UP Big Boy 4014 leads a passenger special south through Hudson.
The Big Boy heads south into Hudson, bound for Altoona where they will tie up for the day.
4014 rolls south down the Altoona Sub.
After making easy work of the Hudson hill, UP 9830 and 9583 bring OVRXL through Sono Jct. I was cloud screwed at the 7th street overpass in Hudson, so luckily I managed to beat him here for a cons... (more)
CNW 6842 crosses the St. Croix River with an eastbound freight as it enters Hudson, WI in October of 1992. Ahead lies a stiff climb out of the river valley.
UP 8436, UP 6354, and UP 5494 lead OXLRV 13 Westbound past Sono Junction's new signals and down the hill into the St. Croix Valley in Hudson, WI.
On August 10, 1985, Streamline Excursions, Inc. sponsored the "Return of the 400," a round trip passenger excursion between Amtrak's St. Paul-Minneapolis Midway Station to Eau Claire, Wi... (more)
A trio of spotless rebuilt SD40-2's, UP 1926-1556-1848, serve as the helpers for an eastbound loaded coke train. On the Altoona Sub, helpers are used on heavy eastbound trains to mainly assist wit... (more)
Coke emptys head west to the Roseport Refinery behind a rebuilt SD40-2 and a AC4400CW.
MPRVP goes through Sono Jct. in Hudson, WI on it's way down Hudson Hill out of Wisconsin and up into Minnesota across the St. Croix Valley. It will meet the ZEMCH, ORPXC, and CETBP down in Hudson ... (more)
PRVP grinds to a halt at Sono Jct because of a crossing protection order. The poor conductor almost got pummeled by multiple cars with ignorant drivers while trying to protect the crossing. The se... (more)
MPRVP heads through Sono Jct with four GEVO's and 2 SD70ACe's including the Southern Pacific heritage unit.
After cutting their helpers off, MSSPR is underway once again with a beaten "Triclops" SD60M leading the way.
Once a common site, the CNW 49 series covered hoppers are now few and far between. Most have been repainted into UP paint, but still retain its original CNW number.
A faded Espee patch brings a loaded frac sand train towards Saint Paul. No matter how faded, it is still a lot better than the tattered yellow power we see.