These 2 units pulling a string of TOFC are westbound on the Union Pacific mainline about 100 miles west of Omaha, NE.
CNW 421 and an E8 are positioning commuter trains at the throat to CNW's Madison Street station for the afternoon rush hour. Dozens of trains will move in and out of this junction in the next coup... (more)
Chicago and North Western’s entry into Powder River Basin in the early 1980’s left the railroad needing more motive power. It picked up 63 former Pennsylvania EMD SD45s just off lease from Conrail... (more)
A handsome pair of CNW SD50s, nos. 7005 and 7019 head west at Northport, NE in threatening weather with an empty coal train returning to the Powder River Basin. CNW and UP worked together to give ... (more)
CPLJR is westbound by the elevator at Schafer, NE on the Union Pacific main about 100 miles west of Omaha. On this winter day, the winds would typically turn 2" of dry powder into 8' drifts ... (more)
CNW caboose 11127 is backing down the MILW bridge near Stowell Yard in Milwaukee, WI in February of 1986. The CNW was detouring over the MILW/SOO because of a stuck bridge over the KK River.
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)
A quintet of EMD 567 V-16 diesel engines all fit nicely on a 50 ft. CNW flat car, pictured at the Oelwein, Iowa diesel shops, once the heart of the Chicago Great Western Railroad. During this peri... (more)
CNW 5099 is westbound thru Missouri Valley , IA in May of 1987.
After bringing in a southbound coal train into Butler Yard, Chicago & North Western power waits out a Wisconsin snowstorm on January 4, 1986. Two Alco C628s and a pair of EMD SD40-2s make up the l... (more)
Let's all go to Spooner! CNW 6859 departs Spooner, WI in May of 1992 with a train bound for Itasca Yard in Superior.
A widecab CNW GE leads a standard cab UP toaster on a southbound (railroad east) NIPSCO coal train on the IHB mainline over the Cal Sag Channel. Tom Golden photo.
CNW 876 emerges from the fog near Blodgett, IL on CNW's New Line in March of 1985.
On August 10, 1985, Streamline Excursions, Inc. sponsored the "Return of the 400," a round trip passenger excursion between Amtrak's St. Paul-Minneapolis Midway Station to Eau Claire, Wi... (more)
Paraphrasing the familiar mid-‘70’s Coca-Cola advertising slogan from the billboard in the photo, one of the ways that the drab monotony of the ex-PC power that ... (more)