Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:EMD F2ABuilt As:CBQ 157C (F2A)
Serial Number:3023Order No:E648
Frame Number:E648-A6Built:7/1946
Notes:blt 7/1946, traded 7/1964
Other locos with this serial:  CBQ 157C(F2A)
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CBQ 157C
Title:  CBQ 157C
Photo Date:  11/11/1961  Upload Date: 5/11/2005 11:04:44 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 157C(F2A)
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CB&Q F2 157C
Title:  CB&Q F2 157C
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F2 157C westbound at Naperville, Illinois on April 14, 1962, photograph by Chuck Zeiler. It is pictured here leading four GP-20's (three are UP units) on the CGI (Chicago Grand Island) expedited freight that featured pooled locomotives from the CB&Q and UP. The F2 would have to lead because of its Manual Transition. The CB&Q received ten F2's in July 1946 (built on EMD Order E648) as 150A-154A and 155C-159C. This particular locomotive was built during July 1946 (c/n 3023) and traded to EMD as credit on an order of GP35's during July 1964. The first five CB&Q FT A/B/B/A sets 100-104 were broken up into A/B sets and renumbered and mated with a single F2, producing 10 semi-permanently coupled FTA/B-F2 4050 horsepower locomotives (or, in CB&Q parlance, a 4050 hp motor). At this time a second headlight was added to the nose door of the FT's which had been delivered with a single headlight. The F2's were the final CB&Q F style locomotive delivered with the "freight-style" pilot. The F2 was a transitional design from the FT to the F3, retaining some of the FT's internal features (the FT's 1350 hp 16-cylinder 567A diesel with belt-driven auxiliaries was replaced with a 1500 hp model 567B with gear-driven auxiliaries, but because the FT's D8 main generator was retained, the output was limited to 1350 hp), and introduced the new carbody featuring three equally-spaced portholes on the side and four roof mounted radiator cooling fans driven by electric motors (replacing the belt drive in the FT's). The FT's belt-driven traction motor blower was also electrically powered. This carbody carried over to the first run (or Phase) of the F3 production. Only 74 F2A's and 30 F2B's were built.
Photo Date:  4/14/1962  Upload Date: 5/5/2008 8:43:12 AM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 157C(F2A)
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