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West Chicago Yard crew714 viewsWest Chicago Yard sometime prior to 1994. From Left to right...
Tom Wilson, Bill Morsch (1934-2010), Mike Banse, "J.R." Dickie, J.J. Matekaites, Harvey Bloomer, Karl Krause, Greg Warren, Jeff Saville
Apr 04, 2017
Conductor - C&NW793 viewsMay 1969 - My wife's grandfather, E.P.Gunderson, Conductor on the C&NW "400" service out of Eau Claire, WI.Sep 22, 2014
Conductor - C&NW841 views1960 - E.P.Gunderson and wife, Zelda posing in front of a C&NW caboose.Sep 22, 2014
Train Crew Mason City, IA.684 viewsR-1 No. 1148, at the West Yard, Mason City, Iowa.
Trainmaster: Fred Yeager, Engineer, shaking hands: Gieler, Next, from lower to upper:
Conductor: Ray Benish, Brakeman: Jim Logan, Fireman: Fondel, Brakeman: George Pion.
The occasion & Photographer unknown. Francis Chlupach collection.
Apr 28, 2013
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
Apr 28, 2013
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.Apr 22, 2011
Diesel Shop Butler, WI R-1 1385944 viewsAfter repairs were completed FRA inspector Jack Swaggert had ordered that he had to inspect the repairs before locomotive could be released. Jack is the one on the far right of photo. All was well and the locomotive was released for service. Photo taken July 1982 by D.ColemanApr 03, 2011
Diesel Shop Butler, WI 1385819 viewsThe tender had a very serious side bearing defect. It was worked on by the car department employees. I do not know the names of the workers. The photo shows the rear truck out and repairs were in progress. The front truck had to be removed for the same repairs. Photo taken in July 1982 by D. ColemanApr 03, 2011
Diesel Shop Butler, WI 1385977 viewsAfter the Butler Railroad Days weekend in, I believe July 1982, FRA inspector Jack Swaggert found serious defects on the locomotive and tender. This photo shows the 1385 without the tender. It had a serious train- line (brake pipe) leaks and defects to brake rigging and the Engineer side driver rod. The Division Manager, Ron Kless , had asked for "volunteers" to work on it, I almost dislocated my elbow to do so. It was the only time I was able to work on steam locomotive. Photo by D.Coleman Apr 03, 2011
Diesel Shop Butler, WI1044 viewsPhoto was taken for the retirement of Art Enders who was well respected in the Motive Power Department. We used the 4311 because of its history. It was the first GP7 built and Art was the person who had told me about that. In the step well is Riley Wilson. From left to right, D.Coleman, Bill Hansen, John Koranek, Dave Winters and on the nose, Jim Wallenburg. Photo taken in '79 or '80 by Dennis Coleman.Mar 13, 2011
Wheel House Foreman and crew, Oelwein, IA903 viewsThis picture is of my great grandfather, Niels Peterson Toft, center of front row, at the Oelwein Roundhouse where he was the wheel house foreman. I don't know the year, but he became foreman in about 1899. When the death of his mother in Haderslev, Denmark occurred, it was announced in the November 1929 issue of THE GREAT WESTERN MAGAZINE. He was wheel house foreman until he retired. The names of the other men are unknown. Submitted by Carol Bishop. Mar 07, 2011
Diesel Shop Council Bluffs, IA1051 viewsGroup photo of most of the employee's working at that time. On the 1st of July, C&NW announced that the shop would close and the work would be transferred to the Marshalltown, Iowa and Proviso, Illinois shops. This was a very good team and they set many safety and production records. Of note, the current director of the Proviso Diesel Shop, under the Union Pacific, is Don Thomas, top row, 3rd from the left. I am standing to his left. Photo by D.Coleman, July 1992.Feb 20, 2011
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