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Chicago & North Western Railway

Roster of Diesel Locomotives, 1926-1995

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EMD E6A -- 1 unit
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567 engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 315,700 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5004A UP SF-4 UP 904A UP 985J Mar 1941 1175 31 Mar 1959 Scrapped.

General Notes:

a. Built as jointly owned UP/C&NW SF-4 for pool service on the 1941 City of San Francisco, renumbered to UP/C&NW/SP 904A in August 1946, renumbered to UP/C&NW/SP 985J ("J" for jointly owned) in March 1948; acquired by C&NW on 1 December 1948, numbered as C&NW 5004A, when joint pool was dissolved and distributed to the owners, based on percentage of operating mileage.
b. EMD order number E341A.
   

EMD E7A -- 1 unit
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567A engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 323,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5004B UP 927 UP 988J Aug 1946 3506 31 Aug 1959 Scrapped.

General Notes:

a. Built as jointly owned UP/C&NW 927 for pool service on the City of Los Angeles (order as LA-7, delivered after Streamliner fleet renumbered), renumbered to UP/C&NW 988J ("J" for jointly owned) in March 1948; acquired by C&NW on 1 December 1948, numbered as C&NW 5004B, when joint pool was dissolved and distributed to the owners, based on percentage of operating mileage.
b. EMD order number E690A.
   

EMD E6A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567 engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 311,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5005A Aug 1941 1349 14 Sep 1959 Scrapped.
5005B Aug 1941 1350 16 May 1958 Scrapped.
5006A Aug 1941 1351 14 Sep 1959 Scrapped.
5006B Aug 1941 1352 14 Sep 1959 Scrapped.

General Notes:

a. EMD order number E394A.
   

ALCo DL109 -- 1 unit
A1A-A1A; (2) 6-539T engines; 58:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 337,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5007A Aug 1941 69436 1956 Scrapped.
         

EMD E7A -- 1 unit
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567A engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 320,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5007B Apr 1945 1966 20 Nov 1951 1.

General Notes:

a. EMD order number E536A.

Notes:

1. Wrecked on 12 November 1951 at Wyuta, Utah (near Wyoming/Utah border on Union Pacific); purchased by UP, retired and sent to EMD as direct trade-in for UP E8A 925.
   

EMD E7A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567A engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 311,300 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5008A May 1946 3112 1962 Scrapped in 1963.
5008B May 1946 3113 1962 Scrapped in 1963.
5009A May 1946 3114 1962 Scrapped in 1963.
5009B May 1946 3355 1962 Scrapped in 1963.

General Notes:

a. EMD order number E652A.
   

EMD E7A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567A engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 319,800 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5010A Mar 1947 3972 19 May 1966 1.
5010B Mar 1947 3973 Aug 1964 2.
5011A Mar 1947 3974 1963 2.
5011B Mar 1947 3975 1961 3.

General Notes:

a. EMD order number E744A.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, April 1966.
2. (disposition unknown)
3. Sold to List-Clark Construction Co., Kansas City, Missouri, in 1961.
   

EMD E7A -- 11 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567A engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 326,500 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5012A Sep 1947 4273 Jan 1969 1.
5012B Sep 1947 4274 Aug 1971 2.
5013A Sep 1947 4275 Aug 1971 2.
5013B Sep 1947 4276 Aug 1971 2.
5014A Sep 1947 4277 19 May 1966 3.
5014B Sep 1947 4278 Mar 1962 4.
5015A Sep 1947 4279 Aug 1971 2.
5015B Sep 1947 4280 Oct 1971 5.
5016A Sep 1947 4281 Sep 1971 5.
5016B Sep 1947 4282 1963 2.
5017A Sep 1947 4283 Jan 1969 1.

General Notes:

a. EMD order number E781A.

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, January 1969.
2. (disposition unknown)
3. Traded to EMD, April 1966.
4. Scrapped by Missouri Valley Steel, Leavenworth, Kansas, March 1962.
5. Sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, October 1971.
   

EMD E7A -- 6 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567A engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 327,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
C&NW Date
Retired
RTA Date
Retired
Notes
5017B Mar 1949 6592 1962   1.
5018A Mar 1949 6593 Jan 1971   2.
5018B Mar 1949 6594 Jan 1969   3.
5019A Mar 1949 6595 Oct 1971   2.
5019B Mar 1949 6596 31 Dec 1977 2 Nov 1981 4.
5020A Mar 1949 6597 Aug 1971   1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 5019B was rebuilt by EMD to an E8AM (2,000 horsepower from two 12-567BC engines) in June 1953.
b. C&NW 5019B rebuilt with Cummins diesel generator set for 440VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service in August 1961.
c. EMD order number E1013A.

