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By:T. P. Bruss
Dates:3/20/2018 - 6/20/2018
Album Info:Most of the photographs in this album were captured in Northeast Wisconsin in the spring of 2018, so they are mostly CN operating on former C&NW, GB&W, MILW, and SOO rails. Once in a while I try to catch ELS and WSOR on former MILW rails too.
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CN 2400 and Ferrocarril Mexicano (Feromex) FXE 4687
Title:  CN 2400 and Ferrocarril Mexicano (Feromex) FXE 4687
Description:  CN through freight, assisted by an interesting foreign visitor, parallels Hwy. 41 as it heads southwest via former C&NW rails at Snells, WI on 20 Mar. '18. Snells, formerly known as Snell’s Station or Snell’s Crossing, is now little more than a map dot in the Town of Neenah, Winnebago Co. This small, rural community once included a post office, depot, cheese factory, sawmill, school, and stockyard. I do not know if each railroad had their own small depot, or if one small depot served both railroads, I suspect it was the latter. It does not look like any real remnants of the original community remain. Even the station sign, erected after the depot was removed, is gone. The former SOO rails, also in use by CN, can be seen on this side of the train.
Photo Date:  3/20/2018  Upload Date: 4/19/2018 4:36:27 AM
Location:  Snells, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2400(C40-8M) FXE 4687(ES44AC)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
GTW 6226
Title:  GTW 6226
Description:  CN local approaches the W. Bell St. overpass as it heads southwest via former C&NW rails at Neenah, WI on 21 Mar. '18. The former SOO rails are in the foreground.
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 4/19/2018 4:36:31 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 1
CN 8851 and CN 2151
Title:  CN 8851 and CN 2151
Description:  CN unit train of autoracks parallels Union St. and passes the former Adams St. grade crossing as it heads south at the north end of the former Soo Line (SOO) yard at Neenah, WI at 1644 hours on 21 Mar. '18. The Main St. overpass is visible background left.
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 4/19/2018 4:36:33 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8851(SD70M-2) CN 2151(C40-8W)
Views:  153   Comments: 2
CN 8859 and CN 5700
Title:  CN 8859 and CN 5700
Description:  A CN through freight approaches the W. Bell St. overpass as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 22 Mar. '18. Neenah's Southpark Industrial Center is visible in the background, including Faith Technologies, Inc., (the large, white building background left).
Photo Date:  3/22/2018  Upload Date: 4/19/2018 4:36:36 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8859(SD70M-2) CN 5700(SD75I)
Views:  139   Comments: 1
CP 8828 and CREX 1504
Title:  CP 8828 and CREX 1504
Description:  An interesting foreigner leads a through freight along Union St. and approaching the former Sherry St. grade crossing at the north end of the CN, former SOO, yard at Neenah, WI on 24 Mar. '18.
Photo Date:  3/24/2018  Upload Date: 4/19/2018 4:36:39 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CP 8828(ES44AC) CREX 1504(ES44AC)
Views:  167   Comments: 1
CN 8019 and CN 5642
Title:  CN 8019 and CN 5642
Description:  A CN container train and through freight meet at the Main St. overpass at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 24 Mar. '18. The guard rail marks the site of the former Sherry St. grade crossing. The 1891 WC (later SOO) depot was stood on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks.
Photo Date:  3/24/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:25:44 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8019(SD70M-2) CN 5642(SD75I)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
CP 8828 and CREX 1504
Title:  CP 8828 and CREX 1504
Description:  An interesting foreigner leads a through freight as it approaches S. Perkins St. while headed northeast through the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 24 Mar. '18. Train had two locomotives, CP 8828 and CREX 1504. There is a spur along the south side of the facility at right, but the turnout was removed years ago. The oldest part of the building was completed in Mar. '60, the new facility for the Fox Valley Sheltered Workshop. Inc. (started in '55 to create employment opportunities for the disabled). It became Valley Packaging Industries Inc. ca. mid- or late-'80s. After they moved to a new facility, this one has been home to Valley Planing Mill, Inc., followed by Perfect Patterns, Inc., and most recently as extra warehouse space for All About Packaging, Inc.
