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Guatemala roster (diesel) - first ROUGH draft

September 06, 2016 06:15PM
Any additions or corrections?

Draft Roster
IRCA to 1968
FEGUA to 1996
FVM(RDC) to 2007


306-307 25 ton type GE
2001 photo
Former Bandegua or CAG?

309 65/80 ton GE(Cat?)
2001 photo
GE records show 62 tons with Cat engines built early 1969 as United Fruit – Central America 308-309 may be these engines - Former Bandegua or CAG?

600-605 C+B+C GE(Alco) 1950
Not used in regular service until labor issues settled in 1954
Originally owned/lettered CAG, leased to IRCA
All scrapped?

606-611 C+B+C GE(Alco) 1956
Originally owned/lettered CAG, leased to IRCA
All scrapped? except 606 – preserved in museum

700-704 50 ton GE(Cat) 1956
700 and 704 photo in 2001

705-706 50 ton GE(Cat) 1956
Originally lettered for El/San Salvador

800-801 GA8 EMD 1960
Demonstrators – resold circa 1961 to CyZ 800-801

802-803 U6B GE(Cat) 1960
Demonstrators – (returned to GE)

803 (2nd) U5B/U8B GE(Cat) ca. 1961/4
unknown origin, used? (2001 photo)

851-866 GA8 EMD 1965
Assigned primarily El Salvador – to FENDESAL, some still operable?

901-917 U10B B&W(GE/Cat) 1971

1001?-1010? MX620 BBD(MLW/GE) 1982 (10 engines)



Compania de Desarrollo Bananero de Guatemala, S.A.(Bandegua) at Bananero (now a Del Monte subsidiary, was this ever United Fruit or Standard Fruit?)

302-303 50 ton GE(Cat) 1952 (aqd by 1967)
Originally United Fruit – Chiriqui Land Co.
303 in service 1983 with bowed frame

314 76 ton C-C GE(Alco) 1957 (aqd ??)
built as US Army 3000, White Pass & Yukon 81 – scrapped



United Fruit Company – Compania Agricola de Guatemala (at Tiquisate)

600-611 (leased to IRCA)

I don't know of any more – steam until closed in late 1960s?


My information/knowledge is primarily GE and EMD - were there some other builders involved i.e. Porter, Whitcomb, Plymouth, European, etc?
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Guatemala roster (diesel) - first ROUGH draft

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