The derails are set to derail as CNW's bridge over the Mississippi River in Clinton, IA is open to boat traffic in October of 1985.
On a line where foreign power is common, it was nice to see a scene that is nearly 100% NS. NS 7677 leads a covered hopper train past a NS coal train that is in the siding in Laporte, IN on July 2... (more)
The crew of the Medusa Challenger checks clearances as they navigate the C&NW KK River bridge in Milwaukee, WI in December of 1994. The C&NW bridge was once double tracked and carried numerous pas... (more)
UP 6111 wakes the little town of Cameron, WI as it brings an ore train across Main Street in November of 1990. The train has come down from the Twin Ports on the CNW and is on the wye to the WC (e... (more)
This seemingly routine shot of a UP leader on a NS train passing a coal train in the siding in LaPorte, IN will quickly be forever changed. The ex-NYC signal bridge in the background is just about... (more)
Yet another end of an era..... NS's ex-NYC signal bridges in LaPorte, IN are on their last legs as this photo from July 2, 2017 shows. The new signals are up and ready to be turned and put into op... (more)
BN 7167 departs St. Paul, MN in October of 1992.
A pair of BN SW1500's, 310 and 317, switch Saint Anthony, MN in November of 1988.
It lasted 150 years........but it won't make 151. CNW's Alden, IL depot was on the KD line between Kenosha, WI and Rockford, IL. Built in 1867, the line thru Alden was abandoned in 1939. Somehow, ... (more)
UP 4848 has a short work train in tow as it passes thru Racine, WI on the ex-CNW New Line on June 27th of 2107.
CP 8743 brings a southbound freight thru Franksville, WI on June 25th, 2017.
BNSF 7293 brings southbound hoppers thru Franksville, WI on CP's C&M Subdivision on June 25th of 2017. You never know what railroad will be represented on this line.
CNW's Eden Turn, led by GP9 #4554, switches the Fond Du Lac, WI yard in July of 1988. CNW's DTC Block signboard is to the left of the locomotive. The Soo Line yard is just left of the DTC sign.
CR 6867 passes thru the ancient crossing at Brighton Park, IL in November of 1990.
WC 6522 trundles down Division Street in Oshkosh, WI in January of 1992. Nary a trace of this line exists today as the CN uses the ex-CNW line just east of here.