During the fall harvest seasons in the mid-1970s, the Chicago & North Western would bring out the fleet of elderly F3 and F7 locomotives to assist in handling the increased traffic level.
Chicago and Northwestern GP18 1776 at Proviso Yard January 1978. One of the longest lived Bicentennial paint schemes, the 1776 was painted into this scheme in August 1975 and finally painted back ... (more)
C&NW SD18R 6632 at Kansas City, Missouri in April 1994. C&NW 6622-6643 built as Southern Railway SD24s, rebuilt as SD18R's and derated to 2000hp.
CNW 957 leads train EMPRT thru the junction at St. Francis, WI in June of 1985. St. Francis tower can be seen in the background, and the train is diverging onto the "Old Line", the ex-pa... (more)
The lead unit on the CPLBT-06 is one of the C&NW C44AC's wearing an Operation Lifesaver logo on the hood.
Chicago & North Western EMD SD60 No. 8023 leads a southbound C&NW coal train approaching Antelope siding in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin on July 4, 1989. Note how the Orin Line is still single tra... (more)
C&NW GP50 5069 leading UP C30-7 2486 and UP U30C 2937 at Hammond, Indiana.
C&NW SD40-2 6908 and 6918 with two IHB units at Riverdale, Illinois.
A westbound Chicago & North Western freight approaches the Marcy Road grade crossing in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, in January 1984. The train is powered by a trio of former Conrail GP40s now pain... (more)
Named "Minnesota," the former CNW 403 brings up the rear of a Circus World Museum special led by CNW 1385. Built in 1925, this car was used in business train service by the CGW, CNW, an... (more)
A trio of SD40-2s is seen leading a coal train outside of the east end of Gibson Yard. Tom Golden photo.
Executive train with all C&NW equipment at Portola.
Executive train with all C&NW equipment on the way to San Francisco.
CNW caboose 10958 is on the tail end of a northbound train about to depart Jefferson Jct. for Clyman Jct. Jefferson Jct. was the crossing of CNW's Milwaukee-Madison line and the Fond Du Lac-Janesv... (more)
Before a fire gutted the tower in 2005, De Val Tower directed traffic on the CNW Harvard Sub, CNW New Line Sub and the SOO Line.