GP30 Diesel Roster

Last Update: 2/14/2000

Horsepower Wheel Arrangement Gearing Weight Tractive Effort DRGW Class Builder
2250 B-B 62:15
257508 (3001-13)
260660 (3014-28)
61773 (3001-13)
62088 (3014-28)
DE B-B 62 EMD
Rio Grande GP30's 3021-3028 were demoted to B-unit status in 1972 due to the FRA mandate requiring chemical retention toilets in all locomotives. Rather than upgrading the locomotives the Rio Grande chose to demote them. Cab sunshades, speed recorders and other cab equipment were removed.[73]
Road # EMD Builder # Purchased Retired/Sold Notes
3001 27135 4/1962 7/15/1994
Recieved large Rio Grande logo in mid-70's.
To OmniTRAX, St. Louis. MO. [167]
To Kansas Southwestern #3001 [167]
To Hudson Bay Railway #2508 [167]
3002 27136 4/1962 7/30/1999 Wrecked at Swan, Colorado, 9/22/1970. Rebuilt by EMD. Received large Rio Grande logo
According to [LIST] 3002 was repaired by D&RGW and received large Rio Grande lettering 11/1970.
Retired by Union Pacific 7/30/1999 [LIST]
3003 27137 4/1962 7/30/1999 Wrecked at Crater, Colorado, 12/25/1968. Rebuilt by EMD. Ref. [73] states wreck was at Noland Tunnel.
Retired by Union Pacific 7/30/1999 [LIST]
3004 27138 4/1962 5/1995 To Progress Rail [167]
To National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
Inman Services, Baytown, TX [167]
Cimarron Valley Railroad #3004 [167]
3005 27139 4/1962 12/1970 Destroyed in wreck at Swan, Colorado, 9/22/1970
3006 27140 4/1962 12/23/1998 Retired by Union Pacific 12/23/1998 [LIST]
3007 27141 4/1962 4/28/1997 National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
3008 27142 5/1962 4/28/1997 National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
3009 27143 5/1962 1/1975 Destroyed in wreck at Brendel, Utah, 9/21/1974
3010 27144 5/1962 9/30/1991 Wrecked at Cliff, CO, sold for scrap to Iron & Metals Co., 3/16/1992 [167]
3011 27222 5/1962 12/1994 To OmniTRAX, Wichita, KS, 2/11/1995 [167]
3012 27223 5/1962 1/1972 Destroyed in wreck at Cedarwood, Colorado, 6/10/1971
3013 27224 5/1962 12/1993 OmniTRAX, 8/1995 [167]
3014 28043 1/1963 8/1995 Damaged in wreck at Crater, Colorado, 12/25/1968. Rebuilt by EMD. Received large Rio Grande logo
Progress Rail, to National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
To Cimarron Valley Railroad #3014 in 1996 [167]
3015 28044 2/1963 5/31/1999 Retired by Union Pacific 5/31/1999 [LIST]
3016 28045 2/1963 5/30/1995 Progress Rail, 8/1995 [167]
Hartwell RR #3016, 7/1996 [167]
3017 28046 2/1963 4/16/1996 Progress Rail [167]
Metro East Industries, 12/1996 [167]
3018 28047 2/1963 5/7/1996 Metro East Industries, 1997 [167]
Larry's Truck & Electric Service, Niles, OH, by 2/1998 [167]
3019 28048 2/1963 12/1993 OmniTRAX, 1995 [167]
3020 28049 2/1963 5/1995 Midwest Metallics [167]
National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
Cimarron Valley RR #3020 [167]
3021 28050 2/1963 9/1995 Progress Rail [167]
Hartwell RR #3021, 7/1996 [167]
3022 28051 2/1963 2/8/1995 Progress Rail [167]
3023 28052 2/1963 9/1995 Damaged in wreck at Swan, Colorado, 9/22/1970. Rebuilt by EMD.
Progress Rail [167]
National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
Cimarron Valley RR #3023
3024 28053 2/1963 5/1995 Progress Rail, 9/1995 [167]
National Rail Equipment Corporation (NREX) [167]
Cimarron Valley RR #3024
3025 28054 2/1963 . Destroyed in wreck in Byers Canyon, 8/7/1982
3026 28055 2/1963 7/15/1994 OmniTRAX [167]
3027 28056 2/1963 12/1993 Damaged in wreck at Crater, Colorado, 12/25/1968. Rebuilt by EMD. Received large Rio Grande logo
OmniTRAX, 2/1995 [167]
3028 28057 2/1963 12/1993 OmniTRAX, 2/1995 [167]
 
 

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