C&NW Diesel Locomotives, 1926-1995

This page was last updated on December 5, 2014.

This roster information is based on the original manuscript for the roster used for "Diesels of the Chicago & North Western" by Paul K. Withers, Roster by Don Strack. (Withers Publishing Co., 1995; ISBN1-881411-07-0)

The 320-page book was published in December 1995, with 479 black & white photographs and 93 color photographs, and includes a two-page introduction by Mike Iden, C&NW's assistant chief mechanical officer-locomotives. Also included is a 26-page narrative of the history of C&NW diesel motive power, along with three appendices.

(Numerous corrections and updates have been furnished by Steve Timko, beginning in June 2014.)

C&NW Diesel Roster -- A complete number-by-number roster listing of Chicago & North Western diesel locomotives from 1926 to 1995.

C&NW Roster Updates -- Updates and corrections to the C&NW roster.

C&NW Timeline -- A chronology timeline of Chicago & North Western diesel locomotive deliveries, rebuilding, and retirement, from 1926 to 1995.

C&NW Model Summary -- A summary listing of diesel locomotive models on the Chicago & North Western.

C&NW Roster Notes -- A group of notes covering the diesel roster of Chicago & North Western.

C&NW Roster Sources -- A listing of some of the sources used to compile this C&NW roster.

C&NW's GP7s and GP9s -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "Chicago & North Western GP7s and GP9s" (Diesel Era, Volume 7, Number 2, March-April 1996)

C&NW to UP Index -- An index page to the former Chicago & North Western locomotives that came to UP during the 1995 control of C&NW by UP, including C&NW units both assigned new UP road numbers, and C&NW units that were not assigned new UP road numbers.

Miscellaneous C&NW Information