A Chicago Great Western F7 is the centerpiece of a small railroad museum in Oelwein, IA. Once in The heart of CGW territory it's now at the end of the line for Iowa Northern freights delivering ca... (more)
FP7 116A is kept company by a former Omaha/C&NW SW-1 in the display area.
A Transco SW-1 (ex-Rock Island) passes displayed CGW FP7 116-A in downtown Oelwein, Iowa.
The old "Great Western" lives on in the Hub City - Oelwein, Iowa. FP7A 116 (painted in 2000, but now badly faded) heads up a display train in front of the old CGW yard office and tower.
CGW yard engine switches in Faribault yard
Renumbered after CNW merger, still in CGW colors
A long, westbound CGW manifest (often called mortgage lifters due to the revenue generated) leaves the double track at East Cabin and heads for the tunnel, the swing bridge, and Iowa. From a 120 E... (more)
This came to my eye as I was shooting the Wabash F's
Eastbound tonnage pops out of the tunnel at Winston into the glorious October colors. From the Nelson notepad: #107C is the trailing unit, #192 is the symbol, 6 units, 138 cars.
Electric order boards. Did the agent (and family) live up stairs for which the building seems to be designed? Company station wagon!
I love the radio antenna on the roof. Note the springs for a soft ride. How many transfer cabooses like this are left? I have not seen one in many years.
Waiting for a job. One of two GP7s CGW had.
#61 is a TR2.
Six or more F units up front was typical for the CGW. Here it looks like 3 F3s followed by 3 F7s.
About 70 miles west of, and headed for Chicago, the snow started in earnest, but Chicago Great Western F units don't slow their pace during my Christmas break from College.