CNW 6704 approaches Butler Yard with train GBPRA in December of 1985. The big Alco's would occasionally depart from their usual iron ore duty in the UP of Michigan and venture to Milwaukee or Chic... (more)
CNW 6704 brings a freight into Butler, WI on a snowy day in December of 1985. The big Alco's would occasionally make the trip from Green Bay to Butler, but were usually used north of Green Bay.
After bringing in a southbound coal train into Butler Yard, Chicago & North Western power waits out a Wisconsin snowstorm on January 4, 1986. Two Alco C628s and a pair of EMD SD40-2s make up the l... (more)
The CNW C628's didn't often tie up at the LS&I Eagle Mills shops, but on rare occasions could be found there due to problems on the CNW line to Escanaba or trouble at the mines. Also if awaiting a... (more)
By the Spring of 1986 if not sooner it was becoming obvious that the CNW Alco fleet that had called the ore lines home since 1974-1975 was living on borrowed time. The CNW had SD50's on the prope... (more)
CNW 6704,6712,6702 have 105 loads on the roll at Partridge. This was the C628's last spring in ore service and they probably were the last Century's operating for a major RR in the US. A few had b... (more)
C&NW C628 6704 with an ore train near Rock Michigan.