Owner: Burlington Northern
Model:GE U30CBuilt As:BN 5301 (U30C)
Serial Number:40391Order No:1811BN
Frame Number:Built:5/1975
Notes:blt 5/1975 ret 9/1990
Other locos with this serial:  BN 5301(U30C)
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BN U30C 5301
Title:  BN U30C 5301
Description:  BN U30C 5301 at Clyde, Illinois on an unknown day in April 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in May 1975 (c/n 40391). retired in September 1990. This is the second U30C numbered 5301, and quoting from the book, "BN Annual 1975-1976", here is the story; "The only new power delivered in 1975 was 30 U30C's units 5300-5305 (2nd) , 5353-5364 (2nd), Locotrol masters 5834-5839, and Locotrol remotes 5939-5944. A total of 26 of the new U30C's went into dead storage (upon delivery) before a turnaround in business came in late July. Wonder how to tell the first and second series of 5300's apart? Here are some noticeable differences: Anti-climber pilot on the new units (2nd 5300's) , round-top headlight on new units, flat top on old units, no Locotrol antenna on new units, new-style door latches on new units (photos used in the book show a round opening for the older style and a square opening for the new style), no sight glasses on new units." For the record, the first 5300's were six U30C's 5300-5305 built in January-February 1972 (c/n 38241-38246), re-numbered 5800-5805 in October 1973. They were Locotrol master units.
Photo Date:  4/1/1981  Upload Date: 11/13/2008 10:38:30 AM
Location:  Clyde (subdivision), IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BN 5301(U30C)
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