Notes:

1. (disposition unknown)
2. Sold to Precision Engineering Co., Mount Vernon, Illinois, October 1971.
3. Traded to EMD, January 1969.
4. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 400 (not renumbered); renumbered to RTA 5019; retired in 1981; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, May 1985.
   

EMD E8A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567B engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,250 horsepower; 336,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
C&NW Date
Retired
RTA Date
Retired
Notes
5021A Jul 1950 11491 31 Dec 1977 29 Apr 1983 1.
5021B Jul 1950 11492     2.
5022A Jul 1950 11493     3.
5022B Jul 1950 11494     4.

General Notes:

a. All 4 units rebuilt with Cummins diesel generator set for 440VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service in 1959.
b. EMD order number 6095.

Notes:

1. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 401; not renumbered.
2. Renumbered to 522, 30 December 1974.
3. Renumbered to 519, 30 September 1974.
4. Renumbered to 520, 31 October 1974.
   

EMD E8A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567B engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,250 horsepower; 336,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date Rebuilt
With Cummins
Aux. Power
C&NW Date
Retired
RTA Date
Retired
Notes
5023A Jul 1951 14659 Jul 1960     1.
5023B Jul 1951 14660 Aug 1960     2.
5024A Jul 1951 14661 1964     3.
5024B Jul 1951 14662 Sep 1960 31 Dec 1977 11 Mar 1983 4.

General Notes:

a. All 4 units rebuilt with Cummins diesel generator set for 440VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service in 1960 and 1964.
b. EMD order number 2034.

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 521, 29 November 1974.
2. Renumbered to 514, 22 April 1974.
3. Renumbered to 517, 17 July 1974.
4. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 402, not renumbered; renumbered to RTA 5024; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
   

EMD E8A -- 2 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567B engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,250 horsepower; 337,500 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date Rebuilt
With Cummins
Aux. Power
C&NW Date
Retired
RTA Date
Retired
Notes
5025A Aug 1952 16901 Feb 1964 31 Dec 1977 11 Mar 1983 1.
5025B Aug 1952 17032 Mar 1960 31 Dec 1977 2 May 1983 2.

General Notes:

a. Both units rebuilt with Cummins diesel generator set for 440VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service in 1960 and 1964.
b. EMD order number 2043.

Notes:

1. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 403, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
2. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 404, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
   

EMD E8A -- 11 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567B engines; 52:25 gear ratio; 2,250 horsepower; 340,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date Rebuilt
With Cummins
Aux. Power
C&NW Date
Retired
RTA Date
Retired
Notes
5026A May 1953 18113 Mar 1960 31 Dec 1977 2 May 1983 1.
5026B May 1953 18114 May 1960 31 Dec 1977 11 Mar 1983 2.
5027A Jun 1953 18115 Oct 1961 31 Dec 1977 5 May 1983 3.
5027B Jun 1953 18116 1961 31 Dec 1977   4.
5028A Jun 1953 18117 Mar 1961 31 Dec 1977   5.
5028B Jun 1953 18118 May 1961 31 Dec 1977 2 Nov 1981 6.
5029A Jun 1953 18119 Oct 1961 31 Dec 1977   7.
5029B Jun 1953 18120 Nov 1961 31 Dec 1977   8.
5030A Jun 1953 18121 Nov 1963 31 Dec 1977   9.
5030B Jun 1953 18122 Dec 1961 31 Dec 1977 11 Mar 1983 10.
5031A Jun 1953 18123 Jul 1961 31 Dec 1977 11 Mar 1983 11.

General Notes:

a. All 11 units rebuilt with Cummins diesel generator set for 440VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service in 1960 and 1961 (5030A in November 1963).
b. EMD order number 2056.

Notes:

1. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 405, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
2. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 406, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
3. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 407, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron & Metal, Naporano, N.J., December 1985, scrapped in August 1986.
4. Rebuilt in-kind and renumbered to 512, 12 March 1974.
5. Rebuilt in-kind and renumbered to 513, 4 April 1974.
6. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 408, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
7. Rebuilt in-kind and renumbered to 516, 22 June 1974.
8. Rebuilt in-kind and renumbered to 515, 24 May 1974.
9. Rebuilt in-kind and renumbered to 518, 28 August 1974.
10. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 409, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron & Metal, Naporano, N.J., December 1985, scrapped in August 1986.
11. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA road number 410, not renumbered; retired in 1983; sold to Naporano Iron and Metal, June 1985, scrapped.
   

