Running on old home rails, ex-MILW #17 now dressed as NREX 6301, leads a CP-281 symbol westward into the setting sun.
A loaded unit frac sand train cuts across the Wisconsin wetlands on Christmas Eve 2011. This train most likely originated in the Winona (MN) area, loaded with Mississippi River sand and headed ea... (more)
A flared rent-a-wreck has 283's train on the roll after waiting for Amtrak to pass on main one. He'll be talked by the signal 2-1 ahead at Tamarack x-overs, traffic is stacked up on this Thanksgi... (more)
Amtrak is running at restricted speed on main one after passing the crossovers known as Tamarack. This was part of a six-train traffic jam due to problems with power switches.
In a midst of several trains the dispatcher had to thread across the rails on this Friday afternoon, including a pair of long-distance passenger trains, the lowly patrol finds some room to roam re... (more)
The Empire Builder has just passed the x-overs known as Tamarack and is five miles from a station stop in Columbus.
CP's 277 train often gets DME/ICE/leasor power and today a green leader stands out against the snow at last light.
The 8640 throttles up as the second train of three to pass in 30 minutes. They have to get out of the way with Amtrak 7 already in Milwaukee, hot on on their heals.
The first of three west bounds stacked up waiting to head into the sunset. An equipment problem with the eastbound 198 allowed things to get backed up. No complaints with 3 trains in 30 minutes.
Last light of the day.
An interesting MOW move with a HiRail and 2-flat cars passes by on main #1.
The DS needs track one for opposing traffic, and the CP 6046 and SOO 6022 are offline bad ordered. That means it's up to the pair of geeps trailing to drag over 6,000 feet of train, leaving Amtra... (more)
The Builder moves at twilight into the frozen Wisconsin night.
A matched set of golden beavers leads the 281 train across Wisconsin.
My first photo of the new year, another CP one-hit wonder in the last light of the day, headed for another below zero night in Wisconsin. This is a Spaulding IL-Canada move.