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Texas and New Orleans SW 9

5 units delivered


Original No.s
000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 108 109
110 111 112 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
Re# 1965
000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 2208 2209
2210 2211 2212 000 000 000 000 000 000 000


The Texas & New Orleans (T&NO or TNO) was a subsidiary of SP, and was the amalgamation of 12 SP owned lines in Texas and Louisiana, due at the time to Texas Corporate Law which stated that all companies operating Texas had to maintain Offices in Texas. It existed until 1961 when the laws changed, and was fully absorbed by SP.

T&NO units were lettered Southern Pacific, and were sublettered (near the road number), either T&NO or TNO. All units were numbered under 1000, to avoid conflicts with SP units, and rarely left T&NO lines until after the 'merger'.

TNO SW9's came equipped with MU capability.

The SW9 is another locomotive model that was not rostered by the parent company SP.

T&NO SW9's were considered as road units, so they were delivered with the road-switcher Tiger-Stripe paint with aluminum ends.

Both TNO and SSW units were later 'rebuilt' into SW1200E's.


Prototype References:

  • 1978-79 SP Review by Strapac - Dieselization of the T&NO.
  • SP Dieselization by Garmany - Chapter 9 Postwar Diesel Switchers.
  • Extra 2200 South, Issue 54, Oct/Nov/Dec. 1975 - SP Roster, Part I
  • Extra 2200 South, Issue 55, Jan/Feb/Mar. 1976 - SP Roster, Part II
  • Model Railroader Cyclopedia Vol.2 Page 45 - Plans for the very similar SW1200.
  • see also my SSW SW7 Info page
  • see also my SP SW1200 Info page
  • see also my SSW SW1200 Info page

Additional Information on this Page contributed by Bruce Conklin.

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