It's blue hour in Waukesha and the sun will be up in about an hour and a half. EJE 663 has just pulled down to the Waukesha Depot to grab paperwork and coffee and will soon head back north to work... (more)
Power off an inbound grain train is about to back through the TZPR yards to get put on an outbound Cedar Rapids coal train. Of local note, IAIS power is rarely seen at this point on the TZPR.
A pair of EJ&E SD38-2's, 675 and 657, pull out of Kirk Yard for headroom. Always nice to catch a pair of J's!
Before heading into Gibson, the Harbor's only SD38-2 and an SD20 switch out the little yard just west of Hohman Avenue.
A single SD38-2 has this empty grain train moving at track speed on the former Rock Island line out of Peoria, Illinois.
As the sun begins to set, a father and son watch a CSX work train hustle by from the historic Point of Rocks station.
The conductor for the Kirk local comes back after throwing a switch so they can make a reverse move to pick up some empty coil cars.
At first glance it appears the DM&IR #215 has been added back to the E-Lead Switch, but in an odd pairing its actually the DM&IR #403! Tunnel motors almost always draw road trains but it certainly... (more)
With a lone J 38-2 pounding away, tugging on a dead IC SD40-3 and a short, but heavy train, L510 heads north on the return to Shops Yard.
A late 510 train lumbers north past Quad Graphics in Lomira as it gets ready to descend Byron Hill
A pair of former DM&IR SD38-2s switch Proctor while a thunderstorm develops over Wisconsin.
As last night's rain clouds are pushed into Wisconsin, the day's work begins at Proctor yard.
GMTX 2688 and other UP power sit at the entrance to the 36th Street Yard while workers continue to build the light rail line that will parallel the tracks.