First it was semaphores, now it is searchlight signals that are quickly being replaced. This set at milepost 66.6 on CP's C&M (ex-MILW) sub in Caledonia, have been gone for several years.
MILW 101A brings a freight thru Rondout, IL in February of 1973. This unit has been saved and is on display at Cresco, IA. Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection.
Demonstrator! CNW 1520, one of the original 3 GP7 demonstrator units, passes by the West Bend, WI depot in February of 1967. Note the GBW reefer and the Texas Chief boxcar. Robert Bullermann Kodac... (more)
LS&I's Presque Isle engine facilities in Marquette, MI are not long for this world in August of 1974 and are now long gone. I like the coal hoppers spotted at the power plant. Bob Ferge photo from... (more)
Soo Line 6240 leads an interesting mix of locomotives down Lake Hill in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1987. The train is probably a Lake States train heading for home rails. The siding the northbound ... (more)
The Soo Line only had 5 widecab SD60M's and the last one, 6062, leads a train out of Milwaukee, WI in January of 1991. The billboard on the left is for radio station WOKY, a longtime station that ... (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)
Everyone likes a mystery and this unlabeled Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection fits the bill. After a little digging and showing it to friends, it appears to be the Super Continental at Oba, ... (more)
Detour! In August of 1990, Canadian Indians blocked both CN and CP tracks in Ontario. CN detoured several trains over the CNW from Chicago thru Wisconsin. Here we see a westbound detour train blas... (more)
KCS 4845 leads train 680 thru some fresh snow in Franksville, WI on the ex-MILW C&M Sub on February 11, 2018.
MILW 30A leads what I believe to be the Abe Lincoln out of Milwaukee, WI in December of 1971. Bob Ferge photo from my collection.
CNW 6840 is crossing the KK River near 16th Street on Milwaukee's South Side in February of 1987. This line is still an important part of the UP, but the track and building on the left are long g... (more)
BN 9977 stops at the Highlands, IL station with a commuter train in June of 1972. Robert Bullermann Kodachrome from my collection.
NS 6981 emerges from a snow squall and creates an even bigger one as it blasts thru Caledonia, WI on the CP C&M (ex-MILW) mainline on February 4, 2018.
CNW 8055 crosses the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, WI in November of 1990. This seasonal ore train to Escanaba, MI is operating on WC (ex-SOO) line trackage.