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C&NW in Upper Michigan
This will be photos that were taken north of Green Bay on the C&NW ore lines. Mainly photos of ore trains will be in this album along with some manifest trains and switch jobs that worked the area.
Photo Album By: Chuck Schwesinger
 
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Photo ID: 349613

After waiting out a meet with a eastbound ore load and taking a lunch break at the Little Lake VFW this westbound empty has tied back onto their train and with one of the few Zito yellow C628's on... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Little Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6709
Train ID: CNW X-6709 West
Photo Date: April 27, 1986


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 26, 2010

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Photo ID: 349610

CNW 6718,808 head an Extra Powers Turn around the wye with 29 cars near the ore dock. The CNW GP30's would be found around Escanaba every now and then during the late 70's if power became tight. T... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6718
Train ID: CNW Powers Turn
Photo Date: February 08, 1977


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 26, 2010

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Photo ID: 349072

These two GE's made it into service on the CNW from October 1978 until November 1981. The CNW had leased them to try out in a number of different applications and GE applied CNW paint before sendi... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE SL144
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1198
Train ID: CNW Dumper Job
Photo Date: June 04, 1981


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Dec 20, 2010

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Photo ID: 347696

Four FM Trainmasters pose for their portrait on a sunny day in the Upper Peninsula. The 1693/94/95 and 1681 are on hand for the shoot.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: FM H16-66
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1693
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 347604

Four of Fairbanks Morse finest get some time off from ore duty and bask in the Upper Michigan sunlight. Their days are numbered as the ex-N&W ALCOs are starting to arrive.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: FM H16-66
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1681
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 05, 2010

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Photo ID: 346501

The leafs are pretty much gone for another year as CNW 8036 and 8037 add some color to the scene, while muscling another train load of Empire Mine ore out of Partridge.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Palmer, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8036
Train ID: CNW X-8036 East
Photo Date: October 26, 1989


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Nov 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 346377

CNW F's 421,415 and business cars 400,403 rip east on the old Lake Shore line near Bellevue. I spent an extra night in Green Bay while on the way home from a vacation in hopes of getting this trai... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Bellevue, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 421
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 1981


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Added: Nov 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 345653

CNW 6935,6895,6850 are about to start downgrade to the docks at Escanaba, It's getting well into fall in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and most of the leafs are gone for another winter. Interestingly... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: West Gladstone, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6935
Train ID: CNW X-6935 East
Photo Date: October 25, 1987


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Added: Nov 18, 2010

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Photo ID: 331761

CNW 6723,6716,6720 roll east near Macfarland on a sunny fall afternoon. The big Alcos had quite a few more years of ore service in their future and did not get laid up until Dec. of 1986.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Macfarland, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6723
Train ID: CNW X-6723 East
Photo Date: September 30, 1979


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Added: Jul 18, 2010

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Photo ID: 328478

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)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Palmer, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6704
Train ID: CNW X-6704 East
Photo Date: April 27, 1986


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Added: Jun 18, 2010

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Photo ID: 328281

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)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Brampton, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6712
Train ID: CNW X-6712 East
Photo Date: January 17, 1978


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Added: Jun 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 327905

Pretending to be a Alco, by pouring out the smoke. CNW SD18's 6636,6647 work the Dumper Job at Wells. The two units were originally SD24's but were rebuilt to SD18 status by CNW.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD18
Location: Wells, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6636
Train ID: UP Dumper Job
Photo Date: April 27, 1996


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jun 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 327282

The CNW C628 fleet spent most of its time lugging ore from the mines on the Marquette Range to the dock at Escanaba. Not as well known was the fact that the big Alco's also could be found nearly e... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6716
Train ID: CNW 936
Photo Date: May 15, 1982


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jun 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 327006

With a big wave from the engineer CNW 6701,6718,6704 roll around the curve at Wells during the last spring of CNW Alco operations.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Wells, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 1986


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jun 04, 2010

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Photo ID: 326419

CNW 6715 heads up a long string of stored ALCO Centuries at Escanaba. This was the remainder of the fleet of big C628's. The CNW was trying to sell the lines north of Green Bay at the time and hel... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6715
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 1987


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 31, 2010

Views: 2,942
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