A salute to our troops! A loaded military train heads east thru the junction at St. Francis, WI in December of 1985. I believe this train from Camp McCoy was heading for training exercises.
Changing of the guard. A gloomy day is made even gloomier by the presence of new signals at St. Francis, WI. in December of 1986. Soon the semaphores would be no more. This is not the first change... (more)
Trust your light meter! C&NW 5537 emerges from the fog on an extremely dreary day in October of 1984. Unlike today's digital images, you couldn't take a shot without the train to check your exposu... (more)
No one wants to see rails be abandoned, especially when the become a tripping hazard! A tunnel of grass has formed, higher than the rail itself, on this out-of-service portion of track that used t... (more)
Brand new SD69 #8046 leads a coal train thru St. Francis, WI on the freight beltline thru Butler. I grew up next to the building on the far right and my Grandfather (born 1895), remembers them bui... (more)
Perhaps the most unremarked shortline, FRVR 2500 leads a train eastbound (compass south) on the C&NW's Old Line main from Milwaukee to Chicago. An SD35 and two SD24's make up a consist in a scene ... (more)
A southbound Union Pacific sand train heads for Illinois behind a pair of Canadian Visitors. UP power on the nearby CN has become somewhat normal, but seeing CN power on the old CNW is a little st... (more)
The eastbound Z-train roles through St. Francis early on a saturday morning, as it heads east towards chicago. In the meantime a Air-Tran jet gets ready to land at General Mitchell International A... (more)