Chicago & North Western 6856
GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive
Chicago & North Western 6856 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive leads a light-engine move with UP 6017 (EMD SD60) in the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).
CNW 6856, model SD40-2, built 3/74, builder number 74609-41, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)], renumber planned to UP 2988. [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 84.]
C&NW 6856: Builder's Date: Apr 1974, Builder's Number: 74609-41. EMD SD40-2, 50 units (6816-6865), C-C, 16-654E3 engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 3,000 horsepower, 385,300 pounds operating weight. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop. Equipped with dynamic braking. EMD order number 74609. [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 6856 was built in April 1974, GM EMD SD40-2, builder number 74609-41. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 6856 to UP 2988. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]
CNW 6856: freight locomotive, EMD SD40-2, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]
Equipment characteristics of CNW 6856: AAR car type D125 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 68' 10", width 10' 4", height 15' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
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