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Chicago & North Western 6898

GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive


Chicago & North Western 6898 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(CNW 6898, CNW, GM EMD SD40-2, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 29 November 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 6898, model SD40-2, built 1/75, builder number 74661-8, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)], renumber planned to UP 3063. [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 6898: Builder's Date: Jan 1975, Builder's Number: 74661-8. EMD SD40-2, 35 units, C-C, 16-654E3 engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 3,000 horsepower, 383,900 pounds operating weight. Equipped with Automatic Train Control. Equipped with dynamic braking. EMD order number 74661. [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 6898 was built in January 1975, GM EMD SD40-2, builder number 74661-08. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 6898 to UP 3063. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 6898: freight locomotive, EMD SD40-2, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 6898: 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 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.