Starting in late 1979, C&NW took delivery from EMD of 35 GP38-2s that Rock Island had ordered, then cancelled. Three are shown here in a typical application - heading up the former M&StL to Alber... (more)
Marshalltown switcher takes two cars to spot inside warehouse on the east industrial track off the old M & St.L
A local is making up its train.
CNW 402 is off the rails at the engine facility in Marshalltown, IA in May of 1985. See photo 594929 for the companion photo of the engine being re-railed.
Need a facelift? CNW 402 needs a crane and a forklift to re-rail the front truck after a minor derailment near the enginehouse in Marshalltown, IA in May of 1985.
Eastbound train East Marshalltown
Eastbound train east of Marshalltown
Two DYI SD rebuilds lead a GP7 and one of the GP38-2s ordered by CRI&P, but taken by C&NW. This train is headed for Albert Lea, MN and on to the Twin Cities on the ex-M&StL line that I believe ha... (more)
Eastbound grain train departing Marshalltown
A train made-up in the Marshalltown yard heads for Minnesota on the former M&StL line. The power includes two of C&NW's rebuilt early SDs, a GP7, and one of the GP38-2s ordered by Rock Island but... (more)
A Twin Cities-bound freight comes out of the west end of Marshalltown yard and takes a right off the Council Bluffs mainline to head out the former M&StL toward Mason City.
SD45s rest at M-town prior to heading west on the mainline. In the background a four-unit power set backs down to couple to a train headed for Albert Lea and the Twin Cities. The crew probably wis... (more)
Interesting collection of units in town that day
Last train with good light runs track speed 2X1 DPU
After sunset UP runs past the old MStL yard.