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Chicago & North Western 8727

GE Dash 9-44CW (UP C44-9W) diesel-electric locomotive (Operation Lifesaver)


Chicago & North Western 8727 GE Dash 9-44CW (UP C44-9W) diesel-electric locomotive (Operation Lifesaver) in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(CNW 8727, CNW, Operation Lifesaver, GE Dash 9-44CW, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 9 October 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 8727, model C44-9W, built 5/94, builder number 48094, C&NW paint scheme TYb [Traditional Yellow; modern version of the "Stagecoach yellow" used from 1991 to merger, final variation], Operation Livesaver decals applied, renumber planned to UP 9696. [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 26.]

C&NW 8727: Builder's Date: May 1994, Builder's Number: 48094. GE C44-9W, 130 units (8601-8730), C-C, 7FDL16 engine, 74:18 gear ratio, 4,400 horsepower, 415,000 pounds operating weight. C&NW calls these units "C44-9Ws," the GE model designation is "Dash 9-44CW." [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 8727 was built in May 1994, GE Dash 9-44CW (UP designation C44-9W), builder number 48094. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 8727 to UP 9831. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 8727: freight locomotive, GE C44-9W, 4,380 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 13 March 2024 at 23:04. 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.