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.
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 foreground|
UP 2975, UP 1544, Waukegan UP yard, UP, GM EMD SD40-2, UP locomotives, Locomotives, Ex CNW, GM EMD GP15-1, Rail Yards, CNW Towers, photographed on 4 September 1999 at Waukegan UP yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/09/99904364.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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