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.
Railroad Swing Bridge Clinton, Iowa
Railroad swing bridge at Mississippi River at Clinton Iowa. This ex
Chicago and NorthWestern Bridge double track bridge sees a lot of traffic,
just before the bridge opened for a barge this day, a pair of Eastbound
trains went across side by side. Nice river front park to watch the
CNW 8625 In Marinette, WI
Northbound CNW empty all rail ore train in Marinette, WI. CNW bentonite
hoppers on the head end, PC and CR ore cars on tail.
Final Years of the Union Pacific (CNW) Weber-Mayfair Sub I
This is probably the only known footage of activity on the Union Pacific's
(former Chicago & Northwestern) railroad's "Weber" or "Mayfair Cutoff." The
subdivision covered the far north-side of Chicago, Lincolnwood, Skokie and
Evanston (Illinois). Footage is from March, 2004. I spent over 15 years
getting photos of this line as the customers it served dropped off to the
one you see being served in this movie. I wish I had a video camera in the
1990's, 80's and 70's. But this is the best I could do. To learn more about
this line and the wonderful people who have helped preserve its history,
please visit our group website at
There are also two excellent books covering this line--and its sister line
known as the Skokie Subdivision--at
If you or someone you know has memories, photos or video, about this line
or the Skokie Sub, please contact us through the website or enter your
CN 2520 w/ GTW 6420 GP40-2 Effingham, IL
Canadian National 2520, 8858, 8816, couldn't get the number on the 4th one,
and Grand Trunk 6420 head SB with what I guess is a grain train. There are
a lot of tank cars, Don't know what might be in them. Recorded at the
Effingham, IL Amtrak station on September 25th, 2009.
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.