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Chicago & North Western 4307

GM EMD GP9R diesel-electric locomotive

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Metra 139 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of River Forest" on a service track within the Chicago Passenger Terminal, with C&NW 4307 to the left.

METX 139, Chicago Passenger Terminal, CNW 4307, GM EMD GeeP, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, All Metra Stations, Metra UP N, Metra UP NW, Metra UP W, CNW Stations, CNW, GM EMD GP9, CNW locomotives, photographed on 23 October 1998 at Chicago Passenger Terminal by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/10/98a23l20.jpg] NEW 25 January 2000

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C&NW 4307 performs switching duties at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

CNW 4307, model GP7, built 7/57, builder number 22983, acquired by C&NW in 11/60, previous road number M&STL 606, C&NW paint scheme TY [Traditional Yellow; modern version of the "Stagecoach yellow" used from 1991 to merger], rebuilt 7/57, renumber planned to UP 495. [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 64.]

C&NW 4307: Builder's Date: Jul 1957, Builder's Number: 22983, as Minneapolis & St. Louis 606 using M&StL Fts and F2s as direct trade-ins. Numbered C&NW 606. Rebuild from GP7 (including chopped short hood by C&NW in Oct 1972. Originally equipped with dynamic braking, removed by C&NW and openings in braking blister on carbody blanked off. EMD GP9R, 9 units (4301-4309), B-B, 16-567C, 16-567C engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 1,750 horsepower, 247,000 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 4307 was built in July 1957, GM EMD GP7R, builder number 22983, as Minneapolis and St. Louis 606. Acquired by C&NW by merger on 1 November 1960, and was renumbered to C&NW 606. Rebuilt in October 1972 by C&NW at Oelwein (Iowa) and renumbered to C&NW 4307. C&NW 4307 was originally equipped with dynamic braking; removed by C&NW and openings in braking blister on carbody blanked out. Equipped with C&NW Automatic Train Stop and Automatic Train Control on both ends to operate in either direction over the Metra commute district in Chicago. Originally assigned a UP number in the 490-505 series (not in C&NW series), but no units known to be renumbered. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

CNW 4307: yard switcher, EMD GP7, 1,500 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of CNW 4307: AAR car type D112 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 55' 11", width 10' 3", height 15' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 11 June 2020 at 00:47. 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.