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By:T. P. Bruss
Dates:3/20/2014 - 6/20/2014
Album Info:The photographs in this album were captured in Northeast Wisconsin in the spring of 2014, so they are mostly CN operating on former C&NW, GB&W, MILW, and SOO rails. Once in a while I succeed in catching ELS and WSOR on their former MILW rails too.
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GTW 4914
Title:  GTW 4914
Description:  CN local crosses River St. as it pulls 4 cars over former joint MILW/SOO rails as it prepares to service U.S. Paper Mills Corp. at Menasha, WI on 20 Mar. '14.
Photo Date:  3/20/2014  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 2:02:44 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 4914(GP38-2)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
GTW 4914
Title:  GTW 4914
Description:  CN local parallels the Fox River Navigation Canal and River St. after it extracted a boxcar from U.S. Paper Mills Corp. at Menasha, WI on 20 Mar. '14. Originally John Strange Paper Co., est. 1891. Purchased by Menasha Corp. in 1969 and renamed John Strange Paperboard Div. Menasha Corp. sold it to U.S. Papers Corp. in 1981. U.S. Papers was sold to Sonoco ca. 2002.
Photo Date:  3/20/2014  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 2:04:08 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 4914(GP38-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 4
IC 9602
Title:  IC 9602
Description:  CN local exits Pierce Park and crosses S. Mason St. near Milepost 121 with 29 cars on its way back to the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI after servicing Kimberly and Combined Locks on 20 Mar. '14.
Photo Date:  3/20/2014  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 2:07:35 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9602(GP38-2)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Title:  IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Description:  CN local crosses W. Prospect Ave. and approaches S. Outagamie St. as it pulls 29 cars back to the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI after servicing Kimberly and Combined Locks on 20 Mar. '14.
Photo Date:  3/20/2014  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 2:08:39 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9602(GP38-2) GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 3
EJ&E 663
Title:  EJ&E 663
Description:  CN local slows down to stop at the northeast end of the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction on 21 Mar. '14. Train was going to set out a string of cars here before continuing on to service Little Chute and Kaukauna. I was starting to worry about the kid in blue standing by the 2nd telephone pole from the left; he was walking along the main line and seemed oblivious to the approaching local until it was rather close to him.
Photo Date:  3/21/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:12:43 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  EJE 663(SD38-3)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
WC 9623
Title:  WC 9623
Description:  WC 9623, at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 21 Mar. '14. It is an RMC Typhoon Snow Blower, Model T, serial no. TB 194, built in Dec. ’79 by Portec Inc., RMC Division. RMC is short for Railway Maintenance Corp. from Pittsburgh, PA. RMC was acquired by Portec Inc. in ‘75 and became their RMC Division. Statistics are: length 18’-0”; width (travel) 8’-0’; width (working) 8’-7”; height 9’-10 ½”; weight 10,000; engine RPM 2,200. According to the Surface Transportation Board Rail Recordation document filed on 27 Dec. ‘79, First Maryland Leasecorp would accept delivery of snow plows 17-3276 and 17-3277 in new condition from Winters' Railroad Service, Inc. (as well as Unimog 17-3282 from Case Power & Equipment) on 31 Dec. ’79 at a cost of $80,000 each ($72,300 for the Unimog). That same day they would lease the equipment to C&NW Trans. Co. It was acquired by FRVR ca. ‘88 and numbered FRMW 02. Subsequently acquired by WC ca. ‘93 and renumbered WC 9623.
