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Photo ID: 672858

CNW 5088 leads another GP50 and a GP15-1 on an eastbound freight entering Altoona Yard. The rear of the train is still in Eau Claire. on this wintery January day.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 5088
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1984


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 653398

CNW 5099, the last GP50 delivered to C&NW is in showroom condition brightening up an otherwise dreary day at Altoona, WI on an eastbound train. With a builder's date of September 1980, this could ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 5099
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 30, 2018

Views: 1,740
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Photo ID: 653122

Things got a little weird at C&NW's Altoona roundhouse in 1973 and 74. First, leased, then purchased N&W C628s started getting some servicing here, then Altoona became a location to do maintenance... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: TR2B
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 59B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 649007

CNW 6706 and 6705 looking good in their new yellow and green scheme ready a train to head east out of Altoona Yard on a cool January day. At this time eastbound trains 406 and 408 came here from S... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6706
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 648170

CNW 974 is in the round house at Altoona, WI for servicing in January 1974. The SD45 pretty much took up the whole stall compared to older Geeps and F units as well as smaller steam locomotives th... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 974
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 647706

CNW leased and then acquired 30 Norfolk & Western Alco C-628s in 1973 due to a surge in traffic that left the railroad power short. They had not purchased a new locomotive since the SD45s, so thes... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6712
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 642502

The "Other" Altoona. The Club 400 bar sits across the street from the CNW (now UP) yard and depot in Altoona, WI. The bar, located on Spooner Street (another CNW town), pays tribute to t... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Bar
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1987


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Dec 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 637292

The Union Pacific Railroad worked with the Altoona Police Department for their department photo. The Chief of Police is proud of the railroad heritage that the city has and the role that the railr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 720
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2017


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Nov 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 627656

CNW 6823 is on the head end of PREMA, Proviso-East Minneapolis manifest, along with a Zito yellow GP40 and SD18. It sports CNW's final color scheme. To the left, SD60 8051 and SD18 6636 are being ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6823
Train ID: CNW PREMA
Photo Date: April 24, 1992


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 612612

UP 1613 and 1132 drill the east side of Altoona yard. Altoona became a remote zone this past fall, which has resulted in remote control SD40N's, such as UP 1613, becoming a common sight around the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40N
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1613
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2017


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: Apr 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 612434

Back in 1968 it was pretty exciting when CNW purchased 7 GE U30C locomotives. These units were assigned to the former Omaha (Twin Cities Division), so it was common to spot them around Eau Claire ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: 934
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1968


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Apr 06, 2017

Views: 1,791
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Photo ID: 612433

The 400 was a big deal along its route through Wisconsin. The train had the 400 Club bar/tavern named for it many years ago, with appropriate signage. The tavern is located across the street from ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Signage
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: The 400
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Apr 06, 2017

Views: 1,664
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Photo ID: 611229

Unusual visitors make their presence known at Altoona, WI on a snowy March day in 1973. It had not been the norm to have GP35/ballast unit (slug) sets operating on the Twin Cities Division mainlin... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 841
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 611154

CNW 6810 leads a trio of SD40-2s into Altoona Yard, Altoona, WI with train 406. This version features a block of potash loads on the front. Units 6801-6815, the first order of SD40-2s, had white o... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6810
Train ID: CNW 406
Photo Date: June, 1982


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 611153

CNW Alco C628 no. 6720 and mate arrive in Altoona Yard for a crew change and some switching with train 406 from Itasca (Superior), WI. The big Alcos came from Norfolk & Western and were the heavie... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6720
Train ID: CNW 406
Photo Date: October, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 25, 2017

Views: 2,941
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Favorited: 23

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