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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

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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

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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

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Photo ID: 610272

Back to the future, strange bedfellows meet in CNW's Altoona roundhouse in January 1974. Both unusual visitors to Altoona. UP 188B, a GP9B, is side by side with CNW 59B, a TR2B "calf" sw... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP9B
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 188B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1974


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 606930

A nice mix of power featuring an SD45, SD40-2, GP7 and X-SOU SD24 head up westbound train 483 at Altoona. This priority train operated daily between Chicago and East Minneapolis via Milwaukee, Ada... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 972
Train ID: CNW 483
Photo Date: July 21, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 606264

CNW 954 enjoys the company of a GP7 and former Southern Ry. SD24 at Altoona, WI as it gets a servicing stop at the engine facility. the sand tower and fueling are behind the unit, and the roundhou... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 954
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 604518

CNW GP7 1573 and a pair of newer SDs get some sand at the Altoona roundhouse area at Altoona, WI on a chilly January 1970 afternoon.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1573
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1970


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 604201

A colorful combination of CNW SD40s are parked at the sand tower near the Altoona, WI roundhouse for servicing between assignments. SD40 891 is in its as delivered scheme, part of the first order ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 891
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1971


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 602828

CNW made a lot of improvements in the 1970s and 80s, but were pretty frugal when it came to yard trackage. Here at Altoona this view shows a transition track to a scale, which obviously has seen b... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1628
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 580808

CNW 6801, their first SD40-2 is on the point of an eastbound freight waiting for a new crew at Altoona, WI. The next crew will run the train southeast to Adams, WI where another crew will handle i... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6801
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jun 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 580005

CNW 1041 sits at Altoona between assignments. The unit is a "Baldwin half-breed" VO-1000M, originally built in March 1945 and re-engined by EMD in April 1960 and given an SW hood. The un... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin VO-1000
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1041
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jun 15, 2016

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Photo ID: 577760

A classic CNW consist waits to attach to a freight at Altoona, WI in June 1979. CNW 968 is on of CNW's unique SD45s featuring the gong bell, applied a bit crooked, and no dynamic brakes. The 818 i... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Northwestern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 968
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: May 25, 2016

Views: 2,959
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