RailPictures.Net Photo: CNW 1198 Chicago & North Western Railroad GE SL144 at Escanaba, Michigan by Chuck Schwesinger
 
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Chicago & North Western Railroad (more..)
GE SL144 (more..)
Ore Dock (more..)
Escanaba, Michigan, USA (more..)
June 04, 1981
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CNW 1198 (more..)
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Chuck Schwesinger (more..)
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These two GE's made it into service on the CNW from October 1978 until November 1981. The CNW had leased them to try out in a number of different applications and GE applied CNW paint before sending them out to test. My memories of them are getting pretty fuzzy now, but I think they worked Proviso and possibly the Twin Cities before finally ending there test stint on the Escanaba Ore Dock. A CNW engineer later told me they went on to test for BN before finally ending up on industrial railroads. They were definitely not the equal of a pair of C628's, or a C628 with a C425 that normally worked this job by this date. They were loudly cussed by most crews that were not able to find a defect to sideline them.
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