The first morning of WC operations and a freshly patched ex SOO GP35.
ex FRVR 814, nee C&NW 814
WC FP45 6652 and an SD45 mate have their train in dynamic braking as they descend Byron hill and near their arrival at North Fond du Lac (Shops Yard). This unit has enjoyed at least four Santa Fe ... (more)
ex FRVR 820, nee C&NW 820
On the second day of Wisconsin Central, the railroad gave to me... one GP30!
WC 704, along with two leased CR (ex NYC) GP35's, lead this eastbound (compass south) through the south side of Oshkosh, just five weeks after WC's start-up.
Some (or all?) of the former SP power went to the WSOR.
A westbound (compass north), just north of the swing bridge over the Fox River, passes the old SOO/MILW interchange and will then snake it's way through downtown immediately ahead.
WC train 243 has just completed its run from Chicago to North Fond du Lac led by WC's sole FP45 no. 6652. WC breathed new life into this unit along with several F45s and a healthy group of former ... (more)