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Alameda Belt Line




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S-2 #105
April 18, 1989

In service as ABL's only locomotive.

GP7 #2144
August 12, 1991

ex-Santa Fe GP7 2144


S-2 #105 - November 1991

When I photographed ABL's "new" GP7 #2144 in August 1991, S-2 #105 was out of service and partially stripped. I photographed it, but the photos that day did not turn out all. I returned to Alameda in November, hoping the 105 was still around. I was "lucky" enough to find it was in the same state it was back in August. I do not know the final disposition of the unit, but I assume it was scrapped or sold for scrap.


S-2 #D-4 - circa 1975
Jim Hughes photos

Jim Hughes contributed these photos he took about 1975 of S-2 #D-4 at the Alameda enginehouse. The D-4 is obviously out of service at this point, with all handrails and hood doors removed. If just the side handrails had been removed, I would guess it was for access to the diesel engine. But since the front and rear handrails were also removed, I think it is in the early stages of being scrapped.




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Locomotive Roster

No. Builder Model Built Serial Notes / Disposition / Photo links

D-1 Alco S-1 1942 69678 Acquired new.
Sold 11/63 to Central California Traction, re# 40.
Resold 4/76 to Stockton Terminal & Eastern for parts.
Photo of CCT 40 on David Epling's Unofficial CCT Website
D-2 Alco S-1 1942 69679 Acquired new.
Sold 7/64 to Central California Traction, re# 41.
Resold 4/76 to Stockton Terminal & Eastern for parts.
Photo of CCT 41 on to David Epling's Unofficial CCT Website
Photo of CCT 41 on George Elwood's Fallen Flag and Shortline Photos
D-3 Alco S-1 1946 73915 Acquired new.
Scrapped 8/70.
D-4 Alco S-2 7/43 ? Acquired 8/31/60, ex State Belt Railroad (San Francisco) 20.
Scrapped circa 1975?
D-5
re# 105
Alco S-2 2/44 70156 Acquired 8/31/60, ex State Belt Railroad (San Francisco) 22.
Acquired as ABL D-5, later re# 105.
Retired c.1991, presume scrapped.
2144
re# 44
EMD GP7 11/53 18885 Acquired c.1991, ex Santa Fe 2144, nee 2868.
Acquired as ABL 2144, later re# 44.
Sold 9/98 to Central California Traction, same#.
In service on Central California Traction as of  9/00.
Photo of ABL 44 on David Epling's Central California Rails
Photo of CCT 44 on David Epling's Unofficial CCT Website

Bibliography / Credits

  • Western Shortline Rosters Alameda Belt Line page
  • "Model Railroader" magazine, April 1980, "A railroad you can model - The Alameda Belt Line" written by Barry Wood.
  • "American Shortline Railway Guide - 3rd Edition", Edward A. Lewis, Kalmbach Books, 1986
  • "Diesel Locomotive Rosters - the Railroad Magazine Series", Wayner Publications, circa 1971
  • David Epling for allowing me to link to photos on his superb Unofficial CCT Website and his equally nice Central California Rails site. His CCT site also provided roster info on CCT's ex-ABL locomotives.
  • George Elwood for allowing me to link to the photo of CCT 41 on his  Fallen Flag and Shortline Photos site.


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This page was created on September 21, 2000 and last updated on December 6, 2001

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