Union Pacific/Chicago and Northwestern
Union Pacific Powder River coal train traverses the DMIR's Interstate Branch on it's way to the former C&NW Itasca Yard south Superior WI. July 2000.
A UP transfer enter the Soo/CP yard in Duluth with a cut of grain hoppers for one of the elevator in the background
UP SD9043MAC #8062 leads a loaded potash train out of town on the DMIR at Ambridge. If the CN/WC merger get the blessing from the STB these UP potash trains will become part of the ever growing traffic base that the CN is currently running down the WC to Chicago. Jan. 2001
A former C&NW SD40-2 on a transfer job stands by, near the BNSF's yard connection at Winter Street. Sept 2000. Photo by Scott Carney.
Two C&NW GP50's pull an empty grain train through east Superior on their terminal trackage in 1996.
A merger consist on a empty Geneva All-Rail ore train at DMIR's Steelton Yard. December 1998.
Brand new SD60 #8035 lays over at the C&NW Itasca yard in south Superior WI.
Two former Guliford GP39-2's lead a short transfer through the east end of Superior WI on their way back to Itasca Yard.
A UP SD9043MAC leads a loaded Geneva All-Rail ore load down DMIR's Steelton hill near Becks Road. UP power regularly runs through on the DMIR with these trains. June 2000.
A C&NW transfers throttle up and away from Newton Crossing, the site of the C&NW and BN diamond in Superior's east end. This transfer is taking cars back to the yard at Itasca. Photo by Dan Mackey.
I like to use the reference, the more things change the more they stay the same. Two of the C&NW's non-dynamic braked SD45's and a SD40-2 pull out of town with a train at So. Itasca in 1982. Who would have thought that ten years later SD45's in Maroon and Gold colors would still rule the roost when the Wisconsin Central decide to make this home to their Superior terminal operations location. Photo by Dan Mackey.
A C&NW Falcon service painted SD40-2 leads a train out of town at South Itasca in 1985. Photo by Dan Mackey.
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