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Owner: Chicago & Northwestern
Model:EMD F7ABuilt As:CNW 4084C (F7A)
Serial Number:8573Order No:E1188
Frame Number:E1188-A26Built:10/1949
Notes:2nd 400 blt as 4084C,
Other locos with this serial:  PREX 400(F7A) CNW 415(F7A) CNW 400(F7A) CNW 40(F7A) PREX 40(F7A)
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C&NW F7 403
Title:  C&NW F7 403
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway F7 403 southbound at Jefferson Park on the north side of Chicago, Illinois on May 25, 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler. On the day of this photo (or maybe the day before) the C&NW dispatched its Executive F's to Baraboo, Wisconsin to bring the Circus World Museum's vintage circus train and wagons to Chicago. Upon arrival in downtown Chicago, the wagons will be unloaded and horses will lead them down Michigan Avenue in a Memorial Day parade (I got pictures of that too). As I recall the situation, this train was slowly moving and I was chasing the train, so I stopped and grabbed a photo. The gentleman pictured was a local resident, who inquired what I was doing in his back yard. I explained the special train, and he came out to wave. The trailing units are 2nd 400 (already showing signs of the bow in its frame that ultimately sidelined it) and F7 402, coupled to the business car 400.
Photo Date:  5/25/1982  Upload Date: 11/18/2010 8:56:54 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 403(F7A) CNW 400(F7A) CNW 402(F7A)
Views:  575   Comments: 1
C&NW F7 403
Title:  C&NW F7 403
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway F7 403 bringing the Circus World Museum's vintage circus train into Chicago from Baraboo, Wisconsin on May 25, 1982, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  5/25/1982  Upload Date: 8/4/2012 12:09:48 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 403(F7A) CNW 400(F7A) CNW 402(F7A)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
C&NW E9BA 503
Title:  C&NW E9BA 503
Description:  C&NW E9BA 503 and F7 400 (2nd) at the 40th Street diesel house in Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  9/4/1982  Upload Date: 6/28/2011 2:11:38 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CNW 503(E9BA) CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  334   Comments: 0
C&NW F7 400
Title:  C&NW F7 400
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway F7's 400 and 406 at Keeler Avenue (40th Street Shops), Chicago, Illinois, September 14, 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler. I hope I get this right, there were two C&NW F7's numbered 400. Based on the MU cover (the other 400 had a surface-mounted plug) the locomotive on the left is number 400 was built in October 1949 as F7 4084C (c/n 8573) on EMD Order E1188, was renumbered to 415 during January 1972, was renumbered to 400 during 1982, retired (due to sagging frame) January 8, 1985, sold to Karsten Railcar Services, and it may be the 400 in Spooner, Wisconsin on the WGN. Number 406 was built in December 1949 as C&NW F7 4086A (c/n 8576) on EMD Order E1188, renumbered in 1971 to 406 (3rd), retired by the C&NW December 31, 1977, sold to the RTA and leased back. It was assigned RTA number 300, but that number was never applied. It was retired by the RTA May 2, 1983, and sold to St. Louis and Chain of Rocks Railroad, May 1985.
Photo Date:  9/14/1982  Upload Date: 10/8/2010 12:33:21 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CNW 400(F7A) CNW 406(F7A)
Views:  753   Comments: 1
C&NW 40th Street Shops
Title:  C&NW 40th Street Shops
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway 40th Street Shops at Keeler Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on September 14, 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This was Keeler Avenue in Chicago, but it also went by the name 40th Street Shops. This particular building was known as M-19A to C&NW employees. Left to right: C&NW 503 was built as UP E2B 984C (originally, #LA3, c/n 743, EMC order number E158B, built October 1937), rebuilt by EMD in March 1953 to E8B 925B. After Amtrak took over rail passenger service in 1971, B-units were not in demand, and the C&NW picked up a few, this one entered C&NW service June 5, 1973. The C&NW added a homemade cab (Crandall Cab), and put the E-8Bm in commuter service. Number 400 is an Executive F, and yes that is a different yellow paint than the other units have (called Zito Yellow, a reference to Jim Zito, senior vice president-operations at the time that use of the paint began around 1980). This was the 2nd 400, delivered October 1949 to the C&NW as F-7 4084C (c/n 8573), retired January 8, 1985. The next two (#'s 406 and 413) are work-a-day commuter F-7's. Number 406 pictured was actually the 3rd 406. The first was Minneapolis & St. Louis (M&StL) F-7A 150A, and the second was Litchfield & Madison (L&M) RS-3 301, later 905. This one was built as C&NW F-7A 4086A in December 1949 (c/n 8576 on EMD order E1188), retired December 31, 1977, sold to the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and leased back to the C&NW the very next day, January 1, 1978, retired from the RTA May 2, 1983. So, if this photo was shot on the date I say, there might be more research in order. Number 413 is the 2nd 413, the first being M&StL F-7 151C, retired in 1963. The one pictured above was delivered to the C&NW as 4083A (c/n 8750 on EMD order E1188) in December 1949, renumbered December 1971. It was retired from the C&NW December 31, 1977, sold the the RTA, and leased back to the C&NW the next day. Utahrails.net lists it as retired from the RTA on May 2, 1983, but I feel pretty good about the date of the photo, so perhaps some sort of arrangement took place to keep it on the road a bit longer. At the time of this photo, the C&NW was "Employee Owned", and the C&NW's Ball And Bar logo at the top of the building appears to have been adjusted accordingly.
