WC 3005 ex-WP 3522 pan shot somewhere in Wisconsin......Adam Farence Photo.
CNW 4156 is dwarfed by the Continental Grain facility as it does some switching in November of 1994. The tracks on the left were once part of C&NW's passenger mainline to the depot in Milwaukee.
Engineer Dick Frette on the Ford Fast at Duplainville,WI..
One of the neat things about work trains in the 1980's was the variety of old freight cars you could see with them, such as this Soo Line outside braced wood boxcar at Shops yard in 1983
The C&NW (UP) bridge over the Milwaukee River sits in the open position, waiting to close for train that will never come. Once double tracked it hosted many trains, including the famed "400&q... (more)
Three GP38's bring the M&P Patrol into Portage Junction MP 177 crossing from the Madison Line across both mainlines and into Portage Yard. During this period of time the inbound power from train 2... (more)
The Milwaukee Road had 2 extended vision cabooses and 1 of them rests in the yard in Green Bay, WI.
Soo Line 2403 is crossing the C&NW at Jones Island with the Milwaukee skyline looming in the background. After pulling forward across the crossing, they will back their train into the yard and sta... (more)
GBW 305 crosses the C&NW mainline as it switches the yard in Green Bay, WI in Sep of 1988.
WC 590 shows off its unique lines as it bring a load of limestone into Manitowoc in September of 1989. The "whitewall" wheels are from the quarry where the limestone, destined for a brea... (more)
Milwaukee Road westbound just west of Lewiston,WI. kicks up the dust at track speed.
4 FRV Geeps pass the ex CNW depot in Fond Du Lac, WI in July of 1991. The tracks are gone but the depot, amazingly, still stands.
BN 7290 approaches Boylston, WI with a load of taconite in May of 1992.
Not only was the CNW unique with its left hand running of trains, but they also had unique semaphores on many of their lines. Although they probably could have lasted many more years, most were go... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Bi-Centennial locomotive leads the XL Special as it departs Portage for the West Coast.