Photo Date:  3/21/2014  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 2:28:45 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Signal
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Views:  90   Comments: 1
WC 9623
Title:  WC 9623
Description:  WC 9623, at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 21 Mar. '14. Zooming in reveals a ghost of the C&NW logo as well as the original road number, C&NW 17-3276. It is an RMC Typhoon Snow Blower, Model T, serial no. TB 194, built in Dec. ’79 by Portec Inc., RMC Division. RMC is short for Railway Maintenance Corp. from Pittsburgh, PA. RMC was acquired by Portec Inc. in ‘75 and became their RMC Division. Statistics are: length 18’-0”; width (travel) 8’-0’; width (working) 8’-7”; height 9’-10 ½”; weight 10,000; engine RPM 2,200. According to the Surface Transportation Board Rail Recordation document filed on 27 Dec. ‘79, First Maryland Leasecorp would accept delivery of snow plows 17-3276 and 17-3277 in new condition from Winters' Railroad Service, Inc. (as well as Unimog 17-3282 from Case Power & Equipment) on 31 Dec. ’79 at a cost of $80,000 each ($72,300 for the Unimog). That same day they would lease the equipment to C&NW Trans. Co. It was acquired by FRVR ca. ‘88 and numbered FRMW 02. Subsequently acquired by WC ca. ‘93 and renumbered WC 9623.
Photo Date:  3/21/2014  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 2:29:51 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  52   Comments: 0
WC 9623
Title:  WC 9623
Description:  WC 9623, at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 21 Mar. '14. It is an RMC Typhoon Snow Blower, Model T, serial no. TB 194, built in Dec. ’79 by Portec Inc., RMC Division. RMC is short for Railway Maintenance Corp. from Pittsburgh, PA. RMC was acquired by Portec Inc. in ‘75 and became their RMC Division. Statistics are: length 18’-0”; width (travel) 8’-0’; width (working) 8’-7”; height 9’-10 ½”; weight 10,000; engine RPM 2,200. According to the Surface Transportation Board Rail Recordation document filed on 27 Dec. ‘79, First Maryland Leasecorp would accept delivery of snow plows 17-3276 and 17-3277 in new condition from Winters' Railroad Service, Inc. (as well as Unimog 17-3282 from Case Power & Equipment) on 31 Dec. ’79 at a cost of $80,000 each ($72,300 for the Unimog). That same day they would lease the equipment to C&NW Trans. Co. It was acquired by FRVR ca. ‘88 and numbered FRMW 02. Subsequently acquired by WC ca. ‘93 and renumbered WC 9623.
Photo Date:  3/21/2014  Upload Date: 3/28/2014 2:31:34 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
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Views:  68   Comments: 0
WC 9441
Title:  WC 9441
Description:  WC 9441 parked along Water St. near the CN, former joint MILW/ SOO, swing bridge over the Fox River Navigation Canal at Menasha, WI on 21 Mar. '14. It is a Pettibone Corp. Speedswing Model 441B, with tote hook and hi-rail, serial no. 2583, engine serial no. 4D-196278. It was manufactured June 1981 at Chicago, IL.
Photo Date:  3/21/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:14:12 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  70   Comments: 0
Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill's Trackmobile and ASHX 1443
Title:  Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill's Trackmobile and ASHX 1443
Description:  A recently rebuilt and (I believe) recently acquired Trackmobile, as well as ASHX 1443, parked on former SOO rails at Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill at Hilbert Junction on 22 Mar. '14. Not too long ago they utilized a large front end loader to move covered hoppers around. The actual junction is about 400 feet to the northwest.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 3:41:11 AM
Location:  Hilbert Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  119   Comments: 1
Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill's Trackmobile
Title:  Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill's Trackmobile
Description:  A recently rebuilt and (I believe) recently acquired Trackmobile parked on former SOO rails at Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill at Hilbert Junction on 22 Mar. '14. Not too long ago they utilized a large front end loader to move covered hoppers around. The actual junction is about 400 feet to the northwest.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:19:02 AM
Location:  Hilbert Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  116   Comments: 0
C&NW 490211
Title:  C&NW 490211
Description:  CNW 490211 spotted on former SOO rails at Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill at Hilbert Junction on 22 Mar. '14. The actual junction is about 400 feet to the northwest.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 3:42:15 AM
