Chicago & North Western 4307
GM EMD GP9R diesel-electric locomotive
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|Chicago Passenger Terminal switching a Metra scoot out from the train shed.|
CNW 4307, METX 159, GM EMD GeeP, CNW, GM EMD GP9, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, photographed on 4 November 1998 at Chicago Passenger Terminal by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/11/98b04910.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]
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