Amtrak's WB Empire Builder rolls through the farm fields west of Rio in the last sunlight of an unseasonably warm day.
Adam Farence Photo......Adam's westbound freight meets Amtrak's Empire Builder at MP 164 just west of Rio,WI.. At just about this very same spot back in the 60's when this was all double track I w... (more)
We're on train 255 stopped at Rio,WI.. We've cut the train away to clear the main crossing and pulled down to the depot to get water. Rio was a closed agency at the time but a section crew still w... (more)
We're eastbound at Rio,WI.on the SOO 753 East and we meet the SOO 4418 West with something special in tow.
Not long after the purchase we're stopped on a westbound at the west end of the westward siding at East Rio. We've quite a mix of old Milwaukee/SOO units.
Milwaukee Road Head Brakeman Larry Hodan climbs up the 2006 while Fireman Ron Morales leans out the left window while it appears the Con is still walking the train. We're stopped between Rio and W... (more)
Aboard Amtrak No. 8 from the cab of F40PH No. 357 on November 9, 1992 just east of Rio and about 14.5 miles east of Portage, Wisconsin, we pass the scene of a derailment. I don’t remember the deta... (more)
Normally, eastbound loads are grinding climbing up the path into Rio. However, on this day the mighty Mac's of the INRD are having no problem cresting the grade with a coke train.
Unstoppable Beavers Take 2
The Empire Builder makes a brief appearance in Rio, at speed passing the site of the old MILW depot that stood on the spot until recently when CP MOW forces removed it.
An eastbound manifest swings off the curve near Rio.