Location:  Hilbert Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  73   Comments: 1
WC 68435, ex-SOO, and CN 69103
Title:  WC 68435, ex-SOO, and CN 69103
Description:  CN MoW equipment spotted on former MILW rails at Hilbert, WI on 22 Mar. '14. It looks like they are preparing to complete some track maintenance. WC 68435 (remnants of “SOO LINE” letters are partially visible in middle panels of gondola), BLT 4-70, WT 64600, CU FT 2490, "Built by Thrall". CN 69103, John Deere 120D, OTM Tracker, Brandt, GVW 37740.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:21:06 AM
Location:  Hilbert, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  220   Comments: 1
CN 69103 and WC 68435, ex-SOO
Title:  CN 69103 and WC 68435, ex-SOO
Description:  Judging from their watertower, the Village of Hilbert is justifiably proud of its railroad heritage. The village has inseperable ties to two of the mid-west’s great rail lines, MILW and SOO. In the shadow of the watertower lies some CN MoW equipment spotted on former MILW rails at Hilbert, WI on 22 Mar. '14. It looks like they are preparing to complete some track maintenance. WC 68435 (remnants of “SOO LINE” letters are partially visible in middle panels of gondola), BLT 4-70, WT 64600, CU FT 2490, "Built by Thrall". CN 69103, John Deere 120D, OTM Tracker, Brandt, GVW 37740.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:22:13 AM
Location:  Hilbert, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  74   Comments: 0
CN Fairmont Tamper, Mark III ESTR
Title:  CN Fairmont Tamper, Mark III ESTR
Description:  CN MoW equipment, either WC 4468 or CN 4468, Fairmont Tamper, Mark III ESTR, spotted at former MILW yard at Hilbert, WI on 22 Mar. '14. This piece of equipment has been parked here for quite a while, but may be getting a workout in the near future.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:24:38 AM
Location:  Hilbert, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
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Views:  394   Comments: 0
TTZX 861480
Title:  TTZX 861480
Description:  TTZX 861480 spotted at the (current) northern limit of the CN, former MILW, rails at Milepost 171 at Hilbert Junction, WI on 22 Mar. '14. The car's specs. included LD LMT 221400, LT WT 64600, IH 11-5, IL 73-0, L 75-0. This car may have been spotted here so it could be unloaded by a construction co. at the adjoining property. There were tire tracks in the snow and gravel that indicate a tractor may have pulled the car onto the grade crossing so it could be accessed for unloading, then pushed back clear of the grade crossing when they were done. The active rails end just north of Crosstown Rd. where the Fox River State Trail begins near Ott Rd.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:25:59 AM
Location:  Hilbert Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  52   Comments: 0
CN 4715
Title:  CN 4715
Description:  CN local approaches Depot St. as it pulls 8 cars westward via former C&NW rails at Little Chute, WI on 22 Mar. '14. Local was headed back to Neenah after servicing Little Chute and Kaukauna. The depot used to stand just out of frame to the left, the location is currently occupied by Van Zeeland's Auto Care Center and convenience store at the intersection of Depot St. and Hwy. OO. The spur on the right is for Crystal Print, Inc., which receives periodic rail service. On 29 Mar. ’15 the station signs were laying on the ground. Barron, WI based Cross Country Clearing, LLC was removing some of the old telephone poles in order to harvest the copper wire along the right-of-way. I had hoped that they would re-install the station signs when they were done, but they did not.
Photo Date:  3/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/24/2014 5:29:23 AM
Location:  Little Chute, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  CN 4715(GP38-2)
Views:  115   Comments: 2
GTW 4924
Title:  GTW 4924
Description:  CN local pulls 4 cars westward through the former SOO yard at Menasha, WI on 24 Mar. '14. The facility at right is currently home to Alliance Industries, 320 Appleton St., Menasha, WI, they apply powder coatings and manufacture sand cores. Founded at Waupaca, WI in 1979, they leased this facility in 2005. They later purchased the facility as well as the adjacent one at 313 Appleton St. The facility was home to Menasha Mill Supply Co. from at least 1939 through the 1970s, they primarily processed waste paper. It clearly used to receive rail service, but it does not seem to currently. The former MILW yard was located on the other (south) side of it; the building could be serviced by both railroads simultaneously.
