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LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER

The Illinois RailNet started operations in December 1997 on the former Ottawa Branch with a single CF7 and two B23-7s leased from Livingston Rebuild Center Inc. After acquiring the Rockford Branch in 1999 from the BNSF, the IR leased two more geeps from sister railroad NKC RailNet. Typically the two CF7s worked the Rockford Branch and the B23-7s and the GP7 worked the Ottawa Branch. Occasionally the GP7 would work the Rockford Branch, while of the CF7s would work the Ottawa Branch. In October 2004 the IR acquired the Mt. Morris and LaSalle Branches from the BNSF. This required more locomotives and initially it was thought only two more locomotives were needed. Four B23-7s were sent from the shuttered Camas Prairie RailNet. 

As of November 11, 2007

Paint Number Model HP

1st #

2nd #

3rd #

Build # Built Notes
CSP 1 B23-7 2250 SOU 3995     43115 2/81 1,10
CSP 2 B23-7 2250 SOU 4002     43112 3/81 1,6
CSP 3 B23-7 2250 CNOTP 4020     43379 4/81 1,9
CSP 4 B23-7 2250 SOU 3971     41980 9/78 1,10
NKCR 2 GP7 1500 CNW 1577 CNW 4492 WCRC 302 16846 6/52 2,7
NKCR 3 CF7 1500 ATSF 31C ATSF 2636 WCRC 402 6616 9/48 2,3,8
IR 5 CF7 1500 ATSF 230L ATSF 2578 WCRC 401 9583 3/50 3,8
IR 6 B23-7 2250 SOU 3972 LRCX 3972   41981 9/78 4,6
IR 7 B23-7 2250 SOU 4001 LRCX 4001   43121 3/81 4,10
  OSS GP7 1500           5,6
  OSS GP7 1500           5,6
LLPX 1513 GP15-1 1500 CNW 4413 CFNR 102 UP 1544 757142-14 6/76 5,7
  HBR 5009 SD50 3600           5,6
  BN GP38-2 2000           5,6
  NS GP38-2 2000           5,6

1. CSP 1-4 arrived in October 2004 after Illinois Railnet commenced operations on the BNSF Mt. Morris and LaSalle Branches.
2. NKCR 2-3 are lettered for Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado RailNet. Units acquired by Illinois RailNet.
3. CF7s were originally built as F7s and rebuilt by the ATSF.
4. B23-7s were delivered to NS with high short-hoods. These were lowered by LRC when rebuilt.
5. Short term lease.
6. Assigned to Ottawa Branch
7. Assigned to Mt. Morris Branch
8. Assigned to LaSalle Branch
9. Assigned to Rockford Branch
10. Stored, out of service

Key to Reporting Marks
ATSF Santa Fe
BN Burlington Northern
CNOTP Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (Southern Subsidary)
CNW Chicago & North Western
CSP     Camas Prairie Railnet
CSXT CSX Transportation
HBR Hudson Bay Railway
IR   Illinois Railway
LRCX Livingston Rebuild Center Inc.
NKCR Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado Railnet
NS Norfolk Southern
OSS OmniTRAX Switching Services
SOU Southern Railway
WCRC Washington Central

Train GIFs provided by Erik Rasmussen.


2000 JGKirchner
Revised November 11, 2008