Strabag Rail MY 1147 was painted in a grey with white stripe livery of Strabag in March 2013.
Altmark Rail MY 1149 gets its major overhaul in Haldensleben in March 2013.
Cargo Logistic Rail MY 1151 was overhauled in haldensleben and was fully operational as from 1 march 2013.
Since 5 November 2013 NOHAB-GM Foundation M61-010 (now numbered 92 55 0618 010-6, or 618 010 in short) runs for MTMG Logisztikal Zrt. oil trains from Nyergesújfalu to Gyõr. This is a feeder service for the Retrack project.
The 005 is used for the trains to Peja, the 007 runs the loco hauled trains to and from Hani i Elezit and the
008 is used for freight trains.
Railcare Tåg AB TMY 1157 got the red/white/blue livery of ThreeT AB in the beginning of 2013.
Railcare Tåg AB TMY 1105 got the white livery in the summer of 2013.
Hovedstadens Lokalbaner MX 16 (ex-DSB MX 1045) got a yellow livery early 2013.
3.629 (ex-Ofotbanen Drift) is now owned by Skandinaviska Jernbanor (Sweden).
Inlandsbanan sold its four operational TMX locomotives to Svensk Tågkraft in November 2013.
USA and Canada
Former Canadian National FP9 No. 6304 that has operated on the Washington & Idaho Railway since 2008 is leaving the property. The leased unit was owned by Phillip Sheridan,
but has been sold to Saskatchewan farmer Gary Southgate, who hopes to assemble a railroad museum in the Canadian province. Southgate already owns nine ex-CN passenger cars, and plans to paint them and the F-unit
in CN’s 1954 green and black paint scheme. He also owns Canadian Pacific 4-8-4 No. 3101. The unit, built in 1954 as CN No. 6509 and later operated by VIA Rail Canada, is painted in a version of Southern Pacific’s
“Black Widow” colors. The unit is presently stored in Marshall, but will move to Canada after some clerical issues are cleared up. The unit is fully operational, but will be placed on static display in Saskatchewan.
Roundnoses news in 2012
5211, 5216, 5301 und 5306 have been scrapped in July 2012. The 5215 and 5217 (for spares) went to the TSP society mid 2012.
In the end of 2012, Orford Express dinner train, which is based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, expanded its roster with ex-New Haven FL9 2009
(now numbered 484) from Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
The Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) operates both freight and passenger ('Polar Bear Express') services on its 186 miles main line from Cochrane to Moosonee. Nowadays GP38-2s
form the traction. The ONR 'Northlander' passenger train from Toronto to Cochrane, for which three roundnoses were used in the past, was discontinued in 2012. The Ontario Northland Railway owns
three 1951 - 1953 GM built Class FP7A locomotives (out of Co'Co', 16-567B engine equiped) which were rebuilt with 2,075 hp Caterpillar 3516 engines and renumbered 2000 - 2002 (original numbers are 1502, 1509 resp.
1521). Since week 16, 2004 Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) has taken it's FP7A 2001 and 2002 out of service. The third FP7A, numbered 2000, was still in service in March 2012, but is probably not used anymore.
The remaining other, original ONR FP7A locomotives, have been taken out of service as well and stand in North Bay (ONR 1501, 1508, 1518 and 1520). ONR also owns
four rebuilt F7A and F7B/F9B cabless locomotives (numbered 202 - 205), three bought from the Milwaukee Road and one from GO Transit (an ex-Northern Pacific F7B).
Ontario Southland Railway has recently acquired three EMD FP9s for freight service. The southern Ontario short line operates 73 miles of former Canadian Pacific track with an
eclectic mix of Montreal Locomotive Works and EMD power. The first FP9 to arrive on Ontario Southland was former Waterloo & St. Jacobs Railway WSJR No. 6508. The unit is presently at the Ontario Southland shop in Salford
undergoing repair and will be the first to be placed in service. The other two FP9s, Nos. 1400 and 1401 with RLK reporting marks and Railink lettering, are former RailAmerica locomotives assigned to the Goderich & Exeter
Railway in southern Ontario. The two locomotives are currently stored in Goderich and will receive minor repairs to their draft gear which will enable them to be moved. Once repaired, the two will move to the Guelph
Junction Railway shop in Campbellville for storage. The Guelph Junction Railway is operated by Ontario Southland under contract for the City of Guelph who owns the railway.
All three FP9s are former Canadian National locomotives, transferred to VIA Rail Canada in 1978, who rebuilt and upgraded them to Dash 2 specs in 1984.
