Adam Farence Photo
Canning season must be in full swing as an extra from Chicago with passenger locomotives arrives Arlington,WI.. The train will stop here and place cars at both canning companies seen in the photo.... (more)
On Patrol- Its hard to peddle cars when your branchline is under 10+ Ft of snow... So, the M&P Job has stolen the Columbia Coal power and is out on patrol, plowing snow and having fun doing it, ac... (more)
G63 sits outside of Arlington, as the crew works on pulling in the wings of the spreader.
CP's snow plow 401015 makes its second pass through a cut just north of Arlington, Wisconsin, on the M&P Subdivision. The 10-mph line is prone to drifting and this winter the snow was bad enough t... (more)
A bandit leads the branchline job back to Portage from Madison.
The twin golden rodents are using all their alternating current produced horsepower grinding uphill with their sizable train out of the Wisconsin River valley. This is the ruling grade over the M... (more)
Rare visitors this far south on the M&P Sub. Sent to rescue train G63 stranded in the snow just south of Arlington. In the end we had to pull the train out in sections as the combined 14,000 hp ... (more)
To the rescue. With G63's train stuck in a snow drift we sent for some help in the form of two BNSF engines that had arrived at Portage,WI on a coal train a few hours earlier. Even with our 3 GP... (more)
Stuck!!! Eight hours of digging still could not free the 13-car train under it's own power.
Stuck!!! Not so much by the drifts ahead of the movement but by the press of the concrete-like snow on the sides of the train.
4-axle power is the norm for the M&P turn, seen in the hills of southern Columbia County in Wisconsin. Summer is the only season a person can chase this train in daylight.
CP's M&P job does most of it's work under cover of darkness, but in the long days of summer one can capture it in the rolling hills of northern Dane County in sunlight.
Passing Goose Pond in the last light of the day, SOO's M&P job rates 4 axle power on this 30 mile branch from Portage to Madison.