A pair of switchers drill the yard as WC 6654 prepares to depart Shops Yard in Fond Du Lac, WI in May of 1996.
WC 6654 is about to duck under Hwy F as it crests Byron Hill south of Fond Du Lac, WI in May of 1996. Business has increased since the CN bought the WC and this line is now double tracked up the h... (more)
WC 6654 is ready to depart Shops Yard in Fond Du Lac, WI in May of 1996. The train will shortly begin its climb up Byron Hill, a steep enough grade to frequently require helpers. Fan friendly WC w... (more)
WC 6654 has departed Shops Yard in Fond Du Lac, WI and is about to start its' assault on Byron Hill in this shot from June of 1996. F45's really looked good in the WC paint scheme.
WC 6654 brings a cut of ore jennies thru Empire Junction in June of 1997. Once home to CNW FM's and Alco's, regular runs to the Empire Mine have ceased as the mine has closed. Only a limited stock... (more)
In a scene that looks vastly different today, WC F45 6654 crests Byron Hill with a southbound freight. This line is now CN and double tracked. Helpers however, are still sometimes used p the hill.
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)
EMD's F45s were brutish-looking diesels, thanks to the cowl carbody design. Found on September 20th, 1997, at Schiller Park, IL, is Wisconsin Central F45 6654. Built in June 1968 as Santa Fe 191... (more)
WC 6654,6501,2401 and DM&IR 171 thunder westbound past the feed mill in Engadine with 54 cars of the first cut of an X-SPLD that had originated at Tilden Mine near Marquette, MI. This cut was set ... (more)
In what was surely a blast from the past, even in 1998, WC 6654 leads AC 1756,1762,1761,1754 on the 65 cars of train GBSOA departing for Sault Ste. Marie. That is an A-A-B-B-A set of EMD F's for t... (more)
WC 6654,6501,2401,DMIR 171 have arrived at Swift with the first cut of a X-SPLD that originated at Tilden Mine. The units will soon cut off and run lite back to Marquette for the other 54 cars
Wisconsin Central tonnage eases into the yard at the north end of FDL, flushing up the birds in the process.
A former Santa Fe F45 purchased by the Wisconsin Central leads an loaded taconite train past the abandoned Chenoa depot on Southern Pacific's Joliet Sub.
WC 6645 in the dead line at LTE.