Photo Date:  3/24/2014  Upload Date: 3/25/2014 3:43:30 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 4924(GP38-2)
Views:  94   Comments: 2
EJ&E 663
Title:  EJ&E 663
Description:  CN local passes under Jacobsen Rd. and approaches Towmen Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Shawano Junction (formerly Fox River Junction) in Town of Menasha, WI on 25 Mar. '14. The tracks to the right are the SOO rails to Shawano; this local will take the diverting line on the left and cross over to the former C&NW rails bound for Appleton and points beyond.
Photo Date:  3/25/2014  Upload Date: 3/30/2014 4:02:35 AM
Location:  Shawano Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  EJE 663(SD38-3)
Views:  131   Comments: 1
GTW 5854
Title:  GTW 5854
Description:  CN local nearly disappears within the innards of the mill as it services Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 via former C&NW rails at Neenah, WI on 25 Mar. '14. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  3/25/2014  Upload Date: 4/1/2014 2:28:57 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5854(GP38-2)
Views:  90   Comments: 1
BNSF 5130 and BNSF 9491
Title:  BNSF 5130 and BNSF 9491
Description:  Through freight, leased power I presume, parallels Harrison St. and passes Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 as it heads northeast via CN, former SOO, rails at the south end of the yard at Neenah, WI on 25 Mar. '14. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  3/25/2014  Upload Date: 4/2/2014 3:15:03 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5130(C44-9W) BNSF 9491(SD70MAC)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
MDW 2429, ex-MILW
Title:  MDW 2429, ex-MILW
Description:  MDW 2429, former MILW, in a through freight running parallel to Harrison St. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at south end of yard at Neenah, WI on 25 Mar. '14. Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 are partially visible beyond the train. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  3/25/2014  Upload Date: 4/2/2014 3:16:20 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
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Views:  85   Comments: 1
AC 233506, ex-Kimberly-Clark
Title:  AC 233506, ex-Kimberly-Clark
Description:  AC 233506, former Kimberly-Clark (KIMC, KCCX, or KCWX), in a through freight running parallel to Harrison St. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 25 Mar. '14. I did not know that K-C used to have their own rail cars (the K-C logo is visible at top of right bulkhead). Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 are partially visible beyond the train. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  3/25/2014  Upload Date: 4/2/2014 3:17:44 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Action
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Views:  370   Comments: 0
GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Title:  GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Description:  CN local pulls 26 cars westward over Hwy. 441 (a.k.a. Tri-County Expressway) via a former FRVR bridge as it crosses the border from Kimberly into Appleton, WI on 26 Mar. '14. There was no bridge here until the expressway was constructed in the early '90s and opened to traffic Sep. '93. Train was heading back to the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction after servicing Kimberly and Combined Locks.
Photo Date:  3/26/2014  Upload Date: 3/30/2014 4:04:47 AM
Location:  Kimberly, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2) IC 9602(GP38-2)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Title:  GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Description:  CN local extracts 5 boxcars from the WSI/Appvion warehouse via former C&NW rails at Milepost 118 at Appleton, WI on 26 Mar. '14. WSI/Appvion is out of frame to the right, reached by a sharp S-curve that really makes the flanges squeal. The pair of tan buildings in the photo belong to someone else; they have a spur but don't appear to receive rail service. They spotted 2 new boxcars at the warehouse, meaning the train would pull 29 cars the rest of the way to the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction after servicing Kimberly, Combined Locks, and Appleton.
Photo Date:  3/26/2014  Upload Date: 4/2/2014 3:19:15 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2) IC 9602(GP38-2)
Views:  153   Comments: 1
GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Title:  GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Description:  CN local emerges from the tree line as it drags 29 cars up the grade from the Flats through Pierce Park at Milepost 121 enroute to the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 26 Mar. '14. Train was heading back to the yard after servicing Kimberly, Combined Locks, and Appleton. The awesome, old Pierce Park pavilion is partially visible in the background.
Photo Date:  3/26/2014  Upload Date: 4/2/2014 3:21:17 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2) IC 9602(GP38-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 3
GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Title:  GTW 5856 and IC 9602
Description:  CN local halts short of S. Mason St. at Milepost 121 in Pierce Park with 29 cars while awaiting permission to enter the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 26 Mar. '14. Local was heading back to the yard after servicing Kimberly, Combined Locks, and eastern Appleton.
