This engine was built in 1952 by General Motors' Electromotive Division for the US Army. It saw service in Korea during the war as No. 2034. After re-manufacture at Hill Air Force base in September 1987, the locomotive was delivered to the Army Ammunition plant in McAlister, OK, on Nov. 18, 1987. From there it was transferred to Fort Sill, OK, on August 17, 1992. While at Fort Sill, the locomotive was sent to Tulsa for painting. When returned, there were flat spots on wheels on axles 1, 2, & 4. The ORM had to have wheels turned before the locomotive could be shipped to OKC. In 2015, the locomotive was repainted in MKT colors by ORM volunteers. Weight: 229,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 600 gal.
This locomotive was built by General Motors EMD in September 1954 with Builders No. 19741. The original owner was the Northern Pacific Railway Company, and the unit had Road Number 7003-D. When the Northern Pacific merged into the Burlington Northern Railroad, the number changed to 814. After the locomotive was retired, it was donated to ORM in 1982. The original prime mover was a 567C converted to a model 645. Weight: 247,400 lbs. Fuel capacity: 1000 gal.
This GE 45-ton locomotive, OKRX 301, was built by General Electric in 1941 (Builders No. - 13059) for the US Army, Road No. 1202. It was rebuilt in September 1982. Previous owners: US Army at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Dodge City, Ford & Bucklin RR, KS; and Vulcan Chemicals, Wichita, KS. The locomotive was donated to the Museum by Dan Rohrback & Vulcan Chemical Company in 2000. Weight: 90,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 75 + 75 gal.
This engine was built by GE's Electromotive Division in about 1949 as an F7A, # 202L, a "covered wagon" similar to the Museum's F9A, OKRX 814. In the 1970's, the AT&SF Railroad needed road engines that could also function as switch engines. But, they couldn't afford to buy new locomotives. The railroad had many aging F7's that could be used, but the "covered wagon" body would have made switching work difficult, requiring the engineer to stick his head out of the window to see the end of the train. The AT&SF determined that F7's could be modified to look more like freight engines where the engineer could see well in both directions. The conversions were accomplished in 1972 by the AT&SF at their shops in Cleburne, TX. The modified F7 units were given the new designation of CF7. This locomotive was donated to the ORM in 2012 by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Weight: 249,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 1250 gal.
The previous owner of this FP45 locomotive was the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe Railway, later the BNSF. This engine was built by EMD (Builders No. 33189) in December 1967 as AT&SF (Santa Fe) No. 100. Prime mover: 20 cylinder-645E3, 3600 HP. Right out of the box, No. 100 and its sister, No. 102, had the honor of leading the record-breaking inaugural run of the westbound Super C, a high-priority, 79 mile-per-hour freight train from Chicago to Los Angeles in January 1968. Following this grand entrance, No. 100 settled down to pulling Santa Fe's finest passenger trains. The Santa Fe remained committed to first class passenger trains, even while other railroads were decreasing or completely abandoning passenger service. Nine 3600 hp FP45 locomotives numbered 100-108 were delivered for service on the El Capitan and Super Chief in 1967, painted in the classic red and silver "warbonnet" colors which had graced Santa Fe's diesel passenger locomotives since 1937. This engine was renumbered into the 5940 series along with the rest of the FP45's in March 1970, as part of the 1969/70 general renumbering. With the coming of Amtrak in 1971, the FP45's were reassigned to freight duties for the remainder of their careers, other than occasional use pulling business and special trains. Sometime in late 1971 or early 1972, the 5940's shed their flashy red and silver "warbonnet" for Santa Fe's more mundane blue and yellow freight scheme. Within a few years, they were repainted again into the blue and yellow "warbonnet" scheme. This loco was rebuilt in September 1981. In 1989, it was decided that all new locomotives would be delivered in the red and silver "warbonnet" paint, called the "Super Fleet." The FP45's were repainted into a version of the paint scheme in which they were originally delivered. These locomotives were renumbered several times with Number 90 as the last of its kind in active service on the BNSF railroad before being donated to the ORM by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in December of 1999. Weight: 399,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 3200 gal.
A 50-ton saddle-tank style locomotive built by the H. K. Porter Company in September, 1942. Builders number 7486. The original owner was the U. S. Army Corps Of Engineers - road no. 5006, PO 57198, C of E spec T-1557. The locomotive was sold to Oklahoma Gas & Electric who used it at the Horseshoe Lake power plant in Harrah, OK, for switching coal cars. Weight: 100,000 lbs.
This RS1 locomotive was built by the American Locomotive Works (ALCO) in May, 1943, with a Builders No. 70817 (Phase II RS 1). The original owner was the CRI&P RR (Rock Island) with a Road Number of 743. Other owners: Year/Owner/Road Number: 1968 Hyman-Michaels 243, on 3/31/68 Birmingham Rail & Loco Chattahoochee Valley 243, 1973 Birmingham Southern 243, 1974 South Hopkins Coal Co. Jiggs 243, 1981 Sidney & Lowe Rail Road 243, 1986 Eddie Birch Jr. & Jim Terrell 243. Donated to the Museum by Eddie Birch Jr. & Jim Terrell in 2000. Repainted to the original CRI&P No. 743. Weight: 240,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 1000 gal.
This locomotive, OKRX 2, and its sister, OKRX 3, were built by the American Locomotive Works in May 1955 for the Magma Copper Company, a subsidiary of the San Manuel Copper Company. Both units have Model 244 12-cylinder prime movers. The engines were sold to the Blacklands Railroad in Sulphur Springs, TX. ORM member Jim Terrell purchased both units plus many spare parts and donated No. 2 to the Museum in 2005. OKRX 2 has been repainted and is is being made operational. Weight: 229,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 800 gal.
The American Locomotive Works built this engine, OKRX 3, and its sister, OKRX 2, in 1955 for the Magma Copper Company, a subsidiary of the San Manuel Copper Company. The locomotives were sold to Backlands Railroad from whom they were purchased by James Terrell--who donated the locomotives to the ORM in 2005. Weight: 229,000 lbs. Fuel capacity: 800 gal.
Steamer No. 643 was originally built by Hinkley in 1879 for the ATSF (Santa Fe) Railway as a 4-4-0 No. 73. It was named the "H. C. Hardon." The Santa Fe Railway converted No. 73 in 1897 into a 2-8-0, renumbering it as No. 933. A general renumbering occurred in 1900, and the 933 was changed to No. 643, the road number it kept until retirement. In March of 1953, the engine was working in the Santa Fe's Southern Division in freight service. The locomotive retired in April of 1953 and was subsequrntly donated to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds where it was placed on display. The No. 643 was donated and moved to the Museum in 2015. Weight: 125,000 lbs.