We're climbing Rio Hill on a Hospital Train. On the Milwaukee we called the wrecker train carrying all the Bad Order cars back to Milwaukee Shops "Hospital Trains." Our wreck trains went to the fr... (more)
We're stopped at the west end of the reverse curve between Rio and Wyocena,WI. on the westbound Wisconsin Valley freight train. This train actually started out in Terre Haute,IN. on the CTH&SE and... (more)
We're stopped at Wyocena,WI.. on the Extra 983 West after spotting a car on the co-op track.
Standing in the middle of a train wreck is quite a humbling experience especially when you were the Engineer and it's your first. I'm not talking a derailment but a full blown 28 car pile up that... (more)
We're standing in my first derailment as an Engineer due to a broken truck side cast in 1907(this was before they had time limits on equipment)on a NYC car load of coal moving from Indiana to the ... (more)
A very "Dark Future" consist rolls east out of Wyocena around a superelevated curve.
I woke up at 2:00 am expecting another train, but instead I got this...you will not see me complaining at all! A late running 182 does it's thing making good time on the hill east of Wyocena.
Westbound freight derailment at Wyocena,WI. when a 50 year old truckside broke on a NYC coal hopper load headed for the Wisconsin valley paper mills. Car was 27 ahead of caboose and derailed 23 ca... (more)
Extra 151 East passes Extra 198 East about a mile east of Wyocena,WI.. At this time the Milwaukee was still a timetable/train order railroad.
Owning the golden hour - We owned the golden hour this day. 486 blasts east uphill out of Portage and into Wyocena on CP's Watertown Sub.
CP train 281 wastes no time nearing Portage and a crew change.
Empty coke hoppers move west on the approach to Wyocena.