A pair of switchers drill the yard as WC 6654 prepares to depart Shops Yard in Fond Du Lac, WI in May of 1996.
GBW 321 and WC 820 are at the WC engine house in North Fond Du Lac, WI in September of 1993. WC is the ex-FRVR 820 and ex-CNW 820. Itel sold the FRVR and GB&W to the WC just a month earlier, in Au... (more)
WC 6654 is ready to depart Shops Yard in Fond Du Lac, WI in May of 1996. The train will shortly begin its climb up Byron Hill, a steep enough grade to frequently require helpers. Fan friendly WC w... (more)
Soo Line observation car X1413, formerly the Winnipeg, is being used in work train service, shown here at Shops Yard in Fond Du Lac, WI in November of 1983. The car was eventually purchased and sh... (more)
A Wisconsin Central SD45 is getting a fresh coat of maroon and gold at the shops in Fond du Lac, WI in November of 1990.
After Canadian National merged the Wisconsin Central in 2001, with the sale approved on September 7, 2001, some of WC’s locomotives soon found themselves gathering in storage lines. On November 12... (more)
One of the neat things about work trains in the 1980's was the variety of old freight cars you could see with them, such as this Soo Line outside braced wood boxcar at Shops yard in 1983
It may look like the Soo Line, but it is actually Lake States RR, the short lived subsidiary before purchase by the WC. Here a northbound awaits a southbound at Shops Yard, both trains powered by ... (more)
So what do you call more than one caboose? A pair of the rest at the Soo Line's Shops Yard in June of 1983. The SOO kept their wood fleet around longer than most.
Lake States (nee Soo Line) #709 waits for a inbound freight to clear before it can begin it's journey to points north. Although short-lived, Lake States featured an unusual array of older power, h... (more)
The Wisconsin Central was always a fan friendly railroad. WC 1231 rests with an ex-BN SD45 in the Shops Yard facility during an open house in July of 1989.
Soo Line caboose #47 has suffered some fire damage as it awaits repairs in Shops Yard in the summer of 1983.
The SOO chose MN&S caboose #100 to wear a short lived white paint scheme as a display car to celebrate the newly created SOO/Milwaukee system. It is shown here resting in shops yard in North Fond ... (more)
That's going to leave a mark! A Soo Line Colormark grain hopper has obviously been in a recent derailment and will present a challenge to repair. At least the insides are clean!
ex MP 2610, 2521 and 623