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Owner: Milwaukee Road
Model:FM CFA16-4Built As:MILW 27C (CFA16-4)
Serial Number:16L488Order No:
Frame Number:Built:9/1951
Notes:16-FF
Other locos with this serial:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4)
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MILW CFA16-4 27C
Title:  MILW CFA16-4 27C
Description:  Milwaukee Road F-M CFA16-4 27C at Bensenville, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 27C was built in September 1951 (c/n 16L488). All the Milwaukee Road CFA16-4's were retired between 1966-67. During the time of this photo, these F-M's were used mainly between Bensenville and Terre Haute, Indiana.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 12/23/2015 2:10:27 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4)
Views:  431   Comments: 0
MILW CFA16-4 27C
Title:  MILW CFA16-4 27C
Description:  Milwaukee Road CFA16-4 27C and GP30 346 at Bensenville, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 11/4/2015 6:49:58 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4) MILW 346(GP30)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
MILW CFA16-4 27C
Title:  MILW CFA16-4 27C
Description:  MILW CFA16-4 27C at Bensenville, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in August 1951 (c/n 16L488), class 16-FF on the Milwaukee Road. It is seen smoking at the Milwaukee Road's Bensenville engine facility. According to Jim Boyd's book, "Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color" (ISBN 1-878887-63-7), there are two possible explanations for the smoke. Unlike Alcos, which produced black smoke as a result of turbo-lag, the F-M's opposed piston (OP) diesels were normally aspired, using a Roots blower to pressurize the intake air. "While a properly maintained OP is a smooth and reliable engine, they tend to develop one distinctive characteristic: blue smoke on acceleration. This is the result of two potential causes, which are usually mixed to varying degrees. The first is lubricating oil. While the bottom crankshaft lives in an oil-filled crankcase (like an EMD), the top crankshaft is in a "dry sump", lubricated by pressurized internal passages and a surrounding spray of oil (like the top deck valve chamber of an EMD 567). When the OP idles or shuts down, some of the top sump lube oil will drip down the cylinder walls above the piston, and if the walls are scored or the piston rings are worn, the lube oil will get into the firing chamber and often pass unburned into the exhaust manifold, where it can ignite in a smoky pall when the engine is revved up. The other cause of smoke is the cooling water seeping into the cylinders from the seals where the injectors pass through the water jackets around the cylinder walls. This will also cause smoke. You could tell how well an OP is being maintained by its penchant for smoke upon acceleration."
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/18/2009 7:16:56 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4)
Views:  2642   Comments: 3
MILW F3 86A
Title:  MILW F3 86A
Description:  MILW F3 86A and CFA16-4 27C at Bensenville, Illinois on February 14, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Number 86A was built as F3A 83D in February 1949 (c/n 6314) on EMD Order 997A, classed as 15-EF on the Milwaukee. As delivered, it was the rear cab unit of locomotive set 83A-B-C-D. During late 1949, this four-unit locomotive was separated into two two-unit locomotives for assignment to lighter trains that did not need four units and where overall speed between terminals was not important. Numbers 83D-C were renumbered to 86A-B, and both retired and traded to EMD or GE on new power a month after this photo. Number 27C was built in August 1951 (c/n 16L488), class 16-FF. I cannot find a retirement date (yet).
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 1/19/2010 12:02:12 PM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4) MILW 86A(F3A)
Views:  1354   Comments: 0
MILW 27C
Title:  MILW 27C
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/14/2007 5:33:04 AM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MILW 27C(CFA16-4)
Views:  1320   Comments: 0


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