C628's 6712,6703,6713 are Escanaba bound a couple miles south of Brampton. Winter weather in Upper Michigan tends to alternate between clear cold days and slightly warmer snowy weather.
The CNW ore lines were a pretty boring piece of railroad during the the 1975-1986 time frame. The C628's were generally the only power to be seen except for the rare BLD-EMD and then later 4-axle ... (more)
A pair of heavy Alcos are pulling hard on a cut of loaded iron ore cars in the yard at Ishpeming, Michigan, in February of 1976.