WGN 862 (former Milwaukee Road) waits for this seemingly endless winter to end.
Spooner was once a major crossroads for the Omaha (C&NW) in northwestern Wisconsin with four lines radiating out of the general area. Now the town is served by tourist railroad Wisconsin Great Nor... (more)
First E-Rail of the year struggles to regain 40 mph just south of Rockmont. This was basically a "free" shot, if you will. My other shots were planned and when I realized they were going slow enou... (more)
The House 1 track mobile brings out the 10200A from Round House 1 after its cosmetic restoration for its trip to the Duluth museum. I believe the was the one and only time the Milwaukee's first Bo... (more)
Engineer John Schwab climbs aboard the westbound Empire Builder that he'll run from Milwaukee to Lacrosse,WI.. John hired out on the Milwaukee Road in 1937 as a Fireman and was promoted in 1951. J... (more)
I am partial to blue schemes, and this is no exception. Seen in the company notch as the oft troubled DPU, former EMDX #1209, the first E-Rail of the year heads through Bear Creek on an AMAZING 57... (more)
Only a few months old, this GEVO heads up the first Escanaba bound E-Rail of the year. Train is longer than in 2012, where you could see the DPU from this spot. Although when they first went by me... (more)
A pair of matched ICE'r units pull hard on the daily 485 manifest after crossing the diamond at Duplainville.
A recently acquired EMD demo brings up the rear of a 200-car ore train as it heads for CN's dock facility at Escanaba, Michigan. The port of Escanaba can ship earlier in the season than ice-choked... (more)
A recently acquired EMD demo brings up the rear of a 200-car all-rail ore train as it heads for CN's dock facility at Escanaba on Lake Michigan. The port of Escanaba can ship earlier in the season... (more)
The first seasonal ore train from U.S. Steel's Minntac plant to the Port of Escanaba (Michigan) rolls south across the St. Louis River with 200 light-loaded cars (CN 8102 was on the rear and the e... (more)
We're just about ready to go on the Valley train at Portage,WI. looks like we've got a couple of SD's behind our lead Geep.
Crew change at Lacrosse,WI..
The UP is starting to replace searchlight signals this year but for now, a searchlight protects the west end of Hersey siding.
Once a common site, the CNW 49 series covered hoppers are now few and far between. Most have been repainted into UP paint, but still retain its original CNW number.