Three Chicago & North Western ALCO C628's accelerate empty ore jennies through Brampton, Michigan. July 18, 1986
CNW 8009 leads a seasonal ore train thru Rice Lake, WI in November of 1990. This loaded train will continue south a few miles to Cameron, where it will get on Wisconsin Central tracks and head eas... (more)
The Chicago & North Western ore yard at Escanaba, Michigan, seems to have been divided int a load arrival yard on the left, and an empty departure yard on the right, The C628 on the left has just ... (more)
An ore train has pulled through the yard at Escanaba, Michigan, and the crew is about to cut off the power. Later, another crew will board the three 628’s to take a train of empty ore jennies to... (more)
A trainload of ore from Ishpeming, Michigan is working its way through the yard at Escanaba. The green cab on the lead C628 makes it a more attractive unit than its sisters.
Arriving at Escanaba, Michigan, three Chicago & North Western C628’s have a trainload of iron ore from Ishpeming. Here the ore will be transloaded to an ore boat on Lake Michigan.
A trio of CNW C628s has delivered a train full of taconite to the Northwest Indiana steel mills and is seen headed west on the B&OCT toward home rails in Chicago. Tom Golden photo.
A northbound Chicago & North Western ore train powered by a trio of Alco C-628s, arrives at Partridge, Michigan, on October 25, 1986. The weather was not good, but we didn’t have much time left ... (more)
CNW 6703 brings a loaded ore train thru Little Lake, MI as an empty ore train waits in the siding to depart for Empire Mine in May of 1986. Seeing 6 of the big Alco's at once was an impressive sig... (more)
Class unit 6701 and two other Chicago & North Western C628’s arrive at Escanaba, Michigan with a train of ore from the north.
A trio of Chicago & North Western C628’s are parked in the ore yard at Escanaba, Michigan.
Four Chicago & North Western C628’s wait for their next call in the yard at Escanaba, Michigan. The first two are in Zito Yellow, while the others are in traditional Stagecoach Yellow.
Two Chicago & North Western C628’s stand with a string of ore jennies in Escanaba, MI. Another pair of the groundbreaking Alcos are on an adjacent track in the distance.
A uniquely Chicago & North Western C628/GP7 combination has dropped its train from Green Bay on a yard track in Escanaba, Michigan, and now awaits a call to return south.
CNW 6703 leads a loaded ore train across the Goose Lake causeway near Marquette, MI in May of 1986. These ex-N&W C628's were always a favorite of mine.