EMD E8A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; (2) 12-567B engines; 57:20 gear ratio; 2,250 horsepower; 334,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Order
Number
C&NW Date
Retired
RTA Date
Retired
Notes
5031B KCS 23 Jan 1952 1034 E293A 31 Dec 1977 23 Mar 1983 1.
5032A KCS 25 Jun 1959 25355 E420A 31 Dec 1977 8 Oct 1981 2.
5032B KCS 27 Feb 1952 14737 6312A 26 Apr 1972   3.
5033A KCS 29 Feb 1952 14739 6312A 31 Dec 1977 8 Oct 1981 4.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 5031B-5033A were purchased second hand in January 1970 (delivered in April 1970) for Chicago suburban service. C&NW 5031B was built in June 1940 as Kansas City Southern E3A 3, direct trade-in to EMD for KCS E8A 23 in January 1952. C&NW 5032A was built in January 1942 as a Kansas City Southern E6A, rebuilt by EMD in June 1959.

Notes:

1. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA number 411, not renumbered; retired in 1983; RTA 5031B sold to Smoky Hill Museum, Kansas City, Kansas, March 1985.
2. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA number 412, not renumbered; retired in 1981; scrapped by C&NW at Chicago, Illinois
3. Wrecked on 18 March 1971 at Lake Geneva, Wis.; scrapped by C&NW in April 1972.
4. Sold to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) on 31 December 1977, leased back to C&NW for operation. Assigned RTA number 413, not renumbered; retired in 1981; scrapped by C&NW at Chicago, Illinois
   

EMD GP50 -- 50 units
B-B; 16-645F3 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 3,500 horsepower; 270,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
5050 May 1980 786257-1  
5051 May 1980 786257-2 1.
5052 May 1980 786257-3  
5053 May 1980 786257-4  
5054 May 1980 786257-5  
5055 May 1980 786257-6  
5056 Jun 1980 786257-7  
5057 May 1980 786257-8  
5058 Jun 1980 786257-9  
5059 May 1980 786257-10  
5060 May 1980 786257-11  
5061 May 1980 786257-12  
5062 May 1980 786257-13  
5063 May 1980 786257-14  
5064 Jun 1980 786257-15  
5065 Jun 1980 786257-16  
5066 Jun 1980 786257-17  
5067 Jun 1980 786257-18  
5068 Jun 1980 786257-19  
5069 Jun 1980 786257-20  
5070 Jun 1980 786257-21  
5071 Jul 1980 786257-22  
5072 Jun 1980 786257-23  
5073 Jul 1980 786257-24  
5074 Jun 1980 786257-25  
5075 Jul 1980 786257-26  
5076 Jul 1980 786257-27  
5077 Jul 1980 786257-28  
5078 Jul 1980 786257-29  
5079 Jul 1980 786257-30  
5080 Jul 1980 786257-31  
5081 Jul 1980 786257-32  
5082 Jul 1980 786257-33  
5083 Jul 1980 786257-34  
5084 Jul 1980 786257-35  
5085 Jul 1980 786257-36  
5086 Jul 1980 786257-37  
5087 Jul 1980 786257-38  
5088 Jul 1980 786257-39  
5089 Jul 1980 786257-40  
5090 Aug 1980 786257-41  
5091 Aug 1980 786257-42  
5092 Aug 1980 786257-43  
5093 Sep 1980 786257-44  
5094 Sep 1980 786257-45  
5095 Aug 1980 786257-46  
5096 Sep 1980 786257-47 2.
5097 Sep 1980 786257-48  
5098 Sep 1980 786257-49  
5099 Sep 1980 786257-50  

General Notes:

a. C&NW 5050-5099 were the first GP50s built by EMD.
b. Equipped with Automatic Train Control
c. Equipped with Union Pacific Coded Cab Signals (CCS), for use on Union Pacific lines between Fremont and North Platte, Nebraska. The CCS equipment installed on C&NW's GP50s came from retired Union Pacific DDA40Xs and SD45s. Equipment installed in odd numbered GP50s was removed in mid 1991 and re-installed in SD40-2s. By late 1991 the CCS equipment had been removed from most of the even-numbered GP50s as well.
d. Equipped with dynamic braking.
e. EMD order number 786257.

Notes:

1. Wrecked in 1987, retired on 16 June 1989, sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, February 1990, still stored at Oelwein, Iowa.
2. Wrecked, retired on 16 June 1989, sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, February 1990, stored at Oelwein, Iowa, until moved to Dixmoor in mid 1993.
   

EMD FTA -- 4 units
B-B; 16-567A engine; 57:20 gear ratio; 1,350 horsepower; 260,400 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
5401A May 1945 3115 1.
5401D May 1945 3116 2.
5402A May 1945 3117 3.
5402D May 1945 3118 4.

General Notes:

a. Equipped with dynamic braking.
b. EMD order number E653A.

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 4051A in 1947.
2. Renumbered to 4052A in 1947.
3. Renumbered to 4053A in 1947.
4. Renumbered to 4054A in 1947.
   

