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By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:8/21/2006 - 5/24/2019
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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Eastbound in a southerly fashion
Title:  Eastbound in a southerly fashion
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Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/19/2017 10:30:55 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
Crossing M-H Town Line Road, which is in the proccess of getting signals
Title:  Crossing M-H Town Line Road, which is in the proccess of getting signals
Description:  WSOR is doing a lot of crossing upgrades lately, the next crossing to the north is also getting a set of lights, bells and gates after being passive (crossbuck and stop signs) for many years.
Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/20/2017 9:44:44 AM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
T006 eases to the south end of the siding off Rotamer Road
Title:  T006 eases to the south end of the siding off Rotamer Road
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Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/20/2017 3:47:14 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
T006 power rolls out of the siding after cutting off from the train
Title:  T006 power rolls out of the siding after cutting off from the train
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Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/20/2017 3:51:37 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
HLCX 6313 now leads the T6 light power back north as they run around their train
Title:  HLCX 6313 now leads the T6 light power back north as they run around their train
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Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/20/2017 3:54:59 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6313(SD40-2)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
HLCX 6313 leads the light power back to the north end of the Milton-Janesville siding
Title:  HLCX 6313 leads the light power back to the north end of the Milton-Janesville siding
Description:  This 8,000' siding was installed in 2015. The T004 and T006 trains often set out/interchange cars here rather than take them all the way to the Janesville yard.
Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/20/2017 3:55:52 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6313(SD40-2)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
HLCX 6313
Title:  HLCX 6313
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Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/20/2017 3:57:39 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6313(SD40-2)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Not the greatest pan shot ever, but it sort of works
Title:  Not the greatest pan shot ever, but it sort of works
Description:  T3 rolls toward Milton at dusk, approaching M-H Town Line Road.
Photo Date:  10/19/2017  Upload Date: 10/21/2017 12:53:35 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
WAMX 3928 backs down onto its five-car L469 train after working the industrial park
Title:  WAMX 3928 backs down onto its five-car L469 train after working the industrial park
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Photo Date:  11/27/2017  Upload Date: 11/27/2017 5:04:26 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
WAMX 3928 couples up to its short train
Title:  WAMX 3928 couples up to its short train
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/27/2017  Upload Date: 11/27/2017 5:06:11 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
L469 guns it back to Madison
Title:  L469 guns it back to Madison
Description:  This location was inaccessible from public property until the construction of a new elevated bike/walking path that opened a few months ago.
Photo Date:  11/27/2017  Upload Date: 11/27/2017 5:12:19 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
L469 gets its two MT centerbeams rolling after a quick pit stop
Title:  L469 gets its two MT centerbeams rolling after a quick pit stop
Description:  I'd spotted a train sitting, facing eastbound, on the bridge across Upper Mud Lake from the Beltline and headed into McFarland to investigate. When I got there I found this idling in town, facing westbound! The crew soon returned from a nearby convenience store.
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 7:18:43 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
T006 storms under US 51
Title:  T006 storms under US 51
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Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 7:21:15 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Red, Gray and Green
Title:  Red, Gray and Green
Description:  After a delayed spring that saw three snowstorms in the third week of April and the trees remain dormant well into the fourth, several days of temperatures in the 70s to 80s and a few bouts of rainfall have turned that around quickly!
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 7:23:40 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
WAMX 3928 shoves its L469 train into the industrial park spur
Title:  WAMX 3928 shoves its L469 train into the industrial park spur
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Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 7:29:11 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
After two hours of switching work, L469 sprints for Madison
Title:  After two hours of switching work, L469 sprints for Madison
Description:  Same power and similar location as last November, but a little further west and with the unit facing the right way this time!
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 7:29:43 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Nice day on the water
Title:  Nice day on the water
Description:  L469 crosses the short bridge over the Yahara River's channel between Lake Waubesa and Upper Mud Lake. This bridge could previously be only glimpsed from the Beltline Highway in Madison. It was inaccessible from public property until the opening of the new Lower Yahara River Trail boardwalk last August.
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/8/2018 7:31:38 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 1
L469 power rolls along the passing siding after pulling their pickup from US Oil
Title:  L469 power rolls along the passing siding after pulling their pickup from US Oil
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/12/2019  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 4:53:23 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  18   Comments: 2
L469 shoves back on the main to grab their cars for US Oil
Title:  L469 shoves back on the main to grab their cars for US Oil
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Photo Date:  3/12/2019  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 4:55:04 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  16   Comments: 1
L469 motor WAMX 3928 has coupled up to the cars for US Oil
Title:  L469 motor WAMX 3928 has coupled up to the cars for US Oil
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Photo Date:  3/12/2019  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 4:56:03 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  22   Comments: 2
After pulling the outbounds, L469 prepares to shove five tanks for US Oil into the spur
Title:  After pulling the outbounds, L469 prepares to shove five tanks for US Oil into the spur
Description:  The cars they pulled out are coupled behind the lone covered hopper.
Photo Date:  3/12/2019  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 5:02:47 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  12   Comments: 0
WAMX 3928 leads L469 across the short bridge over the Yahara River's inlet to Lake Waubesa
Title:  WAMX 3928 leads L469 across the short bridge over the Yahara River's inlet to Lake Waubesa
Description:  This is the third time I've caught this job utilizing the Lower Yahara Trail boardwalk since it was opened in late 2017, and it's been this unit every time.
Photo Date:  3/12/2019  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 5:06:54 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  68   Comments: 3


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