RailPictures.Net Photo: CNW 4480 Chicago & North Western Railroad EMD GP7 at Oelwein, Iowa by Bill Edgar
 
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Chicago & North Western Railroad (more..)
EMD GP7 (more..)
CNW shops at Oelwien Yard. (more..)
Oelwein, Iowa, USA (more..)
July 07, 1979
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CNW 4480 (more..)
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Bill Edgar (more..)
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CNW 4480 is in the process of being kitbashed from CNW 1659, a May 1953 GP7 into a chopped nose GP7R, at Oelwein, IA. Oelwein was the Chicago Great Western's main locomotive shop, acquired by CNW in the July 1968 merger. At this time CNW was actively rebuilding old Geeps, and keeping F units and other power maintained here. They were also operating through freights thorugh Oelwein between Kansas City and St. Paul. Most of these operations diminished after the acquisition of the Rock Island Spine Line in the early 1980s.
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