EMD F40C

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EMD F40C
EMD F40C
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)
Model F40C
Build date March – May 1974
Total production 15
Length 68 ft 10 in (20.98 m)
Prime mover EMD 645E3B
Cylinders 16
Power output 3,200 hp
Career Milwaukee Road, Metra
Locale Chicago, Illinois, and its northwest suburbs
Disposition all withdrawn by 2005, 2 kept for use if needed

The EMD F40C is a 6-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between March and May 1974. This locomotive was built specifically for commuter service use. It is powered by a 16-cylinder EMD 645E3B, which can produce 3,200 horsepower. It shares the same common frame as the EMD SD40-2, giving it an overall length of 68 feet 10 inches (20.98 meters). All 15 examples were originally built for purchase through a publicly funded agency to provide for upgrading of service over Milwaukee Road lines west and north from Chicago to Elgin and Fox Lake Illinois. The units later became a part of the Metra locomotive fleet when that agency came to oversee heavy-rail commuter service in Northeast Illinois. All units of the type were withdrawn from regular service with the arrival of new replacement locomotives in 2005, although units 611 and 614 are kept on the property in the Western Avenue railyard.

Individual locomotives

The locomotives were ordered in two batches, EMD order numbers 73612 (13 locomotives) and 73689 (2 locomotives).[1] They were all named in Metra service.[2]

Serial Build date MILW road # Metra road # Name
73612-1 Apr 1974 51 611 Village of Ontarioville
73612-2 Apr 1974 52 612 State of Illinois
73612-3 Apr 1974 40 600 Village of Bartlett
73612-4 Apr 1974 41 601 City of Elgin
73612-5 Apr 1974 42 602 Village of Bensenville
73612-6 Apr 1974 43 603 Village of Schaumburg
73612-7 Apr 1974 44 604 Village of Elmwood Park
73612-8 Apr 1974 45 605 Village of Hanover Park
73612-9 Apr 1974 46 606 Village of Itasca
73612-10 Apr 1974 47 607 Village of River Grove
73612-11 Apr 1974 48 608 Village of Roselle
73612-12 May 1974 49 609 Village of Streamwood
73612-13 May 1974 50 610 City of Wood Dale
73689-1 May 1974 53 613 Village of Round Lake
73689-2 May 1974 54 614 Edward F. Brabec

References

  1. EMD SDP40F, F40C Order Numbers. Unofficial EMD Homepage. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  2. Logan, Brad. Metra Locomotive Roster. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
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