Photo Date:  3/24/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:25:47 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CP 8828(ES44AC) CREX 1504(ES44AC)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
CSX 98
Title:  CSX 98
Description:  A unit train of 3-bay covered hoppers, powered by an interesting visitor from out-of-town, rests on the CN, former C&NW, siding along W. Butte des Morts Beach Rd. at Stroebe, WI on 27 Mar. '18. I rarely see through freights with locomotives running long hood forward, so I thought this locomotive was at the tail end of the train. Then I noticed the crew in the cab and discovered that there was no locomotive at the other end. The former SOO main line is visible at right. Stroebe is a railroad station in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16 (not Outagamie Co., where Stroebe was erroneously placed on this site)).
Photo Date:  3/27/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:25:50 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CSX 98(AC44CW)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
CSX 98
Title:  CSX 98
Description:  A unit train of 3-bay covered hoppers, powered by an interesting visitor from out-of-town, rests on the CN, former C&NW, siding along W. Butte des Morts Beach Rd. at Stroebe, WI on 27 Mar. '18. I rarely see through freights with locomotives running long hood forward, so I thought this locomotive was at the tail end of the train. Then I noticed the crew in the cab and discovered that there was no locomotive at the other end. The former SOO main line is visible at right. Stroebe is a railroad station in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16 (not Outagamie Co., where Stroebe was erroneously placed on this site)).
Photo Date:  3/27/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:25:55 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CSX 98(AC44CW)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
GTW 6226
Title:  GTW 6226
Description:  A CN local crosses W. Prospect Ave., the border between the Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., WI and Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16), as it heads southwest via former SOO rails on 27 Mar. '18. Train was headed back to Neenah from Shawano.
Photo Date:  3/27/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:25:59 AM
Location:  Grand Chute Township, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
CN 9530 and CN 4711
Title:  CN 9530 and CN 4711
Description:  A CN local bisects the intersection of W. Spencer St. and S. Summit St. as it heads northeast via former C&NW rails at Appleton, WI on 29 Mar. '18. Train has just dropped off a string of cars in the yard at Appleton Junction and was now headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna.
Photo Date:  3/29/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:26:02 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 9530(GP40-2LW) CN 4711(GP38-2)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
IC 9605, et al.
Title:  IC 9605, et al.
Description:  A CN local and through freight rest peculiarly on the passing siding at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 Mar. '18. Local has stopped at the former Adams St. and Caroline St. grade crossings and had one locomotive, IC 9605. Through freight has halted near the former Sherry St. grade crossing and had at least two locomotives, led by CN 2098. The Main St. overpass is in the background. Union St. is partially visible at left.
Photo Date:  3/29/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:26:04 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9605(GP38-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
IC 9605, et al.
Title:  IC 9605, et al.
Description:  A CN local passes the former Adams St. grade crossing (about 8 cars back) as it transitions from the passing siding to the yard lead at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 Mar. '18. Local had one locomotive, IC 9605. A through freight halted behind the local near the former Sherry St. grade crossing and had at least two locomotives, led by CN 2098. The Main St. overpass is in the background. Union St. is partially visible at left.
Photo Date:  3/29/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:26:07 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9605(GP38-2)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
CN 2420 and CN 2550
Title:  CN 2420 and CN 2550
Description:  A CN container train passes the W. Bell St. overpass and approaches Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 29 Mar. '18. A remnant of the former C&NW main line (now relegated to a passing siding) can be seen background left. A new turnout rests between the two sets of tracks. It looks like it might replace an existing turnout for the former C&NW passing siding.
Photo Date:  3/29/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:26:09 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2420(C40-8M) CN 2550(C44-9W)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
CN 3034 and CN 3002
Title:  CN 3034 and CN 3002
Description:  A CN container train crosses over from the former SOO rails to the former C&NW rails as it heads southwest at Neenah, WI on 30 Mar. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 3034 and CN 3002. Components for a new turnout rest at left. Given that the sun light was neutral, I was hoping to photograph a train approaching Kampo Rd. from the northeast on the main line, for a change. That angle isn't be much good on a sunny afternoon, when I am usually over this way. I positioned myself here when I noticed a train approaching, only to be foiled once again by the crafty crew members of the CN (who decided to cross over to the passing siding instead).
Photo Date:  3/30/2018  Upload Date: 4/23/2018 3:26:11 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3034(ET44AC) CN 3002(ET44AC)
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CN 3034
Title:  CN 3034
Description:  A CN container train crosses over from the former SOO rails to the former C&NW rails as it heads southwest at Neenah, WI on 30 Mar. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 3034 and CN 3002. Components for a new turnout rest at left. Given that the sun light was neutral, I was hoping to photograph a train approaching Kampo Rd. from the northeast on the main line, for a change. That angle wouldn't be much good on a sunny afternoon, when I am usually over that way. I positioned myself here when I noticed a train approaching, only to be foiled once again by the crafty crew members of the CN.
