Internal Combustion Locomotives
Chicago & North Western 1689
C&NW 1689 is a diesel freight locomotive designed as a “road switcher” for general freight train service. It is an RSD-series locomotive, a type developed from the RS-series that has six powered axles instead of only four for improved tractive effort. This is one of only two RSD-5 type locomotives preserved.
COMPARE ME WITH: Minnesota Transfer 200, an Alco RS-3 which is extremely similar to this RSD-5 except that it only has four axles.
Year built: 1954
Length: 56ft 6in
Width: 10ft 2in
Height: 14ft 8in
Trucks: Tri-Mount 6 Wheel
Description: Diesel-Electric / Road Switcher
Condition: Complete / restored / operational
Click to return to Internal Combustion Locomotive roster
Click to return to main roster page