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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:EMD SD40-2Built As:CNW 6831 (SD40-2)
Serial Number:74609-16Order No:74609
Frame Number:74609-16Built:2/1974
Notes:Ex-C&NW
Other locos with this serial:  UP 2979(SD40-2) CNW 6831(SD40-2) UP 1896(SD40N) UP 1896(SD40N) UPY 321(SD40N)
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CNW 6858
Title:  CNW 6858
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1986  Upload Date: 11/30/2007 12:59:04 AM
Location:  Nelson, IL
Author:  Larry Gholson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CNW 6858(SD40-2) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  393   Comments: 1
UP 3078
Title:  UP 3078
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1995  Upload Date: 11/29/2007 3:50:55 PM
Location:  Sterling, IL
Author:  Larry Gholson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3078(SD40-2) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  249   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1996  Upload Date: 11/29/2007 2:37:25 AM
Location:  Nelson, IL
Author:  Larry Gholson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) CNW 6858(SD40-2)
Views:  252   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/24/1998  Upload Date: 3/10/2006 12:50:41 AM
Location:  Highland Park, IL
Author:  John Suhayda
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/10/1999  Upload Date: 9/17/2005 6:41:49 PM
Location:  Ames, IA
Author:  Nathan Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  225   Comments: 1
UP 2979 MPRCB
Title:  UP 2979 MPRCB
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/2003  Upload Date: 2/26/2007 10:41:52 AM
Location:  Agnew, IL
Author:  Chad Malinovsky
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
UP 2977
Title:  UP 2977
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/15/2003  Upload Date: 11/29/2007 3:20:32 AM
Location:  Sterling, IL
Author:  Larry Gholson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2977(SD40-2) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
UP 6997
Title:  UP 6997
Description:  DPU on a coal load east as a Global III transfer heads west.
Photo Date:  3/23/2005  Upload Date: 4/28/2005 6:28:45 PM
Location:  Geneva, IL
Author:  Chris Keating
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6997(AC44CW) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/9/2005  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 7:35:24 PM
Location:  Rochelle, IL
Author:  Scott Koehler
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  208   Comments: 1
UP 2979 On NS 177 Eastbound
Title:  UP 2979 On NS 177 Eastbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/8/2005  Upload Date: 10/27/2009 10:58:37 PM
Location:  Hamilton, OH
Author:  landrover
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  145   Comments: 3
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  UP 2979 on NS 175. Former CNW 6831
Photo Date:  10/7/2006  Upload Date: 10/8/2006 10:26:40 PM
Location:  Chattanooga, TN
Author:  nsrayman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  186   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/5/2007  Upload Date: 1/5/2007 10:39:33 PM
Location:  Rochelle, IL
Author:  John J. Poshepny
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 3025(SD40-2)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
UP 2979 leads eastbound
Title:  UP 2979 leads eastbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/19/2007  Upload Date: 4/26/2007 3:46:21 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Barry Mims
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  141   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  Leading a Manifest West
Photo Date:  4/30/2007  Upload Date: 5/3/2007 9:09:38 PM
Location:  Logan, IA
Author:  Rick C
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  117   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/27/2007  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 1:03:58 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Matt Hagfors
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  UP 2979, an ex-C&NW SD40-2, leads a southbound loaded rock train at downtown McFarland.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:32:09 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
UP 2979 pauses
Title:  UP 2979 pauses
Description:  The train stopped and sat just north of Door Creek Road. Notice that a ditch light is out.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:59:15 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
UP 2979 waiting at Door Creek Road
Title:  UP 2979 waiting at Door Creek Road
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:24:11 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  In the distance to the right you can see another set of headlights. These belonged to a hi-rail truck which pulled up behind the train while it was sitting here.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:30:45 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
UP 2979 & 4216 on parked rock train
Title:  UP 2979 & 4216 on parked rock train
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:35:54 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  274   Comments: 0
UP 2979 waiting....waiting...
