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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Internal Combustion Locomotives

EMD 1949 Metra 308
EMD 1949
Metra 308
Description:Diesel-Electric F-7A

Equipment Information

Metra 308 is a passenger locomotive known as a “cab unit.” It was built for the Chicago & North Western as freight locomotive 4083C and was used in general freight service. In 1961 it was rebuilt for use pulling bi-level commuter trains in the Chicago area and renumbered C&NW 414. It ended its career hauling ballast trains for Metra.

Builder: Electro Motive Division GM
Year Built: 1949
Model: F-7A
Horsepower: 1500
Length: 50ft 8in
Width: 10ft 8in
Height: 15ft
Weight: 230000 lbs
Brakes: 26L
Engine: 16-567C
Motors: 4 EMD D27
Trucks: Blomberg B
Description: Diesel-Electric (nee C&NW 414)
Arrived: 1999
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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