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Chicago & North Western Railway

Roster of Diesel Locomotives, 1926-1995

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GE C44-9W -- 130 units
C-C; 7FDL16 engine; 74:18 gear ratio; 4,400 horsepower; operating weight: (see General Notes, below)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
C&NW 8601 Nov 1993 47495
C&NW 8602 Nov 1993 47496
C&NW 8603 Nov 1993 47497
C&NW 8604 Nov 1993 47498
C&NW 8605 Nov 1993 47499
C&NW 8606 Nov 1993 47500
C&NW 8607 Nov 1993 47501
C&NW 8608 Nov 1993 47502
C&NW 8609 Nov 1993 47503
C&NW 8610 Dec 1993 47507
C&NW 8611 Dec 1993 47508
C&NW 8612 Dec 1993 47509
C&NW 8613 Dec 1993 47510
C&NW 8614 Dec 1993 47511
C&NW 8615 Dec 1993 47512
C&NW 8616 Dec 1993 47513
C&NW 8617 Dec 1993 47514
C&NW 8618 Dec 1993 47515
C&NW 8619 Dec 1993 47516
C&NW 8620 Dec 1993 47517
C&NW 8621 Dec 1993 47518
C&NW 8622 Dec 1993 47519
C&NW 8623 Dec 1993 47520
C&NW 8624 Dec 1993 47521
C&NW 8625 Dec 1993 47522
C&NW 8626 Dec 1993 47523
C&NW 8627 Dec 1993 47524
C&NW 8628 Dec 1993 47525
C&NW 8629 Dec 1993 47526
C&NW 8630 Dec 1993 47527
C&NW 8631 Dec 1993 47528
C&NW 8632 Dec 1993 47529
C&NW 8633 Jan 1994 47641
C&NW 8634 Jan 1994 47642
C&NW 8635 Jan 1994 47643
C&NW 8636 Jan 1994 47644
C&NW 8637 Jan 1994 47645
C&NW 8638 Jan 1994 47646
C&NW 8639 Jan 1994 47647
C&NW 8640 Jan 1994 47648
C&NW 8641 Jan 1994 47649
C&NW 8642 Jan 1994 47650
C&NW 8643 Jan 1994 47651
C&NW 8644 Jan 1994 47652
C&NW 8645 Jan 1994 47653
C&NW 8646 Jan 1994 47654
C&NW 8647 Jan 1994 47655
C&NW 8648 Jan 1994 47656
C&NW 8649 Jan 1994 47657
C&NW 8650 Jan 1994 47658
C&NW 8651 Jan 1994 47659
C&NW 8652 Jan 1994 47660
C&NW 8653 Jan 1994 47661
C&NW 8654 Jan 1994 47662
C&NW 8655 Jan 1994 47663
C&NW 8656 Jan 1994 47664
C&NW 8657 Jan 1994 47665
C&NW 8658 Jan 1994 47666
C&NW 8659 Jan 1994 47667
C&NW 8660 Jan 1994 47668
C&NW 8661 Jan 1994 47669
C&NW 8662 Jan 1994 47670
C&NW 8663 Jan 1994 47671
C&NW 8664 Jan 1994 47672
C&NW 8665 Jan 1994 47673
C&NW 8666 Apr 1994 47724
C&NW 8667 Apr 1994 47725
C&NW 8668 Apr 1994 47726
C&NW 8669 Apr 1994 47727
C&NW 8670 Apr 1994 47728
C&NW 8671 Apr 1994 47729
C&NW 8672 Apr 1994 47730
C&NW 8673 Apr 1994 47731
C&NW 8674 Apr 1994 47732
C&NW 8675 Apr 1994 47733
C&NW 8676 Apr 1994 47734
C&NW 8677 Apr 1994 47735
C&NW 8678 Apr 1994 47736
C&NW 8679 Apr 1994 47737
C&NW 8680 Apr 1994 47738
C&NW 8681 Apr 1994 47739
C&NW 8682 Apr 1994 47740
C&NW 8683 Apr 1994 47741
C&NW 8684 Apr 1994 47742
C&NW 8685 Apr 1994 47743
C&NW 8686 Apr 1994 47780
C&NW 8687 Apr 1994 47781
C&NW 8688 Apr 1994 47782
C&NW 8689 Apr 1994 47783
C&NW 8690 Apr 1994 47784
C&NW 8691 Apr 1994 47785
C&NW 8692 Apr 1994 47786
C&NW 8693 Apr 1994 47787
C&NW 8694 Apr 1994 47788
C&NW 8695 Apr 1994 47789
C&NW 8696 Apr 1994 47790
C&NW 8697 Apr 1994 47791
C&NW 8698 Apr 1994 47792
C&NW 8699 Apr 1994 47793
C&NW 8700 May 1994 47794
C&NW 8701 Apr 1994 47795
C&NW 8702 May 1994 47796
C&NW 8703 May 1994 47797
C&NW 8704 May 1994 47798
C&NW 8705 Apr 1994 47799
C&NW 8706 May 1994 47800
C&NW 8707 May 1994 47801
C&NW 8708 May 1994 47802
C&NW 8709 May 1994 47803
C&NW 8710 May 1994 47804
C&NW 8711 May 1994 47805
C&NW 8712 May 1994 47806
C&NW 8713 May 1994 47807
C&NW 8714 May 1994 47808
C&NW 8715 May 1994 47809
C&NW 8716 May 1994 48083
C&NW 8717 May 1994 48084
C&NW 8718 May 1994 48085
C&NW 8719 May 1994 48086
C&NW 8720 May 1994 48087
C&NW 8721 May 1994 48088
C&NW 8722 May 1994 48089
C&NW 8723 May 1994 48090
C&NW 8724 May 1994 48091
C&NW 8725 May 1994 48092
C&NW 8726 May 1994 48093
C&NW 8727 May 1994 48094
C&NW 8728 May 1994 48095
C&NW 8729 May 1994 48096
C&NW 8730 May 1994 48097

