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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: 364475

CNW 6719, 6717, 6701 rest at Little Lake with a loaded ore train while the crew is off getting lunch. Just as lunch is about over an empty job also powered by three C628's will show up and roll th... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Little Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6719
Train ID: CNW X-6719 East
Photo Date: April 17, 1979


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 364021

The CNW/WC/DMIR teamed up to move quite a few train loads of Minorca ore to the Escanaba Ore Dock in the fall of 1990. The Michigan Mines had been on strike that Summer/Fall and this move was made... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4140
Train ID: CNW X-4140 West
Photo Date: November 14, 1990


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 22, 2011

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Photo ID: 363905

Iron Mountain to Green Bay local

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Vulcan, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6727
Train ID: Eastbound freight
Photo Date: June, 1976


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By: Jeremy Plant

Added: May 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 363396

After the retirement of the Alco fleet the CNW tried many combination's of units on the various jobs in the Escanaba area. The Dumper job which had been home to either a pair of C628's or a C628 w... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD18
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6630
Train ID: CNW Dumper Job
Photo Date: July 19, 1991


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: May 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 361706

CNW 6721,6712,6724 have the Groveland Empties in tow as they work RR east but compass west near Bark River. CNW crews called this job the Antoine turn. It normally had a 11AM call time at Escanaba... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Bark River, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6721
Train ID: CNW X-6721 East
Photo Date: November 01, 1978


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 361652

CNW 4174 along with an SD40-2 B-unit and leased LS&I 3008 are assigned to the dumper job at Escanaba. The 4174 is looking good in a fresh coat of CNW green and yellow but doesn't have much of a fu... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4174
Train ID: UP Dumper Job
Photo Date: March 09, 1996


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 361094

Alco's here, there, and everywhere! C628's 6730,6715,6707 roll loads east, while 6708,6709,6710 cool there heels in the siding at Brampton. After CNW removed the siding at Maple Ridge(just north o... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Brampton, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6730
Train ID: CNW X-6730 East
Photo Date: November, 1981


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 360265

CNW 8552 rolls ore loads east at Rock. A Locotrol equipped C40 is pushing on the rear. This was quite a change from operations of a few years earlier when these jobs were powered by trios of C628'... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Rock, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8552
Train ID: CNW OEPES
Photo Date: March 31, 1994


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Apr 12, 2011

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Photo ID: 358740

C628's 6712,6703,6713 are Escanaba bound a couple miles south of Brampton. Winter weather in Upper Michigan tends to alternate between clear cold days and slightly warmer snowy weather.

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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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 358737

A clean CNW ex CR SD45 rests outside of the last CNW engine facility in Escanaba. When a large crane manufacturing company closed a plant in Escanaba the CNW bought a building at the former plant ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6528
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 1987


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 358539

CNW occasionally was able to score some all-rail ore off the Marquette Range. The summer of 1991 was one of those times and this westbound nearing Little Lake has 137 empty coal hoppers trailing t... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Little Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8052
Train ID: CNW X-8052 West
Photo Date: August 05, 1991


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 357359

Kind of like now days for awhile in the late 70's it seemed everyone was getting into the locomotive leasing business. An outfit named Chrome Crankshaft bought a number of Ex SP RS32's and repaint... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RS-32
Location: Escanaba, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CC 4003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 1979


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Mar 18, 2011

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Photo ID: 355074

November is deer season in Upper Michigan, with both bow hunting and rifle season taking up most of the month. Whats that have to do with railroading you may ask? Things are surely different now b... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Rock, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6730
Train ID: CNW X-6730 East
Photo Date: November, 1981


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Feb 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 349993

A lone SD40-2 leads C&NWs daily southbound past the Oconto depot. Built about 1910, the brick depot became an eyesore in later years. An attempt was made to save it in the 1990s, but it was torn ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Oconto, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6856
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1988


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By: Tim Lyford

Added: Dec 30, 2010

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Photo ID: 349992

In its last days running as a Chicago & North Western freight, the daily Escanaba to Green Bay train blares its way through Oconto as winter gives way to spring. The Marinette Sub offered four bl... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Oconto, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6830
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 11, 1995


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By: Tim Lyford

Added: Dec 30, 2010

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