Ontario Southland will be the only short line in Canada to have F units in freight service when No. 6508 is placed in service. Source: TRAINS.
VIA Rail Canada donated its last F unit to the British Columbia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in the end of 2011.
Now the group is repainting the operational unit to a generic cream and royal blue at a warehouse in New Westminster, B.C., where it is stored along with several vintage passenger cars,
The Province newspaper reports. VIA 6300 was retained by the railroad as the shop switcher for its Vancouver Maintenance Center until it was donated to the NRHS group.
Locomotive 6300 is an FP9 built for Canadian National in April 1957 as 6524. It was transferred to VIA in March 1978. In 1983 Canadian National remanufactured it at its Pointe St. Charles shop
in Montreal and it was renumbered VIA 6300. The unit was the only locomotive rebuilt following a head-on collision between VIA’s Super Continental/Skeena and a Canadian National freight train on Feb. 8, 1986
near Hinton, Alberta, which killed 23 people. The smashed front end of 6300 was replaced using the nose and cab from Kansas City Southern F7A 4062.Source: TRAINS.
In December 2010 CFL Cargo Danmark MX 1029 was painted in a GM brown/yellow stripe livery, like the MX 1023.
Braunschweiger Bahn Service (BSBS) MY 1142 (ex-DSB MY 1142; NoHAB 2383/1958) has been painted in a red/black roof livery (somewhat like the V200 locomotives) since June 2012.
Only roundnose Di3 007 is operational. 005 has broken bogie springs, 006 is still awaiting its overhauled turbocharger from Serbia (!) and 008 was damaged in a derailment
in May 2012.
I wasn't aware of it before, but the Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos in Puebla has two EMD roundnoses: ex-Sonora Baja California (SBC) F7 2203 in an orange livery and ex-National Railroad of Mexico FP9-A 7020
(one of 25 FP9-A units for the National Railroad of Mexico in 1956). The latter poses with an F7 booster unit from 1951. MNFM takes also good care of former Santa Fe/D&H Alco PA-1 DH-17 and DH-19. They regularly run DH-19
on a short stretch of museum trackage. Source: TRAINS.
Railcare Tåg AB had its license revoked in Norway on 3 July 2012. Since then, Tågab uses its MY locomotive to haul used paper trains from Alnabru (Oslo) via the Gjøvikbane, Roa, Jevnaker,
Hønefoss to Hen.
Di3.615 was scrapped in Östersund in June 2012.
In January 2012 Danish company Contec Rail sold MX 1009, MX 1038 and MX 1041 to Swedish company Svensk Tågkraft. All three locomotives were previously bought by
Contec Rail from Nordjyske Jernbaner in the second half of 2008.
Since 17 May 2012 Tågab runs a paper train once a week between Kristinehamn via Kongsvingen (NO) to Ranheim (NO).
In December 2012, Norfolk Southern bought two F7As and one F7B from NREC. The F7As are former C&NW F7A 407 (relettered as SOU 407) and former CN F7A 9177 (relettered as SOU 9177).
The F7B is the former CP Rail F7B 1019 (relettered as SOU 1019).
In August 2012 the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway Company (SCMB), a noncarrier owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and Permian Basin Railways, has filed a verified notice of exemption at the STB
to acquire by assignment from Sierra Northern Railway its lease and operating rights over a 31.0-mile rail line owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). The line, known as the Santa Cruz Branch,
extends from milepost 0.433 at the east boundary of Salinas Road, near Watsonville Junction, Cal., to milepost 31.39 at the end of the line near Davenport, Cal., and includes an interconnection with
Santa Cruz, Big Trees Pacific Railway Company at milepost 20.4 in Santa Cruz, Cal., and an additional 3.6 miles of siding and spur track. Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay RR has received F's 82 and 84 (ex-B&), ex-MARC)
from Yakima, Washington.
Two "DL&W" E's 807 and 808 that were stored at the NYS fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY, are now in Saratoga,NY for service on the Saratoga & North Creek RR.
The New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) two E9As (one is numbered 2402) are now in Hyannis, Ma. for service for Iowa Pacific Holdings.
A former Canadian National EMD F9B, No. 6622, last owned by the Carolina Southern Railroad, was sold to the San Louis & Rio Grande Railroad in Alamosa, Colorado, in August 2012.
The owner of the defunct Minnesota Zephyr Dinner Train says he intends to scrap the two F7A locomotives that powered the train when it shut down in 2008. The two locomotives are landlocked in Stillwater,
the train’s former operating base. The line they ran on is being salvaged for a state trail. Source: TRAINS.
