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)
Looking more like a modeler's workbench than a railroad, CNW chop-nose fabricated windshield/head light panels are stored outside their Oelwein diesel shop awaiting installation on one of their GP... (more)
The Milwaukee skyline makes a fine backdrop as CNW 4402 prepares to do some switching south of downtown. Once host to countless passenger trains (including several 400's) and a bustling freight bu... (more)
CNW 4480 is in the process of being kitbashed from CNW 1659, a May 1953 GP7 into a chopped nose GP7R, at Oelwein, IA. Oelwein was the Chicago Great Western's main locomotive shop, acquired by CNW ... (more)
A St. Paul-Kansas City freight rolls by the Rock Island (and CGW) depot in Waterloo, IA behind a pair of Geeps and two F7Bs. CNW 4351 was originally Quebec North Shore and Labrador 121, and 1953 e... (more)
C&NW 929, the ex-Chicago Great Western 409 heads through Kansas City
SD45 #950 passes CNW's distinctive semaphores on an extremely foggy day in October of 1984. Pre-digital, you crossed your fingers that the exposure was correct!
CNW 4154 is switching on Jones Island in Milwaukee under the watchful eye of the E.M. Ford. The Ford is an amazing 97 years old in this shot, being built in 1898. It was finally sold for scrap in ... (more)
Afternoon rush hour has begun on the CNW at Madison St. station in Chicago, and the "scoots" are on the move, arriving from nearby California Ave. yard and lining up to load afternoon co... (more)
Soo Line #757 leads a C&NW Sheboygan coal train south near the I-43 underpass on the north side of Port Washington in May of 1989. The C&NW semaphore is a dead giveaway as to who's line this train... (more)
CNW 1753, a torpedo tubed GP9, relaxes in the late spring sun at Valley Park, MN between local/switching assignments. This Geep featured CNW's original paint scheme of the late 50s, wearing a simp... (more)
3 C&NW coal trains are waiting for crews before they can depart Bill WY. Coal trains frequently outnumbered residents here.
A "Baby" or "Junior" FM Trainmaster is at the Marinette Station while the crew goes for beans. This is the "as delivered" scheme and is rather faded by now.
The C&NW dead line at Oelwein as taken from the roof of a GP30. This unit may have had a second life on the FRVR.
The southbound Peninsula 400 makes a quick station stop at Menominee on a sunny April morning just over 49 years ago!