The hogger on NSW 76 is looking back for a signal from the switch crew. This engine was formerly Grand Trunk Western 8376 which NSW acquired as scrap in the 1959-60 timeframe. When the engine was ... (more)
Northwestern Steel and Wire #74 was built at Grand Trunk Western 8374 in 1929, was sold to NWS&L in 1960, and is seen here working the mill in 1978. Steam operations ended in December 1980 and the... (more)
Here's a hot job, like backing into the gates of hell.
Northwestern Steel job on a workaday job
Northwestern Steel job pokes it's nose out at the plant under the watchful eye of the flagman.
Northwestern Steel and Iron #74 looks horrible as it sits with other locomotives in a dead line in Galt, IL in May of 1985. In a minor miracle, this unit has actually been save and is getting some... (more)
Northwestern Steel and Wire 0-8-0 #74 awaits her fate in a field near Galt, IL in 1985. Ex-GTW 8374, I believe this unit was moved. I don't know the fate of the others.
NSW 76 heads for the C&NW interchange through the massive NSW complex followed by the NSW 05.
NSW 76 heads for the C&NW interchange through the massive NSW complex.
Ex-GTW 8376 ready to begin its day at the Northwestern Steel and Wire Co.in Sterling,IL..
Ex-GTW 8376 switches the mill at Sterling,IL.at the Northwestern Steel and Wire Yard.
Built 1925 as GTW 8325.
Built in 1929 as GTW 8380. Now at the Illinois Railway Museum.