4 September 1999
This Saturday afternoon visit to the Waukegan yard and Waukegan station yielded a variety of Metra and freight equipment, including several C&NW cars and a locomotive.
The Chicago & North Western and later the Union Pacific railroads use the term "Scoot" to refer to a commuter passenger train.
Metra has a map and information about the Waukegan station at their official Web site. This station located along and serves the Metra / Union Pacific North Line.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Metra 139 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of River Forest", Metra 134 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "City of Park Ridge", Metra 162 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Villa Park" and their scoots rest in the Waukegan UP yard on a Saturday afternoon. The two-track mainline can be seen to the right|
METX 139, METX 134, METX 162, Metra Scoots, Waukegan UP yard, Waukegan station, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Metra, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, All Metra Stations, Metra UP N, CNW Stations, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan Metra yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99904348.jpg] NEW 29 September 1999
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Metra 139 was built between 1977 and 1980. It is rated at 3,200 horsepower.
Metra numbers 128-149 were built by General Motors Electromotive Division for EMD order number 786293 in 1979-80, EMD model F40PH-2. Metra assigned them to the Union Pacific lines. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]
METX 139, model F40PH-2, built December 1979, builder number 786293-12, named "Village of River Forest," assigned to Metra/Union Pacific lines. [courtesy of Metra Locomotive Information, by Mike Azen, February 2000]
METX 139 is a 3,200 horsepower model F40PH-2, built between 1970 and 1989 by General Motors Electro Motive Division. [courtesy of The Official Locomotive Rosters & News, James W. Kerr, 2000 edition, ISBN 0-919295-32-0, August 1999]
Equipment characteristics of METX 139: AAR car type D215 (locomotive), plate type E, external dimensions (length 56' 2", width 10' 8", height 15' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
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