On March 17, 1995 the Union Pacific announced it's intention of acquiring the remaining shares of the C&NW. The purchase was complete on April 24, the last official day of the North Western. See operations on the busy East West Main line from Boone Iowa to Elmhurst Illinois during early April.
Then, on October 1, 1995, shippers including Metra commuters started making checks payable to "Union Pacific". See operations in October, across Iowa and Illinois from Fremont to Chicago. Bonus: November footage of the Geneva subdivision from November 1995, including train BUMAA passing under the cooling tower in DeKalb with three C&NW engines!
See a wide variety of motive power from vintage GP-7s to brand new Dash-9s, as well as locals, yard operations, coal trains, grain trains, stack trains and manifest trains. Also witness the C&NW business train F7s, on their way west to Cheyenne Wyoming.
Enjoy watching this farewell salute to the C&NW after 147 years of service on this two disc DVD set in full stereo sound.
Copyright 2014 Dennis R Norris, Vintage Rails Video.
Total running time 102 minutes
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