Former Chicago Great Western NW2s 1025 and 1017 get ready for duty at Oelwein, IA. Oelwein was the hub of Chicago Great Western, and remained an important yard for CNW into the early 1980s. The di... (more)
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)
MILW 164 leads a dead freight east across the Cedar River just east of Renton, WA. This trackage is owned by BN, formerly Pacific Coast Ry. which had been owned by Great Northern.
Rotary snow plow no. X900207 and its permanently assigned F7B unit are in the company of NW2s nos. 665 and 666 at Milwaukee Road's Tacoma tideflats shops and yard 11 months prior to the end of the... (more)
MILW FM H10-44 switcher sits at the Savanna, IL roundhouse in the company of EMD SW1 no. 875, and rebuilt "GP20" no. 957 along with an F unit a a cool, but snowless January morning in 1... (more)
The front end brakeman throws the switch as No. 5828 begins to ease its westbound freight on to the mainline at the west end of Field, BC's yard. After a trip through Kicking Horse Canyon, the tra... (more)
As eastbound freight waits to depart Field, BC for its climb over Kicking Horse Pass. No. 5832 displays full candy cane striping, while the second unit, no. 5573 shows off the newer simpler nose s... (more)
The westbound Canadian departs Thunder Bay, ON. The train is pulling out onto the mainline from the CP station. This station is located in what was once Ft. William.
UP 7631 heads past the former Uniroyal tire plant at the site of Eau Claire tower with a train load of sand from the Wisconsin Northern connection in Chippewa Falls, WI. It operates as a local tur... (more)
UP 8090 leads a sand train west through Rusk, WI under changing skies. Not much to Rusk, mainly an old CNW station sign and the elevator. This was once C&NW's double track mainline to the Twin Cit... (more)
Rare LS&I C307s pair up on a mine run job out of Eagle Mills, MI. Here they are bringing several cars back to a siding west of Eagle Mills and will set them out for the CN to pick up.
CN 5661 rolls a northbound ballast train up the main at Atwood while a sand train occupies the siding. This busy line seems to like to use Atwood for meets, sometimes three train meets.
CN 5663 working the local turn west from Chippewa Falls, WI has separated from its train and rolls west on the siding at Colfax to pick up empty lumber cars at the lumber mill on the left. The tra... (more)
BNSF 8240 leads an oil train down grade on Montana Rail Link's Bozeman Hill several miles west of Livingston, MT.
UP 1989 crosses the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, WI with an eastbound coke train as it approaches the Altoona, WI crew change.