General Notes:

a. C&NW 8601-8622 have 408,000 pounds operating weight; 8623-8632 have 415,000 pounds operating weight; 8633-8635 have 408,000 pounds operating weight; 8636-8730 have 415,000 pounds operating weight.
b. C&NW 8659, 8717, and 8727 are known to have been in service using the Operation Lifesaver logo, after being repainted in late 1993.
c. C&NW 8700 equipped with a metal plaque reading "David L. Meyers, 1947-1994" on nose commemorating the late David L. Meyers, former C&NW Director-Engineer Training.
d. C&NW calls these units C44-9Ws, GE calls them "Dash 9-44CW."
   

GE AC4400CW -- 35 units
C-C; 7FDL16 engine; 74:18 gear ratio; 4,400 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
C&NW 8801 Nov 1994 48169
C&NW 8802 Nov 1994 48170
C&NW 8803 Nov 1994 48171
C&NW 8804 Nov 1994 48172
C&NW 8805 Nov 1994 48173
C&NW 8806 Nov 1994 48174
C&NW 8807 Nov 1994 48175
C&NW 8808 Nov 1994 48176
C&NW 8809 Nov 1994 48177
C&NW 8810 Nov 1994 48178
C&NW 8811 Nov 1994 48179
C&NW 8812 Nov 1994 48180
C&NW 8813 Nov 1994 48181
C&NW 8814 Nov 1994 48182
C&NW 8815 Nov 1994 48183
C&NW 8816 Nov 1994 48184
C&NW 8817 Nov 1994 48185
C&NW 8818 Nov 1994 48186
C&NW 8819 Dec 1994 48187
C&NW 8820 Dec 1994 48188
C&NW 8821 Dec 1994 48189
C&NW 8822 Dec 1994 48190
C&NW 8823 Dec 1994 48191
C&NW 8824 Dec 1994 48192
C&NW 8825 Dec 1994 48193
C&NW 8826 Dec 1994 48194
C&NW 8827 Dec 1994 48195
C&NW 8828 Dec 1994 48196
C&NW 8829 Dec 1994 48197
C&NW 8830 Dec 1994 48198
C&NW 8831 Dec 1994 48199
C&NW 8832 Dec 1994 48200
C&NW 8833 Dec 1994 48201
C&NW 8834 Dec 1994 48202
C&NW 8835 Dec 1994 48203

General Notes:

a. All units carry "Operation Lifesaver" logos.
b. All units equipped with Automatic Train Control.
c. Delivered to C&NW at Proviso (Chicago), Illinois, between 16 December 1994 and 5 January 1995.
   

