-306. Also posted to Youtube. http://youtu.be/fU62AubEsOY

Jacksonville, NC, ACL Depot

-- Atlantic & East Carolina 309, steel bay window caboose, next door to ACL Depot site

Kings Mountain, NC

-- Norfolk Southern 383 and 388, steel bay window caboose

Laurinburg, NC, L&S Shops

-- Norfolk Southern 701, GE builder #30013. Southern Rwy #701, to Naporano Iron & Metal (5/78); to LRS #110 (6/79) - This has been scrapped in 2010.

Lincolnton, NC, C&NW Depot

-- Norfolk Southern 376, steel cupola caboose built by Magor in the late-30s, in front of the old C&NW depot

Raleigh, N.C., Pullen Park

-- Norfolk Southern 380, bay window caboose, Southern Railway paint scheme at playground. Courtesy of T.L.

Sanford, N.C., Railroad House

-- Atlantic & Western 2-8-0 #12 (formerly Norfolk Southern 203), stored outside next to Railroad House. Courtesy of R.T.

Spencer, N.C., North Carolina Transportation Museum (Information supplied by NCTM)

-- Norfolk Southern 387, bay window caboose, in roundhouse This caboose was built from an old boxcar by the NS Railway in their shops in 1937. Some railroads converted their old thirty-six foot boxcars into cabooses for use by the train crew. The sides were stripped to the frame, and in this case new sides and bay windows were fashioned so the crew could watch over the train while in route. Large windows allow easy visibility when going through curves. These cabooses were painted either a boxcar red or gray, depending on the decade. The caboose was donated to the Town of Spencer in 1976 and later to the State of North Carolina in 1986. It has been restored in the last paint scheme of gray with red stripes to match the NS diesel 1616 and is displayed in the Robert Julian Roundhouse.
-- Norfolk Southern 911, maintenance-of-way camp car, stored outside adjacent to roundhouse. This car was built in 1943 by the Pullman Company as a US Army troop sleeper. Norfolk Southern purchased the car after World War II and used it in maintenance-of-way service for work crews. Norfolk Southern Corporation donated the car to the State of North Carolina in 1979 and is occasionally used by volunteers working over the weekend. (Stored on the property, not on display).
-- Norfolk Southern 1616, diesel locomotive, in roundhouse This non-operating locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1955. The AS-416 is one of several that were ordered by the original Norfolk Southern Railway. The 1616 has electrical components supplied by General Electric. The original NS ran from Charlotte, NC through Raleigh to Norfolk, VA. Early dieselization used Baldwins and General Electric 70-tonners. Later they bought EMD GP-18s. The Southern Railway merged the NS Railway into the system in 1974, and after the N&W merger in 1982, used the name in part for the new corporation. After 1974, Southern sold all the remaining Baldwin locomotives, and the 1616 went to the Peabody Coal Company in Lentzburg, Ill. They donated the engine to the State of North Carolina in 1981, and volunteers restored the locomotive to its late 1950s early 1960s appearance. It is now on display in the Robert Julian Roundhouse.
-- Atlantic & East Carolina 606, boxcar, in roundhouse
-- Beaufort & Morehead 1860, model H-12-44 in Spencer, NC at NCTM

Outside of North Carolina

Andalusia, AL

-- NS 2007, x-SOU 2886, x-NS 2886 (until 1996), x-GFRR 2886, x-CHAT 2886, now Three Notch R.R. TNHR 2886, Andalusia, AL

Dothan, AL

-- NS 2003, x-SOU 2882, x-NS 2882 (until 1996), x-GFRR 2882, now Chattahoochee & Gulf Coast (CHAT) 2882
-- NS 2004, x-SOU 2883, x-NS 2883 (until 1996), now Chattahoochee & Gulf Coast (CHAT) 2883

Sarasota, FL
-- Atlantic & East Carolina "Carolina" office car, now "Wisconsin" at the Ringling Museum (Aug. 18th, 2008)
http://www.ringling.org/NewsRoom2.aspx?id=3020
http://www.ringling.org/CircusMuseum2.aspx?id=3766

Albany, GA (unverified)

-- NS 2002, x-SOU 2881, x-NS 2881 (until 1996), now Georgia and Florida Railway (GFRR) 2881 (unverified)
On page 22 of the November 2011 issue of TRAINS magazine, the article says, "A new player emerges the fire damaged
NS 2002 was the first unit rebuilt by the Knoxville Locomotive Work. The unit had been out of service on the Gulf & Ohio Railways.
The locomotive received KLW20B prime mover."

