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By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:8/21/2006 - 5/24/2021
Album Info:This former Milwaukee Road line was one of several radiating out of the Capital City to be put up for abandonment by the bankrupt carrier in the 1980s, despite the fact that it connected south-central Wisconsin's two largest cities. Along with several of the others, it was rescued by the state DOT and the multi-county Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission and operated by short line Wisconsin & Calumet until WICT's takeover by the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, which today operates the line as the Madison Subdivision. It serves as the main line of the WSOR's Southern Division, ferrying traffic north from Janesville bound for points on the branch lines out of Madison, and bringing traffic back from the branches and the Canadian Pacific's line from Portage to Janesville and the outside world. There is also considerable on-line traffic generated in the communities of McFarland, Stoughton, Edgerton, and Milton Junction. Union Pacific ballast trains to and from the quarry at Rock Springs on the Reedsburg line operated in the summers until 2011. The line was upgraded to continuous welded rail in 2010-11 after two major derailments in 2007 contributed to its being slow-ordered to 10 MPH.
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UP 3090 trails on a ballast train from Rock Springs
Title:  UP 3090 trails on a ballast train from Rock Springs
Description:  A quartet of Union Pacific SD40-2s pull a Janesville-bound loaded ballast train through downtown McFarland. This was the first day I decided to actively follow a train and take pictures, and I was reduced to Dad's cell phone camera because I forgot to put a memory card in my Sony! To top that off, I didn't really know how to use the cell phone camera and didn't save the approach shot correctly.
Photo Date:  8/21/2006  Upload Date: 6/22/2007 9:55:51 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 3090(SD40-2)
Views:  479   Comments: 1
UP 919696
Title:  UP 919696
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/21/2006  Upload Date: 6/22/2007 10:04:35 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  246   Comments: 0
GREX unit ballast cars
Title:  GREX unit ballast cars
Description:  At the time I wasn't sure what to make of these.
Photo Date:  8/21/2006  Upload Date: 6/22/2007 10:06:41 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  304   Comments: 0
UP 919862
Title:  UP 919862
Description:  We next caught up to the train at Door Creek Road just south of McFarland.
Photo Date:  8/21/2006  Upload Date: 6/22/2007 10:11:33 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  412   Comments: 0
GREX ballast conveyor
Title:  GREX ballast conveyor
Description:  What I thought at the time was a crane, I now know is part of the GREX conveyor ballast train.
Photo Date:  8/21/2006  Upload Date: 6/22/2007 10:13:36 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  456   Comments: 1
GETX 2000 and 2028 in a field
Title:  GETX 2000 and 2028 in a field
Description:  These two tank cars were knocked onto the ground by a derail after a customer tried to move them on the spur with improper equipment.
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 8:21:18 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  437   Comments: 0
GETX 2000
Title:  GETX 2000
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 8:28:10 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  363   Comments: 0
WSOR 10C leads the business special as it hangs a left on the wye
Title:  WSOR 10C leads the business special as it hangs a left on the wye
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 9:08:45 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10C(E9A)
Views:  467   Comments: 1
WSOR 10A
Title:  WSOR 10A
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 9:13:05 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10A(E9A)
Views:  746   Comments: 0
The Stone Gardner
Title:  The Stone Gardner
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 9:17:27 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  1299   Comments: 0
WSOR 10C
Title:  WSOR 10C
Description:  Approaching the County M crossing west of Milton Junction.
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 9:32:21 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10C(E9A)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
WSOR 10C
Title:  WSOR 10C
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 9:58:37 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10C(E9A)
Views:  441   Comments: 0
Receding into the distance
Title:  Receding into the distance
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 10:31:26 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  319   Comments: 0
WSOR 10C
Title:  WSOR 10C
Description:  Crossing Main Street in downtown Edgerton.
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 10:40:41 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10C(E9A)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
WSOR 10C
Title:  WSOR 10C
Description:  Slowing down for a brief stop at downtown Edgerton. You can also see a WSOR van to the right.
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 10:44:24 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 10C(E9A)
Views:  462   Comments: 0
WSOR 10A
Title:  WSOR 10A
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 10:51:42 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10A(E9A)
Views:  422   Comments: 0
WSOR 800150
Title:  WSOR 800150
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 10:57:57 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  437   Comments: 0
The Stone Gardner
Title:  The Stone Gardner
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 11:02:25 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  331   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 leads the Madison to Janesville freight long hood forward
Title:  WSOR 2054 leads the Madison to Janesville freight long hood forward
Description:  Approaching the County Highway B crossing on this warm, windy Thursday morning.
Photo Date:  5/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 11:41:16 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  522   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054
Title:  WSOR 2054
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 12:29:10 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20) WSOR 2052(SD20)
Views:  534   Comments: 0
WSOR 2052
Title:  WSOR 2052
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 12:43:14 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2052(SD20)
Views:  443   Comments: 0
WSOR 8022
Title:  WSOR 8022
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 1:02:30 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  634   Comments: 1
RBOX 37261
Title:  RBOX 37261
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 1:17:30 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  359   Comments: 0
Graffiti Box
Title:  Graffiti Box
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/24/2007 2:16:43 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  286   Comments: 0
WSOR 180002
Title:  WSOR 180002
Description:  Some of the hopper cars lined up behind the Liberty Station Restaurant.