Photo Date:  3/30/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:33:48 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3034(ET44AC)
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CN 3002
Title:  CN 3002
Description:  A CN container train crosses Kampo Rd. and approaches the W. Bell St. overpass as it heads southwest via former C&NW rails at Neenah, WI on 30 Mar. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 3034 and CN 3002. The siding at left is used to service Neenah's Southpark Industrial Center.
Photo Date:  3/30/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:33:52 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3002(ET44AC)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
CN 8864 and CN 8861
Title:  CN 8864 and CN 8861
Description:  A CN through freight passes Herb and Dolly Smith Park and approaches N. Lake St. as it heads northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 30 Mar. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 8864 and CN 8861. Eggers Industries, 164 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI, an active rail customer, is partially visible at right.
Photo Date:  3/30/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:33:55 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8864(SD70M-2) CN 8861(SD70M-2)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
CSX 98 and CN 3065
Title:  CSX 98 and CN 3065
Description:  A CN through freight crosses Winchester Rd./Hwy. II as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, WI until 14 Apr. '16) on 30 Mar. '18. The divergence of rail lines at Winchester Rd., where this line heads northeast toward Green Bay and the line in the foreground heads northwest toward Stevens Point, is labeled Winnebago Junction on some old maps.
Photo Date:  3/30/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:33:58 AM
Location:  Fox Crossing, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CSX 98(AC44CW) CN 3065(ET44AC)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local approaches S. Railroad St. as it heads northeast through the former C&NW yard at Kimberly, WI on 31 Mar. '18. Not too long ago, one would see dozens of cars in this now empty yard, waiting to be spotted for local customers.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:54:48 AM
Location:  Kimberly, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local approaches S. Railroad St. as it heads northeast through the former C&NW yard at Kimberly, WI on 31 Mar. '18. It’s depressing to see this small yard so empty. Just a couple of years ago, dozens of cars would have been seen here, waiting to be spotted for area customers. At left is a reminder of one of the previous owners of the line.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:34:00 AM
Location:  Kimberly, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local crosses S. Railroad St. as it heads northeast via former C&NW rails at Kimberly, WI on 31 Mar. '18.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:34:03 AM
Location:  Kimberly, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local heads northeast with 5 cars via former C&NW rails as it descends a significant grade toward the south bank of the Fox River at Combined Locks, WI on 31 Mar. '18.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:34:05 AM
Location:  Combined Locks, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local crosses Prospect St. with 5 cars as it prepares to service the Appleton Coated paper mill (and possibly another customer) via former C&NW rails at Combined Locks, WI on 31 Mar. '18.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:34:08 AM
Location:  Combined Locks, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local passes the station sign and momentarily fouls State St. while servicing the east side of the Appleton Coated, LLC paper mill at Combined Locks, WI on 31 Mar. '18. Founded in 1889 (some references state 1892) as the Combined Locks Paper Co., it became Combined Paper Mills, Inc. in ‘46 after it purchased a paper mill in PA. Acquired by the National Cash Register Co. in ‘69, it was merged with Appleton Coated Paper Co. in ‘71 to form Appleton Papers, Inc. Commonly known as Appleton Papers Locks Mill, it has been controlled by several different domestic and foreign owners over the years. It was separated from Appleton Papers in ‘00 and became Appleton Coated, LLC.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 4/27/2018 3:34:10 AM
Location:  Combined Locks, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local slows to pause in the remnants of the small former C&NW yard while servicing the east side of the Appleton Coated paper mill at Combined Locks, WI on 31 Mar. '18. Founded in 1889 (some references state 1892) as the Combined Locks Paper Co., it became Combined Paper Mills, Inc. in ‘46 after it purchased a paper mill in PA. Acquired by the National Cash Register Co. in ‘69, it was merged with Appleton Coated Paper Co. in ‘71 to form Appleton Papers, Inc. Commonly known as Appleton Papers Locks Mill, it has been controlled by several different domestic and foreign owners over the years. It was separated from Appleton Papers in ‘00 and became Appleton Coated, LLC. Some of the rails were pulled up from this small yard in '13. All that remains is a runaround to access a pair of spurs for this side of the mill (out-of-frame to left) and a spur for the warehouse at right (that spur does not appear to be used much, if at all, currently).
