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Date Photographed

27 September 1998

Locomotives and freight cars at Proviso yard.

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Chicago & North Western 5529 GM EMD GP40 diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

CNW 5529, CNW, GM EMD GP40, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 27 September 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/09/98927c02.jpg]

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CNW 5529, model GP40, built 11/65, builder number 30977, acquired by C&NW in 9/80, previous road number CR 3040, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)], renumber planned to UP 665. [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 70.]

C&NW 5529: First Number: NYC 3040, Second Number: PC 3040, Third Number: CR 3040, Builder's Date: Nov 1965, Builder's Number: 30977. Built new as New York Central, renumbered to PC after merger of NYC and Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 which formed Penn Central. Renumbered to CR after formation of Conrail in 1976. Returned by CR to Precision National Corp. lessor/owner in 1980 upon expiration of 15-year lease. The original owner/lessor sold all 13 units to Precision National Corp. in July 1980. C&NW leased the units from PNC in late 1980 and purchased the 13 units in March 1981. All 13 units were rebuilt between June and December 1981 at Oelwein shops. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop. Equipped with Dynamic braking. EMD order number 7851. EMD GP40, 13 units (5525-5537), B-B, 16-654E3 engine, 61:16 gear ratio, 3,000 horsepower, 277,000 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 5529 was built in November 1965, EMD order number 7851, builder number 30977, as New York Centeral 3040. Renumbered to Penn Central 3040 in 1968 and to Conrail 3040 in 1976. Returned to the owner/leasor in 1980 upon expiration of the 15 year lease. Purchased by Precision National Corp. in July 1980. C&NW leased the unit in late 1980 and purchased it during 1981, and renumbered to C&NW 5529. Rebuilt between June and December 1981 in C&NW's Oelwein {Iowa shops}, including new electrical cabinets and modifications to the throttle and dynamic braking controls. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 5529 to UP 711. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 5529: freight locomotive, EMD GP40, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

CNW 5529 GP40, status is unknown, serial number 30977, order number 7851, ownership history ( NYC 3040, PC 3040, CR 3040, CNW 5529 ). [Courtesy of the RAILSPOT Engine History Database, November 1999]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 5529: AAR car type D115 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 59' 2", width 10' 4", height 15' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

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