Photo Date:  3/26/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 2:46:20 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2) IC 9602(GP38-2)
Views:  95   Comments: 1
CN 2639
Title:  CN 2639
Description:  CN through freight crosses Winchester Rd. as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Town of Menasha, WI on 28 Mar. '14. The divergence of rail lines at Winchester Rd., where one line heads northwest toward Stevens Point and the other line heads northeast toward Green Bay, used to be named Winnebago Junction. Train was coming from Stevens Point and was slowing to stop at the north end of the Neenah yard so it could reverse direction and continue on to Green Bay. It had two locomotives CN 2639 pulling and GTW 5944 pushing. Prolamina, which clearly receives rail service is partially visible on the left. The Hwy. 41 overpass is visible in the background.
Photo Date:  3/28/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 2:48:05 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2639(C44-9W)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
GTW 5944
Title:  GTW 5944
Description:  CN through freight approaches Jacobsen Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Town of Menasha, WI on 28 Mar. '14. Train was coming from Stevens Point and had briefly stopped at the north end of the Neenah yard so it could reverse direction and continue on to Green Bay. It had two locomotives GTW 5944 pulling and CN 2639 pushing.
Photo Date:  3/28/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 2:49:29 AM
Location:  Town of Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5944(SD40-3)
Views:  114   Comments: 1
ITLX 41313, ex-MILW
Title:  ITLX 41313, ex-MILW
Description:  ITLX 41313, former MILW, at the CN, former SOO, yard at Neenah, WI on 28 Mar. '14.
Photo Date:  3/28/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 2:50:58 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
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Views:  57   Comments: 0
GTW 4914
Title:  GTW 4914
Description:  CN local services Exopack via former C&NW rails at Menasha, WI on 28 Mar. '14. Previous occupants of this mill complex include American Can Co. and Marathon Corp. The crossbucks guard the former joint MILW/SOO rails to Hilbert Junction and points beyond. Local serviced several industries in the Twin Cities of Neenah and Menasha before heading back to the former SOO yard in Neenah.
Photo Date:  3/28/2014  Upload Date: 3/30/2014 4:07:00 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 4914(GP38-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 2
GTW 4914
Title:  GTW 4914
Description:  CN local shoves past the Whiting Paper Co., 100 River St., Menasha, WI, on 28 Mar. '14. It was preparing to head back to the former SOO yard in Neenah after servicing several industries in the Twin Cities of Menasha and Neenah. Originally the Whiting and Gilbert Paper mill, it was built along the canal on the site of an abandoned dry dock in 1882 (1881). It became the George A. Whiting Paper Mills in 1886, after he bought out the Gilbert brothers (who then founded a new paper company with their father and another brother). The name was changed to George A. Whiting Paper Co. in 1911. Much of the current facility was built after a devastating fire and explosion on 24 Aug. 1888. The 5th generation of the Whiting family sold the company to an employee in Mar. '14. The name was changed to Whiting Paper Co. The mill produced matte board, scrapbooking paper, high-end art paper, and its unique Kona Paper, made from recycled burlap coffee bean bags. The paper machines were shut down on 30 Mar. '16, after 134 years of providing quality paper products. When the closure was announced, it was claimed the company could not maintain the sales volume needed to remain profitable, which seems to be the catch phrase of every 21st Century American corporation when they shut down any historic industrial facility.
Photo Date:  3/28/2014  Upload Date: 6/12/2016 1:38:35 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 4914(GP38-2)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Title:  IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Description:  CN local passes under S. Oneida St. (a.k.a. the Oneida Skyline Bridge) and starts across the Fox River via a former C&NW bridge as it hauls 25 cars westward through the Flats in Appleton, WI on 29 Mar. '14. It is actually two bridges side-by-side, the former MILW is on the right, its rails were pulled years ago. Local was heading back to the yard at Appleton Junction after servicing Kimberly, Combined Locks and eastern Appleton.
