UP 4808 leads a quartet of SD70Ms on an eastbound freight from South St. Paul to Altoona as it approaches Ajax siding west of Eau Claire, WI. The flared radiators are reminiscent of Chicago & Nort... (more)
UP 4808 slows its eastbound train to a stop short of Ajax siding between Rusk and Elk Mound, WI on its way to Altoona. It had a clear signal at Ajax, and may have stopped for track warrants before... (more)
UP 8090 leads a sand train west through Rusk, WI under changing skies. Not much to Rusk, mainly an old CNW station sign and the elevator. This was once C&NW's double track mainline to the Twin Cit... (more)
The local serving Menomonie, WI from Altoona returns east light after switching industries in town. It will meet a westbound freight at Ajax siding about a quarter mile east.
UP 8215 and two EMDs have the front end of a westbound sand train parked at Ajax siding, waiting clearance to head to St. Paul. The heavy train rated two additional units as DPUs on the rear. It w... (more)
CNW 911 and mate have a good roll on their train as it appears to sail through a sea of corn at Rusk, WI, a few miles east of Menomonie. The train has left Altoona yard and is headed for East Minn... (more)
Train 483 behind SD45 901 has a good roll on it as the train heads west through Rusk, WI en route to Minneapolis, MN. The World War II era rails still posted a 60 mph speed limit in the early 70s,... (more)
Return of the 400 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 Statio... (more)
It was -10 with a 20 mph wind at my back when this Triple Crown was shot. NS 9816 was pushing head on into the wind while blowing thru the snow drifts.
MPRSS heads through Rusk, WI a small town east of Menominee.