A WB CP freight moves slowly through the double-track west of Fall River so that Amtrak's WB Empire Builder can overtake it.
The Portage local, with GP20 rebuilds, sets out empty covered hoppers at the local mill before continuing east.
On 10-9-86 Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder derailed traveling through a 10mph crossover at 70mhp....12 0f the 17 cars including the tow locomotives went off the rails...the rear 5 cars stayed on... (more)
On 10-9-86 Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder derailed traveling through a 10mph crossover at 70mhp....12 0f the 17 cars including the two locomotives went off the rails...the rear 5 cars stayed on... (more)
We're 153.7 miles west of Chicago Union Station on the Lacrosse Division mainline of the Milwaukee Road. Our patrol job from Watertown or Portage whatever our home terminal was at the time is park... (more)
The Empire Builder cruises at the posted track speed of 79 mph past Fall River making good time westward through Wisconsin and points west.
We're stopped at Fall River on the westward track as an approaching eastbound train on the eastward main is bearing down on us. We must have crossed over to the westward main at East Rio and picke... (more)
Milwaukee Car Department in action on the main line.
An SD50 and two SD60s lead 287 on a wonderful summer afternoon.
We're in the clear at Fall River,WI.for the passage of Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder.