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Operator St. Francis, WI2287 viewsSt. Francis Tower Operator Norm Sachs winds up a 37 year career that started in 1949 with the C&NW. This is Normís last day. Jim H. Yanke photo, 4-11-1986.
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Operators Chicago, IL2339 viewsTwo tower operators are handling the Lake Street interlocking plant at the throat of the Chicago Passenger Terminal. C&NW Public Relations Department photo. C&NW Historical Society Archives collection.
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Roundhouse Workers Sioux City, IA1457 viewsCStPM&O roundhouse workers in Sioux City,Iowa take a break to pose for the camera in 1945. My grandfather,Julius Katzenberger,is in the top row,third from the right.Photo submitted by Patrick Cunningham.
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Section Crew Milwaukee, WI2031 viewsMitchell Yard Section Crew operates a rail drill to make holes in rail for installing an angle bar. Photo taken east of Mitchell Yard by Jim H. Yanke, 4-8-1986
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Signal Maintainer Boone, IA1883 viewsD. M Yost, Signal Maintainer, near Boone. . Stecher photo, 9-1914. C&NW Historical Society Archives collection.
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Signal Maintainers Milwaukee, WI2064 viewsSignal Maintainers work on a color light signal on the 20th Street Bridge in Milwaukee between Mitchell Yard and Chase. Jim H. Yanke photo, 4-8-1986.

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Station Agent Lawn Hill, IA1809 viewsLister Raymond was a station agent for the C&NW at Lawn Hill, IA in 1947. Doug Harding collection.
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Station Agent New London, WI1001 viewsCharles Penney hired out on the railroad at Gillett on July 24, 1905 as an operator. He worked at various stations including Tower FX, Rhinelander, New London, Bear Creek, and back to New London as a telegrapher and later as the agent. Charles retired in 1956 with 52 years of service. Photo taken in 1954, submitted by Jim Enos.
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Tower operator Manley IA672 viewsCGW tower at Manley, IA. Towerman Peterson at 84 years young. Note: My Grandfather Al Pfaltzgraff worked this tower up until 1945.
Photo credit: Edwin Muser, Francis Chlupach collection
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Track Inspectors Highland Park, IL2179 viewsProbably following train 155, these two workers are likely making their way to Waukegan get out of the way of afternoon parade of Streamliner 400's and the rush hour commuter trains. Photo taken in 1953 by Richard A. Greene from the collection of Stuart Greene.
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Train Crew Bain, WI2502 viewsThe crew of the Kenosha-Bain-Waxdale switch run at Bain Yard on the New Line Sub. Photo taken 10-1977. Submitted by J. H. Yanke
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Train Crew Butler, WI2123 viewsCrew members Jim Yanke and Jeff Duris behind business car 403 on an Operation Life Saver Special that ran from Butler to Kenosha and back. Photo taken 5-15-1985. Submitted by J. H. Yanke.
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