We're stopped on the westward track while a pig train on the eastward will go through the depot to change crews first.
Scenic Rail Dining westbound train is about ready to depart from their depot on the northwest side of Milwaukee(Granville)on what used to be the Milwaukee Road's Northern(Old Line)Division. In my ... (more)
Stopped just outside Watertown,WI. Rail Historian/Photographer and Milwaukee Road RR Conductor Art Harnack poses with our train as Bret Schafer looks on.
We're stopped westbound at what used to be known as Murphy's Crossing on the Milwaukee Road. Amtrak's Empire Builders markers can be seen in the distance as their train rounds the Cutoff headed fo... (more)
Look at all the happy new SOO employee's posing for a side by side pic on two eastbound trains being held out of Milwaukee Depot for passenger train traffic. Both trains have ex-Milwaukee Road peo... (more)
We're on train 255 stopped at Rio,WI.. We've cut the train away to clear the main crossing and pulled down to the depot to get water. Rio was a closed agency at the time but a section crew still w... (more)
My old friend Ron Morales hangs out of the Fireman's door on the Empire Builder to give a friendly wave. The Builder has just departed Portage,WI. westbound for the coast.
Already several hours late, the westbound Empire Builder departs the Dells and heads over the Wisconsin River.
BNSF SD70MAC 9969 pushes as the DPU of a eastbound Columbia coal train, passing over the Wisconsin River and the Kilbourne dam.
Still in shock from the sale but glad to have a railroad former Milwaukee Road Lacrosse Division Engineer Ralph Dowske ,Conductor Jeff Hince and friend pose on the front platform of an ex-MILW SD ... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder eastbound at the Dells. Note the old Milwaukee Road freight house and depot are still in place.