|BLW DT-6-6-2000 (606SC)|
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway 920 (Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 rebuilt by EMD) at Griffith, Ind. in January 1965
|BLW DT-6-6-2000 (608NA)|
A single prototype using a pair of 8 cylinder nominally aspirated 608NA prime movers (engines) was built in 1946 for the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. In order to minimise the length of the locomotive, the crosswalks at the ends of the locomotives were omitted. This feature was not repeated in the subsequent locomotives. Forty-five further locomotives were built using 6-cylinder turbocharged 606SC prime movers during 1948–1950.
The DT-6-6-2000 was most popular with the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway, who purchased 27 of the 46 locomotives produced. Between 1956 and 1962, all but two of these locomotives (#100 and #118) underwent a significant rebuilding program. Several locomotives were rebuilt by the EJ&E at their Joliet shops and equipped with 1200hp Baldwin 606A engines. The rest were sent to the EMD facility in La Grange, Illinois, where they were rebuilt and equipped with modified SW series hoods, 1200hp EMD 567C engines, and new control stands, as well as multiple-unit train control capability. The EJ&E rebuilt units were retired in the late 1960s, and the EMD rebuilt units were retired between 1974 and 1975. All were subsequently scrapped.
|Baldwin Locomotive Works (demonstrators)||to Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2606|
|to Elgin Joliet & Eastern 126|
|Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway|
|Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway||608NA engines|
|Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway|
|St. Louis Southwestern Railway (“Cotton Belt”)|
|Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway||to Soo Line Railroad 395–398 in 1961|
|Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway|
- "Baldwin DT6-6-2000". The Yard Limit Spotter's Guide. Retrieved April 25, 2007.
- "Alltime Diesel Locomotive Roster: 100". Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Archive. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- Kirkland, John F (1994). The Diesel Builders volume 3: Baldwin Locomotive Works. Pasadena, CA: Interurban Press. pp. 199–205. ISBN 0-916374-93-9.
- Lima LT-2500, a similar center-cab style transfer unit.