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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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WSOR 2051 going away shot
Title:  WSOR 2051 going away shot
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 1:13:53 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  315   Comments: 0
CSX 8127
Title:  CSX 8127
Description:  This CSX SD40-2 brought the empties up by itself-now it requires three red & gray helpers to bring the loads south and back to J-ville.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 1:36:16 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CSX 8127(SD40-2)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
WSOR 2055 & rest of power
Title:  WSOR 2055 & rest of power
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 1:39:26 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2055(SD20) WSOR 2054(SD20) WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
CSX 8127 in red & gray land
Title:  CSX 8127 in red & gray land
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 1:44:30 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8127(SD40-2) WSOR 2055(SD20) WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
Long string of ballast loads for CSX
Title:  Long string of ballast loads for CSX
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:02:24 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  129   Comments: 0
WSOR 180
Title:  WSOR 180
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:05:26 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  212   Comments: 0
WSOR 137
Title:  WSOR 137
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:09:36 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  151   Comments: 0
Last car
Title:  Last car
Description:  The end of the train passes the derailment site, where the two wrecked tank cars still remain.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:13:22 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  289   Comments: 0
WSOR 2051
Title:  WSOR 2051
Description:  The train passes the Edgerton depot.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:16:55 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
WSOR 2051
Title:  WSOR 2051
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:22:32 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054
Title:  WSOR 2054
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:25:29 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20) WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
CSX 8127
Title:  CSX 8127
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:28:21 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CSX 8127(SD40-2)
Views:  349   Comments: 0
WSOR 2051 approaching Newville Rd.
Title:  WSOR 2051 approaching Newville Rd.
Description:  Next sighting of the train is just west of Milton Junction.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:34:19 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
WSOR 2051
Title:  WSOR 2051
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:38:01 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 & 2055 doing their thing
Title:  WSOR 2054 & 2055 doing their thing
Description:  The quartet of locomotives put on an impressive show at Newville Road, prime movers roaring and smoke pouring into the sky.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:41:15 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20) WSOR 2055(SD20)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
WSOR 2055
Title:  WSOR 2055
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:49:01 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2055(SD20)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
CSX 8127
Title:  CSX 8127
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:55:37 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8127(SD40-2)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
WSOR 2055
Title:  WSOR 2055
Description:  The Newville Road crossing has a couple of simple flashing signals without a bell.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 2:59:04 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2055(SD20)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
CSX 8127
Title:  CSX 8127
Description:  Final shot of the gray, blue & yellow "guest" and of this train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2007  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 3:04:30 PM
Location:  Milton Junction, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CSX 8127(SD40-2)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Kershaw ballast regulator approaching Williams Drive
Title:  Kershaw ballast regulator approaching Williams Drive
Description:  This MoW vehicle was headed southbound to do some work downtown.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 12:51:16 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  193   Comments: 0
Kershaw ballast regulator headed southbound
Title:  Kershaw ballast regulator headed southbound
Description:  The MoW vehicle passes the Williams Drive crossing. These trucks have insulated axles that don't trigger crossing signals.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 2:17:04 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  176   Comments: 0
NKCR 3510
Title:  NKCR 3510
Description:  Gondolas loaded with steel beams for Zalk-Joseph's sit on the siding downtown.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 2:24:14 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  160   Comments: 0
NKCR 3506
Title:  NKCR 3506
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 2:30:24 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  115   Comments: 0
BNSF 518314
Title:  BNSF 518314
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 2:34:56 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  147   Comments: 0
Kershaw ballast tamper/track liner
Title:  Kershaw ballast tamper/track liner
Description:  This vehicle, shown approaching the Highway N crossing on the south side of town, was following behind the ballast regulator.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 2:40:15 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  211   Comments: 1
Here comes the train!
Title:  Here comes the train!
