Diesel Locomotive Roster

This roster represents all of the various classes of diesel locomotives ever owned by the Missabe (DM&IR).

The photos are from a number of collections and are used with permission of the owner. Data compiled by Dave Schauer, current as of 3/16/2016. Some Birmingham Southern information courtesy of John Stewart.

"On Roster" column indicates that the unit is on the current CN roster.

Number On Roster Model Build Date Build Number Previous Number Acquired Notessort descending Image
DM&IR #904 ALCO HH-1000 June 1940
DM&IR #905 ALCO HH-1000 June 1940
DM&IR #906 ALCO HH-1000 June 1940
DM&IR #911 Baldwin VO1000 March 1941
DM&IR #187 EMD SD-18
DM&IR #402 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/03 7336-08 SP-6784/SP-9173 1996/01/11 All SD40-3's are 3,000 horsepower. Repainted CN 1Q 2006.
DM&IR #400 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/03 7336-31 SP-6770/SP-9196 1996/01/21 All SD40-3's rebuilt by VMV at Paducah for Helm (leased to DM&IR). Repainted CN 1Q 2006
DM&IR #193 EMD SD-18 1960 25797 Chopped nose 1992. Donated to Lake Superior Railroad Museum, 5/98.
DM&IR #143 EMD SD-9 1958 23923 23923 Converted to shop car in 1986, scrapped in 1998 at Proctor.
DM&IR #416 EMD SD40-3 1974/08 74601-2 See notes 1997/12/31 CSX-8951/SBD-8951/SBD-2046/SCL-2046. SD45-2 body. Gopher Scheme. Retired 9/22/07. Scrapped.
DM&IR #209 EMD SD38-2 1975 74649-1 1975/04/05 Engine Failure 4/07 - retired by CN and stripped of parts at Homewood (PRLX - Private Limited Rail).
DM&IR #180 EMD SD-18 1960 25784 First "Arrowhead" unit (1971). To SD-M No. 311 in 1989. To EJ&E 811 in 1997.
DM&IR #415 EMD SD40-3 1972/06 72601-49 SP-9257 1997/12/31 Gopher Scheme. Retired 7/07 and scrapped by Houston Locomotive Group at Woodcrest 1/08.
DM&IR #217 EMD SD38DC 1967 33053 BLE 861 1993/01/26 Gopher Scheme. Air filter fire 1/03. Sold to LETX 9/03, shipped off property 4/28/04.
DM&IR #301 DM&IR SD-M 1979/07 DMIR 174 Gopher Scheme. Electrical fire 7/07 - retired by CN 9/1/07. To LETX 12/07. To Cargill 301 Spiritwood, ND 1/16.
DM&IR #419 EMD SD40-3 1972/04 72601-04 SP-6794/SP-9212 1997/12/31 Gopher Scheme. Retired by CN 9/1/07. Scrapped at Woodcrest 2/08 by HLG
DM&IR #223 EMD SD38DC 1970 36144 EJE 653 1993/04/04 Gopher Scheme. Retired by CN on 1/27/08. Woodcrest deadline.
DM&IR #221 EMD SD38DC 1970 36142 EJE 651 1993/02/07 Gopher Scheme. Sold to LETX 9/03, off property 11/03. Scrapped 7/2013.
DM&IR #222 EMD SD38DC 1970 36143 EJE 652 1993/05/16 Gopher Scheme. Stored August 2003, engine to 209. Stripped and scrapped at Proctor 4/04.
DM&IR #408 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/02 7348-04 See notes 1996/06/27 HATX 925/SP-6776/SSW-9160. Repainted in CN colors 1Q 2007.
DM&IR #418 EMD SD40-3 1974/08 74601-11 See notes 1997/12/31 HATX-909/CSX-8960/SBD-8960/SBD-2055/SCL-2055.SD45-2.Gopher Scheme. Retired 4/07(PRLX).
DM&IR #410 EMD SD40-3 1972/03 7336-35 See notes 1996/12/20 HATX-930/SP-6771/SP-9200. Retired by CN 4/22/08 blown turbo.
DM&IR #411 EMD SD40-3 7336-34 1972/03 See notes 1997/01/24 HATX-931/SP-6777/SP-9199. Retired by CN 12/01/07. Stripped/scrapped at Memphis 12/08.
DM&IR #412 EMD SD40-3 1972/03 7336-39 See notes 1997/01/24 HATX-934/SP-6781/SP-9204. Retired by CN 7/8/08.
DM&IR #413 EMD SD40-3 1972/02 7336-03 See notes 1996/12/20 HATX-935/SP-6783/SP-9168. Retired by CN 7/18/08. Stripped/scrapped at Memphis 12/08.
DM&IR #409 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/02 72625-20 See notes 1996/08/06 HATX-936/SP-6790/SSW-9280. Repainted in CN colors 2Q 2007.
DM&IR #414 EMD SD40-3 1972/03 72625-30 See notes 1996/12/20 HATX-937/SP-6792/SSW-9290. Retired by CN 7/24/07. Scrapped by HLG at Woodcrest 1/08.
DM&IR #405 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/02 7348-07 See notes 1996/06/27 HATX-938/SP-6767/SP-9500/SSW-9163. Repainted into CN colors summer 2007.
DM&IR #406 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/02 7336-06 See Notes 1996/07/110 HATX-939/SP-6768/SP-9501/SP-9171. Repainted CN 1Q 2007 (back on Missabe property 5/25).
DM&IR #417 EMD SD40-3 1973/03 72625-36 See notes 1997/12/31 HATX-945/SP-6788/SSW-9296. Gopher Scheme. Retired11/28/07. Scrapped at Memphis 12/08.
DM&IR #215 Yes EMD SD38-2 1976 756069 BLE 892 1980/03/12 Leased as the B&LE "Pumpkin" 3/12/80, to DM&IR 892 3/86, to DM&IR 215 7/89.
DM&IR #316 DM&IR SD-M 1990/06 DMIR 186 Leased to Port Inland 5/06, rtn 10/06. Retired 6/16/08. Donated to MRHS 10/2008. Donated to LSRM in 2014
DM&IR #403 Yes EMD SD40-3 1972/02 7336-19 SP-6786/SP-9184 1996/02/06 Not repainted.
DM&IR #216 EMD SD38DC 1967 33055 BLE 863 1992/08/28 Painted by B&LE prior to shipment to DM&IR. Retired by CN 4/05 (prime mover). Scrapped.
DM&IR #214 EMD SD38DC 1970 36163 EJE 655 1992/12/30 Painted by EJ&E prior to shipment to DM&IR. Black frame. Retired by CN 7/9/08.
DM&IR #204 EMD SD38AC 1971 37072 1971/06/13 Parted, sold to LETX 8/03. Scrapped at Proctor 5/04.
DM&IR #174 EMD SD-9 1959 25274 Rebuilt into SD-M No. 301 in 1979.
DM&IR #160 EMD SD-9 1959 25260 Rebuilt into SD-M No. 302 in 1980. To EJ&E in 1997 as their 802, to Union 12/2001. To BS, scrapped 1/14.
DM&IR #192 EMD SD-18 1960 25796 Rebuilt into SD-M No. 303 in 1988.
DM&IR #169 EMD SD-9 1959 25269 Rebuilt into SD-M No. 304 in 1988. To EJ&E in 2/98 as their 804

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