A reminder that railroading is still a dangerous job.
A Madison-Janesville turn rumbles by on a picture-perfect late November day, day one of the Wisconsin deer hunting season. A sunlit hogger Matt Heeren has the window open and rides herd over 80+... (more)
The WSOR executive train waits at the depot.
The turn to Janesville leaves town over rails that as late as 1971 hosted Milwaukee Road varnish. Welded rail is coming, supposedly. But for now, it's 10mph heading into the swamps at nine sprin... (more)
A Janesville turn has just departed the Madison yard and catches the last of the fall colors.
This train arrived earlier in the day and was parked waiting for a crew.
A pair of old-soldiers takes a hopper train west on track two on this Veteran's Day. The 5986 had a great sounding whistle.
A matched pair of ES4400AC's fill the frame in front of the red barn. Gotta get my shots here while I can, the overgrowth is slowly taking over.
The Empire Builder has 148 miles left in her trip cross country, running today right on time.
Westbound on the stick rail of track 1, empty hoppers rattle on by. This 25-mile stretch of CTC-controlled 2MT on the Watertown sub features welded rail the entire length of Main 2, making it the... (more)
The Horicon turn climbs the hill leaving town.
What is believed to be Job 76 works a cut of cars at 5-points. The WSOR/ICE lead is the iron in the foreground.
Eastbound traffic moves again towards Chicago as a derailment is cleared some 100+ miles down the line. 298 is out of Portage headed east with mixed manifest, lumber loads, and tanks.
A Madison-Janesville turn makes the stretch run.
A pair of slick ex-Milwaukee geeps, in two different CP schemes, lead the local into town in the rain.