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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: 395356

If you were a fan of Alco's, the Green Bay area was a good place to be in the early 80's. CNW had transferred the Huron Alco's east to work out the last of their years with ore service C628's. Thi... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4250
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 1981


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 395325

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4249
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1983


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By: David Harris

Added: Apr 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 395168

Baldwin/EMD mongrel 1507 sits out a sunny April afternoon at the roundhouse in Escanaba keeping company with a set of C628's. The re-powered Baldwins had been used for many years around Escanaba w... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin/EMD DRS 6-6-15M
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1507
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 1978


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 395155

CNW 1906 at Eland. This photo has been in my collection for a number of years. No photographer listed on slide. I have since been told photo was shot by the late Joe Stauber

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: FM H16-66
Location: Eland, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1906
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 1973


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 394999

CNW 4242, 4255 work west with local freight near McFarland. Often times in the late winter/early spring ore movements would slow while CNW and the mines made needed repairs. Also the stock pile at... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: McFarland, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4242
Train ID: CNW X-4242 West
Photo Date: March 27, 1986


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 13, 2012

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Photo ID: 394927

The ten ex NYC/PC/CR that CNW bought in late 1979 worked for a year or so in road service out of Huron but were transferred along with the last of the Huron Alco's to Green Bay in early 1981. They... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4243
Train ID: CNW 7AM Green Bay ya
Photo Date: June 11, 1983


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 394835

By 1981-82 the CNW was looking to get rid of the Baldwin/EMD 4 and 6 axle hybrids and moved the smaller Alco's that had called Huron, SD home to Green Bay-Escanaba. This was to put all the Alco's ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C425
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4255
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 15, 1984


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 394824

Baldwin/EMD hybrid 1509 spends some downtime at the Escanaba roundhouse. The 6 axle Baldwins always seemed to be in need of mechanical attention and were generally kept close to the shop forces in... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin/EMD DRS 6-6-15M
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1509
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 1978


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 394455

CNW's North Green Bay Shop/Roundhouse was still a fairly busy location in the mid-80's. The Alco's were assigned to the ore lines to the north until late 1986 and there was fairly heavy activity a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4407
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 1987


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 394355

Late evening of August 24th, 1984 finds C628's 6728,6704 and 6710 getting underway at Partridge with a trainload of pellets heading for the dock at Escanaba. The 6728 was one of a very few C628's ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Palmer, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6728
Train ID: CNW X-6728 East
Photo Date: August 24, 1984


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 07, 2012

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Photo ID: 394141

Long and lanky C628 6707 awaits servicing at Escanaba roundhouse not long before a heavy thundershower.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6707
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1984


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 394134

CNW ten-wheeler 1385 roamed the system for a number of years. Like any later day steam, it tended to draw big crowds wherever it went. Here I caught it during a quiet moment mingling with the Alco... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1385
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1984


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 393689

The CNW always kind of reminded me of a PRR of the mid-west, not as far as profits went but in the terms of motive power. The CNW seemed to have tried nearly every unit that just about anyone prod... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: FM H10-44
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1059
Train ID: CNW N. Fond du Lac s
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 393667

The sun had nearly set both literally and figuratively on the CNW Alco fleet when I shot this photo of the 6725 and 6720 muscling a cut of loads up to the dumper shed in the last light of a May ev... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6725
Train ID: CNW Dumper Job
Photo Date: May 13, 1986


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 393665

The C628 fleet on CNW pulled its last ore train around Christmas 1986. The 25 surviving units were then stored in Escanaba until 1990 as the CNW tried to sell the lines north of Green Bay like the... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6715
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 1989


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 31, 2012

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