The Prairie turn heads west with 10 cars.
Amtrak's Empire Builder slows for a stop. Looks like #179 has a freshly painted nose.
An Eagle from Texas passes a tower in Illinois on short time.
#3162 was the highest numbered GP50 in the BN fleet, delivered with the orange tiger-striped nose. It sports the new whiteface look, a pre-merger scheme, seen here paralleling US30 near Waterman.
As seen from IL. Rte. 40, the eastbound TOFC/COFC from Denver nears Buda led by a whiteface GP50, crossing over the CNW's SI line in the distance. The Mendota sub didn't see much TOFC traffic in ... (more)
An old Milwaukee switchstand and platform is situated at the east end of an unused industry track. The platform would protect a crewman from a steep drop to riverbed below. In the distance, WSOR... (more)
A fine early Spring day notwithstanding, the ducks still ignore the flying goose overhead. Must be love in the air.
WSOR crests Dane Hill, the ruling grade eastbound on this subdivision dating back to CNW days when it was still a through-route.
The magnetic flagmen originally installed by the CNW still guard Military Rd. in Dane.
Here's one way to hide the graffiti as WSOR makes the run out of the Wisconsin River valley back to Madison, about 25 miles ahead.
The Wisconsin & Southern steps out on the bridge over Lake Wisconsin as seen from the pilot house of the auto ferry Colsac II, which is readying for its season.
281's train is running on the yellow signals behind a 25mph, 2-291 train, on Main 1. Amtrak's #8 has just passed on Main #2. Just another day on the railroad.
Waiting for opposition the crew catches a nice breeze off the Mississippi River on a July evening.
Catching the last rays of the day, SD60 6025 and a sister in red lead a mainline freight past fields beginning to show the signs of early spring.
WSOR 4051 is going for a spin. Mechanical is getting it set up for a Madison turn later in the evening.