WC SDL's 588,583 grind up Marquette hill nears the site of LS&I's Pine Hill scale. The SDL's were rated for around 500 tons each on this grade. As soon as the WC was able to purchase the Ex CNW Es... (more)
WC SDL's 590,586 get #43 moving out of Trout Lake. A engineer off a waiting eastbound gives 43 a roll by.
WC 587, 586 bend around the wye at Trout Lake, after arriving from Marquette with train #42. The SDL's were usual power on the Marquette line and for tranfer power in Sault Ste. Marie for almost t... (more)
Freshly repainted WC SDL39 #585 in Green Bay, October 1990.
The SDL39 was a branch line diesel built only for the Milwakee Road. To save weight the units used export C trucks and a Turbo-charged 12 cylinder engine.
The sun is setting on the South Dakota prairie as SDL39 585 brings the Sisseton Local south toward its namesake city on a below zero December day. In just a few more days this branch line will be ... (more)
Diesel locomotive ex-Wisconsin Central
A Wisconsin Central SDL39 takes a ride on the turntable at roundhouse in Marquette.
MILW 587 was built 11/72 (7345-2), later became SOO 587 and then WC 587.
The daily interchange train from the USA to Canada that would swap cars with the Algoma Central and the CPR before the WC took over the ACR.
SDL39 locomotives (ex Wisconsin Central) in Chilean railroad line, Ferrocarril del Pacifico (Fepasa).
SDL39 582 struggles up the hill going no more then 5 mph past milepost 22 in Wausau.
The inbound Sumas Turn stopped at the MILW/BN crossover gates.
The last MILW Sumas Turn departs the outskirts of Bellingham for Sumas. The next day the MILW was history on the West Coast.
First and only time I ever witnessed the Milwaukee doing ANY work to their Bellingham to Sumas branch track. Here a pair of SDL39s are helping spread a little ballast just weeks before D-Day.