The Madison/Portage(M&P)Patrol approaches Portage through one of the many swamps around that area along the Wisconsin River just north of HY 16.
Never a pleasant job on a cold winter's day was filling the water tanks on an F7. You either did it from ground meaning it splattered all over you and everything else or the roof which was not a f... (more)
Waiting for the west end crew train 255 (old 91) four unit set of wagons rest at the ready for the trip from Portage to St Paul.
I had just lapped the 24brake valve and got off to take a couple of pics. The leakage would usually be so bad on these trains that by the time I got back in the cab I'd have a full service reducti... (more)
Train 254 Engineer Langer departs Portage Yard headed for Milwaukee starting through the Portage Jct Interlocking.
Eastbound changes crews on track 2 as our set of wagons has been tied down on the inbound engine track. A set of coal power is ready to go to Columbia.
The Milwaukee covered wagons were the work horses of the fleet for many years and most were around along time. The unit above was our lead into Portage on train 255. The power must have turned for... (more)
We stopped across from the yard office to unload our grips so I grabbed a shot of our lead loco and an eastbound picking up with a spot as their rear unit.
In storage; numberboards removed from unit on left