Rock on! WC is heading to Manitowoc, WI with numerous loads of limestone to be used in a breakwall in Lake Michigan. Only gravity was used to secure these loads as the speed on this line was extre... (more)
What's on tap??? Point of course! WC 4010 heads north at Junction City in March of 1993. Stevens Point, home of Point Beer, is only a few miles east of here, hence the Point Beer sign.
WC6598 SD45 leads a eastbound at Malta. Wisconsin Central units were common on the Southern Pacific in the mid-90s because of the huge ore contract the two railroads shared for Geneva Steel.
Street running! One of Soo Line's most famous locations was the street running along Division Street in Oshkosh. The WC inherited the line as exemplified here by train #2 running with DM&IR power ... (more)
Wisconsin Central 6517 is the point unit on one of two westbound trains ready to leave the SP Tucson yard in 1997.
Compared to the C&NW, UP's and WC's ownership of the ore lines north of Escanaba were short lived. So seeing a FP45 on a loaded ore train was quite a catch. WC 6654 ducks under the M35 bridge and ... (more)
The Wisconsin Central was always a fan friendly railroad. WC 1231 rests with an ex-BN SD45 in the Shops Yard facility during an open house in July of 1989.
WC 590 is ready to depart the quarry in Valders with a load of limestone for a break wall being constructed in Lake Michigan at Manitowoc.
This won't work. This block of limestone will need some readjustment before it can make its trip to Manitowoc for a breakwall in Lake Michigan. These blocks were not secured in any way due to the ... (more)
The WC SD45 is cool. but the semaphores that date to 1944 were special. They were replaced in 2007.
WC 3006 leads a quartet of GP 40's past the wig-wag at Van Dyne, WI as another train departs on the ex-CNW mainline in the background.
Southbound WC train 12 near Junction City
Eastbound WC St Paul to Stevens Point train Cardigan Jct St Paul
Adam Farence Photo.