After inspecting the power in the North Lot for our train I sit down in the Engineer's seat and aim my camera out the open back door before leaving for the West Yard.
We're stopped in the early morning sunlight at the west end of the Hump on Blue Mound One. We've got four 38's on what was the Wisconsin Valley train from Wausau headed for Chicago. We'll change c... (more)
We're in the clear for Amtrak on the westward siding at Voltz. Train 247 was the Wisconsin Valley train from Chicago to Wausau. The Valley had Indiana coal on the head end for UW Madison coal in t... (more)
We're in the hole(siding)at Voltz for Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha with the Valley(Chicago/Wausau Freight.) The Fireman on #9 hangs out to give a hardy wave for the camera.
We're stopped on the extra 351 east on section 6 at the West Allis depot. We've been diverted off the Lacrosse Division main line at Elm Grove down the West Allis Line. When the GYM(General Yard M... (more)
We're in the clear on the westward siding at Voltz just west of Watertown,WI.. Head Brakeman Paul Yerke enjoys a smoke as an eastbound Sprint train speeds buy at 70mph bound for Chicago. Our freig... (more)
The westbound Wisconsin Valley train crosses the Fox River just west of downtown Brookfield,WI..
Westbound Chicago/Wausau train 247 stopped at Pewaukee,WI. with my favorite QNS&L K5H on the lead unit. Whistle was procured from the C&NW at Oelwein,IA off the QNSL 152. Hard to believe I used to... (more)
The Wisconsin Valley train westbound across Harwood Ave. in the Village of Wauwatosa,WI. rattles a few windows as it pounds upgrade out of the Menominee river valley.
Milwaukee Extra 351 West the Wisconsin Valley train in the hole at Voltz for Amtrak. The Valley ran from Chicago to Wausau and our contribution is the run from Milwaukee to Portage.
We're in the clear on the westward siding stopped just short of Provimi Rd. An eastbound Sprint train blows by on the eastward track with just a handful of pigs on board.
We're in the clear on the westward siding stopped just short of Provimi Rd to let the North Coast Hiawatha pass at Voltz. Amtrak #9 has two F40PH's and an ex-E unit used as a steam heater car as t... (more)