Affectionately dubbed "The Rock Train," UP's RIVUP is always a good bet to see in the Kenosha area, due to its usually on-time schedule. Here it is preparing to head south onto the Milwaukee Sub t... (more)
My friend Dan Jorgenson and I waited for 3 hours for this and another southbounder, which was led by a UP SD40-2.
A three-unit Rock Train heads south to Upton after getting a warrant to proceed on the UP Milwaukee Sub.
Those creepy clouds in the background never even formed a storm
Look! It's CNW 8829 again! I was actually getting sick of this engine by this time- after seeing it on 3 trains, counting shooting 50 shots of it at Green Bay. Now I wish I had seen it 80 times!
at CNWHS Annual Meet
The Pleasant Prairie Power Plant switcher is rarely seen on this side of the loop; usually its on the opposite side pushing. Special assignment for the unit on this day was to bring out a string o... (more)
With a load of repaired coal gons and a gondola, the "41-Job" prepares to head onto the main, drop off the coal cars at the power plant, and park at Bain.
A real gem of an engine (for Wisconsin railfans at least) sits at Bain Siding, ready to go back to Proviso after a week of running the rock train. The regular power was involved in a derailment an... (more)
A little less than two hours before sunset, the rock train prepares for its last trip of the day to Upton.
What the HECK is a UP SD70M doing at Rochelle?!?!
Definitely the most boring photo in existence. Any other challengers?
The DPU loco on the Pleasant Prairie coal train sits on the main, after the train's lead engines pulled the empties out of the plant. This unit has now been patched to UP 6345.