Internal Combustion Locomotives

EMD 1956 Milwaukee Road 33C
EMD 1956
Milwaukee Road 33C
Description:Diesel-Electric E-9A

Equipment Information

Milwaukee Road 33C is a diesel passenger locomotive known as a “cab unit.” It was built to haul long-distance passenger trains like the Olympian Hiawatha and was later rebuilt to pull commuter trains between Chicago and the northern suburbs. As part of this rebuild it was equipped for one of its two diesel engines (“prime movers”) to be set up as a constant-speed generator for powering a train of bi-level commuter cars, a pioneering system later used in diesel locomotives ordered by Metra.

Builder: Electro Motive Division GM
Year Built: 1956
Model: E-9A
Horsepower: 2400
Length: 70ft 3in
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 14ft
Weight: 340000 lbs
Brakes: 24RL
Engine: Two 12-567C
Motors: 4 EMD D37B
Trucks: Blomberg A1A
Description: Diesel-Electric
Arrived: 1989
Condition: Complete / undergoing restoration / not operational

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