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Listed below is the C&NW rooster for ONLY the engines that still have all the C&NW markings and original numbers:

SD40-2: 6811, 6819, 6847, 6858, & 6571.

AC4400: 8801, 8802, 8803, 8804, 8806, 8807, 8808, 8809, 8810, 8811, 8812, 8813-8821, 8823-8831, 8832, and 8835.

C44-9W: 8602, 8603, 8624, 8632, 8635, 8637, 8644, 8646, 8655, 8661, 8680, 8681, 8701, 8702, 8706, 8708, 8729.

C40-8: 8556, 8564, 8567, 8571, 8572, and 8575

  CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD FULL LOCOMOTIVE ROOSTER:

C&NW Engine Numbers:                   Union Pacific Engine Numbers:


F7A: 400-403                                                  Not assigned UP numbers

F7B: 315, 410, & 411                                     Not assigned UP numbers

SD45: 903, 950, & 954                                  Not assigned UP numbers

MP15DC: 1302-1316                                             UP 1315-1328

GP7R: 4100s, 4200s, 4300s, & 4400s           Not assigned UP numbers

GP9R: 4300s & 4500s                                  Not assigned UP numbers

GP15-1: 4400-4410                                                UP 1545-1554

GP38-2: 4600-4634 & 4701-4710        UP 1865-1899 & UP 2063-2072

GP38-2R: 4711                                                      UP 2075

GP40: 5500-5537                                                   UP 636-652

GP50: 5050-5099                                                   UP 901-939

SDCAT: 6000                                                  Not assigned UP number
(SDCAT has a Caterpiller engine in it)

SD45:
6481-6584                                            Not assigned UP number

SD45R: 6564                                                   Not assigned UP number

SD18R: 6622-6647                                           Not assigned UP number

SD38-2: 6650-6659                                               UP 2806-2815

SD40-2: 6801-6935                          UP 2952-2999 & UP 3015-3098

SD50: 7000-7034                                                  UP 5060-5094

SD60: 8001-8055                                                  UP 5945-5999

C40-8: 8501-8577                                                  UP 9023-9099

C44-9W: 8601-8730                                              UP 9570-9699

C44AC: 8801-8835                                               UP 6703-6737

(As of April 0f 1995)

                                                 Short History of CNW Railroad:

Here is a little bit of C&NW history. The C&NW were the only left-handed railroad in the country. On double track, all other railroads run on the right side, like driving a car, the C&NW ran on the left side. The other thing is the pink ballast. As for freight. They also ran a lot of coal from North Dakota, one of the first piggyback cars, intermodal, along with mid west like grain, cattle, and auto parts. The C&NW had a lot of the firsts. They had the first passenger car in Chicago, on of the first diesel engines and one of the first hump yards.

In 1995, what some railroad historians and analysts have long said was inevitable happened: Chicago & North Western was merged into Union Pacific.
                                                        

                                   
NORTH WESTERN AT GLANCE:

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Mileage:
1950: 9,693               1995: 5,300

Locomotives owned as of 1963:

Diesel: 744

Rolling stock owned as of 1963:
Freight cars: 41,383     Passenger: 447

Principal lines circa 1950:

Chicago-Fremont/Omaha, Neb.
Fremont-Lander, Wyo.
Nelson, Ill.-Madison, Ill. (St. Louis)
Chicago-Minneapolis, Minn., via Madison and Wyeville, Wis.
Milwaukee, Wis,-Rapid City, S. Dak., via Wyeville, Wis. and Mankato, Minn.
Eau Claire, Wis.-Duluth, Minn.
Chicago-Milwaukee, Wis. via Kenosha, Wis.
Chicago-Milwaukee via Bain, Wis.
Milwaukee-Green Bay via Manitowoc, Wis.
Milwaukee-Green Bay via Fond du Lac, Wis.
Green Bay-Ashland, Wis., via Rinelander
Green Bay-Ishpeming, Mich.
Powers, Mich,-Hurley, Wis.
Minneapolis/St. Paul-Omaha via Mankato
Lake Crystal (Mankato)-Des Moines, Iowa

Noteable passenger trains (alphabetically):
Ashland Limited (Chicago-Green Bay-Ashland)
Dakota "400" (Chicago-Madison-Huron, S. Dak.)
Duluth-Superior Limited (Chicago-Madison-Duluth)
Flambeau "400" (Chicago-Green Bay-Ashland)
Kate Shelly "400" (Chicago-Boone, Iowa)
North Western Limited (Chicago-St.Paul-Minneapolis)
Peninsula "400" (Chicago-Green Bay-Ishpeming, Mich.)
Shoreland "400" (Chicago-Milwaukee-Green Bay)
Twin Cities "400" (Chicago-St. Paul-Minneapolis)
Valley "400" (Chicago-Green Bay-Menominee, Mich.)

Information from: Classic American Railroads by: Mike Schafer


 

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