Past Additions -- 1999
18 December 1999
West Chicago and Geneva stations and passing trains last weekend. Amtrak and Metra trains at Chicago Union Station.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Chicago & North Western 8714 GE Dash 9-44CW (UP C44-9W) diesel-electric locomotive pulls eastbound mixed freight past the historic West Chicago station. This mixed power consisted of C&NW 8714, CSXT 8598, WC 6000. and WC 6498.|
CNW 8714, CSXT 8598, CNW, GE Dash 9-44CW, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, CSXT, GM EMD SD50, CSXT locomotives, photographed on 11 December 1999 at West Chicago station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera [railfan/1999/11/99c11051.jpg] NEW 18 December 1999
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CNW 8714, model C44-9W, built 4/94, builder number 47808, C&NW paint scheme TYb [Traditional Yellow; modern version of the "Stagecoach yellow" used from 1991 to merger, final variation], renumber planned to UP 9683. [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 26.]
C&NW 8714: Builder's Date: May 1994, Builder's Number: 47808. GE C44-9W, 130 units (8601-8730), C-C, 7FDL16 engine, 74:18 gear ratio, 4,400 horsepower, 415,000 pounds operating weight. C&NW calls these units "C44-9Ws," the GE model designation is "Dash 9-44CW." [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 8714 was built in May 1994, GE Dash 9-44CW (UP designation C44-9W), builder number 47808. Union Pacific plans to renumber C&NW 8714 to UP 9818. [courtesy of Union Pacific Locomotive Directory, Don Strack, Withers Publishing, ISBN 1-881411-16-8, 1998]
CNW 8714: freight locomotive, GE C44-9W, 4,380 hp. [courtesy of Roster of UPRR Locomotive Ownership, January 1, 1999.]
Equipment characteristics of CNW 8714: AAR car type D127 (locomotive), external dimensions (length 73' 2", width 10' 3", height 15' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, December 1999]
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