Springfield - New Haven shuttle 493 approaches Devine St. (MP-6.5) in North Haven.
Mud Lake, behind the trees a few hundred yards, is really a swamp. It has always been prone to spring flooding, dating back to construction by the Milwaukee Road. Legend has it that an attempt b... (more)
The Ixonia sign is a relic from the Milwaukee Road days still standing along the tracks.
Slowing to tie the train down on the siding, today's 493 has an all-Soo consist coming into Portage.
Thanks to a hot railfan tip, here's the consist of my day, 4 SD60s including one SD60M, a white Soo GP38-2 banger, and ex-Milw. bandit switcher to boot. Thanks Keats, I'll take it!