EMD FTB -- 4 units
B-B; 16-567A engine; 57:20 gear ratio; 1,350 horsepower; 260,400 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
5401B May 1945 3119 1.
5401C May 1945 3120 2.
5402B May 1945 3121 3.
5402C May 1945 3122 4.

General Notes:

a. Equipped with dynamic braking.
b. Equipped with steam generators.
c. EMD order number E653B.

Notes:

1. Renumbered to 4051B in 1947.
2. Renumbered to 4052B in 1947.
3. Renumbered to 4053B in 1947.
4. Renumbered to 4054B in 1947.
   

EMD GP40 -- 25 units
B-B; 16-645E3 engine; 61:16 gear ratio; 3,000 horsepower; 277,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5500 NYC 3010 PC 3010 CR 3010 Dec 1965 30947    
5501 NYC 3011 PC 3011 CR 3011 Dec 1965 30948    
5502 NYC 3012 PC 3012 CR 3012 Dec 1965 30949    
5503 NYC 3013 PC 3013 CR 3013 Dec 1965 30950    
5504 NYC 3014 PC 3014 CR 3014 Dec 1965 30951    
5505 NYC 3015 PC 3015 CR 3015 Dec 1965 30952    
5506 NYC 3016 PC 3016 CR 3016 Dec 1965 30953    
5507 NYC 3017 PC 3017 CR 3017 Dec 1965 30954    
5508 NYC 3018 PC 3018 CR 3018 Dec 1965 30955    
5509 NYC 3019 PC 3019 CR 3019 Dec 1965 30956    
5510 NYC 3020 PC 3020 CR 3020 Dec 1965 30957    
5511 NYC 3021 PC 3021 CR 3021 Dec 1965 30958    
5512 NYC 3022 PC 3022 CR 3022 Dec 1965 30959    
5513 NYC 3023 PC 3023 CR 3023 Dec 1965 30960    
5514 NYC 3025 PC 3025 CR 3025 Dec 1965 30962 9 Aug 1989 1.
5515 NYC 3026 PC 3026 CR 3026 Dec 1965 30963    
5516 NYC 3027 PC 3027 CR 3027 Dec 1965 30964    
5517 NYC 3028 PC 3028 CR 3028 Dec 1965 30965    
5518 NYC 3029 PC 3029 CR 3029 Dec 1965 30966    
5519 NYC 3030 PC 3030 CR 3030 Dec 1965 30967 9 Aug 1989 2.
5520 NYC 3031 PC 3031 CR 3031 Dec 1965 30968    
5521 NYC 3032 PC 3032 CR 3032 Dec 1965 30969    
5522 NYC 3033 PC 3033 CR 3033 Dec 1965 30970    
5523 NYC 3034 PC 3034 CR 3034 Dec 1965 30971 9 Aug 1989 3.
5524 NYC 3035 PC 3035 CR 3035 Dec 1965 30972    

General Notes:

a. Built as New York Central 3010-3035, renumbered to PC 3010-3035 after merger of New York Central and Pennsylvania in 1968 which formed Penn Central. Renumbered to CR 3010-3035 after formation of Conrail in 1976. Returned by CR to lessor/owner in 1980 upon expiration of 15 year lease. The original owner/lessor sold all 25 units (PC 3024 wrecked and retired by PC) to Precision National Corp. in July 1980.
b. C&NW leased the units from PNC in late 1980 and purchased all but 5502 on 10 March 1981. C&NW 5502, ex CR 3012, was taken into C&NW accounts on 1 July 1981. All 25 units were rebuilt between June and December 1981 at Oelwein shops, using new electrical cabinets and modifications to the throttle and dynamic braking controls.
c. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop.
d. Equipped with dynamic braking.
e. EMD order number 7831.

Notes:

1. Sold to Helm Financial, reconditioned and leased to UP as UP 886 in December 1989.
2. Sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, February 1990, resold to Helm Financial, reconditioned at CN's Montreal shops and leased to UP as UP 882 in February 1990.
3. Wrecked (roll-over), sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, February 1990, wreck damage repaired, resold to Helm Financial, reconditioned and leased to UP as UP 871 in December 1989.
   

