BN and Soo were the shinning stars of mid-west railroading in the 70's, most of the other lines were suffering through losses of traffic, bankruptcy, and massive abandonment. BN presented a rather... (more)
In the last light of day PNC 1849,1844 lead 143 cars of a westbound extra about to cross the Milwaukee at Grand Crossing Tower.
As BN moved through the eighties they experimented with some different looks on the noses of their units. Tiger stripes were tried on a handful of SD60's/SD40-2's and then arrived in a big way on ... (more)
BN 1980 departs N. LaCrosse yard with a 6 car eastbound local during the summer of 1986.
Right near the end of a great Sept. afternoon of train watching at Grand Crossing tower the BN 1923 heads back into N. La Crosse yard with a local switch job. BN kept Geeps around in local/switchi... (more)
The Fall Color Special heads west across the Mississippi River Bridge while a couple fishing look on.
A nice variety of EMDs lead te empty ethanol train west pass the La Crosse Depot.
After meeting two at Medary, an all ford #281 pulls thru La Crosse behind a perfect lash-up.
For the second time this summer, CP 276 puts them on the ground in nearly the same location in the La Crosse Yard.
Special unit train moving snow plow BN 972551 from Northtown Yard to Albia, IA.
BNSF has been detouring intermodal traffic on the CP ever since the washout and derailment at Blanding, IL. Ironically, this train would normally go through La Crosse anyways, only on it's own tr... (more)
A nice suprise on a hot, muggy July morning. In the background is the remains of yesterdays derailment of train 276 in the yard: one engine on the ground and one CH of corn on its side.