• C&NW F7A 4084C 1st and 2nd

  • Discussion relating to The Chicago & North Western, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road), including mergers, acquisitions, and abandonments.
Discussion relating to The Chicago & North Western, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road), including mergers, acquisitions, and abandonments.

Moderator: Komachi

  by SSW921
 
The first C&NW F7A 4084C was destroyed in a head on collision at Rhinelander, Wisconsin on July 4, 1951. The 4084C leading the 4084A struck a passenger train led by the 5003A and 5002A. The 1951 ICC accident report is #3413. A photo of the wrecked F7A 4084C first shows an underframe break behind the cab. There obviously was a 4084C 2nd built sometime in early 1952 by my guess. I haven't found any other record about this rebuild. The lead unit on the passenger train E2A 5003A was also retired because of this wreck.

Ed in Kentucky