C&NW COMMUTER LOCOMOTIVES



Orig. Reb. EMD   Serial Year  Year
No.   No.  Model No.    Built HEP

4052A      FP9M   3116  1955  1968 rebuilt from FTA
4067A      F7A    6598  1949  1961
4068A  410 F7A    6600  1949  1960
4068C      F7A    6601  1949  1960
4069C  412 F7A    6603  1949  1960
4070A      F7A    6604  1949  1960
4070C      F7A    6605  1949  1960
4071A      F7A    6606  1949  1960
4071C  408 F7A    6607  1949  1960
4072A  407 F7A    8548  1949  1960
4072C      F7A    8549  1949  1960
4073A  418 F7A    8550  1949  1961
4073C  417 F7A    8551  1949  1961
4074A  424 F7A    8552  1949  1961
4075A  421 F7A    8554  1949  1961
4075C      F7A    8555  1949  1961
4076A  423 F7A    8556  1949  1961
4076C      F7A    8557  1949  1961
4077A  416 F7A    8558  1949  1961
4077C      F7A    8559  1949  1961
4078A      F7A    8560  1949  1961
4078C      F7A    8561  1949  1961
4079A      F7A    8562  1949  1961
4079C  422 F7A    8563  1949  1961
4080C      F7A    8565  1949  1961
4081A      F7A    8566  1949  1959
4081C      F7A    8567  1949  1959
4082A  409 F7A    8568  1949  1959
4082C  411 F7A    8569  1949  1959
4083A  413 F7A    8570  1949  1959
4083C  414 F7A    8571  1949  1959
4084A      F7A    8572  1949  1960
4084C  415 F7A    8573  1949  1960
4085A      F7A    8574  1949  1960
4085C      F7A    8575  1949  1960
4086A  406 F7A    8576  1949  1959
4086C      F7A    8577  1949  1959
4087A  419 F7A   10150  1949  1961
4087C  420 F7A   10151  1949  1961
4088A      F7A   10564  1950  1961
4093A      F7A   10574  1950  1960
4100A  425 F7A   10588  1950  1960
4100C      F7A   10589  1950  1967

Orig. Reb. EMD   Serial Year  Year
No.   No.  Model No.    Built HEP

5019B      E8AM   6596  1953  1961 rebuilt from E7A
5021A      E8A   11491  1950  1959
5021B  522 E8A   11492  1950  1959
5022A  519 E8A   11493  1950  1959
5022B  520 E8A   11494  1950  1959
5023A  521 E8A   11659  1951  1959
5023B  514 E8A   11660  1951  1959
5024A  517 E8A   11661  1951  1964
5024B      E8A   11662  1951  1960
5025A      E8A   16901  1952  1964
5025B      E8A   17032  1952  1960
5026A      E8A   18113  1953  1960
5026B      E8A   18114  1953  1960
5027A      E8A   18115  1953  1961
5027B  512 E8A   18116  1953  1961
5028A  513 E8A   18117  1953  1961
5028B      E8A   18118  1953  1961
5029A  516 E8A   18119  1953  1961
5029B  515 E8A   18120  1953  1961
5030A  518 E8A   18121  1953  1963
5030B      E8A   18122  1953  1961
5031A      E8A   18123  1953  1961
5031B      E8AM   1034  1952  1970 ex KCS E3A #23
5032A      E9AM  25355  1959  1970 ex KCS E6A #25
5032B      E8A   14737  1952  1970 ex KCS #27 wrecked
5033A      E8A   14739  1952  1970 ex KCS #29

Orig. Reb. EMD   Serial Year  Year
No.   No.  Model No.    Built HEP

       501 E9B   27696  1962  1973 ex UP #910B
       502 E9B   28671  1963  1973 ex UP #913B
       503 E8BM    743  1953  1973 ex UP E2B #925B
       504 E8B   17795  1953  1973 ex UP #935B
       505 E9B   20500  1955  1973 ex UP #960B
       506 E9B   20502  1955  1973 ex UP #962B
       507 E8A   10778  1950  1973 ex UP #927
       508 E8A   17786  1953  1973 ex UP #934
       509 E8A   18271  1953  1973 ex UP #940
       510 E8A   18273  1953  1973 ex UP #942
       511 E9A   20486  1955  1973 ex UP #949


Some of these locomotives were also used for C&NW intercity trains using HEP bilevel intercity cars. Those intercity trains were discontinued when Amtrak started in 1971. In 1970, C&NW acquired 4 second hand E-units from Kansas City Southern and modified them for suburban service. In 1971, C&NW rebuilt and renumbered 20 F7's. All other F7's were then withdrawn from commuter service, and some were leased to Amtrak to operate with leased bilevel intercity cars. Those bilevel intercity cars were eventually sold to Amtrak. In 1973, C&NW acquired 11 second hand E-units from Union Pacific, and rebuilt them before placing them in suburban service. The UP locomotives included a few E8B's and E9B's, which were rebuilt with home made cabs, which aesthetically were not very pleasing. And in 1974, C&NW rebuilt and renumbered 11 E8's. They might have rebuilt additional E8's, but the rebuild program was stopped around the time when RTA legislation was approved. C&NW would thus be able to look to the RTA to eventually replace the locomotives.

Two ex-CN&W F7's became Metra #305 and #308 and were operated on special occasions, until they were donated to the Illinois Railway Museum in 1999. The other F7's all were retired by 1984. The 5000 series E-units which had not been rebuilt, were retired between 1983 and 1985. Most of the 500 series rebuilt E-units were retired between 1984 and 1989. E-units 509, 515, 516, 518, and 521, survived until 1993.

Much of this locomotive roster information is from the magazine Extra 2200 South.