With 55 loads of coal & misc. manifest tacked on, the JMA gets down to business climbing out of the Rock River valley. Trailing unit 4050 is a notorious smoker in spite of the grade.
A somewhat rare Saturday Janesville-Madison turn leaves it's terminal in nice afternoon light and crosses the Rock River bridge.
After kicking the lumber car in the foreground down the spur and quickly throwing the switch, two SD20's burble ahead spewing the normal SD20 smoke, while the conductor rides the car down the sidi... (more)
2055 leads another SD20, 2052 into Reedsburg with bell ringing and horn screaming. This is one of the longest trains I've seen come to Reedsburg in a while(which gives you an idea of how much traf... (more)
2053 wobbles it's way to a join with an empty car in about 50 feet. If it looks like the loco is leaning, it's because it is! There have been no new ties on this particular spur in a few years, an... (more)
A pair of SD20's head through the junction on their way back to Blue Island Yard.
2053 is the WSOR's operation lifesaver unit, and it is shown here entering Reedsburg WI as the sun sets. The locomotive just finnished dropping off a car at a co-op about where the rear of the tra... (more)
IHB 2925 sneaks past the old GTW tower.
PHL 2036 leads a train of Yang Ming stacks in Wilmington, coming off Terminal Island.
WSOR 2051 tied down in the yard while the Janesville Open Roundhouse event takes place.
WSOR 2052, 4051, and 3803 all share the roundhouse.
Safety is the motto inside the Janesville Roundhouse.
After dropping of coal for the UW heater, the MABLT heads west, off the isthmus. Visible near the horizon from right to left are Lake Monona, the Capital, and a giant tire fire 40 miles away.
A view through the door of the IHB roundhouse.