Three C&NW movements pass through the junction at Rochelle, IL in the days before UP ownership and the railfan park. The parking area used to be on the north side of the tracks, limiting your photo options and resulting in backlit conditions. But we made do with it somehow...
Yet MORE Rochelle Action
Three intermodal trains at Rochelle, IL around 1990. If you are a student
of modern railroading, just look at how the face of intermodal traffic has
changed in the 19 years since I took these videos. Many times I would film
the entire train, nowdays I am glad that I did.
C&NW 8646 East - the Chicago and NorthWestern "Twins" on 4-20-2014
The two remaining C44-9W engines in Chicago and Northwestern paint run the
MCLPR-19 train toward Chicago on the Union Pacific's Geneva subdivision.
This pair had been working around Chicago's Proviso Yard for the last few
months. Then the local railfandom was abuzz when they were suddenly sent to
Clinton, Iowa. On the return journey, they were held up at Nelson
overnight. Which gave me the opportunity for this Easter morning catch.
About 15 months prior I caught this duo leading an autorack train near
sunset at the same location. http://youtu.be/o_ekePb-DGM
Chicago & Northwestern train @ Seeman Road - GREAT HORN!
The Illinois Railway Museum's (IRM) C&NW train puts on a great horn show as
it passes the grade crossing at Seeman Raod, which is about 2 miles east of
IRM in Union, Illinois. Video taken during IRM's annual Diesel Days, July
CNW 1385: On Track to Operation
On February 15, 2014, Midwest Zephyr Media made a side trip to SPEC Machine
in Middleton, Wisconsin where the running gear of the Chicago and North
Western steam locomotive #1385 was being rebuilt as part of the
locomotive's full restoration to operating condition. An open house was
organized by the locomotive's owner, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, and
SPEC Machine to help raise awareness of the project.
For more information about:
Mid Continent Railway Museum and the 1385 Project:
The Narrator, Trevor Palczynski: http://www.youtube.com/user/TrevorPalVA
"Midsummer Sky, "Lone Harvest" and "Continue Life" by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Chicago and North Western Railway
Various trains videotaped in the following Iowa locations: Ames,Boone,Des
Moines,and Nevada,and in Birmingham,MO,and Kansas City,Missouri in 1993 and
Chicago and North Western Railroad "The Song of the Pioneer" - Historic Train Film - WDTVLIVE42
Educational documentary by the C&NW pubished in 1948 to celebrate the
railroads 100th anniversary.You'll see the 1948 vintage passenger train
running at a speedy 15 mph, the first sleeping cars, dining cars and early
Pullman trains. We then see the line in 1948, with steam and diesel
footage, the C & NW yard, modern club cars, and diners. .
WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the
past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
C&NW Intermodal on the Elmhurst Model Railroad Club layout
A C&NW Intermodal train makes its way past Middleton on the Elmhurst (IL)
Model Railroad Club layout.
Video date: 04 December, 2010
You can see the layout during our twice-weekly open houses: 7-10pm
(central) on Fridays and 1-4pm (central) on Sundays, holidays excepted.
Rochelle IL in 1997 : C&NW + BN before the Railroad Park
Back in January 1997, shortly before the railroad park was built, I visited
the busy diamonds at Rochelle, IL. Chicago & Northwestern and Burlington
Northern (BNSF by that time) put on a great show. The video was shot at the
diamonds and two separate crossings on the C&NW & BN east of town.
UP Gas Turbine at Durand Model Railroad
This is a video of trains at Durand Model Railroad Club. It is a video of
CN and BNSF coal drag, CN mixed frieght, UP Gas Turbine, and some CNW
action along with a Santa Fe Intermodel Train. Also a UP AC6000 helper to
help the coal drag west of town.
Goodbye C&NW Gurnee IL 1995
We see the C&NW Railroad shortly before the takeover by the Union Pacific
in Gurnee, Illinois. A very long mixed C&NW freight with SD40-2s and GE
C40-8s heads SB on the "New Line" subdivision. Many freight cars are
lettered for C&NW. Shortly thereafter, a waiting NB C&NW freight with
Wisconsin Electric Powder River coal moves out to the main, pulled by new