Photo Date:  3/29/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 2:57:50 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9602(GP38-2) GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  102   Comments: 1
IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Title:  IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Description:  CN local slowly descends a steep grade and a sharp curve on former C&NW rails as it prepares to service Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. mill at Kaukauna, WI on 30 Mar. '14.
Photo Date:  3/30/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 3:01:17 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9638(GP38-2) GTW 4934(GP38-2)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Title:  IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Description:  CN local parallels Thilmany Rd. and traverses the former C&NW bridge over the Fox River as it services Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. mill at Kaukauna, WI on 30 Mar. '14. Bridge was built by American Bridge Co. of New York in 1911.
Photo Date:  3/30/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 3:02:43 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9638(GP38-2) GTW 4934(GP38-2)
Views:  112   Comments: 1
IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Title:  IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Description:  CN local pauses on the former C&NW bridge over the Fox River while servicing the Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. mill at Kaukauna, WI on 30 Mar. '14. Bridge was built by American Bridge Co. of New York in 1911. The rails used to extend past this red flag and rail stop to carry C&NW trains to Manitowoc, WI. Part of that former right of way through Kaukauna is now the Konkapot Creek Trail, which is a little odd because the actual stream is named Kankapot Creek.
Photo Date:  3/30/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 3:06:30 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9638(GP38-2)
Views:  148   Comments: 3
IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Title:  IC 9638 and GTW 4934
Description:  CN local pauses on the former C&NW bridge over the Fox River while servicing Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. mill at Kaukauna, WI on 30 Mar. '14. Bridge was built by American Bridge Co. of New York in 1911.
Photo Date:  3/30/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 3:07:24 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9638(GP38-2) GTW 4934(GP38-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 4
IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Title:  IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Description:  CN local crosses the Fox River via a former C&NW bridge as it hauls 36 cars westward through the Flats in Appleton, WI on 2 Apr. '14. It is actually two bridges side-by-side, the former MILW is on the right, its rails were pulled years ago. Local was heading back to the yard at Appleton Junction after servicing Kimberly, Combined Locks and eastern Appleton. The Atlas Paper Co. mill is on the left. Completed in 1878, it ceased operation ca. 1999 and is now home to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame and Paper Discovery Center.
Photo Date:  4/2/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 3:12:48 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9602(GP38-2) GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 1
IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Title:  IC 9602 and GTW 5856
Description:  CN local passes beneath the historic Henry J. Rogers' home (a.k.a. Hearthstone) as it begins to ascend the grade up and out of the Flats with 36 cars via former C&NW rails in Appleton, WI on 2 Apr. '14. The Rogers' home made history on 30 Sep. 1882 when it became the first private residence to be supplied with electricity from the country's first hydroelectric central power station using the Edison system. The home is now a museum. Local was heading back to the yard at Appleton Junction after servicing Kimberly, Combined Locks and eastern Appleton. The historic Atlas Paper Co. mill, completed in 1878 and now home to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame and Paper Discovery Center, is visible in the background.
Photo Date:  4/2/2014  Upload Date: 4/3/2014 3:13:37 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  IC 9602(GP38-2) GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  236   Comments: 6
ILSX 1338
Title:  ILSX 1338
Description:  A southbound ELS train parked north of Lineville Rd./Hwy. M on former MILW rails at Suamico, WI on 3 Apr. '14. Locomotive and one tank car were backing up to the rest of the train when I chanced upon it. By the time I found a place to park and walked back to photograph it, the locomotive had been shut down and the crew was nowhere to be found.
Photo Date:  4/3/2014  Upload Date: 4/5/2014 3:10:01 AM
Location:  Suamico, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  ILSX 1338(SD40-2)
Views:  183   Comments: 2
ILSX 1338
Title:  ILSX 1338
Description:  A southbound ELS train parked north of Lineville Rd./Hwy. M on former MILW rails at Suamico, WI on 3 Apr. '14. Locomotive and one tank car were backing up to the rest of the train when I chanced upon it. By the time I found a place to park and walked back to photograph it, the locomotive had been shut down and the crew was nowhere to be found.
