Engine crew of the ACL 501 pose proudly on their special train headed for Whitewater,WI..
A Roger Puta Photograph
It's 1972 and the local no-goodnick, Dougie H., has skipped school to drink Hamm's and Leinenkugel's down by the tracks.
1970s Burlington Northern train provided by the Minnesota Transportati... (more)
Start the Morning Off Right: As the day starts, the extra rock train heads east towards Dresser following the passenger special. Looks like the track inspector has parked his Suburban here ... (more)
Block Operator: Another piece of railroading lost to time is the station agent, or in this case, the block operator. Where train orders were in effect, the block operator would relay instru... (more)
Madison-Janesville train makes its was out of town on a snowy Sunday morning. Will connect with T004 to Chicago.
IPH provided equipment for the Middleton Polar Express's very successful 2016 season. Here's hoping the same can be said for 2017.
Get 'Em Ready: The station agent gets the train orders ready to hoop up to the crew on extra ballast train. Train orders were used to direct the movement of any non scheduled train, where t... (more)
Hoop 'Em Up!: There are some things in railroading that have been lost to time. Hooping train orders to crews is one. With nothing to date this shot, this could have been the late 70's, a c... (more)
Colorado & Southern 839 (Minnesota Transportation Museum's BN 6234 wearing it's 1970-1979 number) crosses the Cedar Bend Drawbridge over the St. Croix River during an S&B Productions photo charter... (more)
Quaint Settings: Breaking the silence of a peaceful afternoon, a BN ballast train blasts through a rural crossing. Headed for another load of rock. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
Heading West: At lunch time, the morning train crew brings the rock train around the wye, and into the siding, preparing to head west in the afternoon. Taken while off duty, wearing full PP... (more)
Getting Orders: Before departing, the crew get their orders "hooped up" from the station agent. Looks like this SD9 is getting worked today with a heavy load of rock. Taken while ... (more)