Photo Date:  9/14/1982  Upload Date: 10/24/2010 11:30:06 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 503(E9BA) CNW 400(F7A) CNW 413(F7A) CNW 406(F7A)
Views:  842   Comments: 1
C&NW F7 401
Title:  C&NW F7 401
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway F7 401 and 400 at Shawnee, Wyoming, May 10, 1984, photo by Jim Altman, Chuck Zeiler collection. Here's how Jim labeled the slide: Chicago & North Western Director's Special at Shawnee, Wyoming to pick up BN crew for trip north to coal fields on BN track. Business cars 410, 401, 400, F7's 401 & 400. Pretty good Jim, thanks.
Photo Date:  5/10/1984  Upload Date: 10/11/2010 11:16:12 AM
Location:  Shawnee, WY
Author:  Jim Altman
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CNW 401(F7A) CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  616   Comments: 1
C&NW F7 400
Title:  C&NW F7 400
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway F7 400 at Janesville, Wisconsin on September 16, 1984, photo by Chuck Zeiler. A Comment by A. J. Gonfiantini on a previous photo of this train asked where in Janesville were these photos taken. I do not recall and if anyone knows the answer, or what train this is (obviously a Special) please leave a Comment. Thanks. I went on Google Earth today, and it appears that there is a wye in Janesville. Judging by the signal bridge, the C&NW (or somebody) had grand plans for Janesville, Wisconsin.
Photo Date:  9/16/1984  Upload Date: 10/9/2010 10:20:50 AM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  513   Comments: 1
C&NW F7 400
Title:  C&NW F7 400
Description:  Chicago and North Western Railway F7 400 and 401 at Janesville, Wisconsin on September 16, 1984, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Number 400 was built in October 1949 as C&NW F7 4084C (c/n 8573) on EMD Order E1188. During November 1960 it was regeared from the original 62:15 (65 mph) gear ratio to 57:20 (95 mph) gear ratio, and equipped with Cummins diesel generator set for 440VAC auxiliary power for Chicago suburban service. Between December 1971 and January 1972 it was renumbered to 415, remaining in suburban service until an unknown date. It was renumbered to 400 (2nd) during 1982 and became part of the Executive F fleet, retired in 1985 and replaced by 425. which was renumbered 400 (3rd). It appears it now resides on the WGN in Spooner, Wisconsin.
Photo Date:  9/16/1984  Upload Date: 10/8/2010 5:31:09 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CNW 400(F7A) CNW 401(F7A)
Views:  572   Comments: 3
Two old warriors
Title:  Two old warriors
Description:  Taken on the Keokuk Junction Railroad
Photo Date:  5/23/2003  Upload Date: 3/8/2004 8:54:56 AM
Location:  Hamilton, IL
Author:  Joe Hughes
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SSW 3809(GP9) CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  1390   Comments: 1
Hamilton, IL Deadline with lots of new locos!
Title:  Hamilton, IL Deadline with lots of new locos!
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/24/2009  Upload Date: 7/31/2009 4:24:17 PM
Location:  Hamilton, IL
Author:  Ryan Dorrell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PREX 2029(GP20u) PREX 1751(F9A) CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  456   Comments: 0
The KJ's deadline?
Title:  The KJ's deadline?
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/25/2009  Upload Date: 7/26/2009 2:02:54 AM
Location:  Hamilton, IL
Author:  Ryan Dorrell
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AC 1751(FP9A) PREX 2029(GP20u) PREX 400(F7A) PREX 1751(F9A) CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  873   Comments: 0
PREX 40
Title:  PREX 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/17/2010  Upload Date: 7/22/2010 4:59:07 PM
Location:  La Harpe, IL
Author:  marc malnekoff
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CNW 400(F7A)
Views:  367   Comments: 1


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