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.