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.
Commonwealth Edison is the the electric power utility for the Chicagoland area. They own a large fleet of coal cars that can frequently be seen throughout the Chicagoland area, often running as unit trains.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Looking down from the highway bridge. UP 2975 is in the center, UP 1544 to the right, and part of UP 8113 in the right foreground. Commonwealth Edison 6302 coal hopper is in the left foreground|
UP 2975, UP 1544, UP 8113, Waukegan UP yard, CWEX 6302, UP, GM EMD SD40-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, GM EMD GP15-1, GM EMD SD90MAC, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, CWEX, Coal gondola cars, Open gondola cars, Freight cars, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99904360.jpg] NEW 29 September 1999
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CNW 6827, model SD40-2, built 2/74, builder number 74609-12, C&NW paint scheme TY [Traditional Yellow; modern version of the "Stagecoach yellow" used from 1991 to merger], renumbered to UP 2975. [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 83.]
C&NW 6827: Builder's Date: Feb 1974, Builder's Number: 74609-12. 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 2975 was built in February 1974, GM EMD SD40-2, builder number 74609-12. Originally numbered C&NW 6827. 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 2975: freight locomotive, EMD SD40-2, 3,000 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]
Equipment characteristics of UP 2975: AAR car type D125 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 68' 10", width 10' 4", height 15' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
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