MSSAL rolls east through Hersey with a venerable trio of 3-window SD60Ms leading the way. This train departed the Belt Yard at midnight, but it soon lost its second unit (the one in new paint) and... (more)
OVRXL, phosphate empties from Savage MN, blasts out of the unincorporated town of Hersey with a pair of recently reactivated C44-9Ws on the point. The former CNW C44-9W looked excellent in the low... (more)
NS 9923 leads 3 70 series EMDs on the head end of Phosphate train OXLRV through the small town of Hersey on a sunny winter afternoon.
UP Train MPRVP 17 arrives in Hersey, WI on it's way West across the Altoona Sub to Valley Park, MN.
A standard cab SD60 and a SD9043MAC lug a 78 car MPRVP over the top of Knapp Hill.
The conductor of MPRVP (Also lead by a patched SP) gives the eastbound MSSAL a roll by at Hersey.
A patched Espee leads an eastbound manifest through a typical rural Wisconsin grade crossing.
The UP is starting to replace searchlight signals this year but for now, a searchlight protects the west end of Hersey siding.
Jointed rail has been replaced with ribbon rail on much of the Altoona Sub but old obstacles like Knapp Hill still pose a challenge to the heavy new sand traffic. This westbounder is inching up to... (more)
The head end of MPRSS has crested the Knapp Hill. It will mostly be down hill from here into the St. Croix River valley and into Minnesota.
Problems with the Hudson Swing Bridge held ZEMCH in the Twin Cities until this afternoon. Normally ZEMCH doesn't run Wednesday's.
MPRVP at Hersey passing a local farm.
A late ZCHEM heads west after meeting two at Hersey, WI.
At this point, still a somewhat rare occasion, UP power leads an eastbound C&NW potash train down the Knapp Hill. 11:13AM
Eastbound manifest doing some setting out cars at Hersey, 9:44AM.