EMD GP40 -- 13 units
B-B; 16-645E3 engine; 61:16 gear ratio; 3,000 horsepower; 277,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
5525 NYC 3036 PC 3036 CR 3036 Nov 1965 30973    
5526 NYC 3037 PC 3037 CR 3037 Nov 1965 30974    
5527 NYC 3038 PC 3038 CR 3038 Nov 1965 30975    
5528 NYC 3039 PC 3039 CR 3039 Nov 1965 30976    
5529 NYC 3040 PC 3040 CR 3040 Nov 1965 30977    
5530 NYC 3041 PC 3041 CR 3041 Nov 1965 30978 9 Aug 1989 1.
5531 NYC 3042 PC 3042 CR 3042 Nov 1965 30979    
5532 NYC 3044 PC 3044 CR 3044 Nov 1965 30981    
5533 NYC 3045 PC 3045 CR 3045 Nov 1965 30982    
5534 NYC 3046 PC 3046 CR 3046 Nov 1965 30983    
5535 NYC 3047 PC 3047 CR 3047 Nov 1965 30984    
5536 NYC 3048 PC 3048 CR 3048 Dec 1965 30985 9 Aug 1989 2.
5537 NYC 3049 PC 3049 CR 3049 Dec 1965 30986    

General Notes:

a. Built as New York Central 3036-3049, renumbered to PC 3036-3049 after merger of New York Central and Pennsylvania in 1968 which formed Penn Central. Renumbered to CR 3036-3049 after formation of Conrail in 1976. Returned by CR to lessor/owner in 1980 upon expiration of 15 year lease. The original owner/lessor sold all 13 units (PC 3043 wrecked and retired by PC) to Precision National Corp. in July 1980.
b. C&NW leased the units from PNC in late 1980 and purchased the 13 units in March 1981. All 13 units were rebuilt between June and December 1981 at Oelwein shops.
c. C&NW 5525, as NYC 3036, was the first production GP40 using EMD's new 645 engine.
d. Equipped with Automatic Train Control and Automatic Train Stop.
e. Equipped with dynamic braking.
f. EMD order number 7851.

Notes:

1. Sold to Helm Financial, reconditioned at CN's Montreal shops and leased to UP as UP 883 in February 1990.
2. Wrecked (roll-over), sold to Helm Financial, reconditioned and wreck damage repaired and leased to UP as UP 870 in December 1989.
   

EMD/Caterpillar SDCAT -- 1 unit
C-C; Caterpillar 3612 engine; 3,000 horsepower; 410,300 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Fourth
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Rebuilt
Notes
6000 PRR 6224 PC 6224 CR 6224 6547 Jan 1968 33848 Feb 1986 1.

General Notes:

a. C&NW 6000 built as PRR SD45 6224, renumbered to PC 6224, renumbered to CR 6224, sold to C&NW 6547, rebuilt by C&NW to SDCAT, using a 12-cylinder Caterpillar 3612 engine, completed in February 1986. Derated to 3,000 horsepower because of limitations of EMD AR-10 alternator.
b. Stored out of service, since January 1990, because of odd combination of CAT 3612 engine and EMD AR-10 alternator; the unit is also extremely heavy, at 410,300 pounds.
c. Equipped with high pressure air starter system.

Notes:

1. At GE-Erie during November 1993, returned to C&NW.
   

F-M Erie A -- 4 units
A1A-A1A; 10-OP engine; 64:23 gear ratio; 2,000 horsepower; 322,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
F-M
Builder
Number
GE
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
6001A CStPM&O 6001A Jun 1947 L1090 28586 1957 1.
6001B CStPM&O 6001B Jun 1947 L1092 28587 6 Jun 1958 1.
6002A CStPM&O 6002A May 1947 L1093 28588 1959 1.
6002B CStPM&O 6002B May 1947 L1095 28589 1958 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha 6000 series; acquired by C&NW by control in January 1957.
b. Equipped with steam generators for passenger service.
c. Previously published as being F-M model ALT 100.3. Research has found that this was merely the form number of the original advertising literature, "ALT" being an abreviation of Advertising Literature Technical. Early researchers assumed the designation was a kind of specification number for the locomotive.
d. F-M order number LD-12.

Notes:

1. Scrapped during 1958-1959.
   

EMD SD45 -- 12 units
C-C; 20-645E3 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 3,600 horsepower; 374,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
6472 BN 6472 Jun 1970 36361 10 Oct 1989 1.
6473 BN 6473 Jun 1970 36362 19 Nov 1987 1.
6474 BN 6474 Jun 1970 36363 1994 2.
6476 BN 6476 Jun 1970 36365 19 Nov 1987 1.
6477 BN 6477 Jul 1970 36366 19 Nov 1987 1.
6478 BN 6478 Jul 1970 36367 19 Nov 1987 1.
6481 BN 6481 Jul 1970 36370    
6482 BN 6482 Jul 1970 36371    
6485 BN 6485 Jul 1970 36374 1994 2.
6488 BN 6488 Jul 1970 36377 19 Nov 1987 3.
6490 BN 6490 Jul 1970 36379 19 Nov 1987 1.
6491 BN 6491 Jul 1970 36380 19 Nov 1987 1.

