55 years ago on January 21st, at approximately 2:50 am, the last North Shore trains reached their destinations of Milwaukee and Chicago for the last time. This ended many years of interurban servi... (more)
IC 2024 hits the diamond in Sullivan, IL in June of 1993. Arriving at the diamond just before a NRHS fantrip with UP 3985, the long grain train took almost 15 minutes to cross the diamond, causing... (more)
Sometimes you have to play the hand you are dealt. The weather is horrible, but when you are chasing a rare locomotive, it sometimes doesn't matter. WC's rare SDL39 #590 (ex-MILW) leads a short tr... (more)
MILW 126A creeps past the unique smashboards in Plymouth, WI in April of 1974. The boards guard the crossing of the MILW and the CNW. Chuck Porter photo from my collection.
CNW 401 leads a business train thru Oak Creek, WI in June of 1991. The train is on CNW's Old Line, which was the original passenger mainline between Chicago and Milwaukee. This was one of the clas... (more)
71 years ago, in January of 1947, Milwaukee, WI had one of their biggest blizzards in history. 19" of snow fell with drifts 4 feet or more high. It shut the city down completely as people act... (more)
CNW's Marshfield depot in October of 1973. Bob Ferge photo from my collection.
BNSF 7255 leads Amtrak #8 thru Franksville, WI on January 13th, 2018. The low level coaches are unusual as well. Not bad for my first shot of the year.
NS 3298 is ready to depart Linwood Yard in May of 1987.
WICT 901 leads a test train from Janesville, WI to Fox Lake, IL. in January of 1989 near Hebron, IL. The train is passing the signals for the long abandoned crossing with CNW's KD line from Kenosh... (more)
CNW's only DL-109, 5007A awaits scrapping in the 40th Street Yard in Chicago, IL in 1954. Russ Porter photo from my collection.
CWRC 736 faces a dismal fate as is sits at the makeshift CWRC engine facility just west of Waukesha, WI in November of 1983.
CNW 8507 leads a loaded coal train across Hwy 59 between Douglas and Bill, WY in May of 1991.
An empty coal train approaches Bill, WY with CNW 8542, the Wyoming Centennial unit, in the lead in May of 1991.
UP caboose's 25461 and 25815 trail a westbound freight along Hwy 30 near North Platte, NE in May of 1989.