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Date Photographed

4 December 1998

UP locomotives at the Proviso yard.

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Union Pacific 5953 GM EMD SD60 diesel-electric locomotive running lite in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

UP 5953, UP, GM EMD SD60, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 4 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/11/98a04d15.jpg] NEW 29 December 1999

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CNW 8016, model SD60, built 8/86, builder number 867147-16, C&NW paint scheme SYb [Safety yellow; "Sunburst" yellow, with Sans Serif block lettering, no sill stripe], renumbered to UP 5953. [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 88.]

C&NW 8016: Builder's Date: Aug 1986, Builder's Number: 867147-16. EMD SD60, 55 units (8001-8055), C-C, 16-710G3 engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 3,800 horsepower, 390,000 pounds operating weight. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Pacesetter speed control for slow-speed loading of unit coal trains. Equipped with Union Pacific Coded Cab Singals, for use in the leading position on Union Pacific lines. Equipped with dynamic braking. EMD order number 867147. [courtesy of Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Paul K Withers, roster by Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-07-0, 1995.]

UP 5953 was built in August 1986, GM EMD SD60, builder number 867147-16 as C&NW 8016. Renumbered to UP 5953 on 27 November 1996. Equipped with C&NW Automatic Train Control. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

UP 5953: freight locomotive, EMD SD60, 3,800 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of UP 5953: AAR car type D126 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 71' 2", width 10' 4", height 15' 7"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, December 1999]

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