With a RTA scoot approaching, the CNW 1385 steam special rolls through West Chicago with a business car on the rear. Tom Golden photo.
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)
An unusual power set leads a Chicago and North Western train leaving Butler Yard, Wisconsin, on a dreary May 15, 1985. Executive F7 No. 403 is leading two SD40s, one each of C&NW and Conrail, on t... (more)
Executive unit #403 and a new SD60 are seen leading the circus train north toward Baraboo, Wisconsin. Tom Golden photo.
C&NW 403, bringing up the rear on the "Butler 400" excursion train, pulled by steam locomotive C&NW 1385 on the opposite end. Verne Brummel (photographer) / Dave Cramer (photo editing). Visit ou... (more)
Not long after being transferred from Huron S.D. C425's 403,404 work the Number 6 yard at Escanaba. The movement of the 4 axle Alcos east allowed C&NW to retire the remaining Baldwin-EMD hybrids a... (more)
CNW F7A sits silently in Oelwein, Iowa on a cold February day.
After stopping for the crowds in Madison, the Circus World equipment heads out of town, crossing Monona Bay on it's tour of the state and eventual parade in Milwaukee. The dreary day is brightene... (more)
The Circus Parade equipment makes a move cross-state from the HQ in Baraboo to Milwaukee. The train is paused in the fog at Lodi, where the antique flats with their historic cargo will be inspect... (more)
The Circus Train passes through Brooklyn en route to Janesville and eventually, Milwaukee after departing Baraboo and Circus World Museum earlier in the day. This line has now been inactive since ... (more)
The CNW executive train heads towards Wisconsin in the first light of the day. Could the slicing and dicing of the Wis. Div. be on the agenda???