Locomotive Information

Shawmut & Mountain Laurel Locomotives

Below are the P&S engine numbers including the later period
Bicentennial era names, numbers, and a cross reference list. 
When the P&S broke away from the P.S.& N. in 1917 they used
a fleet of former P.S.&N. steam locomotives in1 00 and 200 series
numbers.  Later on they added larger former Monon steam
locomotives in 500 series numbers.   
In last part of 1953 the P&S began receiving nine EMD SW9 switchers
numberes 231 to 239.  Beginning in the mid 1970s they were all repainted
red, white, and blue for the upcoming nation’s Bicentennial Celebration
and given numbers of significant dates as well as various names of
famous Americans as well as names and numbers related to firearms. 
Later on the names were removed. The EMD SW9 was almost identical the SW1200’s. 
SW9 231 – 1775 Independence
SW9 232 – 1866 Oliver Winchester
SW9 233 – 1774 Ben Franklin
SW9 234 – 1891 John Browning
SW9 235 – 1851 Sam Colt
SW9 236 – 1865 B Tyler Henry
SW9 237 – 1949 Bill Ruger
SW9 238 – 1816 Eliphalet Remington
SW9 239 – 1776 Betsy Ross
GP7 357 –  Dan Wesson 
1774 – 233
1775 – 231
1776 – 239
1816 – 238
1851 – 235
1865 – 236
1866 – 232
1891 – 234
1949 – 237
 
Notes:  GP7 10 & 11 and the Mountain Laurel GP10’s 12-17
did not have names.
GP7 357 was former Reading 608
GP7 10 was former NYC 5817 then Conrail 5672.  Temporary number 101
was an in transit number only
GP7 11 was former C&O 5720 and later Conrail 5818. Temporary number 102 was an in transit  number only.   
GP10 12 was former Illinois Central 8110
GP10 13 was former Illinois Central 8110
GP10 14 was fromer Illinois Central 8061
GP10 15 was former Illinois Central 8332
GP10 16 was former Illinois Central 8446
GP10 17 was former Illinois Central 8444
Some or all of the above became Illinois Central Gulf units.  
DISPOSITION AFTER 1996
Below are locomotive dispositions after the April 1996 G&W acquisition.
Some of the info below may have changed, if anyone has updated info
please let us know.   Also, included is an engine number and name cross
reference list. 
Note – The Red Bank didn’t have any motive power, P&S and MNL power were used system wide after 1996.
Note – SW9s that went to Willamette & Pacific (WPRR) were later re-lettered as Portland & Western (P&W.) WPRR & P&W are related, but motive power was re-lettered P&W.
Note – RWB = red, white, and blue.
231/1775 Independence became Lycoming Valley 231 in Reading green and yellow.
232/1866 Oliver Winchester became P&W 1201 named North Plains still RWB, possibly being scrapped or sent elsewhere.
233/1774 Ben Franklin became P&W 1202 named St Helens repainted G&W orange.  It is believed the unit became Rail Link 233 at Port San Antonio and repainted white with orange trim.
234/1891 John Browning became Patout & Son 1825, a sugar mill off Lousiana & Delta, repainted RWB; last seen badly rusted.
235/1851 Sam Colt became P&W 1203 named Cornelius still RWB.
236/1865 B Tyler Henry became Juniata Valley 2106 in PRR maroon and gold..
237/1949 Bill Ruger became P&W 1204 named Banks still RWB now Rail Link 1204
238/1816 Eliphalet Remington became Lycoming Valley 238 in Reading green and yellow.
239/1776 Betsy Ross became Lycoming Valley 239 in Reading green and yellow.
357 – GP7 Dan Wesson scrapped in 1986.
10   –  GP7 No name, became MALX 1501 in Iriquois, IL.
11   –  GP7 No name, went to Chestnut Ridge in Palmerton, PA, still #11 in blue, but the red stripe repainted white.
Mountain Laurel GP10s. (No Names on Mountain Laurel)
12   – Louisiana &  1850 in G&W orange, named Evangeline.
13   – Louisiana & Delta 1851 still in MNL colors.
14  –  Louisiana & Delta 1852 still in MNL colors.
15  –  Originally to Finger Lakes, renumbered 1801.  Later to Seaview in RI as 1855
         and repainted blue and silver.
16  –  Louisiana & Delta 1853 still 16 in MNL colors, to Little Rock & Western in 2014, and possibly onward elsewhere since.
17  –  General Chemical Corp in WY, last known in Utah as a Rail Link unit, still 17,
still MNL colors.
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