Owner: LSO
Model:GE 80TonnerBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:12185Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:ex-Cummins demonstrator
Other locos with this serial:  LSO 505(80Tonner) NEO 254(80Tonner)
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80-ton GE
Title:  80-ton GE
Description:  This General Electric drawing from May 1937 illustrates the basic appearance for 80-tonner serial numbers 12184-12188, which were built in October and November 1937 as demonstrators for the Cummins Engine Co. (Note that the step locations varied or changed over time.) Serial numbers 12184, 12186 and 12188 were subsequently sold to Republic Steel, while 12185 and 12187 went to the Northeast Oklahoma Railroad as 254 and 253, and in 1949 they became Louisiana Southern 505 and 504. Both of these units were scrapped at Chatham Iron and Metal in Savannah, Georgia.
Photo Date:  4/29/1937  Upload Date: 6/11/2018 4:36:54 PM
Location:  Erie, PA
Author:  unknown
Locomotives:  NEO 253(80Tonner) LSO 504(80Tonner) LSO 505(80Tonner) NEO 254(80Tonner)
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Northeast Oklahoma 80-ton GE 254
Title:  Northeast Oklahoma 80-ton GE 254
Description:  Northeast Oklahoma Railroad 80-ton GE 254 was sticking out of the Louisiana Southern Railroad's engine shed in New Orleans. The locomotive had been built in October 1937 as one of five demonstrators (serial nos. 12184-12188) for the Cummins Engine Co. In 1939 12185 and 12187 were sold to the Northeast Oklahoma as the 254 and 253, while the other three went to Republic Steel. In 1949 the NEO units were sold to the Louisiana Southern as the 504 and 505. The Southern Railway bought the LSO in 1954, and these two locos lasted well into the Southern Railway era. The engine shed survived until this part of New Orleans was flooded by HURRICANE BETSY in 1965.
Photo Date:  1/29/1949  Upload Date: 6/22/2018 10:22:55 AM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NEO 254(80Tonner) LSO 505(80Tonner)
Views:  354   Comments: 0

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