RailPictures.Net Photo: CNW 6712 Chicago & North Western Railroad Alco C628 at Altoona, Wisconsin by Bill Edgar
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Chicago & North Western Railroad (more..)
Alco C628 (more..)
Altoona Yard. (more..)
Altoona, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
October, 1973
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CNW leased and then acquired 30 Norfolk & Western Alco C-628s in 1973 due to a surge in traffic that left the railroad power short. They had not purchased a new locomotive since the SD45s, so these units helped out the railroad until new SD40-2s began arriving in late 1973/early 1974. The units then spent most of their career in Upper Michigan replacing aging FM units on ore trains.
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