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Owner
Number
Yr. Built
Notes:
Amtrak
AMTK 599
March 30 , 2006
Converted from CP 1600 (GMD GP9u). Originally CP GG20B 1700:1. To RPRX 2406.
Bechtel
RPRX 2000
June 30, 2006
Built at Super Steel in Glenville, NY. Headed to INEL facility near Blackfoot, ID in July, 2006. Built on frame of WC 2054 (EMD GP35m).
BNSF Ry.
BNSF 1205
Nov., 2006
Originally CP 1704. Built at Alstom Calgary for 2006 delivery to CP using the frame of CP 1544 (GMD GP9m). Contract terminated and unit was not delivered. Spotted at Alstom in Dec., 2006 in CP paint. Equipped with a lerger 500kW diesel generator, giving the unit a noticeable hump at the end of the long hood.
BNSF Ry.
BNSF 1210
Nov. 4, 2005
Remote control, no cab. Still has part of original Geep cab and nose. In Texas. Converted from ex-BNSF 1373 (EMD/ATSF GP7u). To be converted to RP14BD genset like 1211? Still in Alliance, TX in early 2009.
BNSF Ry.
BNSF 1211
Dec. 3, 2005
Remote control, no cab. Still has part of original Geep cab and nose. In Texas. Converted from BNSF 1370 (EMD/ATSF GP7u) At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, June 2007. When released in August 2008, the unit had been converted to RP14BD genset BNSF 1211.
BNSF Ry.
BNSF 1212
Dec. 23, 2005
Remote control, no cab. Still has part of original Geep cab and nose. In Texas. Converted from BNSF 1438 (EMD GP10). To be converted to RP14BD genset like 1211? Still in Alliance, TX in early 2009.
BNSF Ry.
BNSF 1213
Dec. 30? 2005
Remote control, no cab. Still has part of original Geep cab and nose. In Texas. Converted from BNSF 1406 (EMD GP10). To be converted to RP14BD genset like 1211? Still in Alliance, TX in early 2009.
BP Amoco
RPRX 1703
May 19, 2006
Originally CP 1703. "Phase 3" body w/larger vents. Built in Calgary. Converted from SOO 4200 (GP9m). Contract terminated, unit returned to Railpower and resold to BP Amoco for its Cherry Point, WA refinery. Moved to BP in spring of 2007.
Canadian Pacific
CP 1700-1705
2006
CP contract terminated and units returned to Railpower. Dispersal is as follows: CP 1700 to Amtrak 599; CP 1701 to RPRX 1701; CP 1702 to USAX 6004; CP 1703 to BP Amoco 1703; CP 1704 to BNSF 1205; CP 1705 to RPRX 1705. Refer to those units' roster pages for more info.
Lubrizoil
LZRX 2006
July 5, 2006
Spotted at Super Steel in Glenville, NY in mid-August. Built from IAIS 484 (EMD/IC GP10). Working at Lubrizoil's facility in Deer Park, TX.
Kansas City Southern
KCS 1869
June 10, 2005
Converted to RP14BD KCS 1401. For use in Beaumont, TX. At CAD Rail Lachine, QB in March, 2006. It is expected that this unit will be converted to RP20BD genset. Converted from MSRC 1069 (EMD/IC GP10).
Kansas City Southern
KCS 1868
June 24, 2005
Converted to RP14BD KCS 1400. In use in Port Arthur, TX. Moved to CAD Rail in Lachine in late 2007. It is expected that this unit will be converted to RP20BD genset. Converted from MSRC 1067 (EMD/IC GP10)
Modoc Railroad Academy
RPRX 2608
July 6, 2006
Built at Super Steel in Glenville, NY. For Railroad training school near Sacramento, CA. Built from PAL 8339 (EMD/IC GP10).
Railpower
RPRX 1701
April 7, 2006
Former CP 1701. "Phase 3" body w/larger vents. Converted from CP 1635 (GMD GP9u) Contract terminated, unit retained by Railpower for lease.
Railpower
RPRX 1705
Nov., 2006
Built in Calgary for 2006 delivery to CP using St. Lawrence & Atlantic GP9 68. Contract terminated and unit was not delivered. Painted in Railpower green and numbered RPRX 1705. Equipped with a larger 500kW diesel generator. On lease/sale option to Norfolk International Terminals in Norfolk, VA.
Railpower
RPRX 2001
2002
Prototype unit class as a GGS2000D. Named "Emerald". Converted from WVRD 2890 (EMD GP9). Stored in New Westminster, BC. Inactive.
Railpower
RPRX 2401
Sept. 2004
The first of the so-called "Green Goat Plus" demonstrator units. Working in Fort Worth, TX as of Dec., 2006. Converted from MSRC 1043 (EMD/IC GP10). Fire damaged unit sparked recall on June 1, 2007. At CAD in Lachine for repairs. Transported to TMS in Altoona, PA in August 2008 for conversion to RP20BD genset.
Railpower
RPRX 2402
Nov. 23, 2004
Demonstrator Unit. Moved to Houston, TX in late July, 2006. Converted from SOO 414 (EMD GP9). At CAD in Lachine for recall repair work. Now RSSX 2402, traded to Railserve for RSSX 414.
Railpower
RPRX 2403
Jan. 24, 2005
Demonstrator Unit. Working in Mira Loma, CA. (August, 2006) Converted from SOO 402 (EMD GP9). At CAD in Lachine for recall repair work. Transported to TMS in Altoona, PA in August 2008, converted to RP20BD genset NITX 1707.
Railpower
RPRX 2404
Feb. 7, 2005
Demonstrator Unit. Working in Mira Loma, CA. (August, 2006) Converted from MSRC 1060 (EMD/IC GP10). At CAD in Lachine for recall repair work. Transported to TMS in Altoona, PA in July 2008, converted to RP20BD genset M&ET 2000.
Railpower
RPRX 2405
March 31, 2005
On lease (5years?) to BNSF for use in LA Basin. Converted from GWRX 1053 (EMD/IC GP10). Moved to CAD in Aug. 2007. Transported to TMS in Altoona, PA in July 2008 for conversion to RP20BD genset. Transported to TMS in Altoona, PA in August 2008, converted to RP20BD genset NITX 1706.
Railpower
RPRX 2406
March 30, 2006
"Phase 3" body w/larger vents. Converted from CP 1600 (GMD GP9u). Originally CP GG20B 1700:1, then AMTK 599. Retired and resold as AMTK 599. Sighted in Alyth yard in Calgary, AB. Oct., 2006. Reported headed to Amtrak 8th St. (Los Angeles) Yard. Returned on lease to Railpower and renumbered 2406. Currently on lease to UP and last reported in West Colton, CA.
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 414

