CNW's CK Tower in Winona, MN in July of 1987. This tower guarded the CNW/MILW (SOO) crossing and was taken out of service in 1989. It was torn down soon thereafter.
Companion photo to 600657 at CK Tower in Winona, MN. A SOO and a MILW caboose cross the CNW in July of 1987.
It is all Canadian Pacific now... the St Paul to La Crosse road local pulls off the ex-DM&E, exx-C&NW and onto the ex-SOO, exx-MILW at Tower CK.
A circle logo MAC leads coal loads down the river, and will soon head east across the Mississippi, and ultimately the Columbia Generating Plant at Portage, WI.
A canadian SD40-2 slices through the fog as it approaches Tower CK on train #487.
MP transfer caboose 13791 rattles over the plant at CK, bringing up the rear of a 15 car LAT42 bound for Adam, WI.
A great looking trio of IC&E SD40-2's departs Tower CK on train 636.
After spending over 4 hours waiting for 636 to leave town, 487 was finally able to get on the DM&E connection at Tower CK. Today DM&E 6081, 6359, and IC&E 6100 have the honors of leading 487. I wi... (more)
Eastbound grain loads at Tower CK.
581 has the geeps pulling for everything they've got as the train thunders through Tower CK and out of Winona.
498 rattles over the plant at Tower CK early in the morning. Today's train has 40 some cars of pipe, that will be set-out at River Junction for train 170. Once thats done, the crew will hop on cou... (more)
198 with a decent sized train heads through the plant at Tower CK early Monday morning.
The second of 3 westbound trains is 271, running with only the lead unit online. Here 171 is winding out of Winona with Tower CK visible in the background.
Two generic CP SD40-2's and ICE 6406 drag 636 onto the River Sub at Tower CK, following right behind 486-26.
After getting the signal at CK, IC&E 6449, DM&E 6370, and a CITX SD40-2 twist off the DM&E connection towards the River Sub.