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Locomotive Roster Summary

I&M Rail Link's roster is made up of a variety of first generation EMD locomotives. Most of the IMRL's four axle units came from Soo Line, while the six axle units are former Montana Rail Link. The Soo Line locomotives wear their old colors with small "I&M Rail Link" logos on their cab sides. The ex-MRL locomotives have the word "Montana" replaced with the initials "I&M". There were several Montana Rail Link units that hadn't received the blue and black scheme before being transferred to IMRL. These units still wear their predecessor's colors with the small logos on the cab similar to the Soo Line engines. Paint schemes from Conrail, CNW, Susquehanna, Seaboard System, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific can be seen and add variety to locomotive lash-ups.

This roster was made as accurate as possible by cross-checking several sources such as; Extra 2200 South & Diesel Era Magazines, Kalmbach's Diesel Locomotive Rosters, and personal & contributors' observations. For ancestry of each unit, including build dates and paint schemes, view the Detailed Locomotive Roster.

Active Roster as of 7/29/2002 (Last day of operation)

Initials

Number

Qty

Model

H.P.

See  Notes

IMRL 12-16

5

SW1200 1200

1

IMRL 101 1 GP7 1500  
IMRL 102-103, 105, 107-114, 117, 120, 122-126, 136-139

27

GP9 1750

2, 3

IMRL 200-218, 220-224, 230-233

28

SD40 3000 4
IMRL 352-355, 357-359, 363-365, 367-368, 370, 374, 378, 382 16 SD45 3600 5
IMRL 601-606, 609-614 12 SD9 1500 6
IMRL 8918, 8924-8925, 8936, 8940 5 SD45 3600 7

 

Locomotives Leased as of 7/29/2002 (Last day of operation)
Initials Number Qty Model H.P.

See  Notes

CEFX 3029, 3034, 3048, 6537, 6671

5

GP38-3 2000

8

CEFX 7081, 7095, 7106, 7116, 7122 5 SD40-2 3000 9
FURX 7222, 7213, 7214, 7264, 8094 5 SD40-2 3000 10
MRL 262-265 4 SD40-2XR 3000 11

 

Locomotives Previously Leased
Initials Number Qty Model H.P.

See  Notes

HLCX 6077, 6512, 6522, 6525 4 SD40-3 3000 12
IMRL 106, 118 1 GP9 1750 13
IMRL 225 1 SD40 3000 14
IMRL 393 1 F45 3600 15
IMRL 369, 372, 375, 8905, 8907, 8941 6 SD45 3600 16
IMRL 600 1 SD9 1750 13
IMRL 701-703, 705 4 SD35 2500 17
MRL 115, 116, 119, 121, 130 3 GP9 1750 18
MRL 250 1 SD40-2 3000 19
MRL 251-253, 255-257, 260

4

SD40-2XR 3000 19, 20, 21
MRL 290 1 SDP40-2XR 3000 19, 20, 21
MRL 301, 302, 304, 307, 309, 311, 315, 332

8

SD45-2 3600 20
MRL 343-344, 350, 356, 360, 362, 366 7 SD45 3600 20
MRL 607-608 2 SD9 1750 18
MRL 7546-7547, 7556 3 SD45 3600 20
NREX 2025-2026, 2029-2030, 2032, 2036, 2038-2039 8

SD20

2000 22
SRY 382-384 3

SD38-2

2000 23

 

I&M RAILLINK Locomotive Notes:
  1. IMRL 16 was repainted in I&M Rail Link colors by NRE Silvis at the start up of IMRL. This was the only ex-SOO unit ever done.

  2. IMRL 104 was renumbered to 126 to avoid a conflict with business car 104.

  3. IMRL 115, 116, 119, 121, 607 & 608 were renumbered to avoid confusion with MRL leased units of same numbers.

  4. IMRL 200, 204, 211, 214-216, 218 were lettered IMRL but were leased from MRL.

  5. IMRL 352-359, 364-368, 370, 374, 378, 382, 8918, 8924-8925, 8940 were lettered IMRL but were leased from MRL.

  6. IMRL 601-602, 604, 606 were lettered for IMRL but were leased from MRL.

  7. IMRL 8905 - 8941 were allocated MRL numbers 376, 377, 379-381, 383-385. They were not renumbered before being transferred to IMRL.

  8. CEFX 3029-6671 are rebuilt locomotives leased from CIT Group - Capital Finance Incorporated. They arrived October 30, 1999.

  9. CEFX 7081-7122 were leased 3/6/2001 to replace MRL units returning to Montana. All the units are in BNSF Heritage I paint except 7116 which is in BN Cascade Green.

  10. FURX 7222, 7213, 7214, 7264, and 8094 arrived on property in late April 2002. They are former BNSF units and were re-stenciled for FURX at Nahant before entering service on IMRL. These are leased by IC&E at startup, until they secure their own locomotives.

  11. MRL 262-265 were leased to IMRL from January 2001 to July 30, 2002..

  12. HLCX 6077-6525 were leased short-term from July to late October 1999.

  13. IMRL 106 was sent back to the MRL on 10/15/00. IMRL 118 & 600 were sent back to the MRL on 12/4/00.

  14. IMRL 225 was returned to MRL 4/20/2001 and is currently stored serviceable.

  15. IMRL 393 was returned to Livingston, MT, during July 2001,  re-lettered for MRL and is currently stored.

  16. IMRL 8905 was returned 9/13/01. IMRL 8907 was returned date unknown. IMRL 8941 was returned 11/05/98. IMRL 369 was returned 12/12/98. IMRL 372 was returned 12/10/99. IMRL 375 was returned 12/16/98.

  17. IMRL 701-703, 705 were leased from start-up until May 1999. They were not "compatible" with other engines on the roster and subsequently returned to MRL.

  18. MRL 115 & 130 were sent back to the MRL the first week of June 2000. MRL 116, 121, & 607 were sent back to the MRL on 10/11/00. MRL 119 was returned on 10/13/00. MRL 608 was returned to MRL on 5/9/02.

  19. MRL 250, 256, 257, 260, & 290 were leased to IMRL from 12/21/99 until 05/11/00.

  20. MRL 253-7556 were leased from IMRL's sister railroad, Montana Rail Link from start up until late 1998. 304, 307, 315 were leased until 5/2/2002. MRL 302 was returned to MRL on 5/10/2002.

  21. MRL 251-253, 255-256, 258-260 & 290 were leased to IMRL from January 2001 to September 2001.

  22. NREX 2025-2039 were leased at start-up and returned to National Railway Equipment in January 2000.

  23. SRY 382-384 were leased from another Washington Corp. railroad, Southern Railway of British Columbia, until 4/26/2002.

  24. IMRL 606 Nicknamed "Blue Steel - 606".

  25. IMRL 201 Nicknamed "Faded Glory - 201".

  26. IMRL 208 Nicknamed "Blue Thunder - 208".

 


2000 JGKirchner
Revised April 26, 2005