MOTIVE POWER on the MV&P and the Eagle River Division

Now with newly added photos from my current layout, the Eagle River Division!

A&M ALCO RS-32 #30

There is no historic reason for this Arkansas & Missouri Alco to be on the layout. The A&M did not exist prior to 1985. I've been to Springdale, Arkansas to see the A&M in action, and I just wanted a model of one of their Alcos. When it became available, I couldn't resist. #30 is seen working the Cargill mill at Sedalia on this bright sunny day on the MV&P.

Alco DL-640 (RS27) #640-3

Also known as the RS-27, only 27 DL-640s were built by Alco between 1959 and 1962. Missouri Pacific was not among the original railroad buyers, which included Chicago & North Western, Green Bay & Western, Pennsylvania, and Soo Line. Model is by Proto 2000, with sound. MV&P Image.

Amtrak EMD E8 #251

When Amtrak took over passenger rail service in the US in 1971, it inherited locomotives and rolling stock from many different railroads. Amtrak #251 is no exception. It was originally owned by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomic RR as #1006. This locomotive was built in February 1952. It can be seen on the power end of the St. Louis to Kansas City passenger service on the MV&P.

EM LEASING EMD GP38-2 #751

Power for the 4-axle GP38-2 is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2000 horsepower. The MOP owned a total of 326 units, making the GP38-2 the MP's all-time most popular locomotive. #751 is a leased unit - I know, it's only early 1970 on the layout, but just pretend like the MV&P really was able to lease this locomotive.

MKT SW1500 #51

Photo: Katy #51 shoves a covered hopper into the Oak Hill MFA elevator spur, on the Eagle River Division layout. The EMD SW1500 began production in July, 1966 using EMD's 12-cylinder, 645E model prime mover. At 1500 horsepower, it was the most powerful of EMD's SW line.

MOPAC EMD 1537 MD15-DC

The EMD MP15-DC was a 1,500 hp (1,100 kW) switcher-type diesel locomotive model produced by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between March 1974 and January 1983. It replaced the SW1500 in EMD's catalog, and is superficially very similar to the predecessor model, using effectively the same engine (a V12 EMD 645-series powerplant) in a similar design of hood and bodywork. Mopac purchased 66 of these, which were distributed throughout the system. MV&P image.

MP 2-8-0 #92

Although steam breathed it's final breath on the MP in 1955, this single lone engine has somehow survived the scrapper's torch on the MV&P. It's only brought out for special ocassions, but it still runs (and sounds great, thanks to a Soundtraxx decoder.)

MP Alco FA #345

Alco produced 1,354 FA & FB units between January 1946 and May 1959. The locomotives were built by a partnership of ALCO and GE in Schenectady, New York. The Alco FA & FB were especially prevalent on the Omaha division. Although MP traded in it's obsolete FA and FB Alcos to EMD for additional GP 18's in 1963, a few were missed and can be found still riding the rails on my layout.

MP Alco FA-FB2 #353

Alco produced 1,354 FA & FB units between January 1946 and May 1959. The locomotives were built by a partnership of ALCO and GE in Schenectady, New York. The Alco FA & FB were especially prevalent on the Omaha division. Although MP traded in it's obsolete FA and FB Alcos to EMD for additional GP 18's in 1963, a few were missed and can be found still riding the rails on my layout. MV&P Image.

MP Alco PA #48

Designed to haul passenger trains, the PA units were built in Schenectady, New York in the United States by a partnership of the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and General Electric (GE) between June, 1946 and December, 1953. MP owned 8 PA-1s and 29 PA-2s. This model PA #48 on the layout was a "victim" of the 1961 repainting of all units in the Jenks Blue paint scheme. MV&P Image.

MP Alco PA #8007

Designed to haul passenger trains, the PA units were built in Schenectady, New York in the United States by a partnership of the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and General Electric (GE) between June, 1946 and December, 1953. MP owned 8 PA-1s and 29 PA-2s. This model PA #8007 on the layout is still adorned with the handsome Robert Loewy designed Eagles blue and gray paint scheme.

