We're in the clear on the yard lead with the 6608 while the Ford train with the 763 pounds out of Portage. We are fully entrenched in the SOO as even the round house lead to the right is full of r... (more)
It's official....the Soo Line RR has purchased the once proud and large(10,500miles)Milwaukee Road....although when the SOO got us we were down to around a few thousand miles. The photo above show... (more)
One year into the purchase by the SOO. That Abbot/Danz paint job still looks good even though the new colors of red/white seem to dominate more and more every day. At this time I've been on the pr... (more)
We're on the eastward track heading west while the Ford train passes on the westward track...both train are on the wheel house curve(Milwaukee Road terminology)as the wheel shop of the now closed ... (more)
SOO westbound Ford train arrives Portage power braking into town as we're on the yard lead getting our train together to go to Milwaukee.
It's a year into the SOO's purchase of whats left of the Milwaukee Road. The Ford train departs Portage with one of the Art Danz designed last Milwaukee paint jobs on the point of a bunch of SOO u... (more)
We're stopped in emergency on the east side of Watertown,WI. westbound on the Ford train. The Head Brakeman can be seen heading back to find the problem. Back in those days of rough track air hose... (more)