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.
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CNW 205 was built in March 1948 as Chicago Great Western 108C. Merged into CNW in July 1968, the F had an elongated life as traffic growth kept CNW scrambling during the 1970s. This view was taken... (more)
CNW 4105 brings a transfer run thru St. Paul, MN in August of 1983.
CNW's CK Tower in Winona, MN in July of 1987. This tower guarded the CNW/MILW crossing and was taken out of service in 1989. It was torn down soon thereafter.
CNW 421 and an E8 are positioning commuter trains at the throat to CNW's Madison Street station for the afternoon rush hour. Dozens of trains will move in and out of this junction in the next coup... (more)
CNW 8007 is just starting its' journey to Escanaba with a train of taconite as it ducks under Hwy M35 near Marquette in July of 1987. The engineer gives a friendly wave as he passes.
Sporting a pink broom in the cab and faded Dakota Rail lettering, this remote control Rail Works/TCWR SW1200 has its work cut out for it switching out the Heartland Corn Products ethanol plant.
I was in town for a conference and had some time to get the exotica afterwards. I liked these ex-SOU rebuilt SD-24s.
CNW 6711 and 6725 await their next assignment at the CNW engine facility in Escanaba. They would soon move to new facilities at the old P&H building just west of here.
A trio of SD40-2's take an empty ore train across the Escanaba River in May of 1988. The Interurban actually crossed under the bridge at this point. Unfortunately, this bridge has recently been re... (more)
CNW's SD18 were among my favorite locomotives, purchased late in their careers. Here, 6627 (ex-Sou 6309). has a coal train in tow as it rolls along the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi.
Tornado Warning! Tornado sirens are wailing as C&NW 6647 prepares to switch the yard in Winona in July of 1987. Although it looks like dusk, it's actually about 6:00 in the evening, telling you ho... (more)
Former Chicago Great Western caboose 10534 at Chicago, Illinois september 1985.