We are aboard CNW 4479 as it heads to switch the fertilizer plant in Carrolville, WI in January of 1991. Once a busy industrial area, this is all that left to switch at this time. Lake Michigan is... (more)
After delivering the IG2G2 turn to Global 3, the CNW twins made a rather quick turn as they lead autoracks east past the Elburn Co-Op in Meridith, IL. They would deliver this train to the yard in ... (more)
After being in storage at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union for over a year, the CNW 8646 and 8701 were sent to Proviso last week to be reactivated and are seen here in Rochelle, leading the Gl... (more)
CNW 5529 is crossing Buffalo Lake in Packwaukee, WI in January of 1988. The bridge was designed to open but I don't think it ever was. This shot reminds me of winters past in Wisconsin, as we have... (more)
CNW 4523, a GP9 acquired second hand from the Quebec, North Shore & Labrador, leads a nice mix of six older EMDs on a freight that has arrived in East Minneapolis Yard. In addition to the four GP7... (more)
Executive Train to the Association of American Railroads Meeting in San Francisco.
A Roger Puta Photograph
A nice mix of power featuring an SD45, SD40-2, GP7 and X-SOU SD24 head up westbound train 483 at Altoona. This priority train operated daily between Chicago and East Minneapolis via Milwaukee, Ada... (more)
CNW caboose #11155 brings up the rear of a CNW freight crossing Buffalo Lake near Packwaukee, WI in January of 1988.
CNW train 472 from East Minneapolis to Green Bay, WI rolls through Eau Claire, WI on its way to a crew change and some switching in Altoona. At this time there was still a short stretch of double ... (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.
Two Chicago & North Western GE C40-8s power a westbound train of empty coal gons (with two tank cars up front) through Maxwell, Nebraska, on the way to North Platte on May 10, 1995.
CNW 1385 departs the Butler, WI yard with a trainload of passengers attending Butler RR days in June of 1984. The steam engine is slowly being rebuilt and will hopefully see action again.
CNW 8005 crosses the swollen Cedar River in August of 1993. Once a gauntlet bridge, it is single track in this photo. Once a bottleneck for traffic, the bridge has since been double tracked.
On a frosty Wisconsin morning, a tired looking CNW SD40-2 departs with Pleasant Prairie hopper empties which will head west to the Powder River Basin for another coal load.