SSW switchers and ATSF FT's were trade-in's on the brand new EMD GP20's for both the Cotton Belt and the Santa Fe. The track these units were sitting on was the spur to Pielet Brothers scrap Yard ... (more)
1963 may not be the right date but the C&NW tore down the old round house and began to build a new diesel facility at Butler yard just north of where the old round house was. Here the service trac... (more)
Back in the 60's we brought this business car up from Milwaukee on train 63. It sat at Portage a few days before 95 took it west to the Dells. When they got there they ran around it and shoved it ... (more)
Watertown Patrol stopped at Sun Prarie,WI..I'm firing for Milwaukee Road Engineer John Hahn we've both caught the Patrol off the Milwaukee board. Back in those days the Watertown board was filled... (more)
It must be a Saturday morning as I would come up from Milwaukee on Friday nights on the Copper Country Ltd.on the Milwaukee Road. Since its winter I might have ridden one of the Milwaukee Road's s... (more)
When I got transferred to the Quad Cities back in 1991 by the CPRY John Deere was shipping about 10 combines per day out of their East Moline Plant. About 1993 Superintendent Joe Kramer and Trainm... (more)
The Mississippi River is coming up in downtown Davenport,IA. as the BNSF Rock Island Local proceeds cautiously.