Internal Combustion Locomotives

Fairbanks-Morse 1947 Union Pacific 1366
Fairbanks-Morse 1947
Union Pacific 1366
Description:Diesel-Electric H20-44

Equipment Information

Union Pacific 1366 is a diesel freight locomotive designed as a “road switcher” for general freight train service. It is an unusual example of a locomotive specifically designed for long-distance operation but with its cab located at one end of the engine, a layout more typical of switchers. It was originally built as a “demonstrator,” painted for Fairbanks-Morse and sent to different railroads as a sales tool to demonstrate the design for potential customers.

Builder: Fairbanks-Morse
Year Built: 1947
Model: H20-44
Horsepower: 2000
Length: 51ft
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 14ft 6in
Weight: 250000 lbs
Brakes: 6SL
Engine: 38D8-1/8 10-Cylinder Opposed Piston
Motors: 4 WH 370F
Trucks: AAR-B
Description: Diesel-Electric / Demontrator H20-44 (Ex FM 2000)
Arrived: 1984?
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

Read more about the history of this engine in Rail & Wire #267

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Ownership History
1947-1947 – Fairbanks-Morse #2000
1947-1953 – Union Pacific #DS1366
1953-1963 – Union Pacific #1366
1963-1969 – Southwest Portland Cement #66
1969-c1984 – Southwest Portland Cement #409
c1984-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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