A grimy Alco trio consisting of of two Century 628s and an RS11 has brought its westbound train nearly to the summit of the 1.31% grade of Richmondville Hill, the ruling grade on the Delaware & Hu... (more)
Lone Chicago & North Western C628 6716 leads Escanaba – Green Bay train ESGB-A through Little Suamico, Wisconsin.
Ghost in the nightChicago & North Western Alco C628 sits under a ghostly coaling tower on a foggy night in Escanaba, Michigan, in October 1984.
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)
CNW 6710 stops at Brampton to meet an empty ore train in May of 1986. I hope the ore business picks up on this line as there is a lot of track for the meager business that remains.
Six-axle Alcos weren't especially common on Penn Central's former Boston & Albany line, but they did show up on occasion. Century 628 6304 paired with C630 6328 at Beacon Park in Boston on a sprin... (more)
3 big Alco 628's, led by CNW 6703, are about to duck under Hwy M35 as they depart Partridge Siding with a loaded ore train bound for Escanaba in May of 1986.
CNW 6704 brings a freight into Butler, WI on a snowy day in December of 1985. The big Alco's would occasionally make the trip from Green Bay to Butler, but were usually used north of Green Bay.
These Big Alco C-628s worked the Chicago & North Western "Ore Division".
A Roger Puta Photograph
Thanks! This photo will hopefully take me to 1 million views! I hope you have enjoyed my posts. Here is one of my favorites. CNW 6720 enters the ore yard in Escanaba, MI in August of 1984 while th... (more)
CNW 6721 crosses the Little Cedar River near Daggett, MI in May of 1986 with a train from Escanaba, MI to Green Bay, WI.
Led by three former Norfolk and Western Alco C628s, a Chicago and North Western ore empty heads north for loading north of Brampton, Michigan, on October 25, 1986. The weather was pretty much sock... (more)
A C-628 and an SD40-2 passing under the hump at the L&N's Decoursey Yard in Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati.
CNW 6711 sits under the sanding tower in Escanaba, MI in August of 1984. The old concrete coaling tower looms in the background.
CNW 6703 leads an ore train across the Goose Lake causeway near Marquette, MI in May of 1986. This area was Alco heaven in the mid-1980's.