What a day makes. Yesterday I wondered why the Alco was in an easy to photograph location, this evening I found the answer.
Railroad: Relco Locomotive (RLCX)Locomotive: Alco S2Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALocomotive #: RLCX 1063Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: January 20, 2015
While running around the Port of Milwaukee at 6:30am waiting for a ship to arrive for winter layup I managed to come across Nidera Grain's Alco S2 switcher parked at the end of the yard. Very rar... (more)
One of Wisconsin & Southern's ex Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México GP's leads south through the Wisconsin farm fields on its way back to Horicon.
With the sun set the Sheboygan Job works into the evening switching out the Cargill malt plant with the rest of the days work tied down above.
With the Wisconsin Capitol building looming, another load of aggregate for the brand new Lycon ready-mix plant in Oregon, WI crosses the causeway over Monona Bay. Seeing as the ex-C&NW line from ... (more)
With the days work tied up above on the mainline the crew runs around on the Kohler industrial branch to the Cargill malt plant to pick up a few more cars.
UP's Sheboygan local job crosses the Sheboygan River after finishing its work on the north end of town.
E&LS 500 spends the weekend tied down on the ex-Milwaukee Road line just north of Green Bay.
As UP's Sheboygan local rests for the night, yesterdays coal train, led by an unusually new EMD SD70AH idle away before beginning the trip back to Wyoming tomorrow.
It's about that time of the year again when the grain elevators become the railroads number one customers.
As the sunsets and begins to peek out the Sheboygan local begins heading back south.
Union Pacific's local Sheboygan job heads back south past some of the last remaining Wig-Wag's in Wisconsin.
With a friendly wave The Rock Train approaches Hansche Road on the Kenosha Sub after picking up their loaded hoppers from the Vulcan Quarry at Ives heading all the way down to Upton.
After its stop at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station the Empire Builder begins accelerating out of the Menomonee Valley early on its long journey west.
The local Sheboygan job finishes up its switching at Plenco Plastics. After pulling forward she will run around the train and start heading back home long hood forward.