Sadly, the NW2 in this picture, originally built in 1948 for Southern Railway, has recently been scrapped. Behind the NW2 sits an FP7 delivered to Milwaukee Road in 1950. There is talk of making... (more)
Borrowed power on the newly formed Wisconsin Central.
ex CKSI (Carthage, Knightstown & Shirley RR) 819, nee IHB 8819
Awaiting the next passenger train to switch, GN’s EMD switcher 105 idles at St. Paul, Minn. Union Station, April 6, 1970. No. 105 was now a part of the Burlington Northern family.
1946 built former CN Rail NW-2 #7944 at the Alberta Railway Museum. The locomotive was retired in 1976 and donated to the museum by CN in 1977.
Contracted to Amtrak, Burlington Northern NW2 517 switches a cut of passenger cars, including a BN business car, at Amtrak's Union Station on the American Bicentennial, July 4th, 1976, in downtown... (more)
Between February 1939 and December 1949, 1145 of these 1000hp switchers were produced. Most ran in the US, this is one of 20 exported to Canadian National.
A freshly painted EMD NW2 works at South Yard on a hazy Jan. 29, 1977 afternoon in Salt Lake City.
Here's some more oddities in Middle River: ILSX 922, former Lake Terminal 1015, ILSX 1337, former CP 778, and a Soo Line flat car with various parts. This is one of two groups of storage equipme... (more)
While working its way back home to Oregon after its American Freedom Train work was completed, former SP Daylight 4449 has just backed into Chattanooga Choo-Choo with an excursion from Birmingham.... (more)
A pair of Harbor NW2s, one in the latest black and orange scheme, is seen switching cars at Blue Island Yard. Tom Golden photo.
A Harbor switcher and booster unit are parked under the Halsted Avenue overpass awaiting their next assignment. Tom Golden photo.
A trio of Indiana Harbor Belt switchers bring an empty Inland Steel coal train west on a cold winter day. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of 1940's vintage Indiana Harbor Belt switchers bring a pair of brand new Santa Fe GP60Ms from the EMD plant in Ontario for delivery to their owner at Hodgkins. Tom Golden photo.