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:54:53 AM
Location:  Combined Locks, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local services the east side of the Appleton Coated at Combined Locks, WI via former C&NW rails on 31 Mar. '18. Founded in 1889 (some references state 1892) as the Combined Locks Paper Co., it became Combined Paper Mills, Inc. in ‘46 after it purchased a paper mill in PA. Acquired by the National Cash Register Co. in ‘69, it was merged with Appleton Coated Paper Co. in ‘71 to form Appleton Papers, Inc. Commonly known as Appleton Papers Locks Mill, it has been controlled by several different domestic and foreign owners over the years. It was separated from Appleton Papers in ‘00 and became Appleton Coated, LLC. There are flashing blue lights on both sides of the driveway and a sign that says "Train in the area when flashing proceed with caution". The RR crew turns on the lights when they arrive. It looks like there used to be a RR crossing gates at both blue lights.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:54:56 AM
Location:  Combined Locks, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local services the east side of the Appleton Coated at Combined Locks, WI via former C&NW rails on 31 Mar. '18. Founded in 1889 (some references state 1892) as the Combined Locks Paper Co., it became Combined Paper Mills, Inc. in ‘46 after it purchased a paper mill in PA. Acquired by the National Cash Register Co. in ‘69, it was merged with Appleton Coated Paper Co. in ‘71 to form Appleton Papers, Inc. Commonly known as Appleton Papers Locks Mill, it has been controlled by several different domestic and foreign owners over the years. It was separated from Appleton Papers in ‘00 and became Appleton Coated, LLC. There are flashing blue lights on both sides of the driveway (at right) and a sign that says "Train in the area when flashing proceed with caution". The RR crew turns on the lights when they arrive. It looks like there used to be a RR crossing gates at both blue lights.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:54:59 AM
Location:  Combined Locks, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
CN 9530 and CN 4711
Title:  CN 9530 and CN 4711
Description:  A CN local passes the Jacobsen Rd. overpass as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Milepost BG 209 at Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, WI until 14 Apr. '16) on 31 Mar. 18. Train was head for Appleton, Little Chute, and Kaukauna with 51 cars.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:55:02 AM
Location:  Fox Crossing, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 9530(GP40-2LW) CN 4711(GP38-2)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  A CN local approaches Bergstrom Rd. as it heads east via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 31 Mar. '18. Train has just finished servicing Menasha Packaging (out-of-frame to left). There are two large manufacturing facilities next door to each other here, out-of-frame to left. Both are currently Menasha Packaging facilities, owned by Menasha Corp., whose new corporate headquarters stands just to the south. The southernmost was built by Menasha Corp. in '64 after a devastating fire destroyed most of their historic downtown Menasha facility. The northernmost was built by Bergstrom Paper in the '60s.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:55:05 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
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IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  A CN local approaches Bergstrom Rd. as it heads east via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 31 Mar. '18. Train has just finished servicing Menasha Packaging (out-of-frame to left). There are two large manufacturing facilities next door to each other here, out-of-frame to left. Both are currently Menasha Packaging facilities, owned by Menasha Corp., whose new corporate headquarters stands just to the south. The southernmost was built by Menasha Corp. in '64 after a devastating fire destroyed most of their historic downtown Menasha facility. The northernmost was built by Bergstrom Paper in the '60s. The overgrown loading dock partially visible at left could be used to load and unload railroad freight cars, but hasn't for many years.
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:55:07 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
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IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  A CN local crosses Bergstrom Rd. and approaches the Hwy. 41 overpass as it heads east via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 31 Mar. '18. Train has just finished servicing Menasha Packaging (out-of-frame to left).
Photo Date:  3/31/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:55:10 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
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WAMX 3868, et al.
Title:  WAMX 3868, et al.
Description:  A WSOR train services Bemis Specialty Films in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18. A crossbuck for the W. 20th Ave. grade crossing can be seen in the distance. Train had three locomotives, WAMX 3868, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3890.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:55:13 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3868(GP38-2)
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WAMX 3868, WAMX 3868, et al.
Title:  WAMX 3868, WAMX 3868, et al.
