What ever becomes of ex-Alaska Railroad locomotives and cabooses?  Well, some of them get scrapped; crunched down in the clapper and then heated up until they become liquid iron.  Maybe a little piece of them exists today in your paper clip or in the steel plate in your cousin Fred's head.  Some of them come alive again under new owners and road names.  Others escape and become restaurants, motels or museum pieces.

Lately, I've been captivated by the question, "Where are they now?"  Here you'll find the fascinating discoveries I've made thus far.  A check mark (cm) denotes ones I have visited.  Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you happen to stumble across an alumni or two that isn't on this list.

Locomotives
Unit Builder Model City State Retired Current Owner In use Comments
1 Davenport ?? Anchorage AK ?? Alaska Railroad No Located in front of the Anchorage depot; proper # is 6; Morecm
1 H. K. Porter 0-4-0 Fairbanks AK 1924 Fairbanks Northstar Borough No Morecm
5 Baldwin 0-4-0T Palmer AK ?? City of Palmer No On display at the old depotcm
P-30 EMD   Kansas City KS 2011 San Luis and Rio Grande Yes More
51 GE 23-ton Portland OR N/a Oregon Steel Yes More
61 Whitcomb 20GM15 Craigmont ID 195x Lewiston Grain Growers #7 Yes To be moved and stored in Lewiston, ID
115 Plymouth 20 ton HLC ?? ?? ?? National Lime & Stone #3 Yes .
152 Baldwin 4-6-0 Flint MI ?? Huckleberry Railroad Yes Photo
556 Baldwin 2-8-0 Anchorage AK 1959 City of Anchorage No On display at a municipal parkcm
557 Baldwin 2-8-0 Anchorage AK 1965 557 Restoration Company No Pledged to become operation within five years of delivery (1/2012); more
702 Budd RDC Wilsonville OR 2008 TriMet Yes 1702; Supplement the Colorado Railcar DMU trains used on their "WES" service; more
711 Budd RDC Wilsonville OR 2008 TriMet Yes 1711; Supplement the Colorado Railcar DMU trains used on their "WES" service; more
712 Budd RDC Duluth MN 2008 ??? Yes More; Was in Tomahawk, WI at Eagle Cove Camp and Conference Center
1000 Alco RS1 Wasilla AK 1973 Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry No cm
1032 Alco RSD-1 ?? TN 1956 Tennesse Valley Authority Yes Currently TVA 39; scrapped?
1033 Alco RSD-1 ?? TN 1956 Tennesse Valley Authority Yes Currently TVA 38; scrapped?
1034 Alco RSD-1 Strasburg PA 1956 Smithsonian Institute No On loan from Smithsonian to a PA RR museum; more
1035 Alco RSD-1 ?? TN 1956 Tennesse Valley Authority YES Currently TVA 43; scrapped?
1036 Alco RSD-1 ?? TN 1956 Tennesse Valley Authority Yes Currently TVA 36; scrapped?
1041 Alco RSD-1 Elbe WA 1956 Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Yes .
1042 Alco RSD-1 ?? TN 1956 Tennesse Valley Authority Yes Currently TVA 48; scrapped?
1104 H. K. Porter 65-ton Rapid city SD 1954 Dacotah Cement  Yes Currently 4202
1106 H. K. Porter 65-ton ?? ?? 1954 American Aggregates  Yes 6816; Porter info
1107 H. K. Porter 65-ton ?? ?? 1954 American Aggregates Yes 4323; Porter info
1201 EMD SW-1 ?? ?? 1965 Prescott Equipment Yes To dealer Prescott in 1968
1202 EMD SW-1 St. Louis?? MO 1965 Archer Daniels Midland Yes ADMX 69
1500 EMD F-7A Wasilla AK 1986 Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry No cm
1502 EMD F-7A Yakima WA ?? Track 29 Dining Co. No More; scrapped in place October 2013 - GONE!
1503 EMD F-7B Canon City CO 2006 Royal Gorge Railroad Yes bought from ARR by National Railway Equipment and sold to the Royal Gorge Route RR 8/06
1508 EMD F-7A Utica NY ?? Adirondack Scenic Railroad Yes .
1510 EMD FP7-A Clarkdale AZ 1986 Verde Canyon Railroad Yes .
1512 EMD FP7-A Clarkdale AZ 1986 Verde Canyon Railroad Yes .
1514 EMD FP7-A Seward AK 1983 Kim's Forest B&B No cm
1517 EMD FP7-B Laramie WY 1986 Wyoming-Colorado Railroad No More; Scrapped
1551 EMD MP-15 Tacoma WA 2011 GMTX Yes More
1552 EMD MP-15 Tacoma WA 2011 GMTX Yes More
1553 EMD MP-15 Tacoma WA 2011 GMTX Yes More
1554 EMD MP-15 Tacoma WA 2011 GMTX Yes More
1718 EMD MRS1 Wasilla AK 2000 Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry Yes More
1800 EMD GP7u St. Louis MO 2005 Respondek Yes More
1801 EMD GP7u Kansas City MO 1998 Missouri Central Railroad Yes .
1802 EMD  GP7u Anchorage AK 2001 Alaska Central Railroad No More
1803 EMD GP7u Kansas City MO 1998 Missouri Central Railroad Yes .
1804 EMD GP7u Miami FL 198x Gold Coast Railroad Museum Yes More
1806 EMD GP7u Anchorage AK 2001 Alaska Central Railroad No More
1807 EMD GP7u Birchwood AK 1984 Alaska Railroad No Only an abandon frame remains
1809 EMD GP7u Kansas City MO 1998 Missouri Central Railroad Yes .
1810 EMD GP7u Milwaukie OR 1999 SFGX Yes More
1829 EMD GP7u Chattanooga TN 1962 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Yes  
2401 EMD E9A Milwaukee WI 1987 Wisconsin Southern Railroad Yes .
2402 EMD E9A Milwaukee WI 1987 Wisconsin Southern Railroad Yes More
2501 EMD GP35 Paducah KY 2000 Paducah & Louisville Railway Yes Morecm
2502 EMD GP35 Paducah KY 2000 Paducah & Louisville Railway Yes Morecm
2801 EMD GP49 Los Colorados Chile 2007 TRANSAP Yes converted to six axle trucks, 5 ft 6 in "broad" gauge SD49s
2802 EMD GP49 Wallula WA 2007 Frontier Rail Yes Sold 2008 to National Railway Equipment; leased to Frontier Rail in December 2009.
2803 EMD GP49 Hamden OH 2007 NRE Yes Sold 2008 to National Railway Equipment (St. Louis, IL), resold to US Rail (Hamden, OH), to Cincinnati East Terminal Railway 2014cm
2804 EMD GP49 Los Colorados Chile 2007 TRANSAP Yes converted to six axle trucks, 5 ft 6 in "broad" gauge SD49s
2805 EMD GP49 Los Colorados Chile 2007 Ferronor Yes meter gauge
2806 EMD GP49 Hamden OH 2007 NRE Yes Sold 2008 to National Railway Equipment (St. Louis, IL), resold to US Rail (Hamden, OH), to Cincinnati East Terminal Railway 2014, More cm