Photo Date:  6/5/2007  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 1:50:39 AM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  422   Comments: 0
WSOR 180025
Title:  WSOR 180025
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/5/2007  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 2:07:09 AM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  412   Comments: 0
FRTX 465015
Title:  FRTX 465015
Description:  This hopper's Conrail heritage is still faintly visible.
Photo Date:  6/5/2007  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 2:23:34 AM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  416   Comments: 1
UP 2967
Title:  UP 2967
Description:  A Janesville-bound loaded rock train approaches the Main Street crossing in downtown Stoughton.
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 9:09:52 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2967(SD40M-2)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
UP 2967 leads eastbound rock loads
Title:  UP 2967 leads eastbound rock loads
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 9:19:54 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2967(SD40M-2) UP 2997(SD40-2)
Views:  456   Comments: 2
UP 2967
Title:  UP 2967
Description:  The train rumbles past the old MILW passenger depot, now the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 9:38:04 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2967(SD40M-2)
Views:  352   Comments: 0
UP 2967
Title:  UP 2967
Description:  Crossing Main Street. The conducter returned my wave and thumbs-up. :-) This SD40-2 must have come up from Illinois-notice the editorial in the dirt just above the lower red sill stripe. Quick, somebody hose that thing down!
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 9:47:41 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2967(SD40M-2)
Views:  499   Comments: 1
UP 2997
Title:  UP 2997
Description:  The nose-mounted gong bell (similar to a mechanical grade crossing bell) reveals the C&NW heritage of this SD40-2.
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 9:54:31 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2997(SD40-2)
Views:  329   Comments: 1
UP 2996
Title:  UP 2996
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 9:57:49 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2996(SD40-2) UP 2997(SD40-2)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
Armour Yellow & Harbor Mist Gray trio pulling hard on the rock train
Title:  Armour Yellow & Harbor Mist Gray trio pulling hard on the rock train
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 10:00:07 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 2996(SD40-2) UP 2997(SD40-2) UP 2967(SD40M-2)
Views:  456   Comments: 0
HZGX 7300
Title:  HZGX 7300
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 11:02:36 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  267   Comments: 0
HZGX 7344
Title:  HZGX 7344
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/18/2007 11:06:03 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  306   Comments: 0
HZGX 7352
Title:  HZGX 7352
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/19/2007 12:01:44 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  235   Comments: 0
Flashing red means stop
Title:  Flashing red means stop
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/19/2007 12:04:59 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  266   Comments: 0
HZGX 7316
Title:  HZGX 7316
Description:  The end of the long, slow-moving train, much to the relief of the downtown Stoughton traffic.
Photo Date:  6/18/2007  Upload Date: 6/19/2007 12:07:35 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  290   Comments: 0
BM 509
Title:  BM 509
Description:  This piece of equipment was sitting on a badly maintained siding in downtown McFarland. According to what I learned later, it tightens/removes the bolts on the joint bars between rail sections.
Photo Date:  6/25/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 9:25:47 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  BM 509(MoW Equipment)
Views:  717   Comments: 1
BM 509
Title:  BM 509
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/25/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 9:30:47 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 509(MoW Equipment)
Views:  562   Comments: 1
BM 509
Title:  BM 509
Description:  This siding is buried in the grass pretty good.
Photo Date:  6/25/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 9:46:19 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  BM 509(MoW Equipment)
Views:  579   Comments: 0
Won't be any railcars parked here!
Title:  Won't be any railcars parked here!
Description:  The passing siding in downtown McFarland has seen better days. That's the main in the background.
Photo Date:  6/25/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 9:52:29 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  334   Comments: 1
END OF TRAIN
Title:  END OF TRAIN
Description:  No idea what this is here for. This is on the main, not one of the sidings.
Photo Date:  6/25/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 9:57:17 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  348   Comments: 0
BM 509
Title:  BM 509
Description:  A crew with a hi-rail truck was just finishing up with this machine when I arrived. They informed me that it is for tightening the bolts at the rail joints.
Photo Date:  6/28/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2007 6:05:55 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 509(MoW Equipment)
Views:  615   Comments: 0
WSOR hi-rail truck
Title:  WSOR hi-rail truck
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/28/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2007 6:26:18 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  369   Comments: 0
WSOR 2051 approaching
Title:  WSOR 2051 approaching
Description:  WSOR skunks lead the rock loads for CSX toward the Washington Road crossing north of Edgerton.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 12:42:49 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
Stop, look, listen & live
Title:  Stop, look, listen & live
Description:  Bell tolling and echoing horn blaring, 2051 rolls toward the rural Washington Road crossing.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 12:45:58 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  391   Comments: 0
WSOR 2051
Title:  WSOR 2051
Description:  This WSOR crewman takes a relaxed approach to conducting (look in the side window).
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 12:49:09 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  440   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054
Title:  WSOR 2054
Description:  The second unit in the consist rolls across Washington Road.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 1:11:17 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  347   Comments: 0


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