Coal train power at Portage,WI..
We're stopped at Portage Junction on an eastbound CP train. Just north of this location was the "old" Soo Line yard at the end of the line that came down from Stevens Point,WI.. When I h... (more)
Two out of three of these geeps used to work the passenger trains on the MStP&SStM RR.. My first cab ride on the SOO was on the last run of the Laker from Waukesha,WI. to North Fond du Lac with Ed... (more)
We're eastbound at Rio,WI.on the SOO 753 East and we meet the SOO 4418 West with something special in tow.
Westbound IAIS meets eastbound at Carbon Cliff,IL. both with NS power.
On hold for two days at Carbon Cliff,IL. is this eastbound IAIS manifest. Due to the severe storms and flooding between here and Chicago this train will hold one more day.
Yours truly 29 years ago....photog unknown.
The line-up of morning trains in the Barstow Yard is a who's who of 20-30 year old locomotives. This congregation of historic power may be due to the high water on the Rock and Mississippi rivers ... (more)
Southbound Nitrin Local heads out of Port Byron,IL. for East Moline.