CNW 8701 at Rochelle, Illinois
C&NW 1689, C&NW 6847, C&NW 8646, and C&NW 8701. After a short stint of mainline use by Union Pacific, the twins have returned to IRM for storage.
The past still lives in the present...
After being called back to service for 8 weeks, CNW 8701 & 8646 are headed back to the IRM for storage. Today, Mar 14 was the last run for the duo on the IG2G2 seen here passing the College Ave de... (more)
One of the 2 remaining CNW units on the Union Pacific Locomotive Roster makes a rare appearance in the KC Metro Area heading UP Train MDMFW 29 out of Des Moines, IA on the Spine Line.
Here t... (more)
The CNW twins sit stored at the IRM waiting for the day UP calls them back to service, if that ever happens.
Since last year, the CNW twins have been in storage at the Illinois Railway Museum and spend their days around the museum grounds. Here, they slumber away on a mainly clear night.
What would be the last train CNW 8701 led before being handed over to the IRM, 8701 leads the MDMFW past Sheffield on the Coffeyville sub spewing smoke to the west as they highball toward Parsons.... (more)
What would be the last train CNW 8701 led before being handed over to the IRM, 8701 leads the MDMFW past Leeds on the Coffeyville sub. The old Rock Island line can been seen on the bridge in the b... (more)
CNW 8701, one of two remaining unpatched Chicago & North Western locomotives on Union Pacific's roster, knocks down the approach diverging aspect displayed on the endangered CNW signal bridge at R... (more)
A classic C&NW scene nearly 20 years after the UP takeover at 'NX' Interlocking in Rochelle. It shouldn't be too much longer until these signals fall victim to PTC replacements.
A trio of Chicago Haulers with CNW 8701 leading the ex-CNW 8656 and an original UP C44-9W under the overpass at Dement with a Global 2 to Global 3 transfer.
CNW 8701 roll's through Creston, IL as it makes it's way to G-3 in Rochelle, IL.