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Chicago & North Western 6866

GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive

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Chicago & North Western 6866 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive leading a freight train into the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

(CNW 6866, CNW, GM EMD SD40-2, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 28 September 1998 at Proviso Yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 6866 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive leading a freight train into the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

(CNW 6866, CNW, GM EMD SD40-2, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 28 September 1998 at Proviso Yard).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 6866 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive leading a freight train into the UP (former C&NW) Proviso yard (Melrose Park, Illinois).

(CNW 6866, CNW, GM EMD SD40-2, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 28 September 1998 at Proviso Yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 6866, model SD40-2, built 9-74, builder number 74639-1, C&NW paint scheme SYc [Safety yellow; "Sunburst" yellow, with Sans Serif block lettering, dashed sill stripes], renumber planned to UP 3031. [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 6866: Builder's Date: Sep 1974, Builder's Number: 74639-1. EMD SD40-2, 25 units, C-C, 16-654E3 engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 3,000 horsepower, 385,400 pounds operating weight. Equipped with Automatic Train Control. Equipped with dynamic braking. EMD order number 74639. [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 6866 was built in September 1974, GM EMD SD40-2, builder number 74639-01. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 6866 to UP 3031. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 6866: freight locomotive, EMD SD40-2, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 6866: AAR car type D125 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 68' 10", width 10' 4", height 15' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. 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.