MP Alco RS-11 #4610

The first RS-11s were produced by ALCO in early 1956. Classified by ALCO as model DL-701, it was their replacement for the popular RS-3 road switcher. Featuring a V-12, 1,800 hp (1,300 kW) 251B diesel engine, the RS-11 was designed to compete with EMD's GP9. The turbocharged RS-11 accelerated faster, had a higher tractive effort rating and typically used less fuel than the competition.

MP Alco RS-11 #4612

The twelve 1800 hp RS 11's produced in October-November of 1959 (#4601-4612) would be the last order the MP would purchase from Alco. In 1964-65, all 12 were repowered with GM 567-V16's and termed GP16's. Two of these 12 units can be found consisted on the MV&P: #4610 and #4612. 1976 would be the last year for these units. MV&P Photo.

MP Alco RS-3 #4502

The MOP owned a total of 30 Alco RS-3 "Road-Switchers". Delivered in Eagle colors, the relatively small number of RS3s would last well into the 1970's, thanks to a rebuild program with EMD motors between 1964-1967. MV&P Image.

MP Baldwin VO-1000 #9119

The Baldwin VO-1000 was a diesel-electric locomotive (switcher) built by Baldwin Locomotive Works between January, 1939 and December, 1946. #9119 is seen exiting West Barretts Tunnel on the MV&P. We didn't bypass the tunnel in 1944 like the prototype. Instead, we widened and double-tracked it. MV&P Image.

MP EMD BL2 #4104

Built in April 1948 and September 1948, MoPac purchased eight BL2's, #4104-4111. All were retired in 1962 and traded in for GP18's #534-549. These units never wore Jenks blue. Let's just supposed the MOP overlooked #4104, and it was still riding the rails late into the 1960s - it is, as a Proto 2000 model on the MV&P. MV&P Image.

MP EMD E8 #7020-21 AA Set

The EMD E8 was a 2,250-horsepower passenger-train locomotive manufactured by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. The cab version, or E8A, was manufactured from August 1949 to December 1953, and Missouri Pacific purchased XXX of the 449 units that were produced. MV&P image.

MP EMD F3 #571

The EMD F3 was a 1,500-horsepower freight- and passenger-hauling diesel locomotive produced between July 1945 and February 1949 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division. Final assembly was at GM-EMD's La Grange, Illinois plant. A total of 1,111 cab-equipped lead A units and 696 cabless booster B units were built.

MP EMD F7A #622

The EMD F7 was a 1,500 Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 EMD. The F7 can be considered the zenith of the cab unit freight diesels. It powered some of the most famous trains in North America, and could be seen on American rails into the 1970's.

MP EMD GP18 #4815

MP took delivery of 151 EMD GP18s between April 1960 and January 1963. They were delivered in both high-nosed and low-nosed versions.

MP EMD GP18 #4822

MP took delivery of 151 EMD GP18s between April 1960 and January 1963. They were delivered in both high-nosed and low-nosed versions. MV&P Image.

MP EMD GP18 #4824

MP took delivery of 151 EMD GP18s between April 1960 and January 1963. They were delivered in both high-nosed and low-nosed versions.

MP EMD GP18 Bicentennial

Approximately 38 railroads had a bicentennial scheme in honor of and celebrating America's 200th birthday in 1976. Mopac's bicentennial units were repainted in a very striking scheme designed by Mechanical Engineer Daryl W. Favignano (MPRR 1974-1986). #1976 was originally MP GP18u #481. I repainted the Proto 2000 model in the photo, and applied decals from Oddballs. MV&P Image.

MP EMD GP38 #855

Purchased in late 1966, the Mopac would only own a total of six 2,000 hp GP 38 diesels. Originally numbered #572-577, these units were later renumbered #2002-2007.

MP EMD GP38-2 #2111

Power for the 4-axle GP38-2 is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2000 horsepower. The MOP owned a total of 326 units, making the GP38-2 the MP's all-time most popular locomotive

MP EMD GP38-2 #2115

Power for the 4-axle GP38-2 is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2000 horsepower. The MOP owned a total of 326 units, making the GP38-2 the MP's all-time most popular locomotive

MP EMD GP7 #179

Owner of 272 units, the 'General Purpose' 7 was used everwhere across the Mopac system, and wore three different paint schemes. A few battle-hardened units even hung on until the company's merger with Union Pacific in the mid-1980's. High-nosed #179 was modeled from an undecorated Proto 2000 shell. MV&P Image.

