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Union Pacific 2955

GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive


In the yard beside the Waukegan station

(UP 2955, UP, GM EMD SD40-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

CNW 6806, model SD40-2, built 8/73, builder number 73639-6, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)], renumbered to UP 2955. [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 83.]

C&NW 6806: Builder's Date: Aug 1973, Builder's Number: 73639-6. EMD SD40-2, 10 units (6801-6810), C-C, 16-654E3 engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 3,000 horsepower, 387,000 pounds operating weight. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automat Train Stop. Equipped with dynamic braking. EMD order number 73639. [courtesy of Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Paul K Withers, roster by Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-07-0, 1995.]

UP 2955 was built in August 1973, GM EMD SD40-2, builder number 73639-06. Originally numbered C&NW 6806. To UP number 12 September 1997. Equipped with C&NW Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

UP 2955: freight locomotive, EMD SD40-2, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of UP 2955: 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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