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Photo ID: 610273

After years of deferred maintenance, Milwaukee Road had to finally replace the first of three diamonds near Eau Claire Tower. This diamond was owned by MILW and served three purposes. First it was... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Loco crane
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 610045

This vintage shot was taken at Eau Claire Tower, capturing a classic piece of railroad history from the 1950s and 60s. The tower operator hands up orders to the engineer of train 172, powered by a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4068C
Train ID: CNW 172
Photo Date: July, 1964


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 610044

CNW 4445 brings as west side job strings of boxcars east past Eau Claire Tower on CNW's mainline from the Twin Cities. By 1982 the crossovers between main tracks have been removed, as well as the ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4445
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1982


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 15, 2017

Views: 1,148
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Photo ID: 610042

Eau Claire Tower was the heart of railroad operations through town from 1896 to 1991. This former Omaha Road (CNW) structure was actually originally built to a Milwaukee Road design. It protected ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: None
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: no number
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 609602

A Milwaukee Road SW1 switcher returns across the Chippewa River bridge to the yard after working west side industries in Eau Claire, WI. The three truss bridge was light weight restricting diesel ... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1972


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 609601

CNW SD40 883 leads a trio of power including a former Southern SD24 and torpedo-tube equipped GP35 on train 406 at Yukon Jct. as the train arrives in Eau Claire from Spooner, WI on its way to the ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Northwestern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 883
Train ID: CNW 406
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 606815

CNW train 472 from East Minneapolis to Green Bay, WI rolls through Eau Claire, WI on its way to a crew change and some switching in Altoona. At this time there was still a short stretch of double ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 943
Train ID: CNW 472
Photo Date: September 30, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 599184

PNCX 6323, a former Southern Railway SD24 is parked at Altoona, WI on CNW for fueling and sand. CNW leased a batch of these units in 1979 and later bought some of them converting them to SD18s (de... (more)

Railroad: Precision National Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD24
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: PNCX 6323
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 598543

CNW SD45s 945 and 952 and a GP30 arrive in Eau Claire, WI from Spooner at Yukon, the junction with the Twin Cities-Chicago mainline. The distinctive flared radiators stood out more on CNW with the... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 945
Train ID: CNW 406
Photo Date: July 21, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 596698

While still working for CNW I had the chance to visit hometown, Eau Claire, WI and managed to capture train 472 heading east toward Altoona as it went under the old highway 53 bridge on Eau Claire... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 943
Train ID: CNW 472
Photo Date: September 30, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 595639

An eastbound freight from Minneapolis climbs the grade out of the Chippewa and Eau Claire River valley as it heads into Altoona yard. GP50 no. 5099 is brand new having been built earlier this mont... (more)

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


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Added: Nov 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 595164

CNW 943, an SD45 and SD40-2 CNW 6815 pair up to handle an eastbound train 472 into Eau Claire from East Minneapolis, MN. The train is crossing the Chippewa River bridge with Old Wells Road bridge ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 943
Train ID: CNW 472
Photo Date: September 30, 1980


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 05, 2016

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Photo ID: 594161

Milwaukee Road SDL39 581 became a regular on the Winona, MN-Eau Claire, WI branch by the early 1970s, replacing aging Alco RSC-2s. Milwaukee ended up with 10 of these units, nine of which made it ... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: SDL39
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 581
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1973


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Oct 27, 2016

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Photo ID: 588590

CNW 4400 heads south with the Cornell wayfreight at Lake Hallie, north of Eau Claire, WI on the CNW's mainline from Eau Claire to Superior, WI. The train operated between Altoona and Cornell via C... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Northwestern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4400
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1977


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Sep 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 584570

CNW SD45 943 leads a former Chicago Great Western SD40 and two SD40-2s on an eastbound freight as the train crosses the Eau Claire River at Eau Claire, WI. The locos seem to dominate the bridge, w... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Northwestern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 943
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 31, 2016

Views: 1,802
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