Still wearing it's C&NW heritage, this caboose sits in Butler Yard in Butler, WI with a short cut of cars.
Many fans knew about this, but it was pure luck for me as Amtrak Cascades unit #469 leads the Empire Builder thru Franksville, WI on March 11 of 2017
WC 6501 crosses the Fox River in Oshkosh in January of 1992. This was the original Soo Line alignment that was abandoned in favor of the ex-CNW bridge east of here. The new route also eliminated O... (more)
A Milwaukee Road SW1 switcher returns across the Chippewa River bridge to the yard after working west side industries in Eau Claire, WI. The three truss bridge was light weight restricting diesel ... (more)
CNW SD40 883 leads a trio of power including a former Southern SD24 and torpedo-tube equipped GP35 on train 406 at Yukon Jct. as the train arrives in Eau Claire from Spooner, WI on its way to the ... (more)
Waiting in a field near the Wisconsin/Illinois border, I hear the faint whistle of a steam locomotive. She's close, I can feel the rumble. Blowing for every crossing in between me and it, the smok... (more)
GBW 314 blasts past the Whitehall, WI depot in May of 1992. This depot was used to make the Walther's depot in HO scale.
By the end of 2001 the WC would be CN owned, and changes would be coming soon for railroad in Wisconsin. Here a short freight train bound for Chicago has a good roll on them as they pass thru the ... (more)
What looks like a St. Paul hotshot, races south along the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam #9 south of Lynxville. You can tell the BNSF merger and the SD70MAc's are on the property, because a guy... (more)
FRVR 2500 works CNW's Mitchell Yard in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1990. It will soon head to Proviso Yard in Chicago.
WSOR 4490 leads a freight south of Iron Ridge, WI in August of 1987. Little did we know at the time just how big the WSOR would become.
Rare Move- WATCO's WSOR every once in a while uses CP trackage rights to run Unit Corn trains from their Northern Division to Chicago via the CP C&M Sub. Such was the case here, Im reminded by fri... (more)
CNW SD40-2 6842 is sporting fresh paint as it gets ready to depart Itasca Yard in Superior, WI in October of 1993. These units looked good with the herald on the nose.
SOO 6623 is about to hammer the MILW diamond in Burlington, WI in March of 1985. The diamond is gone today, but the line is now an important part of the Canadian National.
CNW 4467 leads the Eden Turn as it approaches Kewaskum, WI in March of 1988. The CNW is gone, as is this line, now a trail.