Internal Combustion Locomotives

EMD 1985 Chicago & North Western 7009
EMD 1985
Chicago & North Western 7009
Description:Diesel-Electric SD50

Equipment Information

Chicago & North Western 7009 is the only preserved example of an SD50 diesel freight locomotive. This model was built in La Grange, Illinois, through most of the 1980s by EMD, with over 400 examples being constructed. C&NW 7009 was sold to a locomotive leasing company in 2001 and retired from active service in 2006.

Chicago & North Western 7009 Details

Builder: Electro Motive Division GM
Year Built: 1985
Model: SD50
Horsepower: 3600
Length: 71ft 2in
Width: 10ft 3in
Height: 15ft 8in
Weight: 368000 lbs
Engine: 16-645F3B
Motors: 6 EMD D87
Trucks: HTC
Description: Diesel-Electric
Arrived: 2022
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

Chicago & North Western 7009 Ownership History

1985-1995 – Chicago & North Western #7009
1995-2001 – Union Pacific #7009
2001-2022 – National Railway Equipment, Silvis, IL
2022-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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