-- NS 50' boxcar used as MOW storage shed at GFRR posted to Facebook on June 2nd, 2013.

Flowery Branch, GA

-- Norfolk Southern 306, wood caboose, next door to Southern Railway Depot site

Fergus Falls & Crookston, MN

-- Norfolk Southern 2, GP-18, at Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) 181, ex-SOU 181, ex-NS 181
-- Norfolk Southern 10, GP-18, at Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) 189, ex-SOU 189, ex-NS 189
-- Norfolk Southern 13, GP-18, at St. Croix Valley Railroad (SCXY?, SCVR?) 189, ex-SOU 192, ex-NS 192, ex-OTVR 192
-- Norfolk Southern 15, GP-18, now stripped for parts at Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) 194, ex-SOU 194, ex-NS 194

Columbus, MS

-- NS 2001, x-SOU 2880, x-NS 2880 (until 1996), x-CAGY 2880, now Luxapalila Valley Railway (LXVR) 2880
-- NS 2005, x-SOU 2884, x-NS 2884 (until 1996), x-CAGY 2884, now Luxapalila Valley Railway (LXVR) 2884 (unverified)
-- NS 2006, x-SOU 2885, x-NS 2885 (until 1996), x-CAGY 2885, now Luxapalila Valley Railway (LXVR) 2885

Chattanooga, TN

-- Norfolk Southern 900 Derrick boom, now as Southern 903008 at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Tottenham, Ontario, Canada

-- Norfolk Southern 703, GE builder #30015. Southern Rwy #703, to Naporano Iron & Metal (5/78); to Lake Ontario Steel 5/78; now presently at South Simcoe Railway now powered by a Cummins VTA1710 V12 engine. http://www.steamtrain.com/

Squamish, BC, Canada

-- Norfolk Southern "Carolina" Business car; PGE "Northern Summit" now at West Coast Railway Association, http://www.wcra.org/

Cuba, Unknown if still in existance

-- Norfolk Southern Railbus car 103 "All of the remaining railbus fleet was sold to several Cuban railroads in June 1948. Car 103 became the president's personal inspection car on one Cuban line and was elaborately refurbished and maintained as No. 1000. It is now C-26 on Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Cuba and is still in inspection car service." - "Rail Cars to Tidewater" by Paul Kutta, National Railway Bulletin, Vol. 48, No. 2, 1983. Photo is from http://www.4thcorp.com/camaguey/fccc/5DelMaterialRodante.htm

Various

There are still NS equipment still in service on today's NS Corp. system. Unknown how many are still around today though. As people alert me to them, I'll post them here. -Rob

Covered hoppers (Most of these were from a group of 150 cars numbered 5300-5449, built in 1973. The last of new cars to be bought by the independent NS.
Bought for phosphate service on the Lee Creek Branch.
From ORERs, it shows that the Southern eventually renumbered them into a 90850-90999 pool (supported by NS 5405->SOU 90920->PLCX 16688).
The 1975 ORER lists 105 still lettered for NS, then the numbers dwindle in 1977 - 80, 1979 - 46, 1980 - 26, 1981 - 18, 1983 - 16.
This last numbering scheme would support PLCX range 16621-16765. By the 1989 ORER, it showed PLCX having 145 of these and SOU - zero.
-- DME 16652, Altoona, PA on 10/25/2008
-- PLCX 16639, Raleigh, NC on 11/08/1999
-- KYLE 16644, Wichita, KS on 3/25/2008, ex-PLCX 16644
-- PLCX 16669, Raleigh, NC on February 13, 2006 & NS Lettering on it - Photos courtesy of D.Y., same PLCX 16669, Cary, NC a little earlier on January 27, 2006
-- PLCX 16688, South San Francisco, CA on July 15, 2007, built 09/1973, ex-SOU 90920, nee-NS 5405, same PLCX 16688, Lathrop, CA a year earlier on April 29th, 2006
-- PLCX 16726, Christiansburg, VA on January 6, 2004
-- PLCX 16885, in Marion, NE on 05/15/2008, ex-SOU 90917 and again 5 miles later in Cedar Bluffs, KS.


