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.
NS 8914 Train EMCHZ Coming into Butler WI
UP 3062 and 9628 sit in Butler Yard.
UP power idles at Butler. 2900's usually on the St. Paul roadfreight, the widecabs on the Sheboygan coal, and 600s UPY yard power..
On October 26, 2005, the final trio of C&NW engines (8701, 8646, 8575) were put together for a "lap" from Proviso to Valley Park via Milwaukee and the Adams Line on MPRVP. From Valley Park, they ... (more)
DRGW Heritage unit UP 1989 under wraps at UPs Butler yard Engine facility, awaiting its trip to Denver to be unveiled.
The "Z" Train departs Butler yard and heads west on the Adams Sub.
A train from Green Bay waits to enter the north end of C&NW's Butler Yard