Internal Combustion Locomotives

EMD 1950 Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9255
EMD 1950
Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9255
Description:Diesel-Electric SW7

Equipment Information

Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9255 is a diesel switching locomotive designed to move freight cars around railroad yards at low speed. For a time it was assigned to Clyde Yard in Cicero, IL. It was later sold to the Davenport Rock Island & North Western, or “Dri Line,” in the Quad Cities. It has been restored to its original appearance.

Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9255 Details

Builder: Electro Motive Division GM
Year Built: 1950
Model: SW-7
Horsepower: 1200
Length: 44ft 5in
Width: 10ft 4in
Height: 15ft 9in
Weight: 240000 lbs
Brakes: 6BL
Engine: 12-567C
Motors: 4 EMD
Trucks: AAR-A
Description: Diesel-Electric (Ex DRI&NW 121 / Ex BN 121 / nee CB&Q 9255)
Arrived: 1995
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

Read more about the history of this engine in Rail & Wire #165

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Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9255 Ownership History

1950-1970 – Chicago Burlington & Quincy #9255
1970-1983 – Burlington Northern #121
1983-1995 – Davenport Rock Island & North Western #121
1995-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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