In the summer of 1983 train 406 was now known as DWPRA (DWP-Proviso manifest), and pretty much originated in Symington Yard at Winnipeg, MB on CN. Soon CN through GTW would make a go for the bankr... (more)
The crew takes a break while ground forces clear the small yard and switches of recent snowfall.
In the background is the former Chetek Feed & Farm Supply building, once served the railroad. T... (more)
Switching industries in Chetek WI
Nicely painted 1501 leads leased CEFX 3117 south out of Chetek on track originally owned by C&NW (Omaha).
A Wisconsin Northern train rolls through a snow encrusted tree tunnel on its way south after switching industry in Chetek. This line is former Omaha (C&NW) and has seen a rebirth due to fracking s... (more)
Crossing the Apple River just south of Chetek on a former C&NW mainline. I had hoped for the two MN&S-painted units but this leased geep was added.
Treading slowly at 10mph over light track more accustomed to seeing GP15s and short trains, UP 8119 leads a unit frac sand train south over the Wisconsin Northern. There is a SD70M and a AC4400CTE... (more)
WN 1501 passes a small prairie near Chetek, WI.
With a locomotive on each end and 11 cars loaded with dried distillers grain, the Wisconsin Northern wobbles north into Chetek on 10 MPH track.
The wednesday run pulls its train south through Chetek, WI.
WN 1501 and 1500 pick up emptied centerbeam flats from Chetek.
Leased locomotives running north to Cameron WI on former C&NW (Omaha) trackage.
A local, most likely from Eau Claire, works empties in Chetek during a family reunion.
Class unit leads 5 additional units through the fog northbound on the Spooner Sub with PRITA (Proviso-Itasca), 8:49AM.