Owner: LSO
Model:GE 80TonnerBuilt As:NEO 253 (80Tonner)
Serial Number:12187Order No:
Frame Number: Built:11/1937
Notes:ex-NEO, nee Cummins demo
Other locos with this serial:  NEO 253(80Tonner) LSO 504(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)
Views:  468   Comments: 2
Louisiana Southern 80-ton GE 504
Title:  Louisiana Southern 80-ton GE 504
Description:  Louisiana Southern 80-ton GE 504 was parked in the railroad’s little yard at 6225 St. Claude Avenue, between St. Maurice Ave. (on the right) and Tricou St. The locomotive (serial no. 12187) had been built in November 1937 as a demonstrator for the Cummins Engine Co. and was sold to the Northeast Oklahoma Railroad as their 253 in April 1939. The NEO sold it to the Louisiana Southern on 21 October 1949 for $35,000 and it was eventually scrapped at Chatham Iron & Metal in Savannah, Georgia around 1970.
Photo Date:  7/2/1966  Upload Date: 5/19/2020 1:05:59 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  LSO 504(80Tonner)
Views:  369   Comments: 0

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