A typical winters day at Portage,WI. as Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha makes it station stop on its way from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest.
With a long string of autoracks in tow, a duo of GEVo's lead this manifest west into the warm sunlight
A long T003, headed by a trio of SD40-2s, is bound for Horicon
A trio of NS power leads oil loads east on the BNSF past the Dairyland Power Cooperative in Alma, WI. The near constant parade of oil trains on this line is quite remarkable.
Brandon Kilgore's recent photo of the old"Triple Nickel" prompted a search through some slides. One year after its rebuild I had the 555 as lead unit on "the beast" Valley 272 on the Lacrosse Divi... (more)
Northbound manifest pierces a snow laden landscape as it heads towards Proctor.
In the dying moments of the afternoon, with sun nearly below the treeline, a faint horn can be heard in the distance. Spring is in the air, despite the lack of budding trees and flowers, and the s... (more)
Transfer picks its way through heavy snow along appropriately named Winter Street.
The NS Interstate heritage unit skates past the icy Pepin Marina on its maiden voyage across the state of Wisconsin hauling empty oil cans bound for North Dakota.
One of the few (maybe the only) times a former LS&I Alco RSD-15 “Alligator” led a Fox River Valley train. The freight is approaching Butler Yard on the C&NW and is about to pass under Lovers Lane ... (more)
A late winter storm makes things difficult for operations in the Twin Ports.
Showing evidence of fighting snow en route to Superior, these two coal trains wait for their turn to dump at Midwest Energy Resources.
Crawling into The Wash for a single car set-out, it's a rare site to see this late 281 train with no Autoracks
SOO 2713 and caboose sit on display at the corner of Church & Monroe under a rather nice and updated roof.
A mixed bag of DM&E and ICE leaders pass the old siding for Cargill Salt in Pewaukee as they head west for St. Paul