General Notes:

a. Ordered as NP 3630-3649, delivered after Burlington Northern merger as BN 6472-6491 (20 units). Returned to lessor in June 1985 upon expiration of 15 year lease. Twenty units stored on BN until mid October 1985 when they were moved to C&NW's Proviso Yard for storage. Four units were sold to New York, Susquehana & Western; remaining 16 units (along with 12 former BN F45s) moved by C&NW in December 1985 to Oelwein, Iowa, for storage.
b. C&NW leased the 16 SD45s in December 1985, purchasing 12 units in September 1986. Some of these units may not have actually received a C&NW number prior to being retired.
c. Equipped with dynamic braking.
d. EMD order number 7261.

Notes:

1. Sold to VMV Enterprises, Paducah, Kentucky, October 1989.
2. Sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, June 1994.
3. Sold to Scrap Service, Joliet, Illinois, scrapped. Ex-BN 6483 and 6487, not purchased by C&NW, were scrapped at the same time.
   

EMD F7A -- 6 units
B-B; 62:15 gear ratio; 16-567B engine; 1,500 horsepower; 232,600 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
6500A CStPM&O 6500A Dec 1949 8578 10 Dec 1958 1.
6500C CStPM&O 6500C Dec 1949 8579 26 Nov 1958 1.
6501A CStPM&O 6501A Dec 1949 8580 7 Jan 1959 2.
6501C CStPM&O 6501C Dec 1949 8581 15 Oct 1958 1.
6502A CStPM&O 6502A Dec 1949 8582 3 Jan 1959 1.
6502C CStPM&O 6502C Dec 1949 8583 7 Jan 1959 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha 6500 series; acquired by C&NW by control in January 1957.
b. CStPM&O (later C&NW) 6500A,C-6502A,C (6 units) shared EMD order number E1188A with C&NW 4072A,C-4087A,C (32 units).

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, January 1959.
2. Traded to EMD, January 1959. Rebuilt by EMD as locomotive component test bed 462; still in service.
   

EMD F7A -- 6 units
B-B; 62:15 gear ratio; 16-567B engine; 1,500 horsepower; 232,600 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
6503A CStPM&O 6503A Apr 1950 10558 19 Dec 1959 1.
6503C CStPM&O 6503C Apr 1950 10559 13 Jan 1960 1.
6504A CStPM&O 6504A Apr 1950 10560 8 Jan 1960 1.
6504C CStPM&O 6504C Apr 1950 10561 14 Jan 1960 1.
6505A CStPM&O 6505A Apr 1950 10562 28 Dec 1959 1.
6505C CStPM&O 6505C Apr 1950 10563 8 Jan 1960 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha 6500 series; acquired by C&NW by control in January 1957.
b. CStPM&O (later C&NW) 6503A,C-6505A,C (6 units) shared EMD order number 6035A with C&NW 4088A,C-4102A,C (30 units).

Notes:

