Note "Pink Lady" ballast from a local quarry. A Roger Puta Photograph
A Roger Puta Photograph
A classic CNW consist waits to attach to a freight at Altoona, WI in June 1979. CNW 968 is on of CNW's unique SD45s featuring the gong bell, applied a bit crooked, and no dynamic brakes. The 818 i... (more)
Looking more like a modeler's workbench than a railroad, CNW chop-nose fabricated windshield/head light panels are stored outside their Oelwein diesel shop awaiting installation on one of their GP... (more)
CNW 4480 is in the process of being kitbashed from CNW 1659, a May 1953 GP7 into a chopped nose GP7R, at Oelwein, IA. Oelwein was the Chicago Great Western's main locomotive shop, acquired by CNW ... (more)
A St. Paul-Kansas City freight rolls by the Rock Island (and CGW) depot in Waterloo, IA behind a pair of Geeps and two F7Bs. CNW 4351 was originally Quebec North Shore and Labrador 121, and 1953 e... (more)
Afternoon rush hour has begun on the CNW at Madison St. station in Chicago, and the "scoots" are on the move, arriving from nearby California Ave. yard and lining up to load afternoon co... (more)
CNW 1753, a torpedo tubed GP9, relaxes in the late spring sun at Valley Park, MN between local/switching assignments. This Geep featured CNW's original paint scheme of the late 50s, wearing a simp... (more)
Power for a Columbia coal train passes us on the eastbound headed for the power plant.
Power for the Butler/Madison train 569 waits for its crew at the Butler Engine House.
A CNW freight from Minneapolis arrives at Altoona, WI yard for a crew change and some switching. As it approaches the depot, it passes by a string of yellow and green ice bunker reefers stored for... (more)
Nearly new C&NW SD60 8033 leads 3 sisters into the Council Bluffs yard in May of 1987.
CNW unit sitting in runaround Kansas City "Bottoms"
C&NW Butler/Madison train between Butler and Belton over Burleigh Street after the grade crossing elimination.
Brand new DASH-9's in coal train service on the Portage engine track.