Wisconsin Northern sand train derailment just a few miles north of Bloomer, Wis along County Road SS. At this time sand is being removed from the derailed hopper cars before they are set back up. ... (more)
Nicely painted 1501 leads leased CEFX 3117 south out of Chetek on track originally owned by C&NW (Omaha).
Hooping up the tea. With true shortline charm, the engineer on L3 prepares to snare his sweet tea from a switch broom. It might not be a train order, but the classic pose is priceless.
One of the best looking paint schemes in Wisconsin. Back before the fracking sand explosion Wisconsin Northern used their pair of painted GP15-1s together to serve the few customers along their li... (more)
A Wisconsin Northern train rolls through a snow encrusted tree tunnel on its way south after switching industry in Chetek. This line is former Omaha (C&NW) and has seen a rebirth due to fracking s... (more)
Wisconsin Northern Railway builds a train of frac sand while working at New Auburn, Wisconsin the day after Christmas, 2013.
Wisconsin Northern 1500 shines from a thunderstorm bath that has just passed through. The setting sun now shines through an opening bathing the power in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin along with creati... (more)
Construction is underway for the new frac sand processing plant that borders the Wisconsin Northern railroad in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The large plant that is now in operation can be seen here... (more)
Crossing the Apple River just south of Chetek on a former C&NW mainline. I had hoped for the two MN&S-painted units but this leased geep was added.
UP road power arrives to pull sand loads while a Wisconsin Northern set holds in the clear.
Looking more like a convertible with its top off, 1501 is undergoing mechanical work prior to being placed back in service.
Wisconsin Northern 1501 waits, plugged in to keep it warm, near the yard office at Norma on the last day of 2012
K-Mad snags his shot as the WN slowly rolls towards town.
WN 1501 finally gets to work as he pulls a decent amount of hoppers off of the main so they can head to Rice Lake.