The Galveston Railroad Museum owns freshly overhauled former Southern Pacific F7A 6443 and Texas & New Orleans F7A 365 (two ex-SP/WAG/PAT/ConnDOT F7A's 6690 and 6691) which it acquired for $190,000 from the Railroad Museum of New England in
November 2010. In spring 2012 they underwent a complete rebuild at Motive Power & Equipment Solutions in Greenville, South Carolina, and were painted into Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe’s red and silver passenger scheme for use at the museum before delivery in June 2012. The two locomotives have been numbered ATSF 315 and 316, which were two members of Santa Fe’s 300 class F7As
to see regular service pulling the Texas Chief between Chicago and Galveston on trains 15 and 16. The two F7As are the showcase of the museum’s end 2012 grand reopening following extensive repairs at
the museum from damage caused by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The two units replace the Texas Limited 100 and 200 (Southern Pacific #6379 and Southern Pacific #6309) since they were cut up after hurricane damage.
Iowa Pacific Holding’s Arizona Eastern E8 No. 6070 is on its way to Wisconsin & Southern’s paint shop in Horicon, where it will be repainted in a version of Illinois Central’s chocolate and orange passenger colors.
The ex-Chicago & North Western unit will also be renumbered 515, the number it wore in its final years of C&NW and Metraservice. The unit was built in June 1953 as C&NW 5029B and was renumbered 515 in May 1974.
The E unit had been painted in a version of Southern Pacific’s “black widow” black and silver paint scheme, appropriate for the ex-SP Arizona Eastern lines it operated over.
Last year Iowa Pacific sold Arizona Eastern to Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. and moved No. 6070 to its Saratoga & North Creek Railway in upstate New York. Earlier this year the locomotive was moved to the Chicago area
and pulled trips out of the Windy City to Indianapolis and Sturtevant, Wis.
Another Iowa Pacific ex-C&NW E8, No. 518 (ex-C&NW 5030A) has already been repainted in IC colors. Source: TRAINS, 22 March 2012.
Iowa Pacific Holdings is continuing its program of acquiring E8 and E9s diesels and rebuilding them for future passenger and excursion work.
This week the company sent former Burlington Northern E8 9906, now San Luis & Rio Grande 520, to Mid-America Car in Kansas City, Mo., for rebuilding. When completed the unit will be repainted in chocolate brown and orange
Illinois Central passenger colors. EMD built No. 520 in 1953 for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy as E8A No. 9972. It became Burlington Northern No. 9972 in 1970. Used in Chicago commuter service, it was rebuilt into an
E9AM by Morrison-Knudsen in 1978 and renumbered BN 9906. After BN’s E-unit fleet was retired in 1992, it was sold to Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC commuter service, becoming MARC 66.
The unit then went to the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, which sold it to Iowa Pacific Holdings. Another former CB&Q/BN/MARC E8A at the museum has been restored to its original Burlington Route number,
9939A, and repainted in CB&Q colors. Iowa Pacific has also purchased a former E9B from the Alaska Railroad. The unit was constructed in 1957 as Illinois Central 4108 and saw service into the Amtrak era.
In 1981 it was sold to the Alaska Railroad, where it was converted to a head-end power unit and numbered P-30. Although it currently rides on four-wheel trucks, Iowa Pacific plans to convert it back to a powered B-unit
and restore its six-wheel trucks. Source: TRAINS, 18 May 2012.
Rock Island E6A 630 and E8A 652 are under evaluation at Mid America Car Co., in Kansas City, Missouri, which has performed mechanical work on Iowa Northern locomotives.
Iowa Northern President Dan Sabin told Trains NewsWire in March 2012 the two units, acquired in 2010 from private ownership, could see cosmetic, operational, or total rehabilitation.
The results of the evaluation should be available by early April 2012. During private ownership, the two units operated on the Midland Railway Historical Association’s trackage
between Midland and Ottawa, Kan. No. 652 arrived at Midland in 1985 and No. 630 in 2000. Neither has run in several years.
Iowa Pacific Holdings has acquired ex-Canadian National F7Au 9163, built in 1952, and former CN and VIA F9B 6622, built in 1957, from short line Carolina Southern, based in Conway, S.C.
The equipment is being acquired for existing and planned passenger and tourist operations. All will require extensive rehabilitation before being put into service.
Larry's Truck Electric bought the two ex-CN/VIA FP9s, 6302 and 6308 from the Georgia Southwestern Railroad in 2011.
