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CNW 3-fer at Rochelle

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...


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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.

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 Flambeau 400
C&NW Flambeau 400 Northbound from Eland Wisconsin summer 1963

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 1994.

UP Freight with CNW Heritage Unit and Mid-Train DPU!
Union Pacific 8219, 1995 (Chicago & Northwestern Heritage), 9701, and about midway thru the train DPU 5298 move EB with a manifest. Filmed at Rochelle, IL Railroad Park October 23rd, 2009.

The Rock River Model Railroad 2
More trains we ran on 4-19-09.

UP funeral train(a couple CNW SD40-2s in it) on 6/22/08 in Clinton
Westbound UP funeral train with a bunch of different units. The last one I remember is UP 3053, a former CNW SD40-2, you can see green in the number board holes if you look close. I don't remember the symbol for this train, but I THINK they were headed to Council Bluffs.

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 22nd, 2012.

Railroad Crossovers (Diamonds) at Rochelle Railroad Park
Walked down closer to the diamonds to get a little detail on what they looked like. From the sounds of things, when trains hit those diamonds they really take on some punishment.

Union RailRoad Coke in Classification Yard
The Union's Daily Coke Train from the USS Clairton Works is shown here in the Classification Yard. Noticeable Not My Best Video... © Copyright West Keystone Videos™

Norfolk Southern Freight Train with Chicago and Northwestern Engine Kenova, WV [HD]
10/29/2014 Norfolk Southern westbound freight train 51R rumbles onto the bridge over the town of Kenova, West Virginia along the former Norfolk and Western rails of the NS Kenova District. Lead the train of coal and grain hoppers are two Norfolk Southern locomotives and one of two Chicago and Northwestern engines that Union Pacific has not renumbered or repainted since UP absorbed the CNW in 1995. Please like and enjoy. For best viewing experience, please watch in high definition.

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.

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Action at Rochelle, IL around 1990-91-ish.
Two BN intermodal trains, a coal load and coal empty on the CNW led by UP power.

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 action.

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