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ATSF
281 class
   
ATSF
RCE

specifications:
power:  1,750 hp6
weight:  lbs
tractive effort:  lbs @ mph
  engine: 
fuel capacity:  gals
gear ratio: 
trucks:  Blomberg B trucks, with 40-in wheels
  alternator: 
traction motors: 
dynamic brakes: 
 
roster:
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model builder
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history and configuration disposition
ATSF
 281A:2 


ATSF F9B 281A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211437,8
frame no.:  3191-B17
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   281A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Precision Nationalx59
  16Dec76x59
ATSF
 281B 

ATSF F9B 281B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211447,8
frame no.:  3191-B27
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   281B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Naporano Iron & Metals60
  5Jan7760
ATSF
 282A:2 

ATSF F9B 282A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211457,8
frame no.:  3191-B37
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   281A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 282B 

ATSF F9B 282B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211467,8
frame no.:  3191-B47
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   282B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 283A:2 

ATSF F9B 283A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211477,8
frame no.:  3191-B57
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   283A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Precision Nationalx59
  16Dec76x59
ATSF
 283B 

ATSF F9B 283B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211487,8
frame no.:  3191-B67
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   283B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16,101p,de122p, wide chrome
        yellow stripe along sill101p,de122p
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-
          slit12,de122p, blue paint behind
          grilles101p,de122p
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none101p
        portholes, middle panel:  three each
          side12,101p,de122p
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side101p
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12,de122p
        spark arrestors:  nonede122p, two wire-
          mesh, 25Jul75101p
        end overhangs:  no101p
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end101p
        signal lights:  red, both ends101p
retired:  4Nov77de122/7Nov77x62;
sold:  to Naporano Iron & Metalde122
   date 
ATSF
 284A:2 

ATSF F9B 284A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211497,8
frame no.:  3191-B77
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   284A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 284B 

ATSF F9B 284B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211507,8
frame no.:  3191-B87
order no.:  319111,de122 /
  3191B7,8
numbered:   284B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Precision Nationalx61
  Sep77x61
ATSF
 285A:2 

ATSF F9B 285A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211517,8
frame no.:  3191-B97
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   285A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16,de122p
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12,de122p
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each
          side12,de122p
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12,de122p
        spark arrestors:  two, wire-meshde122p
          before 19Feb73de122
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 285B 

ATSF F9B 285B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jun567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211527,8
frame no.:  3191-B107
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   285B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Naporano Iron & Metalx53
  Sep75x53
ATSF
 286A:2 

ATSF F9B 286A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211537,8
frame no.:  3191-B117
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   286A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 286B 

ATSF F9B 286B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211547,8
frame no.:  3191-B127
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   286B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 287A:2 

ATSF F9B 287A:2
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211557,8
frame no.:  3191-B137
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   287A:2 :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 287B 

ATSF F9B 287B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211567,8
frame no.:  3191-B147
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   287B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 288A 

ATSF F9B 288A
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211577,8
frame no.:  3191-B157
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   288A :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment:  freight service
    • paint:  BYT16,103p, wide chrome yellow stripe
        along sill103p
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12,103p,
          no yellow paint behind grilles103p
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none103p
        portholes, middle panel:  three each
          side12,103p
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side103p
        skirting:  none103p
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs:  none103p
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs:  before 26Jan74103p
        door windows:  round103p
        hostler horn:  A end103p
        signal lights:  red, both ends, blue
          housing103p
off roster:   date 
ATSF
 288B 

ATSF F9B 288B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567 /
  Jun-Jul568,de122
serial no.:  211587,8
frame no.:  3191-B167
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   288B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16,101p, narrow chrome yellow
        stripe along sill101p
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12,101p
        air intake louvers, middle panel:
          none101p,103p
        portholes, middle panel:  three each
          side12,101p
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side101p
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors:  none 18May70101p
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Precision Nationalx61
  Sep77x61
ATSF
 289A 

ATSF
26

ATSF F9B 289A
BYT1

ATSF RCE 26
BYT1
F9B

RCE
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567,8,de122
serial no.:  214257,8,de122
frame no.:  3191-B177
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   289A :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none101p
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
rebuilt / renumbered / repainted:  to RCE1,6,x15,x20
     26 1,6,7 San Bernardino CA1 Oct691,6:
    • paint:  BYT1
retired:  before Feb83;
sold:  to Precision National Corpx51
  Jan75x51,
  scrapped:   location and date 
ATSF
 289B 

ATSF F9B 289B
BYT1
F9B
builder:  EMD1,8,11
date:  Jul567,8,de122
serial no.:  214267,8,de122
frame no.:  3191-B187
order no.:  319111,de122 /
    3191B7,8
numbered:   289B :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT16
    • carbody sides:
        grilles, upper panel:  Farr vertical-slit12
        air intake louvers, middle panel:  none
        portholes, middle panel:  three each side12
        logo (letterboard), bottom panel: 5in chrome
          yellow  SANTA FE  each side
    • carbody roof:
        dynamic brakes:  48in fan12
        spark arrestors: 
        end overhangs: 
    • carbody ends:
        wrecking lugs: 
        door windows: 
        hostler horn:  A end
        signal lights:  red, both ends
off roster:   date 
 
references
  1 Joe McMillan, Santa Fe's Diesel Fleet, 1975.
  5 Andre Kristopans, "EMD Order Numbers," at http://community-2.webtv.net/ajkristopans/ANDRESGMLOCOMOTIVE/index.html.
  6 Gregg Fuhriman, private ATSF roster information.
  7 Tom Chandler, ATSF roster information hosted at QStation.org .
  8 EMD order number information, "The UNofficial EMD Homepage" at http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/.
11 David Dallner, private ATSF roster information.
 
de122 "Diesel Era," vol. 12, no. 2, March/April 2001.
 
 
abbreviations
ATSF -- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
BNSF -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, then to BNSF
BYT2 -- blue with yellow ends and yellow trim paint
BYW2 -- blue/yellow warbonnet paint
  CB -- Cleburne TX, shops
db -- dynamic brake
EMD -- Electro-Motive Division, General Motors
GE -- General Electric
  NI&M -- Naparono Iron & Metal, scrapper
NIS -- Nevada Industrial Switching
SB -- San Bernardino CA, shops
 
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