Western Pacific #918D

Technical Data

Builder GM EMD, La Grange, IL
Number 8973
Date January 1950
Type F7
Wheel Arrangement B-B
Power Diesel-Electric
Gross Weight 119 tons
Horsepower 1500


  • Built new as Western Pacific Railroad No. 918D
  • Renumbered by WP to No. 918, October 1980
  • Retired March 1981 due to electrical fire
  • Donated to the PLA by the Western Pacific, June 1982
  • Restored to operation, 1982-1986
  • Undergoing restoration, Oakland, CA, 2002-2005
  • Moved to Niles Canyon June 2005
  • In Operation July 2005 on NCRY
Looking east at our Niles yard from the cab of the #918.
Engine room looking from front to back of the 918.

WP 918D project website