OKRX 301 – GE 45-ton

This GE 45-ton locomotive, OKRX 301, was built by General Electric in 1941 (Builders No. – 13059) for the US Army, Road No. 1202. It was rebuilt in September 1982. Previous owners: US Army at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Dodge City, Ford & Bucklin RR, KS; and Vulcan Chemicals, Wichita, KS.

Weight: 90,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 75 + 75 gal.

The locomotive was donated to the Museum by Dan Rohrback & Vulcan Chemical Company in 2000. Initially it ran using only one of its two generator units, but the other was quickly repaired, bringing it back to its full operational ability. It has been the Museum’s primary switching locomotive for many years. It is currently in active condition.