Valley power ready to go to Wausau.
I'm standing between our train on 2 track Wausau/Chicago train 246 with the 352 and two other 38's as Amtrak's Empire Builder approaches on the eastward track just west of Portage Junction. Today ... (more)
I'm standing between our train on 2 track Wausau/Chicago train 246 with the 352 and two other 38's and the westward track as Amtrak's Empire Builder approaches on the eastward track just west of P... (more)
The combined North Coast Ltd.and Empire Builder is eastbound at the west end of the Portage Yard at signal 178-9 or 178.9 miles west of Chicago Union Station. The ex-CB&Q E8A looking battle worn w... (more)
The Portage Yard Engine sits in the clear for 272's power just about ready to come off the engine track. The FM's were replaced by the MP15's in the early 70's. The wagons lasted till the late 70'... (more)
KCS 4822 leads a colorful consist that includes CEFX 1034 and a CSX ES44DC.
Milwaukee Road Portage Operator Earl Chappell gives a hearty wave to Milwaukee Road Engineer Sammy Jerome as he brings the Empire Builder through Portage at 40MPH. At this time Portage was a flag ... (more)
It was not every day you could stand on the platform at Portage Yard Office and shoot across the yard to photograph a caboose on 10 track....but on this day the yard must have been very empty. Por... (more)
The Valley freight from Wausau has some deadhead caboose's for Milwaukee. When the Milwaukee would deadhead extra pool crews east on Monday mornings I'd get up early so I could get my own caboose ... (more)
The eastbound Thunderhawk on its trip from Tacoma,WA. to Chicago,IL.just west of Portage,WI.. At Portage train will make its 19th crew change since leaving the west coast.
Adam Farence Photo...
Adam Farence Photo.......Outbound Engineer Morales and Conductor Longley are about to board the Olympic Torch Train on the CP at Portage,WI. for their run to Milwaukee.
Amtrak(Milwaukee Road)Conductor Joe Bruckner loads passengers while deadheads Mike Walsh and Nicky Glab wait to board deadheading back to their home terminal at Milwaukee.
Company mail from the baggage car on the North Coast Hiawatha is carried to the Yard Office by the Clerk who's name escapes me right now.
Adam Farence Photo....