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Wisconsin Central 4501

GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive

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Soo Line 138 Caboose passes Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive on the north leads into the Schiller Park yard.

(SOO 138, WC 4501, SOO, Caboose, Freight cars, WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park north yard leads).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive, still in Chicago & North Western colors, works the yard.

(WC 4501, WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park north yard leads).     Image size is available.

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The north end of the Schiller Park yard, looking southwest. Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive, still in Chicago & North Western colors, works the yard.

(WC 4501, Schiller Park yard (north end), WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, Rail Yards, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in Chicago & North Western colors works in the Schiller Park yard.

(WC 4501, WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in Chicago & North Western colors works in the Schiller Park north yard leads.

(WC 4501, WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park north yard leads).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in Chicago & North Western colors pulls a cut of cars in the Schiller Park yard.

(WC 4501, WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park north yard leads).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central 4501 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in Chicago & North Western colors pulls a cut of cars in the Schiller Park yard.

(WC 4501, WC, GM EMD GP9, WC locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

Synopsis: Built June 1957, GM EMD GP9, EMD order number 7542, builder's number 23552, as C&NW 1735. Rebuilt with a chopped short hood by C&NW before 1970. Rebuilt September 1972 as (GP9R) and renumbered to C&NW 4501). Retired by {C&NW 12 December 1958 and sold for parts to Fox River Valley Railroad (FRV) on 12 January 1969. The FRV became part of the Wisconsin Central on 27 August 1993. --had

C&NW 1735: Builder's Date: Jun 1957, Builder's Number: 23552, rebuilt and renumbered to 4501 (GP9R), September 1972. EMD order number 7542. C&NW 1735 was rebuilt with a chopped short hood by C&NW before 1970. EMD GP9, 32 units (1725-1756), B-B, 16-567C engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 1,750 horsepower, 253,000 pounds operating weight. [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 4501: Builder's Date: Jun 1957, Builder's Number: 23552, Date Rebuilt: Sep 1972, Date Retired: 12 Dec 1958. C&NW 4501-4506, 4508-4510 (C&NW 4501 for parts) sold to Fox River Valley Railroad (FRV) on 12 January 1969. Numbered in FRV 1700 class, sequence unknown. C&NW 4501 equipped with chopped short hood by C&NW before 1970 as C&NW 1735. EMD GP9R, 13 units (4501-4513), B-B, 16-567C engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 1,750 horsepower, 253,000 pounds operating weight. [courtesy of Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Paul K Withers, roster by Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-07-0, 1995.]

WC 4501 is a 1,750 horsepower model GP9, built between 1956 and 1957 by General Motors Electro Motive Division. [courtesy of The Official Locomotive Rosters & News, James W. Kerr, 2000 edition, ISBN 0-919295-32-0, August 1999]

Equipment characteristics of WC 4501: AAR car type D112 (locomotive), plate type C, external dimensions (length 56' 6", width 10' 3", height 14' 6"). [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.