CP Conductor Mike Wilson on the ground inspecting..........
Adam Farence Photo
We're westbound on a Milwaukee Road freight train at Oconomowoc,WI.as Amtrak's Empire Builder meets us eastbound.
On April Fool's Day 2017, Soo Line SD60 6027 highballs train 281 by the depot in Oconomowoc.
We're stopped on the east side of Cooney on the eastbound with what looks to be a rock train. Back in the early 70's the Milwaukee embarked on a track rehab project on the Lacrosse Division that n... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Ford Train passes the George Webb at Cooney with UP power.
We're stopped at Cooney on the Old Milwaukee Circus Train en-route from Madison,WI.to Milwaukee. The crowds were thick on the double track main-line of the Milwaukee Road. Built in 1911 by Baldwin... (more)
Engineer Eddy Kiel gives the independent brake that light touch with his right hand while he clutches his cigar butt with his left while switching at Cooney.
The winter of 1978/79 was probably the worst that I can remember on the Lacrosse Division. We've stopped at Cooney westbound on the Ford train cut our train off east of town and stopped across fro... (more)
A loaded coke train, bound for Kentucky, rumbles east on the Adams Sub during a sunset that is heavily influenced by recent Canadian wildfires.
We're stopped on the west side of Oconomowoc,WI. on "The Beast" to do some way work. We probably had some hot cars for Brownberry Ovens or Carnation. Stopping west of town to avoid havin... (more)
NS high hood GP38-2 5140 leads CP 641 west past the Milwaukee Road depot and shelter at Oconomowoc. Rare to see a high hood on the CP, even rarer to have it leading!
We're tucked in the clear on the westward siding at Oconomowoc,WI. probably waiting for Amtrak or one of Milwaukee's hotshots. I see one of the Brakemen has messed with the number boards again so... (more)
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha kicks up the dust of the old Milwaukee Road westbound through Oconomowoc,WI. on its way to the west coast.
We're in the clear in the westward siding at Oconomowoc,WI.. There is either a hot freight coming or Amtrak. While the crew gets a bite I'll get some pics.