Sorted by Equipment

Engines

Steam
--Norfolk Southern 203, Atlantic & Western 2-8-0 #12, stored outside next to Railroad House. Courtesy of R.T., Sanford, NC

GP-38s
-- NS 2001, x-SOU 2880, x-NS 2880 (until 1996), x-CAGY 2880, now Luxapalila Valley Railway (LXVR) 2880, Columbus, MS
-- NS 2002, x-SOU 2881, x-NS 2881 (until 1996), now Georgia and Florida Railway (GFRR) 2881, Albany, GA (unverified).
On page 22 of the November 2011 issue of TRAINS magazine, the article says, "A new player emerges the fire damaged
NS 2002 was the first unit rebuilt by the Knoxville Locomotive Work. The unit had been out of service on the Gulf & Ohio Railways.
The locomotive received KLW20B prime mover."
-- NS 2003, x-SOU 2882, x-NS 2882 (until 1996), x-GFRR 2882, now Chattahoochee & Gulf Coast (CHAT) 2882, Dothan, AL
-- NS 2004, x-SOU 2883, x-NS 2883 (until 1996), now Chattahoochee & Gulf Coast (CHAT) 2883, Dothan, AL
-- NS 2005, x-SOU 2884, x-NS 2884 (until 1996), x-CAGY 2884, now Luxapalila Valley Railway (LXVR) 2884, Columbus, MS (unverified)
-- NS 2006, x-SOU 2885, x-NS 2885 (until 1996), x-CAGY 2885, now Luxapalila Valley Railway (LXVR) 2885, Columbus, MS
-- NS 2007, x-SOU 2886, x-NS 2886 (until 1996), x-GFRR 2886, x-CHAT 2886, now Three Notch R.R. TNHR 2886, Andalusia, AL

GP-18s (all at or near Fergus Falls & Crookston, MN), unverified
-- Norfolk Southern 2, GP-18, at ex-Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) 181, ex-SOU 181, ex-NS 181 now DLCX 181 on the Burlington Junction Railway in Burlington, Iowa.
-- Norfolk Southern 10, GP-18, at Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) 189, ex-SOU 189, ex-NS 189
-- Norfolk Southern 13, GP-18, at St. Croix Valley Railroad (SCXY?, SCVR?) 189, ex-SOU 192, ex-NS 192, ex-OTVR 192
-- Norfolk Southern 15, GP-18, now stripped for parts at Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) 194, ex-SOU 194, ex-NS 194

Baldwins
-- Norfolk Southern 1616, diesel locomotive, in roundhouse, Spencer, NC at NCTM

GE 70 Ton & Whitcomb 80 Ton
-- Norfolk Southern 701 - GE builder #30013. Southern Rwy #70, to Naporano Iron & Metal (5/78); to LRS #110 (6/79), Laurinburg, NC
-- Norfolk Southern 703, GE builder #30015. Southern Rwy #703, to Naporano Iron & Metal (5/78); to Lake Ontario Steel 5/78; now presently at South Simcoe Railway now powered by a Cummins VTA1710 V12 engine. http://www.steamtrain.com/, Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
-- Beaufort & Morehead 75, a Whitcomb design, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 80 Ton diesel locomotive, Bonsal, NC
-- Beaufort & Morehead 1686, GE center-cab 80 ton diesel locomotive, Bonsal, NC

Fairbanks Morse
-- Beaufort & Morehead 1860, model H-12-44 in Spencer, NC at NCTM

Railbus (unverified)
-- Norfolk Southern Railbus car 103 "All of the remaining railbus fleet was sold to several Cuban railroads in June 1948. Car 103 became the president's personal inspection car on one Cuban line and was elaborately refurbished and maintained as No. 1000. It is now C-26 on Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Cuba and is still in inspection car service." - "Rail Cars to Tidewater" by Paul Kutta, National Railway Bulletin, Vol. 48, No. 2, 1983. Photo is from http://www.4thcorp.com/camaguey/fccc/5DelMaterialRodante.htm


Rolling Stock

Passenger Cars
-- Norfolk Southern "Carolina" Business car; PGE "Northern Summit" now at West Coast Railway Association, http://www.wcra.org/, Squamish, BC, Canada
-- Atlantic & East Carolina "Carolina" office car, now "Wisconsin" at the Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL (Aug. 18th, 2008)
http://www.ringling.org/NewsRoom2.aspx?id=3020
http://www.ringling.org/CircusMuseum2.aspx?id=3766

Cabooses

A CATALOG OF CAPTIVE CABOOSE LOCATIONS, courtesy of S. Roger Kirkpatrick, caboose9@charter.net, (updated 9/29/2004)