Booster Units

Yard Slugs -- 9 units

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Previous
Model
Rebuild
Date
Operating
Weight
Last Known
Power Unit
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW BU-1 C&NW 1201 SW 5 Oct 1956 244,700 GP7 1526 13 May 1982 1
C&NW BU-2 C&NW 901 (1st) NW1 7 Jun 1957 241,700 GP7 1548 13 May 1982 1
C&NW BU-3 C&NW 1207 (1st) SW1 24 Dec 1958 242,400 GP7 1532 13 May 1982 1
C&NW BU-4 C&NW 2000B TR2B 15 Dec 1961 247,000 TR5A 2000A 1 May 1980 2
C&NW BU-5 C&NW 2001B TR2B 26 Jun 1962 249,100 TR5A 2001A 1 May 1980 3
C&NW BU-6 C&NW 91 (2nd) NW1 7 May 1963 246,000 SW1200 315 1 May 1980 4
C&NW BU-7 C&NW 60 SC 9 Aug 1963 243,800 SW1200 310 1 Sep 1979 5
C&NW BU-8 C&NW 1209 (1st) SW1 9 Oct 1964 247,100 SW1200 316 1 May 1980 4
C&NW BU-9 C&NW 1005 S-2 30 Dec 1964 240,925 SW1200 320 1 May 1980 6

General Notes:

a. C&NW BU-1 to BU-9 rebuilt by C&NW at Chicago, Illinois.
b. Slug power unit assignments varied, with power units shown above being typical.

Notes:

1. BU-1, BU-2, and BU-3 were traded to EMD, April 1986, scrapped by St. Louis Auto Shredding, Madison, Illinois
2. BU-4 was sold to Kansas City Southern yard slug 4079(KCS 4079 frame checked by Richard Adams in September 1984).
3. BU-5 was sold to Kansas City Southern yard slug 4078.
4. BU-6 and BU-8 were sold for scrap to Striegel Supply & Equipment Corp., Baltimore, Md., July 1980. Seen there during December 1980(see Extra 2200 South, Number 72, April-May-June 1980, page 8).
5. BU-7 (disposition unknown)
6. BU-9 was sold to Kansas City Southern yard slug 4080.
   

Road Slugs -- 3 units
B-B; operating weight: (see General Notes, below)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Previous
Model
Rebuild
Date
Date
Retired
C&NW BU-10 (1st) CGW 51 C&NW 51 RS-2 20 Jul 1970 Renumbered to BU-40 on 15 November 1970.
C&NW BU-11 (1st) C&NW 1554   RS-3 6 Nov 1970 Renumbered to BU-41, November 1970.
C&NW BU-12 (1st) CGW 108B C&NW 108B F3B Mar 1970 Renumbered to BU-30 in 1971.

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt to road slugs by C&NW at Huron, South Dakota.
b. C&NW BU-10 (1st) had 254,600 pounds operating weight; C&NW BU-11 (1st) had 257,100 pounds operating weight.
c. C&NW BU-10 and BU-11 were semi-permanently coupled to C&NW C424s 401/402 and 403/404 respectively.
   

