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Chicago & North Western 4103

GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive

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Chicago & North Western 4103 GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(CNW 4103, CNW, GM EMD GP7R, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 November 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 4103 GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(CNW 4103, CNW, GM EMD GP7R, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 November 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 4103 GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(CNW 4103, CNW, GM EMD GP7R, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 4 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 4103 GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(CNW 4103, CNW, GM EMD GP7R, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 4 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 4103, model GP7, built 12/51, builder number 15193, acquired by C&NW in 1/81, previous road number RI 4428, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)], renumber planned to UP 403. [Source: The Final North Western Motive Power Roster. Courtesy of The Run of the Ge's, The Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Library of Congress catalog card number 95-83545, 1995, page 57.]

C&NW 4103: Builder's Date: Dec 1951, Builder's Number: 15193, as CRI&P 1234, later CRI&P 4429. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mt. Vernon, Illinois in 1974 or 1975. Leased back to CRI&P after being rebuilt for PNC on 10 Jan 1976. Upon CRI&P shutdown in April 1980, all units were returned to PNC. C&NW purchased 119 (109 GP7Rs and 10 GP9Rs) units in February 1981 from PNC, sending 61 older units to PNC as trade-in. C&NW In-Service Date: 2 Jul 1981. EMD GP7R, 45 units (4100-4144), B-B, 16-567B engine, 61:16 gear ratio, 1,500 horsepower, 256,000 pounds operating weight. [courtesy of Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Paul K Withers, roster by Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-07-0, 1995.]

C&NW 4103 was built in December 1951, GM EMD GP7R, builder number 15193, as Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 1234, later numbered as Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 4428. Purchased by Precision National Corporation, Mr. Vernon, Illinois, in 1974 or 1975, rebuilt in 1957 or 1976 for Precision National Corporation, and leased back to Chicago Rock Island & Pacific. Returned to Precision National Corporation after Chicago Rock Island & Pacific shut down in April 1980 and leased to C&NW, entering service in 1981. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 4103 GP7, status is unknown, built in December 1951, serial number 15193, frame number 5151-10, order number 5151, ownership history ( CRIP 1234, CRIP 4428, CNW 4103 ). [Courtesy of the RAILSPOT Engine History Database, November 1999]

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