Photo Date:  4/3/2014  Upload Date: 4/5/2014 3:10:54 AM
Location:  Suamico, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ILSX 1338(SD40-2)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
GTW 5944 and IC 9605
Title:  GTW 5944 and IC 9605
Description:  CN local hides underneath W. Mason St./Hwy. 54 to permit the Stevens Point to Green Bay run to come rolling into town via former C&NW rails at Green Bay, WI on 3 Apr. '14. Through freight had two locomotives, GTW 5944 pulling and IC 2463 pushing.
Photo Date:  4/3/2014  Upload Date: 4/5/2014 3:13:43 AM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5944(SD40-3) IC 9605(GP38-2)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
GTW 5944
Title:  GTW 5944
Description:  CN freight from Stevens Point parallels S. Pearl St. as it approaches the former C&NW yard at Green Bay, WI on 3 Apr. '14. Train had two locomotives, GTW 5944 pulling and IC 2463 pushing. Not exactly street running, but pretty darn close.
Photo Date:  4/3/2014  Upload Date: 4/5/2014 3:14:35 AM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5944(SD40-3)
Views:  118   Comments: 1
IC 2463
Title:  IC 2463
Description:  CN freight from Stevens Point parallels S. Pearl St. as it approaches the former C&NW yard at Green Bay, WI on 3 Apr. '14. Train had two locomotives, GTW 5944 pulling and IC 2463 pushing. Not exactly street running, but pretty darn close.
Photo Date:  4/3/2014  Upload Date: 4/5/2014 3:15:18 AM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  IC 2463(C40-8W)
Views:  153   Comments: 4
CN 4715
Title:  CN 4715
Description:  CN local crosses Stroebe Rd. as it heads southwest via former SOO rails at Stroebe, WI on 5 Apr. '14. Train was headed back to Neenah after servicing Shawano.
Photo Date:  4/5/2014  Upload Date: 4/8/2014 1:58:22 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CN 4715(GP38-2)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
IC 1202
Title:  IC 1202
Description:  IC 1202 works the south end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 7 Apr. '14.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 4/8/2014 1:59:41 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  IC 1202(SW7RM)
Views:  251   Comments: 5
IC 1202, CN 2857, et al.
Title:  IC 1202, CN 2857, et al.
Description:  IC 1202 works the south end of the former SOO yard as a CN container train passes by at Neenah, WI on 7 Apr. '14. Container train had three locomotives, CN 2857, CN 8954, CN 8955.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 4/8/2014 2:00:58 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  IC 1202(SW7RM) CN 2857(ES44AC) CN 8954(SD70M-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
CN 8954, et al.
Title:  CN 8954, et al.
Description:  CN container train passes through the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 7 Apr. '14. Container train had three locomotives, CN 2857, CN 8954, CN 8955. IC 1202 is partially visible between the road units while it works the south end of the yard in the background.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 4/8/2014 2:03:06 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8954(SD70M-2) CN 2857(ES44AC) CN 8955(SD70M-2) IC 1202(SW7RM)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
CN 8955, et al.
Title:  CN 8955, et al.
Description:  CN container train passes through the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 7 Apr. '14. Container train had three locomotives, CN 2857, CN 8954, CN 8955. IC 1202 is partially visible between the road units while it works the south end of the yard in the background.
Photo Date:  4/7/2014  Upload Date: 4/8/2014 2:03:56 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8955(SD70M-2) CN 8954(SD70M-2) IC 1202(SW7RM)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
CN 8000, CN 5694, CN 2126, RTEX 8153
Title:  CN 8000, CN 5694, CN 2126, RTEX 8153
Description:  CN through freight races east via former SOO rails past the foundation of the depot at Weyauwega, WI on 9 Apr. '14. Train had four locomotives, CN 8000, CN 5694, CN 2126, RTEX 8153.
Photo Date:  4/9/2014  Upload Date: 4/10/2014 2:25:29 AM
Location:  Weyauwega, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8000(SD70M-2) CN 5694(SD75I) CN 2126(C40-8)
Views:  161   Comments: 2


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