RailPictures.Net Photo: CNW 8701 Chicago & North Western Railroad GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) at Altoona, Wisconsin by Travis Dewitz
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Chicago & North Western Railroad (more..)
GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) (more..)
Altoona, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
April 24, 2009
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CNW 8701 (more..)
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Lightning races across the sky as the sound of thunder fills the air. The rain is coming down in sheets as I get soaked to the bone. A westbound has just rolled into Altoona and the EOTD can still be seen flashing in the distance down by the depot. Old codeline passes overhead as new welded rail lays along both mains on the ground waiting to be installed. If this scene wasn't enough, the last two CNW units with their lightning scheme put together their train and prepare to head East. This is their turf.
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