With the ex-MILW 2012 in the lead we're stopped on the eastward track just east of the Portage Jct drawbridge. When I started Firing on the Lacrosse Division back in the 60's the old timers used t... (more)
A "Baby" or "Junior" FM Trainmaster is at the Marinette Station while the crew goes for beans. This is the "as delivered" scheme and is rather faded by now.
Ex-Minneapolis Northfield and Southern SD39's 40 and 41 will be our locomotive on an eastward train on this fine wintery day "where the north begins" that was the City of Portage's motto... (more)
Two Cascade Green SD60Ms take charge of the LaCrosse West local as they service the quarry in Maiden Rock.
Great Northern Alco S2 #11 sits at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI on a nice sunny afternoon.
The westbound local is running through the weeds on its way towards Crivitz.
CP Rail has just taken over the SOO who five years earlier took over the Milwaukee Road. We're on the eastbound Wisconsin Valley train on the eastward track. Our lead unit is the ex-MILW 174/2012/... (more)
SOO 701 gets a little attention at the Shops yard facility in Nort Fond Du Lac. Both the SOO and later, the WC, were very friendly at the time, and it was easy to get permission to photograph loco... (more)
WC 590 is ready to depart the quarry in Valders with a load of limestone for a break wall being constructed in Lake Michigan at Manitowoc.
This won't work. This block of limestone will need some readjustment before it can make its trip to Manitowoc for a breakwall in Lake Michigan. These blocks were not secured in any way due to the ... (more)
Baldwin Yard Switcher at La Crosse, WI.
Shades of the old Milwaukee Road......we've got a couple of GP40's for power. Looks like we're almost ready to go east with what appears to be the Wisconsin Valley train. Sand cars on the head end... (more)
The Green Bay and Western’s Winona train sets out a cut of covered hoppers at Blair Wisconsin. Lead C424 319 began life as PRR 2415, and ended up on the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville.
After a demanding winter in 2012-2013 these two former Great Northern snow dozers were rebuilt, only to sit out the past two mild winters.
A pair of zebra striped rebuilt GP9s hold on the Quad Graphics siding for two northbounds after switching a turn of box cars before they can re-enter the main and proceed north to Shops Yard.