Milwaukee Road's Portage Yard and depot appears to be a busy place as train 247 with the 358 and train 213 with the 2017 are both on duty with the Ford train on the pull.....next stop St'Paul Yard... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Valley train at Portage Junctiom.
Three GP38's bring the M&P Patrol into Portage Junction MP 177 crossing from the Madison Line across both mainlines and into Portage Yard. During this period of time the inbound power from train 2... (more)
We're stopped in the clear on the eastward siding with the westbound Valley waiting for Amtrak to pass. Amtrak will be running against the current on the eastward main as another headlight can be ... (more)
Arriving on two track was an almost daily occurrence on the Valley train but to get off at the depot platform was almost un-heard of. But that's what appears to have happened here as we've parked ... (more)
Wisconsin Valley train westbound just west of Swan Blvd..
We're standing between three and four track in Portage Yard. We've cut the power away from the train and are waiting our turn to cross over both mainlines and get the power to the Round House. We'... (more)