BURLINGTON NORTHERN E9 COMMUTER LOCOMOTIVES



Reb. BN   CB&Q Serial Year  Name
No.  No.  No.  No.    Built

9900 9935 9942B  9684 1950
9901 9938 9938A  9675 1949 Village of Clarendon Hills
9902 9939 9939A  9677 1950 Village of Westmont
9903 9940 9940A  9679 1950 City of Naperville
9904 9977 9977  18319 1953 Village of Lisle
9905 9967 9967  16708 1952
9906 9972 9972  18314 1953
9907 9973 9973  18315 1953
9908 9976 9976  18318 1953
9910 9980 9985B 20534 1955 Edwin S. Putz
9911 9981 9986B 20536 1955 City of Berwyn
9912 9982 9987B 20538 1955 Village of Brookfield
9913 9983 9988B 20540 1955 Village of La Grange
9914 9984 9989B 20542 1955 Village of Riverside
9915 9985 9985A 20533 1955 Village of Hinsdale
9916 9986 9986A 20535 1955 James M. Gagen
9917 9987 9987A 20537 1955 Village of Western Springs
9918 9988 9988A 20539 1955 Robert W. Beilfuss
9919 9989 9989A 20541 1955 Joseph F. Coyne
9920 9990 9990  19629 1954 Roy H. Birklund
9921 9991 9991  19630 1954 Angelo Patria Andy Sardinia
9922 9992 9992  19631 1954 Joseph Kolar
9923 9993 9993  19632 1954 Aaron D. Morton
9924 9994 9994  19633 1954 Walter T. Stanuch
9925 9995 9995  19634 1954 Jorge Iorgulescu


After Amtrak's formation in 1971, a separate group of BN E-units was assigned to suburban service. And in 1973, Morrison-Knudsen extensively rebuilt and renumbered 5 E8A's to 9900-9904, and rebuilt and renumbered 16 E9A's to 9910-9924. In 1978, 4 more E8A's were similarly rebuilt and renumbered to 9905-9908. The original 567B and 567C engines were replaced with new 645EC engines, and all rebuilt locomotives at 2400 horsepower were rated as E9's. Rebuilding included replacement of steam generators with Detroit Diesel HEP generators for the rebuilt bilevel cars. Some locomotives were named for suburbs along the line. Other locomotives were named for winners of a "name the diesels" contest.

All locomotives were retired in 1992 and sold. Some locomotives operated briefly for Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC).

Some of this locomotive roster information is from the magazine Extra 2200 South.