We're ready to get on our power at Portage,WI. for a trip in the east end freight pool on train 246. We've got three or four of Milwaukee Road's rebuilt GP9's into GP20's. Actually their 1800 hp u... (more)
Spring On Arlington Hill- Spring is in full bloom, the CP's Madison (M&P) Patrol pop's out of the trees into a splendid patch of wild flowers. A slow pace job, these geeps are starting to use some... (more)
Ex-M&StL 709 leads the four unit consist for train 569 Butler/Madison,WI..
Ex-M&StL 607 sits next to the new Butler locomotive facilities with a Hancock Air Whistle on its roof.
We're stopped on the westward track next to the west end of the westward siding as Conductor Chicky bleeds a cut of ballast hoppers(battleships)that we'll take over to Waukesha.
We're on train 65 a Chicago/TwinCities hotshot waiting at the Cutoff to go down to the West Yard. We've got a pretty interesting consist with an SDL/SD/wagon combination. Hopefully we'll have a ki... (more)
We're stopped on train 261 the XL Special at Grand Avenue Interlocking to meet Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha eastbound in the single track. The 406 was MILW 30C MILW 200C new. I don't recall if Am... (more)
Engineer Edwin Kiel running a westbound Milwaukee Road freight train between Milwaukee and Watertown,WI..
Engineer Frank Bottoni Jr. running a westbound Milwaukee Road freight train between Milwaukee and Portage,WI..
Pea Soup- WSOR's Horicon to Janesville (T004), pokes out of a warm December morning fog. 3 SD's are putting down a liberal amount of sand, his 100+ loads of grain and heavy stuff hobble on obedien... (more)
Twin Cities/Chicago eastbound coming into West Allis,WI. rounds the bend at Belton.
Amtrak's Empire Builder passes the Portage depot 40mph as it was a flag stop back then.