CITY STATE CABOOSE # LOCATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Granger? IN NS as DT&I 152, steel, cupola, south of South Bend East KOA Kampground,
north of town, GONE?
Flowery Branch GA NS 306 as Flowery Branch, wood, cupola, Depot
Bonsal NC NS 335 wood, cupola, North Carolina Railroad Museum, 919-362-5416
Chickasaw AL NS 358 wood, cupola, Chamber of Commerce
Durham NC NS 359 wood, built into a private residence
Savannah GA NS 368 as fake CofG X368, steel, cupola, History Museum, 303 MLK, Jr Blvd,
ex-Visitors Center, Savannah
Lincolnton NC NS 376 steel, cupola, Marvin Fullerton, Carolina & Northwestern Freight Depot,
201-209 North Poplar St.
Raleigh NC NS 380 steel, bay window, Pullen Park
Kings Mountain NC NS 383 steel, bay window, built from boxcar, Depot Senior Center,
Piedmont & Main Streets
Harriman TN NS 385 as SOU X385, steel, bay window, built from boxcar, 1408 Ruritan/TN 29,
from Oakdale, TN
Spencer NC NS 387 steel, bay window, NC Transportation Mus. & Spencer Shops,
411 S. Salisbury Ave., 704-636-2889
Kings Mountain NC NS 388 as Whistle Stop Boutique, X388 on frame, steel, bay window, from boxcar, Depot, Piedmont & Main
Dallas NC NS 389 as SOU X389, steel, bay window, built from boxcar, Library

-- NS 306, wood cupola caboose, next door to Southern Railway Depot site, Flowery Branch, GA
-- NS 332, wood cupola caboose in private ownership, Decatur, TN. Relocated from Landrum, SC in 2011.
-- NS 335, wood cupola caboose, stored outside, Bonsal, NC
-- NS 359, wood cupola caboose, built into a home in Durham, NC, ex-Keene Yard office (see Model Railroader June 1974 issue). Video from Home & Garden's episode of Offbeat America, episode HOBA-306. Also posted to Youtube. http://youtu.be/fU62AubEsOY
-- NS 365, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, now Algers, Winslow, & Western 112, Prides Creek Golf Course - Petersburg, Indiana - Photo
-- NS 366, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, now DT&I 152
-- NS 367, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, now Algers, Winslow, & Western 113, Bird's Eye, Indiana - private owner
-- NS 368, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, now Central of Georgia X-368 in Savannah, GA
-- NS 369, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, sold to DT&I
-- NS 370, also sold to DT&I
-- NS 371, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, now DT&I 153
-- NS 372, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, now DT&I 151
-- NS 373, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, up in New Jersey used as an office on NJT.
-- NS 375, steel cupola caboose built by Magor, for sale, Arkansas, ex-SOU X-257.
-- NS 374, steel cupola caboose built by Magor in 1940, now DT&I 150
-- NS 376, steel cupola caboose built by Magor in 1940, in front of the old C&NW depot, Lincolnton, NC
-- NS 380, bay window caboose, Southern Railway paint scheme at playground. Courtesy of T.L., Raleigh, NC
-- NS 383, bay window caboose. Kings Mountain, NC
-- NS 384, bay window caboose, Southern Railway paint, built into a private residence. Pic2 Courtesy of Stephen Syfrett, Cordele, GA
-- NS 387, bay window caboose, in roundhouse, Spencer, NC
-- NS 388, bay window caboose. Kings Mountain, NC
-- Atlantic & East Carolina 309, steel bay window caboose, next door to ACL Depot site, Jacksonville, NC

Freight
-- I have seen a photo of an old NS boxcar still in service on today's NS Corp. system. Unknown how many are still around today though. -Rob
-- Atlantic & East Carolina 606, boxcar, in roundhouse, Spencer, NC
-- Covered Hopper, DME 16652, Altoona, PA on 10/25/2008
-- Covered Hopper, PLCX 16726, Christiansburg, VA on January 6, 2004
-- Covered Hopper, PLCX 16669, Raleigh, NC on February 13, 2006 & NS Lettering on it - Photos courtesy of D.Y.
-- Same PLCX 16669, Cary, NC a little earlier on January 27, 2006
-- Covered Hopper, PLCX 16688, South San Francisco, CA on July 15, 2007, built 09/1973, ex-SOU 90920, nee-NS 5405
-- Same PLCX 16688, Lathrop, CA a year earlier on April 29th, 2006

MOW
-- Norfolk Southern 711, tool car, stored outside, Bonsal, NC
-- Norfolk Southern 611, camp car, stored on trackage inside grounds of Progress Energy Shearon Harris plant (no public access), Bonsal, NC
-- Norfolk Southern 911, maintenance-of-way camp car, stored outside adjacent to roundhouse. Slated for eventual restoration as troop sleeper, or in restored wreck/work train, Spencer, NC
-- Norfolk Southern 900 Derrick boom, now as Southern 903008 at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga, TN