Description:  A late MAJ train, delayed by the earlier MoW work and operated by the J2 crew instead of the regular JMA/MAJ, approaches Door Creek Road just southeast of McFarland on this hot Wednesday afternoon.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 9:42:59 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  408   Comments: 1
WSOR 4007 and 2054 hauling the load
Title:  WSOR 4007 and 2054 hauling the load
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:01:47 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  357   Comments: 1
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description:  The WSOR SD40-2s are becoming more common on trains between Madison and Janesville, after being scarce on this part of the system for quite some time.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:05:35 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 & 4007
Title:  WSOR 2054 & 4007
Description:  Red & gray power makes its way southbound in the bright (and hot) August afternoon sun.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:12:01 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20) WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 1
CP 521855 seems to be a familiar sight
Title:  CP 521855 seems to be a familiar sight
Description:  These pipe loads on flatcars have been a common sight on trains all over southern Wisconsin this summer. There must be multiple major sewer and/or water main projects ongoing.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:15:52 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  111   Comments: 1
CP 522178
Title:  CP 522178
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:21:16 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  115   Comments: 0
WSOR 504750 with faded "Rio Grande"
Title:  WSOR 504750 with faded "Rio Grande"
Description:  Several of WSOR's group of ex-D&RGW open hoppers were in the train.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:33:31 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  200   Comments: 0
BSEX 1024
Title:  BSEX 1024
Description:  Grain, and ethanol, and the corn to make it are all big commodities for the WSOR. Why do the reporting marks for Badger State Ethanol always seem dirty?
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:43:23 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  263   Comments: 0
BRC 1957
Title:  BRC 1957
Description:  Some of Belt Railway of Chicago's nifty ballast hoppers make an appearance for my camera for the first time since January.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:46:52 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  206   Comments: 1
BRC 1963
Title:  BRC 1963
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:50:37 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  178   Comments: 0
BRC trio
Title:  BRC trio
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 10:57:39 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  284   Comments: 0
Light power crossing Williams Drive
Title:  Light power crossing Williams Drive
Description:  After leaving their train north of town, the crew brought the locomotives into Stoughton to switch out the north side industrial park spur. Moments before this photo was snapped, a moron in an SUV ignored the crossing signals AND the blasting horn and was about 1.5 seconds ahead of becoming a hood ornament on the 4007.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:04:47 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:08:12 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 as the crew gets ready to head into the spur
Title:  WSOR 2054 as the crew gets ready to head into the spur
Description:  The locomotives stopped a short distance south of Williams Drive in order to switch onto the industrial park spur.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:11:42 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
The rear becomes the front
Title:  The rear becomes the front
Description:  This was the first of several gondolas waiting to be shoved down the spur and spotted at Zalk-Josephs'.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:19:12 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  90   Comments: 0
Clinging to a moving train is all in a day's work if you're a conductor
Title:  Clinging to a moving train is all in a day's work if you're a conductor
Description:  The J2 conductor, after sticking the car orders in his back pocket, hangs on for the ride as the train begins the first of two shoves into the spur.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:22:53 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  175   Comments: 0
AOK 35033
Title:  AOK 35033
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:34:23 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  140   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 in the industrial park
Title:  WSOR 2054 in the industrial park
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:44:40 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:50:24 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
Coming back out of the spur
Title:  Coming back out of the spur
Description:  After making its first shove into the spur, the train starts to pull forward again.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/1/2007 11:55:44 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
New BNSF logo has already made it outside BNSF territory
Title:  New BNSF logo has already made it outside BNSF territory
Description:  This gondola sports the new BNSF logo, which I really don't like compared to the old one which resembled the old AT&SF logo.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 2:36:14 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  114   Comments: 0
BNSF 518587
Title:  BNSF 518587
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 2:40:29 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  87   Comments: 0
Almost back to the main
Title:  Almost back to the main
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 2:45:19 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  162   Comments: 0
NKCR 3523 as the train shoves back in
Title:  NKCR 3523 as the train shoves back in
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 2:55:51 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  73   Comments: 0
BNSF 518192 loaded with steel for ZJ
Title:  BNSF 518192 loaded with steel for ZJ
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 3:00:40 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  132   Comments: 0


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