BN 7836 leading 6249, a relatively rare SD24 on train 185 with 100 cars is approaching the Milwaukee and CNW diamonds at Grand Crossing. The BN has been doing track work in the area and a ballast ... (more)
BN train 8 makes an afternoon departure at North La Crosse powered by 7925 and 7076.
BN 6185 at North La Crosse. Someone had either stuck a tree branch near the number boards on the long hood or it had been involved in working a tree overgrown track somewhere.
BN GP35U 2876, HL 2039, BN 4021, AMT 364 and BN 4069 departing North La Crosse with train 110 and 83 cars right near sunset.
After the BN merger one could still find C&S lettered units pulling trains for a long time. This is C&S 914 and C&S 910 clanking over the Milwaukee Road at Grand Crossing with 83 cars of westbound... (more)
BN 2213 works the North La Crosse Yard and pops into a bright spot of sunlight on what had been a cloudy afternoon.
Train 91 was the "River Shorts." They made all the pick-ups and set-outs along the Mississippi river towns from La Crosse to St.Paul,MN.. Here they are ready to follow Amtrak's Empire Builder out ... (more)
If only the engines were flipped so the blue and gold were leading.......
It is getting harder to find all blue and gold engine consists thee days................
Milwaukee Road Camp(Bunk)Car X418 sits alongside the mainline at La Crosse,WI. in use by the bridge gang working on the Mississippi drawbridge. Car was home built at West Milwaukee Shops from a 35... (more)
BN Hi-rail(appears to be a Chrysler product) waits at the home signal for the MILW/BN Grand Crossing to get the OK to head south across the diamonds from the Tower Operator.
I didn't catch many SOO SD60s, but when I did, they were usually in trios and duos. SOO SD60s are now a thing of the past.
Another of the hundreds of oil trains that roll through La Crosse on the BNSF. And the NS Heritage Fleet has been a frequent visitor.
Westbound lite power between Medary Tower and Grand Crossing Tower just east of Lacrosse on Milwaukee Road's double track. Medary was a C&NW facility and Grand Crossing was Milwaukee facility.
The CNW's Lacrosse Way Freight power runs around its train on Milwaukee Road's double track mainline between Grand Crossing and Lacrosse next to Milwaukee's Yard. If you look real close on the rig... (more)