Chicago & North Western 4107
GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive
Chicago & North Western 4107 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 4107, model GP7, built 7/51, builder number 14998, acquired by C&NW in 1/81, previous road number RI 4432, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)]. [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 4107: Builder's Date: Jun 1951, Builder's Number: 14398, as CRI&P 1202, later CRI&P 4432. Sold to Precision National Corp., Mt. Vernon, Illinois in 1974 or 1975. Leased back to CRI&P after being rebuilt for PNC on 21 Mar 1975. 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: 4 Jun 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 4107 was built in June 1951, GM EMD GP7R, builder number 14398, as Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 1202, later numbered as Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 4432. 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 4107 GP7, status is retired, built in June 1951, serial number 14398, frame number 6273-3, order number 6273, ownership history ( CRIP 1202, CRIP 4432, CNW 4107 ). [Courtesy of the RAILSPOT Engine History Database, November 1999]
Equipment characteristics of CNW 4107: AAR car type D112 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 55' 11", width 10' 3", height 15' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
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