Yard Slugs -- 9 units

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Previous
Model
Rebuild
Date
Operating
Weight
Last Known
Power Unit
Date
Retired
Notes
C&NW BU-10 (2nd) C&NW 1266 S-3 6 Dec 1973     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-11 (2nd) C&NW 1249 S-1 6 Dec 1973     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-12 (2nd) C&NW 621 S-1 3 Dec 1973     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-13 C&NW 623 S-1 6 Dec 1973     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-14 C&NW 1084 (2nd) S-2 17 Jan 1974     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-15 C&NW 1092 S-2 27 Dec 1973     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-16 C&NW 1099 S-4 12 Jan 1974     1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-17 C&NW 1074 DS-4-4-10 17 Jan 1974   NW2 1006 1 May 1979 7
C&NW BU-18 C&NW 1075 DS-4-4-10 20 Jan 1974   TR5A 1011 1 May 1980 7

General Notes:

a. C&NW BU-10 to BU-18 rebuilt by C&NW at Oelwein, Iowa.
b. C&NW BU-14, BU-15 held in C&NW accounts as CGW owned units.
c. Slug power unit assignments varied, with power units shown above being typical.

Notes:

7. BU-10 to BU-18 were scrapped by C&NW at Cedar Lake Shops, Minneapolis, Minn.
   

Road Slugs -- 10 units
B-B; 259,500 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Previous
Model
Rebuild
Date
Date
Retired
Notes
(C&NW BU-28) C&NW 106A F3A     1
(C&NW BU-29) C&NW 104B F3B     2
C&NW BU-30 C&NW 108B F3B 24 Mar 1971 23 Apr 1982  
C&NW BU-31 C&NW 114D F7B 17 Aug 1971 23 Apr 1982  
C&NW BU-32 BN 755 F7B 14 Jul 1971 23 Apr 1982  
C&NW BU-33 NP 6011B F7B 1 Oct 1971 23 Apr 1982  
C&NW BU-34 NP 6013C F7B 23 Nov 1971 2 Nov 1981  
C&NW BU-35 BN 665 F7B 28 Sep 1971 23 Apr 1982  
C&NW BU-36 BN 679 F7B 13 Nov 1971 2 Nov 1981  
C&NW BU-37 BN 625 F7B 13 Nov 1971 23 Sep 1980  
C&NW BU-38 BN 691 F7B 18 Nov 1971 23 Sep 1980  
C&NW BU-39 B&LE 725B F7B 22 Oct 1971 23 Sep 1980  

General Notes:

b. C&NW BU-30 to BU-39 rebuilt to slugs at Huron, South Dakota. (BU-33, BU-34 rebuilt by C&NW at Chadron, Nebraska.), and were operated with various GP35s, in GP35/slug/GP35 configuration.
  C&NW BU-30 was renumbered from BU-12
  C&NW BU-31 was rebuilt from CGW 114D, not 106D as previously reported.
a. C&NW BU-32 to BU-39 rebuilt from operational locomotives purchased second hand from Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, Illinois
c. C&NW BU-32 to BU-39 held in C&NW accounts as CGW owned units.

Notes:

1. BU-28 to be rebuilt from F3A 106A, work not completed, hulk scrapped by C&NW.
2. BU-29 partially completed, rebuilt from F3B 104B, work not completed; carbody used for Radio Control Car X-262401, used as control car for Locotrol radio control service, replacing SD40 921. Out of service by 1977.
   

Road Slugs -- 2 units
B-B; operating weight: (see General Notes, below)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Previous
Model
Rebuild
Date
Date
Retired
C&NW BU-40 CGW 51 C&NW 51 C&NW BU-10 (1st) RS-2 20 Jul 1970 16 Sep 1981
C&NW BU-41 C&NW 1554 C&NW BU-11 (1st)   RS-3 6 Nov 1970 16 Sep 1981
(C&NW BU-42) (C&NW 1614)     (RS-3)    

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt to road slugs by C&NW at Huron, South Dakota.
b. C&NW BU-40 had 254,600 pounds operating weight; C&NW BU-41 had 257,100 pounds operating weight.
c. C&NW BU-40 and BU-41 were semi-permanently coupled to C&NW C424s 401/402 and 403/404 respectively.
d. C&NW BU-40 built as BU-10 (1st); renumbered to BU-40 in November 1970.
e. C&NW BU-41 built as BU-11 (1st); renumbered to BU-41 in November 1970.
f. C&NW BU-42 was only partially completed before C&NW's road slug program was brought to an end; the partially rebuilt hulk of C&NW 1614 was scrapped.

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