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Chicago & North Western 6659

GM EMD SD38-2 diesel-electric locomotive


Chicago & North Western 6659 GM EMD SD38-2 diesel-electric locomotive running light in the Proviso North Yard.

(CNW 6659, CNW, GM EMD SD38-2, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 31 October 1998 at Proviso North Yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 6659, model SD38-2, built 1/75, builder number 75618-10, C&NW paint scheme TYb [Traditional Yellow; modern version of the "Stagecoach yellow" used from 1991 to merger, final variation], renumber planned to UP 2815. [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 82.]

C&NW 6659: Builder's Date: Jan 1975, Builder's Number: 75618-10. EMD SD38-2, 10 units (6650-6659), C-C, 16-654E engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 2,000 horsepower, 370,000 pounds operating weight. EMD order number 75618. [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 6659 was built in January 1975, GM EMD SD38-2, builder number 75618-10. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 6659 to UP 2815. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 6659: yard switcher, EMD SD38-2, 2,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 6659: AAR car type D123 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 68' 10", width 10' 4", height 15' 7"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 7 January 2023 at 22:59. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.