Internal Combustion Locomotives

Alco 1959 Green Bay & Western 2407
Alco 1959
Green Bay & Western 2407
Description:Diesel-Electric RSD-15

Equipment Information

Green Bay & Western 2407 is a diesel freight locomotive designed as a “road switcher” for general freight train service. It was built as Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 841 and pulled freight trains between Chicago and Los Angeles for the first parts of its career. Later it was used by the Lake Superior & Ishpeming hauling coal trains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is an RSD-series locomotive, a type developed from the RS-series that has six powered axles instead of only four.

COMPARE ME WITH: Grand Trunk Western 1951, an RS-1 and an example of an earlier Alco “road switcher” freight engine. GB&W 2407 has more than twice the horsepower of the older RS-1 and is a much larger and more modern locomotive.

Green Bay & Western 2407 Details

Builder: ALCO
Year Built: 1960
Model: RSD-15
Horsepower: 2400
Length: 66ft 7in
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 14ft 11in
Weight: 382400 lbs
Brakes: 26L
Engine: 16-251B
Motors: 6 GE 752
Trucks: Tri-Mount
Description: Diesel-Electric / Ex Santa Fe 841
Arrived: 1996
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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Green Bay & Western 2407 Ownership History

1960-1969 – Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe #941
1969-1975 – Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe #9841
1975-1989 – Lake Superior & Ishpeming #2402
1989-1993 – Fox River Valley Railroad #2402
1993-1996 – Green Bay & Western #2407
1996-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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