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specifications:
power:  3,600 hp4
weight:  392,860 lbs3,4
tractive effort:  see below
  engine:  20-645-E33,4
fuel capacity:  4,000 gals3,4
gear ratio:  see below
trucks:  Flexicoil trucks, with Hyatt bearings
    and 40in wheels3,4
  alternator:  AR10
traction motors:  D77
dynamic brakes:  extended-range DR1 2-speed flat4
 
roster:
5501 class
road
number
model builder
information
history disposition
 5501:2  SD45B builder:  EMD2,8,11
date:  Dec662,3,7 /
    Oct-Dec665,8
serial no.:  325572,3,7
frame no.: 
order no.:  57228,11
numbered:   1881  :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT22
    • short hood:
        herald:  blue square-circle-cross on nose
    • cab:
    • long hood:
        logo:  yellow 54in "Santa Fe" on sides;
renumbered:   5581 2,3,7 Jun702,
  repainted:   5581  after 26Aug72:
    • paint:  BYW2
    • herald:  blue "SANTA FE" cigar-band around
        nose
    • road numbers:  blue on cab sides
    • logo:  yellow 54in "Santa Fe" on long hood
        sides;
rebuilt / renumbered / repainted:  to SD45B
     5501:2 2,3,7,39 San Bernardino CA3,4 / MK2
    Dec832-4,39:
    • gear ratio:  60:173,4
    • tractive effort:  72,287 lbs at 11.2 mph3,4
    • paint:  BYT22,39p
    • herald:  outlined blue square, solid blue circle,
        yellow cross on front39p
    • road numbers:  yellow on front sides39p
    • cab:  none39p
    • horns:  none39p
    • air conditioner:  none39p
retired:   date ;
sold:  to Morrison Knudsende72  date ;
transferred:  to Boise Locomotive Co  date :
  scrapped:   location  Mar99
 5502:1  SD45B builder:  EMD2,8,11
date:  Aug662,7 /
    Jun-Aug665,8
serial no.:  320792,7
frame no.:  5708-247
order no.:  57087,8,11
numbered:   1823  :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT22
    • short hood:
        herald:  blue square-circle-cross on nose
    • cab:
    • long hood:
        logo:  yellow 54in "Santa Fe" on sides;
renumbered:   5523 2,7 Jun70,
  repainted:   5523  after 26Aug72:
    • paint:  BYW2
    • herald:  blue "SANTA FE" cigar-band around
        nose
    • road numbers:  blue on cab sides;
rebuilt / renumbered / repainted:  to SD45B2
     5502:1 2p,7 San Bernardino CA / MK2 Dec832:
    • paint:  BYT22p
    • cab:  none
    • horns:  none
    • air conditioner:  none,
  wrecked:  Henrietta MO 3Jul86
scrapped:   location and date 
 5502:2  SD45B builder:  EMD8,11
date:  Nov662,3,7 /
    Oct-Dec665,8
serial no.:  325232,3,7
frame no.: 
order no.:  57228,11
numbered:   1847  :
    • delivered:   date 
    • assignment: 
    • paint:  BYT22
    • short hood:
        herald:  blue square-circle-cross on nose
    • cab:
    • long hood:
        logo:  yellow 54in "Santa Fe" on sides;
renumbered:   5547 2,3,7 Apr-Jul702,
  repainted:   5547  after 26Aug72:
    • paint:  BYW2
    • herald:  blue "SANTA FE" cigar-band around
        nose
    • road numbers:  blue on cab sides;
rebuilt / renumbered:  to SD45u  5340 2,3,7
    San Bernardino CA3 Oct822:
    • long hood:  exhaust deflectors and air-intake
        hoods installed2, removed  date  ,
rebuilt / renumbered / repainted:  to SD45B
     5502:2 3,4,7,39 San Bernardino CA3,4 Nov824 /
    24Oct8639 / Oct823:
    • gear ratio:  62:153,4
    • tractive effort:  72,287 lbs at 11.2 mph3 /
        82,100 lbs at 11.3 mph3,4
    • paint:  BYT22,39p
    • herald:  outlined blue square, solid blue circle,
        yellow cross on front39p
    • road numbers:  yellow on front sides39p
    • cab:  none39p
    • horns:  none39p
    • air conditioner:  none39p
transferred:  BNSF Rwy Co merger35
    22Sep9535,
  renumbered:  BNSF 750339
  retired:  Nov0039
 
references:
  2 Joe McMillan, Santa Fe Motive Power, 1985.
  3 Kevin EuDaly, Santa Fe 1993-1994 Annual, 1994.
  4 Kevin EuDaly, Santa Fe Rails, vol. 1, 1996.
  5 Andre Kristopans, "EMD Order Numbers," at http://community-2.webtv.net/ajkristopans/ANDRESGMLOCOMOTIVE/index.html.
  7 Tom Chandler, ATSF roster information hosted at QStation.org.
  8 Train Web, EMD order number information, http://www.trainweb.org/emdloco/.
11 David Dallner, ATSF roster information, private correspondence.
14 Charles Biel, "BNSF TrainPix" at www.trainpix.com.
22 BNSFpix, 2003.
35 Robert C. Del Grosso, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway 1997 Annual, 1998.
39 Robert C. Del Grosso, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1995 Motive Power Fleet, 2010.
 
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
EMD -- Electro-Motive Division, General Motors
  MK -- Morrison Knudsen
    1994 - MK Rail Corp becomes MK subsidiary
    1996 - MK Rail Corp separates from MK and
        becomes Motive Power Industries Corp (MPI)
    1996 - Boise Locomotive Co (BLC) become MP subsidiary
    1999 - MPI merges with Westinghouse Air Brake Co (Wabtec)
        BLC becomes MotivePower Inc
 
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