The boiler water is overflowing as Milwaukee Road Engineer John Schwab readies himself for the 196 mile trip to Lacrosse on the Empire Builder. I'll be Firing for John today and when I climb aboar... (more)
Smoke from the Canadian fires was heavy yesterday in the Iowa air as the southbound BNSF local from Clinton leans into the curve in P-Valley.
It appears we're stopped in the reverse curve between MP 165 and 167 on what was the Lacrosse Division of the Milwaukee Road five years ago but has gone from the SOO Line to the CP Rail's Wisconsi... (more)
Originally intended for the headend of the Hiawatha and Cities trains most of these baggage-dormitory cars ended up on the mail trains such as #55/56/57 and 58 or #1&4 the Pioneer Ltds...I loved t... (more)
Back in 1992 I got transferred to Nahant,IA as a Road Foreman for the CPR.. Since I hadn't spent any time on the south end of the old Milwaukee Road(KC Line) it was very interesting to find that t... (more)
The Valley freight from Wausau has some deadhead caboose's for Milwaukee. When the Milwaukee would deadhead extra pool crews east on Monday mornings I'd get up early so I could get my own caboose ... (more)
Train 200 by this time a Duluth/Chicago hotshot seen here crossing the Fox River just west of Brookfield,WI. at MP 100 on what I still call the Lacrosse Division but was the Wisconsin Division I b... (more)
We're in the hole(eastward siding)at Watertown as the very late eastbound North Coast Hiawatha passes on the eastward mainline. We've got a U33C in the lead with a GP40/38 and two MP15's in the co... (more)
The eastbound Thunderhawk on its trip from Tacoma,WA. to Chicago,IL.just west of Portage,WI.. At Portage train will make its 19th crew change since leaving the west coast.
With camera sitting on the westward track eastbound train 214 runs against the current of traffic coming through Wyocena while we're stopped on the eastward track about a mile east of his location... (more)