CNW 6869 crosses Crawford Creek near Ambridge, WI in September of 1993.
Grain Empties Likely turning North at Gand Jct. Iowa
It may not be pure CNW with the UP patches, but it's as close as one can get these days out on the mainlines. The last patched CNW AC44 leads eastbound stacks by the Elburn Co-Op.
UP 6706 is the last remaining patched CNW AC4400CW out there. It's seen here in Flagg, slowly approaching Global 3. After a quick setout, it would be onward to Chicago.
Like Sands thru the hourglass..... One of the more desolate locations on CNW's ore line north of Escanaba, MI was a place called Sands. Not much more than a station sign, it was often bypassed for... (more)
Two brand new C44-9W's head a southbound coal load through Bill, Wyoming. I still shiver to recall how cold it was when I took this photo!
Spine line train crossing under the CNW mains
CNW 8014 has cut off its ore train and is running around to tie on to the opposite end in November of 1990. It will then back the train thru town and across the WC (ex-Soo Line) diamond. They will... (more)
Eastbound CNW coal train using UP S Morrill Sub was approaching Northport. Since this photo the line has had another track added.
A Union Pacific coal train with former CNW and BN power is southbound with coal just north of Bill, Wyoming.
An eastbound freight rolls into Green River behind two CNW EMD units and a Union Pacific GE.
A C&NW EMD SD60 and UP GE unit are westbound with empty coal gons as they pass beneath the new elevated crossing of Burlington Northern that is almost completed and not yet in use.
Leaser and Legacy
The early days of Conrail were colorful, if nothing else. On top of all of the predecessor paint schemes that could find their way to any location on the system, ... (more)
Chicago & North Western EMD GP7 No. 4374 switches cars at C&NW’s Butler yard at Butler, Wisconsin, in August 1984. The flag pole and flowerbeds are a nice touch.
Chicago & Northwestern 4-6-0 No. 175
The boiler for Chicago & North Western 4-6-0 R-1 No. 175 seen here undergoing restoration to operation in the engine house (shared by Pere Marquette N... (more)