DWP GP38-2s nos. 5853 and 5850 head into downtown Duluth with a transfer from their West Duluth yard. These units replaced aging RS-11s, and by year end will no longer serve Duluth at all. A new y... (more)
DWP GP38-2s nos. 5850 and 5853 work the west end of their yard in West Duluth, located below I-35 on the hillside above Lake Superior. These units came from GTW and were originally built for the R... (more)
DWP caboose no. 53100 is a former New York Central bay window caboose acquired second hand as business increased in the 1980s. Shown here at their West Duluth yard.
DWP was experiencing traffic growth in the ealry 1980s and needed more cabooses. One example was a former GN St. Cloud shops caboose, DWP 53102, acquired from BN, shown at West Duluth, MN.
DWP 5850 and mate handle heavy switching at DWP's West Duluth yard on the hillside above Lake Superior. The former GTW Geeps are now lettered in DWP and in an era of rapid change, the whole operat... (more)
DWP 5909 rushes west with intermodal freight on a CN haulage train on BN's mainline from Chicago to the Twin Ciites at Flag Center, IL. This agreement was put in place after the 1985 acquisition o... (more)
Soo line SD40 no. 741 lead a freight west through Oconomowoc, WI at the former Milwaukee Road depot. At the time, Milwaukee's former mainline was still double tracked through here, and still featu... (more)
By 1984 DWP had finally been relieved of its first diesel fleet, a group of RS-11s bought new to replace steam in the 1950s. The CN/GTW subsidiary was re-equpped with a small fleet of GP38-2s and ... (more)
A quartet of DWP RS11s are joined by a Milwaukee Road SD40-2 on a rainy day at their West Duluth yard in October 1982. In 2 years the yard would be vacated and moved to Pokegama, WI south of Super... (more)
DWP SD40s 5907 and 5904 show off their red, white and blue near the yard office at Virginia, MN on a less than stellar June afternoon. Although readily identifiable as a CN affiliate, the scheme w... (more)
Later Central Vermont repainted DW&P Alco RS-11 3601 loaner/lease unit in their Forest Green and Yellow scheme during post 1977 period.
The CN obtained trackage rights between Duluth, MN and Chicago, IL on the Burlington Northern. DWP power was somewhat common, but getting a 3 pack of SD40's was not. 5906,5909,5903.
A northbound DWP freight gets under way with ample power at the DWP yard on Duluth's west end. A trio of DWP RS-11s are supplemented by a GTW GP9 and two CN SD40s which should be enough to get the... (more)
DWP SD40's #5905 and #5911 soak up the last rays of sunshine at Pokegama Yard near the Twin Ports in Sept. of 1987.