• Rock Island's EMC TA diesels

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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.

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  by SSW921
 
This topic came up on another board. The Rock Island's EMC TA diesels were all built with GE electrical equipment and all to the same wiring diagram. The road numbers were 601-606. The EMC serials were 735-740 completed on order E151. Production was completed between August and October 1937. These were the first General Motors B-B cab units.

I'm researching 16-201A engines to see if there is any there, there.

Ed in Kentucky
  by SSW921
 
The EMC 16-201A engine was used in both railroad and marine service. A total of 18 were used in railroad applications and 16 were used in U S Navy submarines. The Rock Island TAs were the last units assembled with the 16-201A engine. Other locomotives using the engine were Burlington 990^B-9907B, the Illinois Central #121 power car on the Green Diamond train, and nine Union Pacific units eventually used on the City of Denver trains CD5, CD6, and CD7.

Before the Rock Island TAs were built, EMC was already researching the 16-201As replacement, the 567 diesel engine. See https://utahrails.net/pdf/EMD_567_Histo ... t_1951.pdf

The U S Navy installed four 16-201A engines in each of the four Porpoise Class Submarines SS172-SS175. The Porpoise Class is unique in that they were the first U S submarines with diesel electric drive systems.

Ed in Kentucky