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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: 322438

A crew member enjoys a relaxing ride on the front steps of 1202 after a long shift of working the local industries in the Menominee/Marinette area. Work done for the day the train will soon pass o... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Menominee, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1202
Train ID: Marinette Switch Job
Photo Date: May 26, 1980


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Added: Apr 29, 2010

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Photo ID: 322348

CNW 8053 and UP 3048 are running west with some empties for Empire Mine at Plains. The UP is quickly painting CNW units and the trailing SD40-2 could have been found in green and yellow less than ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Plains, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: UP CNW X-8053 West
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 08, 1996


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Added: Apr 28, 2010

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Photo ID: 320699

CNW 6702,6718 lead 115 coal hoppers railroad west but geographically east at Powers. This set had emptied out at Green Bay and was heading to Tilden Mine for a back haul of pellets.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Powers, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6702
Train ID: CNW X-6702 West
Photo Date: August 16, 1981


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Added: Apr 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 319959

CNW 4258 is tied onto 3 C628's waiting for a crew to take rest at Ishpeming in the late spring of 1984. The C425's were used to service some trackage that had light rail that the heavy C628's woul... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C425
Location: Ishpeming, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4258
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 1984


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Added: Apr 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 319396

CNW 6710,6719,6718 wait for the call for another ore assignment near the old coal tower at Escanaba. The concrete tower still stands in 2010, one of the few things left near the old round house s... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: C&NW 6710
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 07, 1984


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Added: Apr 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 319282

CNW 6537 an ex CR/PC SD45 has been working the Dumper at Escanaba and takes a break while the crew grabs a quick sandwich and coffee late in the evening of a chilly October day.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6537
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 1987


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Added: Apr 01, 2010

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Photo ID: 318773

CNW 4243 works the east end of the big yard at North Green Bay. The small tower to the far left of the engine controlled the yard entrance and the west end of the double track through the city. Af... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: C&NW 4243
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 1983


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Added: Mar 28, 2010

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Photo ID: 318399

Another day and another trio of C628's head a loaded ore train east at Brampton. The 6715,6712,6724 have 98 loads moving past some of the spring runoff that has filled the ditches on this mid Apri... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Brampton, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6715
Train ID: CNW X-6715 East
Photo Date: April 16, 1978


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Added: Mar 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 317959

Consecutively numbered CNW C628's roll east with 100 loads at West Gladstone. Today's train, 1 of 5 I was able to photograph on this winter day, is powered by 6714,6715,6716. All 5 trains shot on ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Gladstone, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6714
Train ID: CNW X-6714 East
Photo Date: February 07, 1977


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Added: Mar 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 317734

With the dynamics fully applied CNW 6717,6718,6721 slowly roll downhill toward Escanaba with a 100 loads. Escanaba/Gladstone is sometimes referred to as the "banana belt" of Upper Michigan as it i... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: West Gladstone, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6717
Train ID: CNW X-6717East
Photo Date: March 03, 1984


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Added: Mar 19, 2010

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Photo ID: 317031

Getting C&NW C628's making a cloud of trademark Alco smoke in ore service was a little difficult to accomplish. Most engineers were reluctant to really notch them out for fear of ripping a knuckle... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Little Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6702
Train ID: CNW X-6702 East
Photo Date: June 04, 1981


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Added: Mar 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 316910

CNW 6707,6725,6706 are headed west with empties as they blast over a hill at Rock. Up and down running and the weak elderly ore cars made train handling quite an adventure. Most of the time the ri... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Rock, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6707
Train ID: CNW X-6707 West
Photo Date: April 17, 1986


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Added: Mar 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 316813

CNW 6703,6727,6704 are headed west to Iron Mountain to interchange these empties to the Milwaukee Road for loading at Groveland Mine which was located on the Milwaukee Road north of Iron Mountain.... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Hyde, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6703
Train ID: CNW X-6703 West
Photo Date: February 08, 1978


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Added: Mar 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 316397

CNW 6709,6716,6708 are just getting ready to couple back up to their train, after the crew has returned from lunch at the local VFW post at Little Lake. The 6709 was one of a few C628's to get the... (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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Added: Mar 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 316395

CNW 6707,6721,1501 head 97 loads and a caboose east at West Gladstone. The BLD/EMD 1501 is still in occasional road service but will soon be downgraded to ore yard work.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: West Gladstone, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6707
Train ID: CNW X6707 East
Photo Date: February 07, 1977


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Added: Mar 07, 2010

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