1. Traded to EMD, March 1960.
   

EMD SD45 -- 58 units
C-C; 20-645E3 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 3,600 horsepower; 390,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
C&NW
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
6500 PRR 6170 PC 6170 CR 6170 Dec 1967 33804 22 Aug 1983    
6501 PRR 6172 PC 6172 CR 6172 Dec 1967 33806 21 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6502 PRR 6173 PC 6173 CR 6173 Dec 1967 33807 11 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6503 PRR 6174 PC 6174 CR 6174 Dec 1967 33808 4 Jan 1984    
6504 PRR 6175 PC 6175 CR 6175 Dec 1967 33809   1994 2.
6505 PRR 6176 PC 6176 CR 6176 Dec 1967 33810   10 Oct 1989 1.
(6506) PRR 6177 PC 6177 CR 6177 Dec 1967 33811   10 Oct 1989 1.
6507 PRR 6178 PC 6178 CR 6178 Dec 1967 33812   1994 2.
6508 PRR 6180 PC 6180 CR 6180 Dec 1967 33814 5 Jan 1984 10 Oct 1989 1.
(6509) PRR 6181 PC 6181 CR 6181 Dec 1967 33815   10 Oct 1989 1.
(6510) PRR 6182 PC 6182 CR 6182 Dec 1967 33816   10 Oct 1989 1.
(6511) PRR 6183 PC 6183 CR 6183 Dec 1967 33817 21 Mar 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6512 PRR 6185 PC 6185 CR 6185 Dec 1967 33819 30 Dec 1983 5 Apr 1988 3.
6513 PRR 6186 PC 6186 CR 6186 Dec 1967 33820 30 Dec 1983 5 Apr 1988 1.
6514 PRR 6187 PC 6187 CR 6187 Dec 1967 33821 19 Oct 1983 1994 2.
6515 PRR 6188 PC 6188 CR 6188 Dec 1967 33822 31 Mar 1983 1994 2.
6516 PRR 6189 PC 6189 CR 6189 Jan 1968 33823 14 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6517 PRR 6190 PC 6190 CR 6190 Jan 1968 33824 24 Feb 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6518 PRR 6191 PC 6191 CR 6191 Jan 1968 33825 31 Mar 1983 12 Apr 1990 4.
(6519) PRR 6192 PC 6192 CR 6192 Jan 1968 33826 4 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6520 PRR 6193 PC 6193 CR 6193 Jan 1968 33827 4 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
(6521) PRR 6194 PC 6194 CR 6194 Jan 1968 33828 21 Mar 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
(6522) PRR 6196 PC 6196 CR 6196 Jan 1968 33830 4 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6523 PRR 6197 PC 6197 CR 6197 Jan 1968 33831 21 Mar 1983    
6524 PRR 6198 PC 6198 CR 6198 Jan 1968 33832 24 Feb 1983 1994 2.
(6525) PRR 6200 PC 6200 CR 6200 Jan 1968 33859 29 Mar 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6526 PRR 6201 PC 6201 CR 6201 Jan 1968 33864 21 Mar 1983 12 Apr 1990 4.
6527 PRR 6202 PC 6202 CR 6202 Jan 1968 33860 21 Oct 1983 1994 2.
6528 PRR 6203 PC 6203 CR 6203 Jan 1968 33865 24 Oct 1983 1994 2.
6529 PRR 6204 PC 6204 CR 6204 Jan 1968 33861 17 Oct 1983 1994 2.
6530 PRR 6205 PC 6205 CR 6205 Jan 1968 33866 14 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
(6531) PRR 6206 PC 6206 CR 6206 Jan 1968 33862 24 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6532 PRR 6208 PC 6208 CR 6208 Jan 1968 33863 29 Mar 1983 1994 2.
6533 PRR 6209 PC 6209 CR 6209 Jan 1968 33868 21 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6534 PRR 6211 PC 6211 CR 6211 Jan 1968 33835 13 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6535 (2nd) PRR 6212 PC 6212 CR 6212 Jan 1968 33836 31 Mar 1983 1994 2.
(6536) PRR 6213 PC 6213 CR 6213 Jan 1968 33837 4 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6537 PRR 6214 PC 6214 CR 6214 Jan 1968 33838 21 Oct 1983    
6538 PRR 6215 PC 6215 CR 6215 Jan 1968 33839 13 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6539 PRR 6216 PC 6216 CR 6216 Jan 1968 33840 4 Jan 1984 1995 5.
6540 PRR 6217 PC 6217 CR 6217 Jan 1968 33841 4 Apr 1983 1994 2.
(6541) PRR 6218 PC 6218 CR 6218 Jan 1968 33842 4 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6542 PRR 6219 PC 6219 CR 6219 Jan 1968 33843 21 Mar 1983 1994 2.
6543 PRR 6220 PC 6220 CR 6220 Jan 1968 33844 4 Jan 1984 1994 2.
6544 PRR 6221 PC 6221 CR 6221 Jan 1968 33845 31 Mar 1983 1995 5.
(6545) PRR 6222 PC 6222 CR 6222 Jan 1968 33846 4 Apr 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
(6546) PRR 6223 PC 6223 CR 6223 Jan 1968 33847 28 Feb 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6547 PRR 6224 PC 6224 CR 6224 Jan 1968 33848 7 Nov 1983 (1986) 6.
6548 PRR 6225 PC 6225 CR 6225 Jan 1968 33849 13 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6549 PRR 6226 PC 6226 CR 6226 Jan 1968 33850 31 Mar 1983 1994 2.
6550 PRR 6227 PC 6227 CR 6227 Jan 1968 33851 11 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6551 PRR 6228 PC 6228 CR 6228 Jan 1968 33852 31 Mar 1983 27 Aug 1986 7.
6552 PRR 6229 PC 6229 CR 6229 Jan 1968 33853 21 Mar 1983 27 Aug 1986 7.
6553 PRR 6230 PC 6230 CR 6230 Jan 1968 33854 19 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.
6554 PRR 6231 PC 6231 CR 6231 Jan 1968 33855 13 Oct 1983 27 Aug 1986 7.
(6555) PRR 6232 PC 6232 CR 6232 Jan 1968 33856 31 Mar 1983 27 Aug 1986 7.
6556 PRR 6233 PC 6233 CR 6233 Jan 1968 33857 9 Oct 1983 1994 2.
6557 (2nd) PRR 6234 PC 6234 CR 6234 Jan 1968 33858 22 Oct 1983 10 Oct 1989 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Pennsylvania Railroad units, renumbered to Penn Central, then to Conrail; returned to lessor by Conrail.
b. Purchased by CNW in February 1983, renumbered to C&NW during March 1983 to January 1984.
c. Ex-CR 6211 numbered as C&NW 6535 (1st), 27 August 1983; renumbered to C&NW 6534, 13 October 1983.
d. Ex-CR 6233 numbered as C&NW 6557 (1st), 28 August 1983; renumbered to C&NW 6556, 9 October 1983.
e. C&NW 6500 completely rebuilt at Oelwein, Iowa, shops in 1983 (released on 22 August 1983), as prototype of SD45 rebuild program.
f. The renumber dates shown above are from C&NW records and actual sightings. Many units were only assigned C&NW road numbers but never carried the numbers prior to their retirement. Some may have actually operated as C&NW units, but with their former CR road numbers. Those units that did not receive C&NW numbers are shown with parentheses, "()". C&NW 6525, 6546 and 6555 were renumbered from their ex-CR numbers, but were not in service as C&NW units.
g. C&NW 6512 used as display unit for "Operation Lifesaver". Unit stored out of service with broken crankshaft and used to prevent an operable unit from being tied up as a static display.
h. Equipped with dynamic braking.
i. EMD order number 7993, except as noted: C&NW 6525, 6527, 6529, 6531, 6532 were EMD order number 7090; C&NW 6526, 6528, 6530, 6533 were EMD order number 7091.

