The tri-weekly Madison to Prairie Du Chien freight rolls through the Wisconsin countryside with a long hood forward unit pulling 57 cars.
Wisconsin & Southern's Janesville-to-Chicago freight meets the business train at Spring Grove, IL. Photo taken with permission.
This inbound train is parked at the yard, probably the turn from Horicon that arrived earlier in the day.
The Wisconsin & Southern prides itself on keeping their locomotives clean, and with temperatures outside hovering around 10 degrees, "bath time" is an indoor activity.
Conductor Robert Eineke waves as his train, the Prairie turn, takes part of the original Milwaukee Road west to the Mississippi via the Wisconsin River valley. Its a nice evening for an open win... (more)
The Prairie turn throttles up leaving a slow order just west of Madison.
The Madison to Pairie Du Chien wayfreight keeps the weeds in check with 57 cars for the western side of the state.
The Prairie turn nears the first of three crossings of the Wisconsin River it will encounter in it's trip west to Prairie du Chein.
WSOR 4009, ex Milwaukee #199, takes ex Milwaukee trackage to Prairie du Chein with a healthy cut of cars.
The nice weather and an unusual WSOR daylight call for this job has the fans out in force at Farm City.
WSOR 4009 the JH heads north back to Horicon, WI.
WSOR 4009 is heading North back to Horicon on the CN Mainline and has been pulled over into the siding for a Southbound CN train.
WSOR 4009 Going by the depot at Whitewater WI
After completing a pickup, J2 is on the move headed to Janesville from Madison.
WSOR rolls into McFarland, 132 miles from Chicago on the old Milwaukee Road line to Madison.