T013 rolling into Whiting Wisconsin heading for Wisconsin Rapids on 5/19/2001




    NT3.jpg (64711 bytes) GP40-2 3026 being pulled south by the 1003 excursion between Midway and Honey Creek, WI just north of the detector at MP78.7.

    Photo by Nick Trimberger. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    NT2.jpg (64711 bytes) 348 heads south between Midway and Honey Creek, WI. It was sitting in the hole at Midway for a while waiting for a fresh crew.

    Photo by Nick Trimberger. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    NT1.jpg (64711 bytes) Soo Line 1003 heads the Chocolatefest excursions south between Midway and Honey Creek.

    Photo by Nick Trimberger. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK17.jpg (64711 bytes) 7592 inbound at Shops North.

    Photo by Michael Kelsbeek. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK14.jpg (64711 bytes) SD45 7592 and SD40 6001 inbound at the north end of Shops Yard around noon. Well see them again as helpers over Byron Hill.

    Photo by Michael Kelsbeek. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK13.jpg (64711 bytes) Two SD45s and a GP40 wind their way through the yard to get to the mailine to attach to their train for the long haul up Byron Hill.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK12.jpg (64711 bytes) Another rare occurance on the WC; a CSXT passenger special swung into Shops Yard, lead by a WC SD45.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK11.jpg (64711 bytes) I think I can, I think I can... As the Up train in the from the north, the traffic backed up on the east side of Subway road; WC6598 had switching duty and snuck north with 122 cars. After clearing a switch, the lone SD45 couldn't get enough traction to shove back into the yard and sat with 6 cars across Subway road. After more than 20 minutes of radio chatter, the engineer goosed it and cleared. The drivers *ahem* peeved, to say the least.

    Photo by Michael Kelsbeek. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK10.jpg (64711 bytes) A pair of SD45's pulling a train up Byron Hill. Taken with a Sony Digital camera on Maximum Zoom.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK9.jpg (64711 bytes) An SD40 and SD45 make their way back to Shops Yard from Quad Graphics. Taken from the County F over pass.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK8.jpg (64711 bytes) An SD45 and an ex-Algoma Central SD40 are returning to the Shops Yard after helping a long freight over Byron Hill. Acoording to the scanner, they were going back to help a UP train over the hill. Photo taken from County Y grade crossing.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK7.jpg (64711 bytes) A rare combination of locomotives for the WC. A SD9043MAC and a C44-9W in UP paint. Rolled across Subway Road and into Shops Yard near noon.

    Photo by Michael Kalsbeek. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK6.jpg (64711 bytes) A rare combination of locomotives for the WC. A SD9043MAC and a C44-9W in UP paint. Rolled across Subway Road and into Shops Yard near noon. Second Shot.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK5.jpg (64711 bytes) A pair of SW1500s are pushing hard on a long string of cars as they make their way onto the mainline, building a train..

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK4.jpg (64711 bytes) A pair of WC switchers are making up a train as the UP train from Green Bay slips into Shops Yard. Taken around noon.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK3.jpg (64711 bytes) The passenger special with an IC passenger car, CSX's Greenbrier and West Virginia, WC6616 and PRR5340, stops just north of Lakeshore Drive. As the special roared toward Scott Street, an unlucky semi was turning across the tracks and busted the gates...it had barely cleared(by grinding some gears) when the special rolled in.

    Photo by Michael Kalsbeek. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK2.jpg (64711 bytes) Same train with Missabe locomotive, a small road and rail worthy crane. Not sure of it's intended use.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    MK1.jpg (64711 bytes) A CN train southbound into Shops yard at Subway Road. The third locomotive was a Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range SD38-2.

    Photo by Brian Bruhn. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    wcbold5a.jpg (64711 bytes) The Plover Patrol with SW1500 #1560 for power.

    Photo by Bruce Oldenberg. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    wcbold3.jpg (64711 bytes) SD45 #7505 sitting at the roundhouse in Stevens Point, WI.

    Photo by Bruce Oldenberg. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    wcbold1b.jpg (64711 bytes) Eastbound STGB1T-19 leaving Stevens Point, WI.

    Photo by Bruce Oldenberg. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Kelly8.jpg (64711 bytes) At 11:25am SDL39 #589 crossed over Batty Doe Lake Road enroute to Michigan Limestone Operations Inc. Port Inland Plant with a train load of linestone at milepost 6.

    Photo by Kelly Countryman. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Kelly7.jpg (64711 bytes) At 11:25am SDL39 #589 crossed over Batty Doe Lake Road enroute to Michigan Limestone Operations Inc. Port Inland Plant with a train load of linestone at milepost 6. Second View

    Photo by Kelly Countryman. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Kelly5.jpg (64711 bytes) At 1:00pm SDL39 #584 with loaded limestone train headed towards Port Inland.

    Photo by Kelly Countryman. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Kelly4.jpg (64711 bytes) At 1:00pm SDL39 #584 with loaded limestone train headed towards Port Inland. Second View

    Photo by Kelly Countryman. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Kelly3.jpg (64711 bytes) At 1:55pm WC #7519, #586 and #2054 charge through Engadine, Michigan Southbound towards Gladstone.

    Photo by Kelly Countryman. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Kelly1.jpg (64711 bytes) At 5:50pm GBSO with #6599, #3027 and #1566 Northbound do some switching at Trout Lake, Michigan before heading toward Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario."

    Photo by Kelly Countryman. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    wcbaldeagle.jpg (64711 bytes) "Slowing for the 20 MPH speed restriction, the 6656 drifts across the diamond at Bald Eagle with NBST2T-19. Adding to the uniqueness of the rare F45 is the fact that this automatic interlocking is very possibly the only one in the upper Midwest that is still protected by smash boards."

    Photo by Dennis J. Holmes. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    7505 Whiting3.jpg (64711 bytes) After shoving back through Stevens Point yard to make a head end move on to the Plover Sub, T013-19 is about to round the curve toward the old GBW diamond in Whiting Wisconsin just south of Stevens Point.

    Photo by Stephen Guthrie. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    T013 Plover2.jpg (64711 bytes) T013-9 traveling down the Plover Sub in the early evening of May 19th with 47 cars. The train is only one mile north of the former GBW yard in Plover where it will head west to Wisconsin Rapids.

    Photo by Stephen Guthrie. 5/19/2001.

     

     


    Trainingcar.jpg (64711 bytes) The Training Center Test car sits quietly in Stevens Point.

    Photo by Stephen Guthrie. 5/19/2001.

     

     



    Coming Soon. A day on the WC. The concept is similar to that used by CTC BOARD magazine for their "Day In North America". May 19th will the day when all interested parties should gather along the WC to record operations for that day. Remember Trespassing is not allowed. :) All pictures submitted must be taken during the 24 hours of May 19, 2001. They must also be taken along the Wisconsin Central System. I will then accept pictures to be posted here, giving credit to the photographer. Pictures should be in .jpg format or color prints sent to me for scanning. I will return the prints if you enclose a self addressed stamped envolope. Contact me if you would like to send prints and need my address. The deadline to submit pictures will be June 9, 2001. Please remember to send the caption you would like to have posted with the picture.

    I look forward to your pictures.

    Thanks

    Steve





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