CNW repowered Baldwin 1501 pauses as it switches Kaukauna, WI in February of 1975. Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection.
The wonders of working for the railroad in winter is when you have to get on and off icy equipment to throw a switch, only to find out that you have to clean out the points before you can do so. A... (more)
An eastbound (southbound) military train arrives at Butler yard the middle of a Wisconsin snowstorm on December 3, 1990. The train, led by EMD GP40 No. 5526, is full of equipment headed for deploy... (more)
A Plymouth Switcher of unknown heritage an a CNW caboose outside the museum in Clinton, Iowa.
CNW 8003 has a ore train in tow as it parallels Highway M35 near Rock, MI in June of 1987. Unfortunately, little ore goes this way anymore.
A Chicago & North Western freight approaches Santa Fe Junction near the state line at Kansas City, Missouri, on September 15, 1990. C&NW EMD SD40-2 Nos. 6845 and 6908 power the westbound train tha... (more)
A new crew walks over to their westbound train from the Butler yard office in the middle of a Wisconsin snowstorm on December 3, 1990. The arriving crew made a setout with PRGBA (Proviso to Green ... (more)
CMO 150 (CNW) rests in the CNW yard in Butler, WI in June of 1972. This engine is from the first body style of the Baby Trainmasters. Bob Ferge photo from my collection.
An eastbound coal train cruises through Vroman, Nebraska, at mile 252.9 on Union Pacific’s Kearney Subdivision on May 6, 1995. Powering the train is a all-Chicago & North Western locomotive consis... (more)
CNW 1057 awaits its next assignment at the Butler (Milwaukee), WI engine house in April of 1972. These FM units were built nearby in Beloit, WI an were known for being able to pull the entire yard... (more)
A pair of EMD SD40-2s led by Chicago & North Western No. 6871 thunders westbound under the concrete coaling tower that still spans the main line at Nelson, Illinois, on May 6, 1995.
Adam Farence Photo
1963 may not be the right date but the C&NW tore down the old round house and began to build a new diesel facility at Butler yard just north of where the old round house was. Here the service trac... (more)
Led by a CNW SD40-2, an eastbound manifest freight is seen leaving the IHB's Blue Island Yard Tom Golden photo.
A new CNW GP50 and UP C30-7 are seen moving lite power through the IHB's Blue Island Yard as they work their way to their outbound train. Tom Golden photo.