Metra 308 GM EMD F7A diesel-electric locomotive
METX 308: Retired from service; preserved and operated at the Illinois Railway Museum.
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|Metra 308 GM EMD F7A diesel-electric locomotive in Yard 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum.|
METX 308, METX, GM EMD F7, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, photographed on 26 July 1999 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union) by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [irm/1999/07/99726i01.jpg] NEW 16 January 2000
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Synopsis: Built in November 1949, GM EMD F7A, EMD order number E1188A, builder's number 8571, as C&NW 4083C for freight service. In 1959 regeared from 62:15 (65 mph) to 57:20 (95 mph) and a 480 VAC Cummins Head-End-Power diesel generator set added, and assigned to Chicago suburban commuter service. Renumbered to C&NW 414 in December 1971. Sold to RTA (later Metra) on 31 December 1947 and leased back (the next day) to C&NW for commuter operation. Retired by RTA on 11 September 1983, but retained on the roster until donated to the Illinois Railway Museum in 1999. --had
C&NW 414: First Number: 4083C, Builder's Date: Dec 1949, Builder's Number: 8571, EMD Order Number: E1188A, Date to C&NW 400 Series: Dec 1971, C&NW Date Retired: 31 Dec 1977, RTA Date Retired: 18 Sep 1983, sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation on 1 January 1978. C&NW 412-414 assigned RTA road numbers 306, 307, 308, 310; only C&NW 414/RTA 308 was actually renumbered. RTA 308 sold to Northeast Illinois Railroad, renumbered 308. C&NW 412-414, 416 held in C&NW accounts as CGW-owned units. EMD F7A, 14 units (412-425), B-B, 16-567B engine, 57:20 gear ratio, 1,500 horsepower, 234,000 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 4083C: Builder's Date: Dec 1949, Builder's Number: 8571, Date To Suburban Service: 1959. Regeared from the original 62:15 (65 mph) gear ratio to 57:20 (95 mph) gear ratio, and equipped with Cummins diesel generator set for 440 VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service in 1959. Renumbered to C&NW 414 December 1971. EMD F7A, 32 units (4072A-4087C), B-B, 16-567B engine, 62:15 gear ratio, 1,500 horsepower, 237,000 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.]
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