CN's manifest #374 awaits a northbound for a meet at Sauntry, 10:13AM.
Eastbound from Altoona to Adams, 8:48 AM.
Taconite steams in the morning sun, Proctor Ore Yard, 7:21AM
Manifest slowing to switch at Fall Creek Cenex Co-op, 10:13AM
Daily soutbound local from Ashland to Mellen.
346 heading east (railroad South) on the line that is CN's main reason for purchase of the DM&IR. 11:59AM
Eastbound from LaCrosse to Portage, the Empire Builder stirs up a 79 mph blizzard. 11:44AM
Dusted by a lake effect storm, the Ashland Local heads south to Mellen with 7 loads in tow. 12:32PM
MSSPR (Manifest - South St. Paul to Proviso) under control of ex C&NW unit, approaches the turn from the Wyeville Sub. to the Necedah Sub. on ex C&NW trackage. 2:20PM
Built in 1916, this tower protected the crossing of the Soo's branch from Cameron to Rice Lake and the Omaha's Spooner Sub from Eau Claire to Spooner. Abandoned sometime in the 60's and only trac... (more)
CN's 346 manifest taking siding southbound to meet northbound 343 at Stanberry, midst the Wisconsin fall colors. 9:30AM
Dragging 1/4 mile sections of welded rail north to Spooner for sale after the dismantling of the Spooner Sub from Rice Lake to Spooner.
At 10:18AM, a westbound manifest nears Point Yard on a fine spring morning.
WC 4326 followed by GP-7 4332, awaiting assignment at Point. Seeming like orphans, these were orignally C&NW rebuilds, then Fox River Valley RR, and finally WC.
At this point, still a somewhat rare occasion, UP power leads an eastbound C&NW potash train down the Knapp Hill. 11:13AM