The Prairie job interrupts the quiet of Lone Rock on its way west. The MILW spur to Richland Center broke off here at one time, today a stub track remains.
WSOR passes the old feed mill pond on the outskirts of Mazo headed west, a companion shot to this> picture.
There are some nice trout in the brook which is out of view to the right in those trees. For another look at this train down the line, click Railroad: Wisconsin & SouthernLocomotive: EMD GP35Location: Black Earth, Wisconsin, USALocomotive #: WSOR 3501Train ID: MAPDCPhoto Date: June 07, 2001
WSOR's "prairie job", seen here in the hamlet of Wauzeka, has just crossed the Wisconsin River for the 3rd and final time as it nears the end of the day's run at Prairie Du Chein.
Creeping out onto 1st spans at the Spring Green crossing of the Wisconsin River, WSOR's "prairie" job is headed west. There will be 2 more crossings of this river before the end of the run today.
WSOR's "prairie job" crosses the Wisconsin River for the first time on their run west to Prairie Du Chein. They'll cross the river a couple more times on this trip.
WSOR's Prairie sub features a rare Saturday run to Prairie Du Chein, testing that old MILW 90lb. rail and shattering the silence of a fine Saturday afternoon this western Wisconsin village that pr... (more)
Just a few miles west of http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=123713 is this example of MILW grade crossing infrastructure this guarding this county road crossing in Blue River. Shhhh...d... (more)
Just how many coats of lead-based silver paint have been applied to this antique signal & componets over the years? Yummm. Can't beat the charm of 90lb. mainline railroading in the 21st century.... (more)
BNSF 523 leads WSOR's "Prairie" job out of Madison. Engine is fresh out of Horicon paint shop, and heads to BNSF for interchange at Crawford past one of 3 remaining wig wags on this ex-MILW line.... (more)