2006

Existence of this unit is verified, but not much else. No core unit or converison date is known. Only that is was stationed at Texas Eastman, but isn't there any longer, and that the unit had no visible frame number. Unit is now stored at Bodie, TX. Traded to Railpower for RPRX 2402.
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 1602

April 2006

Being built in Texas for early 2006 delivery. Built from RSSX 3816 (EMD GP9E). Phase III unit with the larger battery compartment vents.
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 1621
June 30, 2006
Being built in Texas for early 2006 delivery. Converted from RSSX 3428 (EMD GP9E).
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 2605
April 22, 2005
First Green Goat built in the US. Private switching firm, in use in Freeport, TX. Converted from CNW 4333 (EMD GP7R)
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 4495

Nov. 2006

Being built in Texas for early 2006 delivery. Built from RSSX 1493 (EMD GP18)
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 4547

2006

Being built in Texas in 2006. Confirmed not to have been built from TWRY 4547 (ex-CNW EMD GP9R). That unit was renumbered RSSX 5547 to make way for this unit. Conversion date unknown.
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 8049

2006

Being built in Texas in 2006. Confirmed not to have been built from the unit that was originally DT&I 960 (EMD GP9 converted by IC to GP10). That unit was renumbered RSSX 5049 to make way for this unit. Conversion date unknown.
Railserve, Inc.
RSSX 9140

