Amtrak's Empire Builder just before sunset at Portage Junction.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha at Portage,WI. with the ex-MILW 30C on the point on home rails.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha at Portage,WI. with the ex-MILW 31A on the point on home rails.
A brand new SD40-2 and two ALCO's power a Chicago/Twin Cities hotshot at Glen Oak,WI.. I often would drive up to the C&NW Adams Line about 25 miles north of Portage where I was laying over in the ... (more)
A C&NW local does a little work at Glen Oak,WI. as both semaphore signals are visible guarding the main in both directions.
We're stopped at Colunbus,WI. on the Chicago/Twin Cities manifest train 65. The Head Man is on the locomotive so we must be meeting an eastbound running against the grain(current of traffic.) We'v... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder just west of Portage,WI. with an ex-GN F on the point.
Power is cutoff the dead train....but what lurks in the center of this unusual consist......?
We're in the clear on the westward siding at Voltz with the Ford Fast as train 261 the XL special is passing us on the westward main track. The Ford train ran on the Milwaukee from Chicago to St.P... (more)