Ex-CB&Q SD24's head back to the house at Butler Yard after bringing in an FRV train from Green Bay,WI..
Built as a BLH S12 in 1951, EMDized in 1966 and retired in 1977. The photo shows it outside the Butler,WI. engine house with its hood up and open where can see it was really an SW1200.
Ex Katy AS616/GP9 sits atthe Butler,WI. facilities before making another trip to Marshfield,WI.
These large Fairbanks Morse locos with the small block worked in and around Wisconsin and Upper Michigan in the early 70's. Both the C&NW and the Milwaukee used these locomotives in their ore oper... (more)
Both the CNW and the MILW had 1600 hp versions of the full size Trainmasters. The 1677 sits at Butler Yard waiting movement north to the ore country or possibly it has been relieved by the ALCO's ... (more)
One of the many EMD re-engined locos the Northwestern had sits basking in the morning sun.
The GP35 was pretty standard power between Butler and Proviso in 74. Three 35's stand at the ready to head to Chicago.
A line up of switch engines and way freight power stand ready in the morning. At that time Butler Yard had engines working both ends of the yard and way work on the Lake Shore Division and the Fox... (more)
Butler Yd had many unusual locos but my favorites were the EMD re-engined switchers and road switchers.
The really enjoyable part of going to Butler was you never new what would be there. The CNW was just as diverse as the Milwaukee in motive power.
C&NW 403, bringing up the rear on the "Butler 400" excursion train, pulled by steam locomotive C&NW 1385 on the opposite end. Verne Brummel (photographer) / Dave Cramer (photo editing). Visit ou... (more)
The engineer from MSSPR walks back to the lead engine after tying the power down. The train will rest here until a new crew hops onboard to take the train to proviso.
A rebuilt ex- passenger geep rests bewteen assignments at Butler Yd.
A CNW Geep about to be movedby the Hostler. About the mid-70s the feds mandated that all RR shop forces would wear hard-hats including the inside Hostlers. Say good-bye to the Kromer cap.
The CNW had re-engined the 1045 with an EMD 567. These VO1000Ms sounded like GP7s. They were regulars at Butler Yd.