Recently painted CNW 6716,6712,6727 ramble east with 115 loads on a surprisingly snow less mid November afternoon.
Not long after the UP takeover, this westbound Adams line train passes under an old wood overpass at Rock siding west of Ashippun, WI. Apart from the lighter rail on the siding this scene retains ... (more)
C&NW 6824,6827 curve east through the big rock cut on the LS&I after picking up some freight at Eagle Mills yard.
A CNW train heads north on the line to Fond du Lac from Janesville, near Milton Jct. This line was CNW's earliest trackage in WI., it is not a through-route anymore. What remains is the Clyman s... (more)
Not long after being transferred from Huron S.D. C425's 403,404 work the Number 6 yard at Escanaba. The movement of the 4 axle Alcos east allowed C&NW to retire the remaining Baldwin-EMD hybrids a... (more)
Rusting, faded and dirty, C&NW Mongrel 1506 waits for a spot in the house for some patchwork repair to be done, to get her back switching the ore yard in Escanaba. The unit was re-engined in 1959 ... (more)
CNW 8646 still in service 14 years after the UP/CNW merger. Taken with permission.
A only on the C&NW consist of RSD-4 1620, RS-3/11 1613, GP30 806 has just arrived in Waseca on train #482. The train will be worked here, so the power has cut off and is heading to the small engin... (more)
CNW rebuilt Ex CR GP40's 5507,5534 head east out of Wisconsin Rapids with the nightly turn to Adams.
CNW MP15 #1313 working at Rhinelander, WI with a CNW caboose in 1981. This engine was later involved in a serious wreck with a runaway bi-level commuter car and was later scrapped.
Right near sunset on a hazy late August evening CNW 208,313,318,6612 head west with 6 cars of ballast and a caboose.
A real Heritage unit Untouched Chicago & Northwestern GP9 4556 still operates in daily service for the Hartwell Railroad in Northeast GA, far from its midwestern homeland. The conductors si... (more)
A pair of big CNW C628's swing around the connection at Duck Creek with the daily Escanaba-Green Bay freight. The line heading straight west in the photo went to Wausau and at one time lead off to... (more)
Another Rock Island GP7 aquired by the CNW after the Rock shutdown has just finished some switching and waits its next assignment in the CNW Des Moines Yard.
C&NW 8053 finds itself on its old home turf, even though the Union Pacific own the track at this date.