Chicago & North Western FM H16-66 1675

Chicago & North Western FM H16-66 1675 at Escanaba, Michigan, June 24, 1975. Photographer: Bruce Black. Scanned from a 620 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist.
Chicago & North Western FM H16-66 1675 at Escanaba, Michigan, June 24, 1975. Photographer: Bruce Black

C&NW H16-66 1675

  • Group: Chicago & North Western 1674-1681
  • Builder number: FM 16L875
  • Builder date: August, 1954
  • Order number: LD-169-1
  • Phase: IIa
  • Horsepower: 1600
  • Prime mover: Non-turbocharged 8-cylinder FM opposed piston 38D8 1/8
  • Main generator: Westinghouse 497B2
  • Traction motors: Six Westinghouse 370DEZ
  • Production: 51 units between January, 1951, and October, 1958
  • Chicago & North Western ownership: 43 units

Chicago & North Western 1675

Built as Chicago & North Western 1675 in August, 1954, as part of the railroad’s sixth order, for eight units. It was retired in September, 1975, and sold to Precision National Corporation, Mt Vernon, Illinois, the same month.

About This Image

Scanned from a 620 negative owned by Digital Rail Artist.

Reference

  • John F. Kirkland, The Diesel Builders: Fairbanks-Morse and Lima-Hamilton, Interurban Press, 1985, pgs 99-100
  • Paul K. Withers and Don Strack, Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, Withers Publishing, 1995, p 169
  • Paul K. Withers, “Fairbanks-Morse H16-66,” Diesel Era, July/August, 1997, pgs 19-28
  • Paul K. Withers and David R. Sweetland, Train Master: The Most Useful Locomotive Ever Built, Withers Publishing, 1997, pgs 89-96