Description:  A WSOR train services Bemis Specialty Films in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18. Train had three locomotives, WAMX 3868, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3890.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 3:55:15 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3868(GP38-2) WAMX 3892(GP38-2)
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WAMX 3868, et al.
Title:  WAMX 3868, et al.
Description:  A WSOR train services Bemis Specialty Films in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18. Train had three locomotives, WAMX 3868, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3890.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:17 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3868(GP38-2)
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Steel for Lapham-Hickey
Title:  Steel for Lapham-Hickey
Description:  WSOR prepares to spot a load of steel at Lapham-Hickey Steel (out-of-frame to left) in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:20 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3868(GP38-2)
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WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868
Title:  WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868
Description:  WSOR crosses S. Oakwood Rd. (out-of-frame to left) as it prepares to spot a load of steel at Lapham-Hickey Steel in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:23 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3890(GP38-2) WAMX 3892(GP38-2) WAMX 3868(GP38-2)
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WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868
Title:  WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868
Description:  WSOR heads southwest through the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18. I believe the facility in the background is Fastenal, but I’m not positive.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:25 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3890(GP38-2) WAMX 3892(GP38-2) WAMX 3868(GP38-2)
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WAMX 3890, et al.
Title:  WAMX 3890, et al.
Description:  WSOR services Leeco Steel in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18. Train had three locomotives, WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868.
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:28 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3890(GP38-2)
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WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868
Title:  WAMX 3890, WAMX 3892, WAMX 3868
Description:  WSOR services Leeco Steel in the Southwest Industrial Park via former MILW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 4 Apr. '18. The lead locomotive is passing the northeast end of a new pair of circus-style loading ramps. This facility was built in late-'17 to replace the single ramp at S. Washburn St. (about 2 miles to the northeast).
Photo Date:  4/4/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:30 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3890(GP38-2) WAMX 3892(GP38-2) WAMX 3868(GP38-2)
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CN 4711 and CN 9530
Title:  CN 4711 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local crosses W. 2nd St. as it departs the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 5 Apr. '18. Train originated in Neenah, dropped off a string of cars here, and is now headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. Carter's Caboose, a small, old, rail side tavern, stands at right. It was called Netticoat Junction ca. the '90s and Pete's Junction (possibly Palomino Pete's Junction) ca. the '70s.
Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:33 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4711(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
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IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  CN local approaches Stroebe Rd. as it heads southwest via former SOO rails with 14 cars at Stroebe, WI on 5 Apr. '18. Train was on its way back to Neenah from Shawano. Locomotive is passing an awesome, old, wooden crossbuck which guards the currently unused spur for Great Northern Corp. Stroebe is a railroad station in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16 (not Outagamie Co., where Stroebe was erroneously placed on this site)). The former C&NW rails are in the foreground.
Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:36 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
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IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  CN local crosses Stroebe Rd. as it heads southwest via former SOO rails with 14 cars at Stroebe, WI on 5 Apr. '18. Train was on its way back to Neenah from Shawano. Stroebe is a railroad station in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16 (not Outagamie Co., where Stroebe was erroneously placed on this site)). The former C&NW rails are in the foreground. The little Audi passed the near gate just as the signals activated. Wisely erring on the side of caution when they noticed the far signals activate, they realized that there was plenty of room to safely wait here until the local passed by. The Great Northern Corp. facility is partially visible in the background.
Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:39 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
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CN 2989
Title:  CN 2989
Description:  CN through freight parallels W. Butte des Morts Beach Rd. and approaches Stroebe Rd. as it heads northeast via former C&NW rails at Stroebe, WI on 5 Apr. '18. Train was headed toward Green Bay. Stroebe is a railroad station in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16 (not Outagamie Co., where Stroebe was erroneously placed on this site)). The former SOO rails are in the foreground.
Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/6/2018 2:52:41 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2989(ES44AC)
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CN 2989
Title:  CN 2989
Description:  CN through freight crosses Stroebe Rd. as it heads northeast via former C&NW rails at Stroebe, WI on 5 Apr. '18. Stroebe is a railroad station in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, Winnebago Co., WI until 14 Apr. '16 (not Outagamie Co., where Stroebe was erroneously placed on this site)). The former SOO rails are in the foreground.
