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Tacoma Municipal Belt Line

Tacoma Municiapal Belt Line - TMBL

Route:
Tacoma, WA industrial area (25 miles)
Tacoma Jct - Frederickson - Park Jct - Morton, WA (66.3 miles)
Frederickson - Western Jct - Chehalis, WA (54.5 miles)
Park Jct - National, WA (3.5 miles)
Headquarters:
Tacoma, WA
Junctions with other railroads:
BNSF & UP: Tacoma, WA
BNSF: Centralia, Chehalis and Tacoma, WA
UP: Centralia and Tacoma, WA
WTCX: Skookumchuck and Western Jct, WA
Radio frequencies:
161.070, 161.145, 161.295
History:
Line opened in 1889 by the City of Tacoma as a passenger trolley line.
Freight service begain in 1918.
Passenger service discontinued in 1948.
Name changed to Tacoma Rail in 1998.
Assumed former Tacome Eastern lines on November 16, 1998.
Reporting marks changed to TRMW effective November 15, 1999.
Ownership:
City of Tacoma
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N or O/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
901:1 GE 45ton 18043 12/1943 acquired new 1944 to PT 901; to Pacific Railcar 901; to Gunderson Northwest 901, 1995
901:2 Alco S1 69608 1/1942 ex PTRC 32; nee Northern Pacific Terminal 32 1968 to ????
902:1 GE 45ton ? ? 1962 to ASARCO (AZ); to GE for parts
902:2 Alco S1 69609 1/1942 ex PTRC 33; nee Northern Pacific Terminal 33 1968 to ????
903 Whitcomb 65DE19a 60501 9/1944 nee US Army 8495 1947 1969 Joseph Simon & Sons (Tacoma, WA); scrapped
904 Whitcomb 65DE19a 60504 9/1944 nee US Army 8498 1947 1969 Joseph Simon & Sons (Tacoma, WA); scrapped
905 Alco S1 77790 3/1950 nee ALCo-GE demo 660 1950
906 Alco S3 78399 10/1950 ex Pan American Engineering 997; nee Humble Oil (Baytown, TX) 997 1962 1979 to Simpson Timber 600, 1979; to ROMP,Willits,CA
907 Alco S3 78395 10/1950 nee WIM 30 1964 1979 to Solano Rail Car (Omaha, NE), 1979; to BRAN 71; to Rail Car Nebraska (Omaha, NE); possibly scrapped
921 Alco S4 80965 12/1953 ex BN 921; nee NP 721 1989 to Pacific Rail (Colton, CA) 921; to "a group in Washington State," c.2003
930 Alco S4 78414 10/1950 nee Illinois Northern 30 Apr 1973
931 Alco S4 78415 10/1950 nee Illinois Northern 31 Apr 1973
944 Alco S4 80628 S3221-19 8/1953 ex Chrome Crankshaft (D); nee LAJ 7 to General Metals, scrapped
950 Alco S6 81724 6/1956 ex SP 1220; SP 1053 1976 1980 to Vancouver Wharves 21:2, 1980; to Vancouver Wharves 821:1, 1996; to Canadian Railserv 1053, 1996; to Dow Chemicals 1009, 1997
1200 EMD SW9 17822 4133-18 4/1953 nee UP 1842 1978 1993 to MVT 1200, 1993
1201 EMD SW9 11722 4055-10 4/1952 ex BO 5089; nee CO 5089 1996 to Pacific Rail Services 1201, 1996
1202 EMD SW9 13138 6182-10 2/1951 ex SCL 143; nee ACL 661 1999 to TRMW 1202, 1999
1203:1 EMD GP9 22719 5504-12 2/1957 ex BN 1754; nee NP 316 1986 1986 to WCRC 302, 1986; to SOWDT/WCRC 302; to BNSF 302, 1996; to TSWR 302, 2000; to CBRW 302
1203:2 EMD SW1200 29786 4473-7 2/1965 nee MP 1271 1988 1999 to TRMW 1203, 1999; to TCRY 1203, 2003; to CBRL 1203; to YCR 1203
1204 EMD SW1200 27859 7638-2 2/1963 ex CEECo 207; nee MP 1191 1988 1999 to TRMW 1204, 1999; to EFRX 109; to ????
2000 EMD/SCL GP16u 17372 6446-3 1952 ex CSXT 1801; ex SBD 4755; ex SCL 4755; ex SCL 980; nee SAL 1800 1992 1999 to TRMW 2000, 1999
2001 EMD/SCL GP16u 17386 6446-17 1952 ex CSXT 1808; ex SBD 4762; ex SCL 4762; ex SCL 994; nee SAL 1814 1992 1999 to TRMW 2001, 1999
2002 EMD GP20 26063 5624-19 8/1960 ex NREX 2002; ex ARZC 2002; ex SECX 2002; ex UP 488; nee UP 718:2 1998 1999 to TRMW 2002, 1999; to RTEX 3002
2003 EMD GP20 26047 5624-3 8/1960 ex NREX 2003; ex ARZC 2003; ex SECX 2006; ex UP 472; nee UP 702:3 1999 1999 to TRMW 2003, 1999; to NREX 2003

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Last updated: May 21, 2017