2006

Being built in Texas in 2006. Conversion date and core unit unknown. Unit was stationed at Texas Eastman, but moved to Railserve's Bodie, TX facility for storage.
Union Pacific
UPY 2004
Feb. 25, 2005
Previously in use in Fresno, CA. Converted former SOO Fuel Tender 4001 (formerly GP9). Classed by UP as GG20GP. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Transported to TMS in Altoona, PA in July 2008 for conversion to RP20BD genset. Hybrid gear removed, but conversion not yet completed.
Union Pacific
UPY 2300
Aug. 22, 2005
Converted from UP 134 (GE B23-7). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Feb. 2006. Upgraded, billed for movement back to TX in Nov. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2301
Sept. 9, 2005
Converted from UP 204 (GE B30-7A). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Nov. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2302
Sept. 30, 2005
Converted from UP 137 (GE B23-7). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Sept. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2303
Oct. 10, 2005
Converted from UP 148 (GE B23-7). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Nov. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2304
Oct. 25, 2005
Converted from SP 7861 (GE B30-7). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Oct. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2305
Oct. 31, 2005
Converted from UP 7787 (GE B30-7). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Dec. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2306
Nov. 8, 2005
Converted GE B23-7 UP 109. Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Jan. 2009.
Union Pacific
UPY 2307
Nov. 21, 2005
Converted GE B30-7 SP 7883. Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Dec. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2308
Dec. 8, 2005
Converted from UP 221 (GE B30-7A). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007.
Union Pacific
UPY 2309
Dec. 17, 2005
Converted using UP 175 (GE B23-7). Classed by UP as GG20GE. For service in Texas. At CAD Rail in Lachine, QB for repairs, Aug. 2007. Upgraded and released in Dec. 2008.
Union Pacific
UPY 2310
May 26, 2006
"Phase 3" body. Built at Alstom Calgary using ex-UP B30-7. Working in Mira Loma, CA. Built from UP 262 (GE B30-7).
Union Pacific
UPY 2311
May 30, 2006
"Phase 3" body. Built at Alstom Calgary using ex-UP B30-7 UP 7781. Working in Mira Loma, CA.
Union Pacific
UPY 2312
Sept., 2006
Built at CAD Rail in Lachine, PQ using ex-UP B30-7 7814. From BRS Branchline Magazine, April, 2006 issue. GG20B 2312 spotted in UP's Proviso yard in early Sept., 2006. To California in early Nov. 2006.
Union Pacific
UPY 2313
Aug., 2006
Built at CAD Rail in Lachine, PQ using ex-CSXT B23-7A 3127. From BRS Branchline Magazine, April, 2006 issue. GG20B 2313 spotted in UP's Proviso yard in early Sept., 2006 for testing. Unit moved to California in late Nov. 2006.
Union Pacific
UPY 2314
Sept., 2006
Built at CAD Rail in Lachine, PQ using ex-UP B30-7A 209, 211, 222 and 239. From BRS Branchline Magazine, April, 2006 issue. On CP headed for Chicago on Sept. 30, 2006. Tested at Proviso, IL and moved to California in late Nov. 2006.
Union Pacific
UPY 2315
Oct., 2006?
Built at CAD Rail in Lachine, PQ using ex-UP B30-7A 209, 211, 222 and 239. From BRS Branchline Magazine, April, 2006 issue. Unit was reported in Montreal, then at Proviso, IL in late Nov. 2006.
Union Pacific
UPY 2316
June 21, 2006
Reportedly built at Super Steel Glenville, NY using ex-UP 7786 (GE B30-7). Tested in Portland, OR and moved to Roseville, CA in mid-August, 2006. May have been built in Calgary, AB.
Union Pacific
UPY 2317
June 30, 2006
Reportedly built at Super Steel Glenville, NY using UP B30-7 7774. Interchanged from CP to UP at Eastport, ID on July 6, 2006. May have been built in Calgary, AB. Working at Mira Loma, CA.
Union Pacific
UPY 2318
July 21, 2006

Reportedly being built at Super Steel Glenville, NY using ex-UP B30-7 7818. Most likely built at Alstom Calgary. Delivered to UP Sept. 27, 2006, and headed for testing in Albina, OR.

Union Pacific
UPY 2319
Sept., 2006?
Reportedly being built at Super Steel in NY using UP 7818 (GE B30-7). Sighted at Calgary in mid-September, 2006. I believe it was actually built there. To Albina for testing, then to California in late Oct. 2006.
US Army
USAX 6000
June 6, 2005
Assigned to Fort Lewis, WA. Converted from either PAL 8324 (EMD/IC GP10), PAL 8332 (EMD/IC GP10) or TM 855 (EMD GP16).
US Army
USAX 6001
June 22, 2005
Assigned to Sierra Depot, Hurlong, CA. Moved to Ft. Sill, OK. Converted from either PAL 8324 (EMD/IC GP10), PAL 8332 (EMD/IC GP10) or TM 855 (EMD GP16).
US Army
USAX 6002
June 24, 2005
Assigned to USMC Logistics, Yermo, CA. Converted from either PAL 8324 (EMD/IC GP10), PAL 8332 (EMD/IC GP10) or TM 855 (EMD GP16).
US Army
USAX 6003
June 30, 2006
Built at Super Steel in Glenville, NY. Initial assignment is Fort McCoy, WI (near Sparta, WI). Built on frame of WC 2057 (EMD GP35m).
US Army
USAX 6004
May 10, 2006
Originally CP 1702. "Phase 3" body w/larger vents. Built in Calgary. Converted from CP 1556 (GMD GP9u) Contract terminated, unit returned to Railpower and sold to US Army. Assigned to Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX.

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