UP and NS power lead this mixed freight manifest south over the Kinnickinnic River while the tall ship "Windy" is moored down after a trip up from Chicago.
Once was one of the hottest trains on the northern BNSF Transcon, now the CHCSSE has been downgraded to a simple Q-train. The Chicago to South Seattle train files in line with the rest of the traf... (more)
The Dilworth, MN, to Kansas City, MO, vehicle train has a couple of old MAC's hammering south near Bagley. New signals are getting put in with installment of CTC and are replacing the ex-CB&Q sear... (more)
If you were planning on getting any of the ex-CB&Q search light signals along the Aurora Sub, then I would make your plans now. The BNSF is installing CTC to the double track ABS section from LaCr... (more)
An empty magnetation train rolls north along the Mississippi River on the Aurora Sub. Magnetation is the recovering high-quality iron ore concentrate from previously abandoned iron ore waste stock... (more)
By pure blind luck I managed to come across L593 yesterday evening. Here they are approaching Crystal Lake Road just east of Beaver Dam. Three times a week WSOR runs a train from Horicon to Cambr... (more)
A bright foreigner runs point on the day's 470 mixed freight manifest as they pull out The Wash to head south on the C&M Sub
Amtrak's Empire Builder departs Portage,WI. with Milwaukee Road Engineer Bill Frommelt at the throttle. A friendly wave from our head brakeman as we're standing on the westward track with train 20... (more)
Inside the cab of DM&IR 2-10-2 No. 506, a "Santa Fe" type originally built for the Duluth, Missabe & Northern. This was the first E-1 class 2-10-2 built for the railroad in 1919, one of... (more)
UP 7070 leads a westbound empty coke train. This is a pretty new train with UP running 1 coke train a week each way.
Something unusual at the Butler diesel facilities.
Dynamics wailing, CN 8919 leads an intermodel train towards the yard at Stevens Point on a beautiful spring day in Dairyland.
Grand Trunk 4928 rolls past Telulah Park in Appleton with a CN local job bound for the yard.
Inside the cab of the highest-horsepower two-cylinder steam locomotive ever built, Santa Fe 2-10-4 No. 5017, one of 26 built for the road in 1944.