Both wear a variation of the old Central of Georgia Railroad colors. They are stored in the Ohio Commerce Center, an industrial park in Lordstown, Ohio. In between a passenger car is placed as
customers meeting center of Larry's Truck Electric. The company has several hundred locomotives on lease and also owns the E9A 9925 which is on the property of Larry's Truck Electric's workshop
in McDonald, Ohio. 2 Susq. E's are now in Hyannis Ma. for service in Massachusetts for Iowa Pacific Holdings.
Roundnoses news in 2011
MY 1155 was bought by Altmark-Rail in June 2011.
In the end of 2011, Altmark-Rail also bought MY 1143 and MY 1155. The MY 1155 got an overhaul and the oberhaul of MY 1143 will probably be completed in the end of 2012.
EBS MY 1131 is together with the V 180 of EBS used for a tank car train service between Wiederitzsch and Gera from Monday to Saturday.
MY 1142 is now parked in the VBV Lokpark in the Borsigstraße (former Braunschweig workshop). It is owned by the new Braunschweiger Bahn Service (BSBS) company and can be rented.
MY 1147 is used to transport infrastructure equipment at the moment.
Since 11 December 2011 Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen AB runs three StoraEnso wood log trains per week on behalf of Hector Rail from Torsby via Kil to Skoghall. Traction form two TMY locomotives.
Svensk Tågkraft uses operational TMX 1012 (ex-DSB MX 1012, ex-BSM TMX 1012) in a new red/white stripe livery.
Railcare Tåg TMY 1150 was pained in white.
Inlandsbanan Di3 621 was painted in green/white livery.
Railcare Tåg AB TMX 1015 and TMY 1110 were painted in a red/white/blue livery of ThreeT AB in the end of 2011.
Alaska Railroad F7 1500 (ex B&LE 720) was sold to the Grafton & Upton RR, a shortline in Eastern Massachusetts. They also recently bought Alaska Railroad F7 1508 from a private owner.
The 1502 (ex-GM&O, MBTA & MN FL9 2007) will be used as a parts source for the 2 F's & a GP9.
The 2 ex-SP/WAG/PAT F's 6690 and 6691 have been sold for $190,000 by the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, Connecticut to the Galveston Railroad Museum in Texas. They are now in South Carolina for
refurbishing for service in Texas. After the engines are brought up to standards, including air brakes, couplers and assorted other modifications, the Southern Pacific colors will be stripped
and the diesels will be repainted in red, yellow and silver, the colors of the historic Santa Fe Chiefs. They then will be towed DIT (Dead-in Tow), probably in August 2011,
from South Carolina to Houston. The two units will replace the Texas Limited 100 and 200 (Southern Pacific #6379 and Southern Pacific #6309) since they are being cut up after hurricane damage.
Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta has released the first of its two former Southern Railway FP7A units after a complete rebuilding.
No. 6143 was released in mid-April, while No. 6147 should be out of the shop by July 4. Dixie Engine & Equipment Co. of Pell City, Ala., was tasked with rebuilding the units.
Each rebuilt unit is receiving an EMD 16-645E engine, replacing the original 567BC, as well as a rebuilt D12 main generator, new cooling fans and radiators, Dash 2 electrical components,
and D87 traction motors. The original 24RL brake system has been replaced with a 26L, and a new Perkins 400-series diesel will provide head-end power.
The 6143 and 6147 were built in 1950 for Southern Railway’s CNO&TP Division. Southern eventually sold the pair to the New Georgia Railway. The engines were delivered to the New Georgia in the
Southern’s “Tuxedo” green, gold, and white paint scheme, but later repainted by the New Georgia into Central of Georgia colors. New Georgia purchased the units from Norfolk Southern in the late 1980s
and used them on public trips, dinner trains, and charters out of Atlanta, running over both NS and CSX trackage. When the New Georgia ceased operations in 1995, Stone Mountain Park acquired
the engines for its scenic railroad.
Central States Railroad Associates' Columbia Star Dinner Train will start operating with two F-units for dinner train operations
in Missouri between Colombia and Centralia as from 15 July 2011.
Roundnoses news in 2010
Lokalbanen's MX 16 was painted yellow in October 2010.
Early 2010 CFL Cargo Danmark sold its MX 1008 (operational) and MY 1154 (not operational) to Contec Rail. MX 1008 was equipped with ATC and painted in Contec Rail blue/white stripe livery in March 2010.
It currently stands in Randers.
Railcare's MY 1122 and MY 1134 have had an overhaul and currently reside in Padborg, Denmark.