Photo Date:  4/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2018 3:57:17 AM
Location:  Stroebe(2), WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2989(ES44AC)
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NS 8110 and CN 2577
Title:  NS 8110 and CN 2577
Description:  CN unit train of 2-bay covered hoppers splits Broad St. and approaches Ceape Ave. as it heads northeast via former C&NW rails at Oshkosh, WI on 7 Apr. '18. Train had two locomotives, NS 8110 and CN 2577. The interesting and historic brick industrial facility at 32-36 Broad St., was erected by Oshkosh’s J. A. Day & Co. in 1870. The flour mill was built for George M. Wakefield, et al., to replace the earlier Oshkosh City Flouring Mills, which stood here until destroyed by fire on 17 May ‘70. That large, old, wooden flour mill (built in ‘56) had been purchased by A. S. Trow & Co. in ‘69 (Wakefield was a partner in that company). When the current facility was completed in ‘70, it became known as the Wakefield Mill, or Wakefield’s Mill, operated by the Wakefield Bros. It continued to be referred to as the Wakefield Mill until at least ‘95, operated by Woodford, Foote & Co. in ‘76, and then Foote Bros. & Co. from about ‘77 until ‘90. It operated as the Foote-Cornish Milling Co. from ‘91 until about the end of 1900. There was an adjacent grain elevator during some of its service as a flour mill. It was home to the Wisconsin Pulp Plaster Co. circa ‘04-‘07. The Baker Paper Co., founded in ‘99, moved into the facility in Aug. ‘14 and owned it until ca. ‘93. It is currently home to the Oshkosh-area United Way, et al. Numerous windows have been added or modified over the years and a partial fourth story was removed at some point after ‘19. The 2013 bascule bridge over the Fox River, built to replace the 1899 swing bridge, is visible in the background.
Photo Date:  4/7/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2018 3:57:30 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  NS 8110(ES44AC) CN 2577(C44-9W) NS 8110(ES44AC) CN 2577(C44-9W)
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BNSF 9000, et al.
Title:  BNSF 9000, et al.
Description:  CN unit train of 2-bay covered hoppers passes the Van Dyne Rd./Hwy. RP overpass and approaches Lincoln Rd. as it heads southeast via former C&NW rails at Van Dyne, WI on 7 Apr. '18. Train had three locomotives, BNSF 9000, BNSF 7913, and NS 9591. The former SOO rails run parallel on the other side of the brush to the left of these rails.
Photo Date:  4/7/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2018 3:57:34 AM
Location:  Van Dyne, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9000(SD70ACe)
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IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  CN local crosses Racine St. as it works in the former SOO yard at Menasha, WI on 8 Apr. '18. Milepost 2 is at front of the locomotive, a newer marker on a metal fence post to the right of the tracks, and an older, faded marker on the telephone pole to the left of the tracks.
Photo Date:  4/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2018 3:57:38 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
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CN 2941, et al.
Title:  CN 2941, et al.
Description:  A CN through freight approaches Dixie Rd. as it heads southwest via former SOO rails at Town of Vinland, Winnebago Co., WI on 8 Apr. '18. Train had three locomotives, CN 2941, CN 2921, CREX 1510. The CN completed some significant brush clearing here about a month ago, in preparation for some upcoming work. I was standing where the former C&NW right-of-way used to cross the road. Part of the former C&NW main line forms a long passing siding, often referred to as Dixie Siding, at right.
Photo Date:  4/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2018 3:57:43 AM
Location:  Town of Vinland, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2941(ES44AC)
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NS 8077, GECX 7328, NS 1115
Title:  NS 8077, GECX 7328, NS 1115
Description:  A trio of interesting out-of-towners lead a through freight approaching S. Perkins St. while headed northeast through the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 8 Apr. '18. Train had three locomotives, NS 8077, GECX 7328, NS 1115. Until recently, the building at right had a sign denoting its use by All About Packaging, Inc., Warehouse #2. There is a spur along the south side of the building, the wheel stops can be seen if you zoom in, but the turnout for the spur was removed years ago. The oldest part of the building was completed in Mar. '60, the new facility for the Fox Valley Sheltered Workshop. Inc. (started in '55 to create employment opportunities for the disabled). It became Valley Packaging Industries Inc. ca. mid- or late-'80s. After they moved to a new facility, this one has been home to Valley Planing Mill, Inc., followed by Perfect Patterns, Inc. The All About Packaging, Inc., main facility is a couple of blocks away on W. Everett St.
Photo Date:  4/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/12/2018 3:57:46 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  NS 8077(ES44AC) GECX 7328(C40-8W) NS 1115(SD70ACe)
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