Notes:

1. Sold to VMV Enterprises, Paducah, Kentucky, October 1989. Some resold to Morrison Knudsen, Boise, Idaho, and rebuilt to SP and CSXT SD40-2Ms. See Appendix for specific unit dispositions.
2. Sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, June 1994.
3. Sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, February 1990.
4. Sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, April 1990.
5. C&NW 6539 and 6544 retired by C&NW in early 1995; still on C&NW property at UP merger and retired by UP on 14 May 1996.
6. C&NW 6547 was rebuilt with Caterpillar engine and renumbered to C&NW 6000 (SDCAT), February 1986.
7. Traded to EMD, August 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
   

EMD SD45 -- 4 units
C-C; 20-645E3 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 3,600 horsepower; 401,200 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
6558 RDG 7600 CR 6100 (6950) Jul 1967 33175 27 Aug 1986 1.
6559 RDG 7601 CR 6101 (6951) Jul 1967 33176 27 Aug 1986 1.
6560 RDG 7603 CR 6103 (6952) Jul 1967 33178 27 Aug 1986 1.
6561 RDG 7604 CR 6104 6953 Jul 1967 33179 27 Aug 1986 1.

General Notes:

a. Built as Reading 7600, 7601, 7603, 7604, to Conrail 6100, 6101, 6103, 6104.
b. Purchased by C&NW in October 1982; to be numbered as C&NW 6950-6953, only C&NW 6953 was actually numbered; renumbered to C&NW 6558-6561 on 14 April 1983; some units not operated by C&NW, used for parts.
c. Equipped with dynamic braking.
d. EMD order number 7992.

Notes:

1. Used only for parts; traded to EMD, August 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
   

EMD SD45 -- 5 units
C-C; 20-645E3 engine; 62:15 gear ratio; 3,600 horsepower; 390,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
C&NW
Number
Date To
SD40R
Date
Retired
Notes
6562 PRR 6235 PC 6235 CR 6235 Jan 1968 34277 18 Jan 1984   27 Aug 1986 1.
(6563) PRR 6236 PC 6236 CR 6236 Jan 1968 34278     27 Aug 1986 1.
6564 PRR 6237 PC 6237 CR 6237 Jan 1968 34279 30 Jan 1984 Jan 1986    
(6565) PRR 6238 PC 6238 CR 6238 Jan 1968 34280     19 Nov 1987 2.
6566 PRR 6239 PC 6239 CR 6239 Jan 1968 34281 17 Jan 1984   1994 3.

General Notes:

a. Built as Pennsylvania Railroad units, renumbered to Penn Central, renumbered to Conrail; returned to lessor by Conrail.
b. Purchased by C&NW on 4 January 1984.
c. C&NW 6563 and 6565 assigned these numbers but retained their ex-CR numbers until retirement.
d. C&NW 6564 was rebuilt in January 1986 as an SD40R, with a 16-cylinder EMD 645F3B, 3,000 horsepower engine. Originally equipped with a high pressure air starting system, requiring two large air compressors in rear of carbody. The air start system was removed in 1987 (due to repeated air turbine failures) and replaced with standard EMD, DC electric starter motors. (See also the unit's later history after the UP merger and retirement by UP.)
e. Equipped with dynamic braking.
f. EMD order number 7125.

Notes:

1. Trade in to EMD, August 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
2. Sold to VMV Enterprises, Paducah, Kentucky, October 1989.
3. Sold to National Railway Equipment Co., Dixmoor, Illinois, June 1994.
   

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