2807

EMD GP49 Hamden OH 2007 US Rail (Hamden, OH) Yes Sold 2008 to National Railway Equipment (St. Louis, IL); resold to US Rail (Hamden, OH), to Cincinnati East Terminal Railway 2014, More cm
2808 EMD GP49 Los Colorados Chile 2007 Ferronor Yes meter gauge
2809 EMD GP49 Lakeview OR 2007 Frontier Rail and moved to Lake Railroad   Sold 2008 to National Railway Equipment; leased to Frontier Rail in December 2009.
3016 EMD GP40-2 Paducah KY 2000 Paducah & Louisville Railway Yes Morecm
3017 EMD GP40-2 Paducah KY 2000 Paducah & Louisville Railway Yes Morecm
3019 EMD GP40-2 Paducah KY 2000 Paducah & Louisville Railway Yes Morecm
3020 EMD GP40-2 Paducah KY 2000 Paducah & Louisville Railway Yes Morecm
3021 EMD GP40-2 Fairbanks AK 1995 Aurora Express No Purchased by the Wilsons for $3,021cm
7249 GE 45-ton Portland OR 1983 Oregon Pacific Railway  (Samuels) Yes Oregon Pacific Railway 4501
7324 GE 45-ton Wasilla AK 1983 Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry No ex-US Army #7324; used only occasionally as shop switchers and in rotation at the Valdez Pipeline Coating Plant yard
7331 GE 45-ton ?? ?? 1983 Kerr-McGee Chemical Yes CCPR
7356 GE 45-ton ?? ?? 1983 Rabanco Yes CCPR

Caboose
Unit City State Current Owner Current Use Comments
1018 Wasilla AK ?? ?? .
1019 Titusville PA Casey's Cabooses Lodging unit An imposter; actually a former New Haven caboose; Morecm
1019 Wasilla AK Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry Historic display cm
1022 Snoqualmie WA City of Snoqualmie Visitor's center 2 caboose at I-90 highway near the top of Snoqualmie Pass
1067 Hyak WA ?? ?? .
1068 Fairbanks AK Fairbanks AK Bed and Breakfast Lodge suite Morecm
1069 Wasilla AK ?? ?? Next to the Wasilla Depotcm
1070 Hyak WA Snoqualmie Pass Towing Display I-90 Lake Kachees exit. It is the next exit going eastbound from Hyak.
1074 Wasilla AK Alaska Live Steamers Display  
1075 Anchorage AK Alaska Auto Auction Office At 212 E. 104th, Anchoragecm
1076 Whittier AK Whittier Coast Guard Auxillary Information center cm
1078 Mirror Lake AK Camp Carlquist, Boy Scouts of America Scout crafts cm
1079 Mirror Lake AK Camp Carlquist, Boy Scouts of America Scout crafts cm
1082 Chilloquin  OR Train Mountain Museum Cabin More
1084 Spencer AK U.S. Forest Service Cabin More
1776 Eagle River AK Iron Horse Expresso Coffee shop More; currently For Sale
1091 Ester AK Gold Hill Express Coffee shop More

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