Title:  UP 2979 waiting....waiting...
Description:  A low angle through the wildflowers.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:41:03 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
The "Have a Nice Day" locomotive
Title:  The "Have a Nice Day" locomotive
Description:  The gong bell (much like a mechanical railroad crossing bell) on the nose is a dead giveaway that this is a former Chicago & Northwestern locomotive. Someone has added a friendly touch-up to this one.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:44:31 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  342   Comments: 0
UP 2979 crossing the north Yahara River bridge
Title:  UP 2979 crossing the north Yahara River bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:33:54 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
The train is coming...but something's missing
Title:  The train is coming...but something's missing
Description:  A ditch light is still out as the train approaches downtown Stoughton. More steel loads for Zalk Joseph's are on the siding.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:05:39 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Foolhardy biker
Title:  Foolhardy biker
Description:  This guy is going to live to regret it (or possibly NOT live) if he tries this with a train going faster than 10 MPH.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:09:13 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  341   Comments: 1
UP 2979 approaching Main Street
Title:  UP 2979 approaching Main Street
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:15:35 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
Tight shot on UP 2979's front end
Title:  Tight shot on UP 2979's front end
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:19:31 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
UP 2979  Loaded Graveltrain
Title:  UP 2979 Loaded Graveltrain
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2007  Upload Date: 10/18/2007 5:38:38 PM
Location:  Washington, MO
Author:  Jeff Morhaus
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 2989(SD40N)
Views:  166   Comments: 1
UP 2989
Title:  UP 2989
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2007  Upload Date: 10/18/2007 5:43:36 PM
Location:  Washington, MO
Author:  Jeff Morhaus
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2989(SD40N) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  153   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  Westbound.
Photo Date:  12/16/2007  Upload Date: 8/9/2008 2:49:38 PM
Location:  West Chicago, IL
Author:  Todd Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  175   Comments: 1
UP 4182
Title:  UP 4182
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/7/2008  Upload Date: 3/7/2008 1:36:36 PM
Location:  Gorham, IL
Author:  Chris Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4182(SD70M) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
UP 4182
Title:  UP 4182
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/7/2008  Upload Date: 3/7/2008 1:38:50 PM
Location:  Gorham, IL
Author:  Chris Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4182(SD70M) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/7/2008  Upload Date: 3/7/2008 1:44:24 PM
Location:  Gorham, IL
Author:  Chris Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/7/2008  Upload Date: 3/7/2008 1:47:22 PM
Location:  Gorham, IL
Author:  Chris Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/7/2008  Upload Date: 3/7/2008 1:50:25 PM
Location:  Gorham, IL
Author:  Chris Bodkin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 4182(SD70M)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Solid Union Pacific
Title:  Solid Union Pacific
Description:  UP SD70M, SD40-2 (Snoot), and an SD40-2 (Ex-CNW) roll a mixed freight across Main St.
Photo Date:  3/21/2008  Upload Date: 3/23/2008 12:55:35 PM
Location:  Folkston, GA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4982(SD70M) UP 3404(SD40-2) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
Old C&NW
Title:  Old C&NW
Description:  The Chicago & Northwestern heritage shows through on this old unit.
Photo Date:  3/21/2008  Upload Date: 3/23/2008 12:57:46 PM
Location:  Folkston, GA
Author:  Rob Furney Jr
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  168   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 8:11:05 AM
Location:  Folkston, GA
Author:  max linder
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  147   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2008  Upload Date: 3/21/2008 8:19:31 PM
Location:  Crawford, FL
Author:  Adam Finger
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 3404(SD40-2)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
UP 9123
Title:  UP 9123
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/29/2008  Upload Date: 3/31/2008 3:01:08 PM
Location:  Saginaw, TX
Author:  Rick Inselman
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9123(C40-8) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
UP 9123
Title:  UP 9123
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/29/2008  Upload Date: 4/4/2008 5:35:43 AM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Nicholas Benson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9123(C40-8) UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  231   Comments: 0


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