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19 December 1998

Locomotives and freight cars at the Proviso yard.

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Union Pacific 2993 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

UP 2993, UP, GM EMD SD40-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 19 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/12/98c19a02.jpg] NEW 3 January 2000

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CNW 6861, model SD40-2, built 4/74, builder number 74609-46, C&NW paint scheme OY ["Old Yellow," pre-1981 with Railroad Roman numerals (i.e. Stagecoach yellow)], renumbered to UP 2993. [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 84.]

C&NW 6861: Builder's Date: Apr 1974, Builder's Number: 74609-46. EMD SD40-2, 50 units (6816-6865), C-C, 16-654E3 engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 3,000 horsepower, 385,300 pounds operating weight. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop. Equipped with dynamic braking. EMD order number 74609. [courtesy of Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Paul K Withers, roster by Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-07-0, 1995.]

UP 2993 was built in April 1974, GM EMD SD40-2, builder number 74609-46, as C&NW 6861. Renumbered to UP 2993 on 22 May 1997. Equipped with C&NW Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]

UP 2993: freight locomotive, EMD SD40-2, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]

Equipment characteristics of UP 2993: AAR car type D125 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 68' 10", width 10' 4", height 15' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. 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.