Preserved E5 at Illinois Railway Museum
|Builder||General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)|
|Build date||1940 – 1941|
|Total production||11 A units, 5 B units|
|AAR wheel arr.||A1A-A1A|
|Gauge||4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm)|
|Engine type||dual EMD 567|
|Power output||2,000 hp|
|Career||Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad|
|Disposition||One unit preserved in operating condition at the Illinois Railway Museum|
The EMD E5 was a 2,000 hp, A1A-A1A passenger train-hauling diesel locomotive manufactured by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois, and produced exclusively for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad ("The Burlington Route") during 1940 and 1941. The E5 was distinguished from the otherwise very similar E3, E4 and E6 by being clad in polished stainless steel to match the Burlington's Zephyr trains. Like those other models, the E5 had a sloping "slant nose" equipped with two headlights — a regular stationary headlight and a gyrating signal light. The E5 was the sixth model in a long line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units.
The last surviving EMD E5 diesel is owned and operated by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. Last used on the Fort Worth and Denver Railway (a CB&Q subsidiary) on the Texas Zephyr, the E5 is matched with stainless steel passenger cars from Burlington's Nebraska Zephyr. This equipment was used in the production of the 1992 film A League of Their Own.
|Railroad||Cab-equipped 'A' units||Cabless booster 'B' units|
|Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad||11||5|
- Pinkepank, Jerry A. (1973). The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide. Kalmbach Publishing Co., Milwaukee, WI, EMD-121–123. ISBN 0-89024-026-4.
Diesel cab and cowl locomotives built by EMD
|Cab units (F- & E-units)||FT · F2 · F3 · F7 · FP7 · F9 · FP9 · FL9 · TA · EA/EB · E1 · E2 · E3 · E4 · E5 · E6 · E7 · E8 · E9 · AA · AB6|
|Cowl units||F45 · FP45 · F40C · F40PH · F40PH-2 · F40PH-2C · F40PH-2M · SDP40F · SD40-2F · SD50F · F59PH and F59PHI · SD60F · F69PHAC · DE30AC · DM30AC|
|See also: List of EMD locomotives|