MP EMD GP7 #4121

The EMD GP7 is a four-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel between October, 1949 and May 1954. No other freight locomotive was more representative of the MoPac during this era than the omnipresent GP7.

MP EMD GP7 #4125

Owner of 272 units, the 'General Purpose' 7 was used everwhere across the Mopac system, and wore three different paint schemes. A few battle-hardened units even hung on until the company's merger with Union Pacific in the mid-1980's. #4125 is helping #4822 "make the grade" in this photo on the MV&P.

MP EMD GP7 #4252

The GP7 was known as a first-generation, General Purpose (GP) road switcher. #4252 is one of five Proto 2000 GP7s riding the rails on the MV&P. MV&P Image.

MP EMD GP7 #4255

The GP7 was known as a first-generation, General Purpose (GP) road switcher. #4255 is one of five Proto 2000 GP7s riding the rails on the MV&P. #4255 was designed with a steam generator for passenger service. as a result, the air resevoir tanks have been relocated to the roof of the locomotive, over the prime mover. These were nicknamed "torpedo tubes". Moving the tanks to the roof allowed the fuel and water tank capacity to be increased.

MP EMD GP9 #4339

The EMD GP9 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division in the United States, and General Motors Diesel in Canada between January, 1954, and August, 1963. US production ended in December 1959, and the last two to be built in Canada were finished in August 1963. Power was provided by an EMD 567C sixteen-cylinder engine which generated 1,750 horsepower. Excluding other MOP-owned roads, the MP had 40 GP9s numbered 4332-4371. This is an Athearn model equipped with Tsunami sound.

MP EMD SW9 #9178

The EMD SW9 is a diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between December 1950 and December 1953. Power was provided by an EMD 567B 12-cylinder engine, producing 1,200 horsepower (895 kW). MP owned 22 of these locomotives. They were numbered 9170 to 9191. MV&P Image.

MP F7A #801

The EMD F7 was a 1,500 Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 EMD. The F7 can be considered the zenith of the cab unit freight diesels. It powered some of the most famous trains in North America, and could be seen on American rails into the 1970's.

MP GE U23B 2254

GE-built U23Bs, along with the U30 C's were the first units for MoPac to order from a manufacturer other than EMD. Featuring a 12 cylinder 2250 hp FDL engine, it was one of the most successful models of the Universal Series, with railroads ordering it from 1968 until 1977. MV&P Image.

MP GE U23B 2255

GE-built U23Bs, along with the U30 C's were the first units for MoPac to order from a manufacturer other than EMD. Featuring a 12 cylinder 2250 hp FDL engine, it was one of the most successful models of the Universal Series, with railroads ordering it from 1968 until 1977.

MP GP38 #2002

Purchased in late 1966, the Mopac would only own a total of six 2,000 hp GP 38 diesels. Originally numbered #572-577, these units were later renumbered #2002-2007. This HO-scale model is by Concor. Today on the MV&P, it is hostling cars at the Pillsbury elevators.

MP SD40 #707

MP SD40 was built by EMD in 1967. It came with a 16-cylinder, V-Type turbocharged 645-E3 prime mover capable of 3000 HP,and sported a 62:15 gear ratio. It was among the first twenty SD-40s the Mopac purchased.

MP SW-1500 Switcher #1503

Missouri Pacific purchased it's first diesel locomotive in 1931. It was a Plymouth yard engine, bought for MoPac subsidiary NO&LC. The EMD SW1500 was a 1,500 hp diesel locomotive intended for switching service; 808 units were built from June 1966 to January 1974 #1503 is seen travelling down the main with a couple of covered hoppers.

MP SW-1500 Switcher #1520

Missouri Pacific purchased it's first diesel locomotive in 1931. It was a Plymouth yard engine, bought for MoPac subsidiary NO&LC. The EMD SW1500 was a 1,500 hp diesel locomotive intended for switching service. Built from June 1966 to January 1974, 808 units were constructed. It was closely related to the less powerful EMD SW1000 model, but powered by the new EMD 645 engine. The SW1500 replaced the SW1200 in the EMD product line. Later, it was in turn replaced by the MP15DC. MV&P Image.

