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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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NS 194775 could use a new paint job
Title:  NS 194775 could use a new paint job
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 3:11:03 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  78   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 coming through the trees
Title:  WSOR 2054 coming through the trees
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 3:15:00 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
WSOR 2054 in reverse, take two
Title:  WSOR 2054 in reverse, take two
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 5:45:04 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007 and 2054 shoving back into the spur again
Title:  WSOR 4007 and 2054 shoving back into the spur again
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 5:56:58 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007 waiting for the cars to be unloaded
Title:  WSOR 4007 waiting for the cars to be unloaded
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 6:19:08 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description:  The north Stoughton industrial park is dominated by the towers of the Ortega taco shell plant.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 6:22:59 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  358   Comments: 0
Headin' out
Title:  Headin' out
Description:  The train pulls out of the spur for the second and final time today.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 6:27:35 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 6:33:51 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
AOK 35131
Title:  AOK 35131
Description:  The conductor is hanging on again as the empties are pulled back onto the main.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 6:43:27 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  71   Comments: 0
NAHX 800079
Title:  NAHX 800079
Description:  A row of covered hoppers was parked downtown on a siding south of Main Street. I thought the train might pick these up, but it didn't. Not today, anyways.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 8:17:22 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  74   Comments: 0
The drivers on Main Street are cursing their luck
Title:  The drivers on Main Street are cursing their luck
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 8:26:03 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description:  Crossing South Street.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 8:30:01 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
Parting shot of the power
Title:  Parting shot of the power
Description:  Next stop: Edgerton.
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 8:34:23 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 2054(SD20)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
YARR 32002 ex-UP
Title:  YARR 32002 ex-UP
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2007  Upload Date: 8/2/2007 8:52:13 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  74   Comments: 0
WSOR 4051
Title:  WSOR 4051
Description:  Another late-running MAJ crosses County Highway AB just east of McFarland.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 3:13:34 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 4051(SD40-2)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
WSOR 2055 & 3802
Title:  WSOR 2055 & 3802
Description:  This train had a whopping six power units! I don't know if all of them were up and running, though.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 3:33:48 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 2055(SD20) WSOR 3802(GP38)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
WSOR 3802 & 3806
Title:  WSOR 3802 & 3806
Description:  Three of the units were the same ones that were on yesterday's Prairie du Chien-Madison train.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 3:41:38 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 3802(GP38) WSOR 3806(GP38)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
WSOR 3806
Title:  WSOR 3806
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 3:45:18 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 3806(GP38)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
WSOR 10A
Title:  WSOR 10A
Description:  This one was a surprise.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 3:49:10 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WSOR 10A(E9A)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
BNSF 759730
Title:  BNSF 759730
Description:  Many of the same cars from yesterday's PDCM were on this train as well.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 3:55:29 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  104   Comments: 0
View through the MT centerbeam
Title:  View through the MT centerbeam
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 8/4/2007 4:18:45 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  62   Comments: 1
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  UP 2979, an ex-C&NW SD40-2, leads a southbound loaded rock train at downtown McFarland.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:32:09 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  175   Comments: 1
UP 4216
Title:  UP 4216
Description:  These UP SD70Ms are big power in these parts.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:48:09 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
GREX 4003A
Title:  GREX 4003A
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:51:08 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  110   Comments: 0
GREX 4000
Title:  GREX 4000
Description:  This interesting conveyor contraption brought up the rear of the train.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:54:33 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  144   Comments: 1
UP 2979 pauses
Title:  UP 2979 pauses
Description:  The train stopped and sat just north of Door Creek Road. Notice that a ditch light is out.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 7:59:15 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
UP 2979 waiting at Door Creek Road
Title:  UP 2979 waiting at Door Creek Road
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:24:11 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
UP 2979
Title:  UP 2979
Description:  In the distance to the right you can see another set of headlights. These belonged to a hi-rail truck which pulled up behind the train while it was sitting here.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:30:45 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
UP 2979 & 4216 on parked rock train
Title:  UP 2979 & 4216 on parked rock train
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:35:54 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2) UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
UP 2979 waiting....waiting...
Title:  UP 2979 waiting....waiting...
Description:  A low angle through the wildflowers.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:41:03 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
The "Have a Nice Day" locomotive
Title:  The "Have a Nice Day" locomotive
Description:  The gong bell (much like a mechanical railroad crossing bell) on the nose is a dead giveaway that this is a former Chicago & Northwestern locomotive. Someone has added a friendly touch-up to this one.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:44:31 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  345   Comments: 0
Finally moving again
Title:  Finally moving again
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:53:51 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
GREX 4003A
Title:  GREX 4003A
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 8:58:50 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  98   Comments: 0
GREX 4000
Title:  GREX 4000
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:02:06 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  210   Comments: 0
WSOR hi-rail truck
Title:  WSOR hi-rail truck
Description:  These guys were following closely behind the rock train.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:05:14 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  84   Comments: 0
WSOR hi-rail approaching Door Creek Road
Title:  WSOR hi-rail approaching Door Creek Road
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:14:29 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  200   Comments: 1
WSOR hi-rail
Title:  WSOR hi-rail
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:21:50 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  98   Comments: 0
WSOR hi-rail
Title:  WSOR hi-rail
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:30:31 PM
Location:  McFarland, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  192   Comments: 0
UP 2979 crossing the north Yahara River bridge
Title:  UP 2979 crossing the north Yahara River bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:33:54 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  303   Comments: 0
UP 4216
Title:  UP 4216
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:41:10 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  175   Comments: 0
UP 4216
Title:  UP 4216
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:44:42 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
GREX 4005 set
Title:  GREX 4005 set
Description:  These ballast hoppers are not seperate cars, but share a truck between each hopper. The entire train is a semi-permanently coupled unit.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:48:49 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  112   Comments: 0
GREX 4005A & 4004B crossing the mouth of the river
Title:  GREX 4005A & 4004B crossing the mouth of the river
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 9:55:40 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  111   Comments: 0
GREX 4000
Title:  GREX 4000
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:00:06 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  198   Comments: 0
The train is coming...but something's missing
Title:  The train is coming...but something's missing
Description:  A ditch light is still out as the train approaches downtown Stoughton. More steel loads for Zalk Joseph's are on the siding.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:05:39 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
Foolhardy biker
Title:  Foolhardy biker
Description:  This guy is going to live to regret it (or possibly NOT live) if he tries this with a train going faster than 10 MPH.
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:09:13 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  342   Comments: 1
UP 2979 approaching Main Street
Title:  UP 2979 approaching Main Street
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:15:35 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
Tight shot on UP 2979's front end
Title:  Tight shot on UP 2979's front end
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:19:31 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2979(SD40-2)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
UP 4216 cab shot
Title:  UP 4216 cab shot
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:22:32 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4216(SD70M)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
GREX 4000
Title:  GREX 4000
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/2007  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 10:26:36 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  121   Comments: 0


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