This bridge sees a lot of frac sand traffic being exported from Wisconsin, but the loaded sand cars on this local are actually bringing sand into the area. These cars of high grade silica sand ar... (more)
A loaded frac sand train off the Wisconsin Northern heads west through Yukon Siding in Eau Claire. The train will pass a local which is holding the main just west of here before the local can head... (more)
A rather short Proviso, IL to Valley Park, MN train heads west across the Chippewa River after swapping out blocks of cars at the yard in Altoona, WI a few miles west of here.
A quiet summer evening is temporarily interrupted by the scream of AC traction motors as loaded sand train MALEAX treks westward across the Altoona Sub. The train had a 2x0x2 power formation which... (more)
After cutting off their helpers in Hammond, the engineer of loaded coke train ORPXC has his pair of GEs in run 8 as they try to reach track speed again.
Two NS motors and a pair of UP SD70Ms lead a heavy phosphate train westbound through Roberts. These trains run every so often during the winter, when barges are unable to navigate the frozen Missi... (more)
A duo of former Southern Pacific GPs (UP 1515 was built as a B&O GP40 before going to SP), lead a hefty 17 car LTS82 back to Altoona. Normally, this train would only have a few cars this far west,... (more)
Two SD40N's and a SD40-2 serve as the helpers for an eastbound coke train. It's always a refreshing sight to see standard cab EMD's out on the main.
A trio of CSX GEVOs haul a loaded phosphate train westward over the Altoona Sub. I'm not sure what the story behind this train is as it's the first phosphate train that I've seen on the Altoona Su... (more)
Norfolk Southern recently announced that they plan to phase out almost all RoadRailers by the end of 2015. Now is the time to get your shots...
A sharp standard cab SD70 hauls 42 trailers up the grade out of Roberts. Both the ZCHEM and ZEMCH run out of the sun if on schedule, making them rare candidates for decent light.
Coke emptys head west to the Roseport Refinery behind a rebuilt SD40-2 and a AC4400CW.
A patched Cotton Belt GP60 leads LTS82 back east with a pair of empty centerbeams and the HLCX 1054 trailing.
A winged 'Big Mac' leads MPRVP across the Altoona Sub.
PRVP's conductor gives an enthusiastic wave from his big SD9043MAC as it rumbles through Roberts.