Peabody Coal RS-3 #702

The ALCO RS-3 is a 1,600 hp (1.2 MW), B-B road switcher diesel-electric locomotive manufactured by American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) from May 1950 to August 1956. 1,418 were produced — 1,265 for American railroads, 98 for Canadian railroads, 48 for Brazilian and 7 for Mexican railroads. It has a single, 12 cylinder, model 244 engine. MV&P Image.

SF GP7 #2684

The only Santa Fe power on the layout, high-nosed GP7 #2684 has been reassigned to the coal yard, and can now be found coupled to Peabody Coal's Alco RS3. I don't model the Santa Fe, but just couldn't resist that blue & yellow Santa Fe paint scheme.

SLSF Alco RS-2 #101

The RS-2 originally had a single, 12 cylinder, model 244 engine, developing 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW). Thirty-one locomotives built by Alco between February and May 1950 had more powerful 1,600 horsepower (1,200 kW) engines. MV&P Image.

SLSF Alco RS-2 #111

The RS-2 has a single, 12 cylinder, model 244 engine, developing 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW). Thirty-one locomotives built by Alco between February and May 1950 had 1,600 horsepower (1,200 kW) engines. MV&P Image.

SLSF EMD E8 'Big Red' #2020

Known as the Racehorse series, Frisco named its EMD E7 and E8 locomotives after famous racehorses. Sea Biscuit, Citation, Steel Dust, Flying Ebony, and Winchester are just a few of the other names. MV&P Image.

SLSF EMD GP15 #100

The EMD GP15-1 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1976 and March 1982. GP18s are generally employed as yard switchers or light road switchers. This locomotive is powered by a 12-cylinder EMD 645E engine, which generates 1,500 hp (1,119 kW). MV&P Image.

SLSF EMD GP15 #123

The EMD GP15-1 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1976 and March 1982. GP18s are generally employed as yard switchers or light road switchers. This locomotive is powered by a 12-cylinder EMD 645E engine, which generates 1,500 hp (1,119 kW). MV&P Image.

SLSF EMD GP35 #717

The Frisco's first order of GP35s had large fuel tanks and air reservoirs "torpedo tubes" on the top of the hood, and were delivered in Black and Yellow. The GP35 was made from July 1963 until January 1966. Power was provided by an EMD 567D3A 16-cylinder engine which generated 2,500 horsepower. The Frisco owned 33 GP35s, numbered 700-732. MV&P Image.

SLSF FM H-10-44 #274

The FM H-10-44 was a yard switcher produced by Fairbanks-Morse from August, 1944–March, 1950. The units featured a 1,000-horsepower (750 kW), six-cylinder opposed piston engine prime mover, and were configured in a B-B wheel arrangement mounted atop a pair of two-axle AAR Type-A switcher trucks, with all axles powered. Many H-10-44s received modifications that increased their horsepower rating to 1,200 hp (890 kW). Photo: #274 is standing by at Sulphur Springs Quarry on the Eagle River Division.

SLSF SW1500 #364

The EMD SW1500 began production in July, 1966, succeeding its predecessor model the SW1200. Equipped with EMD's 12-cylinder, 645E model prime mover, the SW1500 was the most powerful of the SW series. It was capable of producing 1,500 horsepower.

SLSF U30B #846

GE began production of the U30B in December, 1966. It was a powerful four-axle locomotive that looked almost identical to the U28B except for some minor body changes. With a tractive effort rating of 70,000 pounds starting and 64,000 pounds continuous, and powered by GE's standard 4-cycle FDL16 prime mover, it could produce 3,000 horsepower. The U30B model was produced until March 1975. In the photo, #846 and 851 have just crossed Frisco Ave, pulling trailer train #SPL - the Special Lady - on the Eagle River Division layout.

SLSF U30B #851

GE began production of the U30B in December, 1966. It was a powerful four-axle locomotive that looked almost identical to the U28B except for some minor body changes. With a tractive effort rating of 70,000 pounds starting and 64,000 pounds continuous, and powered by GE's standard 4-cycle FDL16 prime mover, it could produce 3,000 horsepower. The U30B model was produced until March 1975. Photo shows #851 & #846 crossing Frisco Ave on the Eagle River Division layout.