Head to Chicago and the old lines of the Chicago & North Western Railroad north into South Central Wisconsin. This footage was shot just prior to the UP taking over the C&NW. The C&NW Railway is seen from Chicago, Proviso Yard with trains going north to Janesville, Madison, Devil’s Lake, Baraboo, North Freedom, Rock Springs and Reedsburg. This video features unit auto trains, local and general freights, rock trains and plenty of MP15 switching action. You’ll also see the connecting railroads of the Soo Line and WSOR.
As an added feature you’ll also see the C&NW steamer #1385 powering passenger trains at the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum, and inside look at the North Western’s ballast quarry and mining operations at rock springs and the Circus World’s annual circus train out of Baraboo. Map included.