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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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CP 521813
Title:  CP 521813
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Photo Date:  1/4/2008  Upload Date: 1/4/2008 11:17:27 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  86   Comments: 0
LBR 1032 with scrap load from Samuel's in Madison
Title:  LBR 1032 with scrap load from Samuel's in Madison
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/4/2008  Upload Date: 1/4/2008 11:25:58 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  136   Comments: 0
CSX 813482
Title:  CSX 813482
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/4/2008  Upload Date: 1/4/2008 11:34:07 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  78   Comments: 0
WSOR 3806/4050 on MAJ08 crossing Hannerville Road in the rain
Title:  WSOR 3806/4050 on MAJ08 crossing Hannerville Road in the rain
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 1/9/2008 12:31:47 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 3806(GP38)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
ETCX 20038
Title:  ETCX 20038
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/8/2008  Upload Date: 1/9/2008 12:49:43 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  133   Comments: 0
OLSX 173580 ex-C&NW crossing Washington Road
Title:  OLSX 173580 ex-C&NW crossing Washington Road
Description:  Today's MAJ beat me to Washington Rd., so I had to wait for the last half of the train. I decided I might as well get some shots of these ex-C&NW covered hoppers.
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 9:47:49 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  123   Comments: 0
OLSX 173627
Title:  OLSX 173627
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 9:59:04 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  119   Comments: 0
OLSX 173647
Title:  OLSX 173647
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 10:12:42 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  101   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007 on MAJ approaching Catlin Street
Title:  WSOR 4007 on MAJ approaching Catlin Street
Description:  I swear, this engine does all the work for the WSOR. Seems it's on every other MAJ, the M3 on Watertown sub...every train I see. Today it's getting some help from the last skunk left in service.
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 9:20:26 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007 crossing Catlin St.
Title:  WSOR 4007 crossing Catlin St.
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 9:31:56 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
WSOR 4007
Title:  WSOR 4007
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 11:33:27 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
The last time I would see WSOR 2051 in service
Title:  The last time I would see WSOR 2051 in service
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 11:43:17 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 2051(SD20)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
SOO 75468
Title:  SOO 75468
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 11:52:42 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  85   Comments: 0
BSEX 1044 ex-ATSF
Title:  BSEX 1044 ex-ATSF
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 12:01:46 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  184   Comments: 0
BSEX 1042 ex-ATSF
Title:  BSEX 1042 ex-ATSF
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 12:29:16 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  229   Comments: 0
NDYX 824026
Title:  NDYX 824026
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 12:21:39 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  90   Comments: 0
OLSX 173753 ex-C&NW
Title:  OLSX 173753 ex-C&NW
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 12:39:05 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  141   Comments: 0
OLSX 173501 ex-C&NW
Title:  OLSX 173501 ex-C&NW
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 12:56:06 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  150   Comments: 0
NS 307972
Title:  NS 307972
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 1:05:42 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  75   Comments: 0
SOO 63523
Title:  SOO 63523
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 1:16:26 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  221   Comments: 0
MSDR 195258 on the siding
Title:  MSDR 195258 on the siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 1/18/2008 2:45:56 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  137   Comments: 0
WSOR 3806 leads a colorful consist toward J-Ville
Title:  WSOR 3806 leads a colorful consist toward J-Ville
Description:  Passing the depot downtown, with the J2 crew at the controls.
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 9:37:50 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 3806(GP38) WSOR 4010(SD40-2)
Views:  415   Comments: 0
WSOR 4010
Title:  WSOR 4010
Description:  One of 2 UP patches operating on the WSOR.
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 9:46:26 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4010(SD40-2)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
WSOR 1502 with "MILWAUKEE ROAD" lettering still partially visible
Title:  WSOR 1502 with "MILWAUKEE ROAD" lettering still partially visible
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 9:57:32 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 1502(MP15AC)
Views:  590   Comments: 0
WSOR 1502 showing its heritage
Title:  WSOR 1502 showing its heritage
Description:  Never thought I'd see a locomotive that actually said "Milwaukee Road" on it running on this line in 2008!
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/20/2008 10:13:49 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 1502(MP15AC) WSOR 4010(SD40-2)
Views:  488   Comments: 0
ETCX 623000
Title:  ETCX 623000
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/20/2008  Upload Date: 3/29/2008 10:18:43 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  104   Comments: 0
WSOR 4053 on the J2 in the snow
Title:  WSOR 4053 on the J2 in the snow
Description:  4053 is the only power for the JMA relief crew late on a Saturday morning following a late winter snowstorm.
