On a bleak spring day fifty years ago, a Lehigh Valley switch crew and their SW8 "pup" work Richards Yard at Easton, PA, as a westbound freight behind a pair of Century 628s (led by the appropriat... (more)
3 Snowbird C628s lead a westbound into Allentown yard. I don't have the date for this slide, but the color of the trees says early Fall, C628 625 was painted Cornell Red before the Fall of 1973, ... (more)
CNW 6710 leads a trio of Alco's on an ore train thru Rock, MI in May of 1986.
A northbound Chicago & North Western ore train powered by a trio of Alco C-628s, arrives at Partridge, Michigan, on October 25, 1986. The weather was not good, but we didn’t have much time left to... (more)
My favorite units ever were the Lehigh Valley C628’s. Here three of them wait for their next assignment at the engine terminal in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
CNW 6703 brings a loaded ore train thru Little Lake, MI as an empty ore train waits in the siding to depart for Empire Mine in May of 1986. Seeing 6 of the big Alco's at once was an impressive sig... (more)
2000 was the first locomotive owned by Hamersley Iron, an imported Alco C-628. It is now preserved at the Rio Tinto yard at Seven Mile near Karratha,
CNW 6719 mixes with a UP U30C and other power on a gray snowy day at Proviso Yard located in Berkeley, IL, just east of suburban Elmhurst. Proviso was CNW's only hump yard, de-commissioned by UP t... (more)
Class unit 6701 and two other Chicago & North Western C628’s arrive at Escanaba, Michigan with a train of ore from the north.
A trio of Chicago & North Western C628’s are parked in the ore yard at Escanaba, Michigan.
Four Chicago & North Western C628’s wait for their next call in the yard at Escanaba, Michigan. The first two are in Zito Yellow, while the others are in traditional Stagecoach Yellow.
Two Chicago & North Western C628’s stand with a string of ore jennies in Escanaba, MI. Another pair of the groundbreaking Alcos are on an adjacent track in the distance.
A uniquely Chicago & North Western C628/GP7 combination has dropped its train from Green Bay on a yard track in Escanaba, Michigan, and now awaits a call to return south.
CNW 6703 leads a loaded ore train across the Goose Lake causeway near Marquette, MI in May of 1986. These ex-N&W C628's were always a favorite of mine.
A westbound Delaware & Hudson freight that has just departed the Mechanicville yard slowly accelerates to track speed behind a trio of Alco Century 628s.