Progressive Rail's former Soo Line (Minneapolis Northfield & Southern) SD39 fills in at Chieftian Sand slowly positioning covered hoppers for loading of fracking sand. Business must be good as it ... (more)
Wisconsin Northern Railway builds a train of frac sand while working at New Auburn, Wisconsin the day after Christmas, 2013.
SW1500 leased from CIT pushes sand hoppers through the frac sand hopper on this foggy day in New Auburn, Wisconsin.
A CIT switcher sits outside a frac sand plant near New Auburn, Wisconsin as piles of sand rise towards the sky in the background.
A leased switcher moves hoppers into position for loading of fracking sand at one of the plants located along the Wisconsin Northern.
A pair of CIT locos leased to one of the new Frac Sand companies at New Auburn crosses a small bridge while doing some car shuffling with the Wisconsin Northern
The view from inside a Wisconsin Northern GP15 with Engineer John bring his train north through New Auburn, Wisconsin.
Perhaps just another UP unit train, but not if you consider the location. Wisconsin Northern has started loading frac sand in New Auburn from a pit in Arland, WI and using UP run through power. ... (more)
Ever wonder what it looks like going 12 mph down poor rail in a GP15? Engineer John takes his train North out of Chippewa Falls all the way up to Rice Lake. After some switching, we headed back do... (more)
WN 1501 approaches New Auburn, WI.
Wisconsin Northern freight southbound between New Auburn and Bloomer.