Photo Date:  3/22/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 6:59:08 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4053(SD40-2)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
"Ol' Mr. Mustard" WSOR 4053 approaching Williams Drive bound for Janesville
Title:  "Ol' Mr. Mustard" WSOR 4053 approaching Williams Drive bound for Janesville
Description:  Of the 11 locomotives WSOR has acquired since spring 2007, 4053 has gone the longest without a coat of red and gray at Horicon. Notice that a little more gray paint has been used to blot out the UP shield on the nose compared with the July pictures.
Photo Date:  3/22/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 7:00:52 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4053(SD40-2)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
MSDR 195276
Title:  MSDR 195276
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/22/2008  Upload Date: 3/29/2008 10:20:46 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  73   Comments: 0
WSOR 4054 approaching Fulton St. with the MAJ
Title:  WSOR 4054 approaching Fulton St. with the MAJ
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/30/2008 2:19:00 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4054(SD40-2)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
WSOR 4054 draws closer
Title:  WSOR 4054 draws closer
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/30/2008 2:23:16 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4054(SD40-2)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Madison's regular Geeps following the 4054 across Fulton Street
Title:  Madison's regular Geeps following the 4054 across Fulton Street
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/30/2008 2:24:40 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 3808(GP38AC) WSOR 3806(GP38) WSOR 4054(SD40-2)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Ball-and-bar logo still in good shape on an ex-C&NW INRD coal hopper
Title:  Ball-and-bar logo still in good shape on an ex-C&NW INRD coal hopper
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/30/2008 2:28:23 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
QGRY 80391 brings up the rear as the MAJ snakes into the distance
Title:  QGRY 80391 brings up the rear as the MAJ snakes into the distance
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/30/2008 2:29:25 AM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  124   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 spotting covered hoppers downtown
Title:  WSOR 4008 spotting covered hoppers downtown
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 3:08:24 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 running light northbound to retrieve its train
Title:  WSOR 4008 running light northbound to retrieve its train
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 3:10:31 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 passes by light
Title:  WSOR 4008 passes by light
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 3:11:58 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 now bringing the MAJ southbound through Bjoin Park
Title:  WSOR 4008 now bringing the MAJ southbound through Bjoin Park
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 3:25:27 AM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 creeps through the green spring fields at 10 MPH
Title:  WSOR 4008 creeps through the green spring fields at 10 MPH
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 8:49:16 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 about to cross Leslie Road
Title:  WSOR 4008 about to cross Leslie Road
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 8:56:28 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
WSOR 4008 and some ex-D&RGW hoppers passing Leslie Road
Title:  WSOR 4008 and some ex-D&RGW hoppers passing Leslie Road
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 8:58:53 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4008(SD40-2)
Views:  400   Comments: 0
WSOR 504742 and one of the Leslie Road crossbucks
Title:  WSOR 504742 and one of the Leslie Road crossbucks
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:07:29 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  148   Comments: 0
Freight bound for Janesville passing through the bright green Wisconsin spring landscape
Title:  Freight bound for Janesville passing through the bright green Wisconsin spring landscape
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:09:46 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  200   Comments: 0
KCS 129463
Title:  KCS 129463
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:10:47 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  52   Comments: 0
NAHX 1909
Title:  NAHX 1909
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:54:02 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  131   Comments: 0
NREX 252 with a load of wheelsets
Title:  NREX 252 with a load of wheelsets
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:56:11 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  271   Comments: 0
FBOX 502028
Title:  FBOX 502028
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:58:03 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  85   Comments: 0
CRYX 3007
Title:  CRYX 3007
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 9:59:56 PM
Location:  Stoughton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  98   Comments: 0
The conductor exits WSOR 4025 to uncouple the lumber car to be spotted
Title:  The conductor exits WSOR 4025 to uncouple the lumber car to be spotted
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/31/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 10:36:28 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4025(SD40-2) WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 1503(MP15AC)
Views:  498   Comments: 0
WSOR 4025 stops the MAJ just north of the Iki Street crossing
Title:  WSOR 4025 stops the MAJ just north of the Iki Street crossing
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/31/2008  Upload Date: 6/4/2008 10:41:46 PM
Location:  Edgerton, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WSOR 4025(SD40-2) WSOR 4007(SD40-2) WSOR 1503(MP15AC) WSOR 1506(MP15AC)
Views:  461   Comments: 0


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