CNW 1385 departs the Butler, WI yard with a trainload of passengers attending Butler RR days in June of 1984. The steam engine is slowly being rebuilt and will hopefully see action again.
Frank Bottoni Jr and I are on layover at Portage and we don't stand to get out till tomorrow. We take a Sunday drive down to North Freedom to check out the RR Museum. On a beautiful but cold winte... (more)
CNW 1385 has a short, good looking train in tow as it rolls thru the countryside near Eden, WI in the Summer of 1985.
CNW 1385 is the only example of their R-1 class engine surviving. Built in March 1907 it was one of 325 R-1s acquired between 1901-1908. Retired in 1956, it was purchased by the Historical Society... (more)
With its bell in the up-swing the 1385 slowly enters a crossing in Baraboo,WI. as the wig-wag is about to start its swing and sway.
The 1385 westbound across the Wisconsin river bridge at Merrimac,WI..
C&NW 1385 servicing stop.
C&NW's Prosperity Special at Butler Yard southbound.
Chicago and North Western 4-6-0 No. 1385 powers a “Butler Railroad Days” passenger extra at West Allis, Wisconsin, in June 1984. The train consists of 1385 protected by EMD F7A No. 402, pulling fo... (more)
Tom Golden photo