The Valley Park, MN to Proviso, IL train clacks along the jointed rail of Yukon siding in Eau Claire. The rear DPU of an Altoona, WI to Mason City, IA sand train is barely visible on the main tra... (more)
The daily MVPPR starts to make track speed after its work at Altoona Yard.
Adams Line Splendor- Fall color has hit central Wisconsin. MVPPR slides into view, shot off one of the many rustic wooden bridges in Green Lake County. Not long on trains, the old CNW Adam's line ... (more)
MVPPR passes a classic midwest farm near Augusta on a warm 70 degree October day.
MVPPR negotiates an S-curve through Eau Claire after meeting ZCHEM at Yukon Jct.
Not exactly a great day for photos, but then again, it's not everyday a CNW unit is leading. CNW 8701 takes the "Vipper" eastbound at Rodell.
A rather rare combo of power for this area leads MVPPR out of Altoona with an SD60M, SD70ACe, and SD70M. Also dead in consist and barely visible is a LLPX GP38-2 and UP SD40-2.
Now known as Banbury Place, Uniroyal once produced tires here. With the plant closing, trains no longer serve the area and one of the buildings is used as an appartment complex. The old Eau Clai... (more)
Two tunnel motors haul a dead SD40-2 in the middle of the consist as they depart Altoona with a warrant to MP 125.
MVPPR passing through farm country just west of Augusta.
The "Vipper" as crews like to call it, passes through Rodell as the sun begins to rise.
CNW 8646, third unit out on MVPPR. I was hoping to catch the consist flipped around.
Eastbound manifest MVPPR crossing Fall Creek. Hiding in the trees is CNW 8646.
MVPPR hammers the CN diamond at Merrillan.
Corn is just below the knee in this part of the state as MVPPR takes its manifest east.