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11/15/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:4/26/2019 - 12/31/2019
Album Info:After somehow not making it down to Rock County's rail hub at all last year, I have rectified that oversight. WSOR provides the vast majority of the train action here. It remains an interesting regional railroad under Watco ownership although there have been quite a few changes. UP serves a few industries around town and runs the occasional unit grain train through to the Landmark Co-op at Evansville via their Harvard Sub from Proviso, although their traffic is a shell of what it was before the GM plant closed in 2008. CP makes cameo appearances via their ex-SOO/IMRL/IC&E branch line up from Davis Jct./Rockford, IL.
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HLCX 6313 eases Friday's T004 around the wye and onto the Chicago line
Title:  HLCX 6313 eases Friday's T004 around the wye and onto the Chicago line
Description:  Since most of the traffic out of Horicon is Chicago-bound anyways, instead of yarding the train they'll have it make a quick pick-up/set-out and send it on its way with the same T004 or T004R crew. This even though the Janesville-Chicago train is nominally supposed to be the T002.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:27:16 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6313(SD40-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
HLCX 6313 approaches the Palm St. crossing (or is it Racine St. or Johnson St.)
Title:  HLCX 6313 approaches the Palm St. crossing (or is it Racine St. or Johnson St.)
Description:  This little zig-zag street has three names in about 3/4 mile, as it changes to keep consistent with Janesville's east-west and north-south grid although it does not physically connect to any other segments of any of the three named streets. In my opinion the blue and maroon lease unit fits in nicely with the WSOR's red and gray.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:28:19 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6313(SD40-2)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
WAMX 4187 reverses through the yard toward Arch Street
Title:  WAMX 4187 reverses through the yard toward Arch Street
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:28:53 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4187(SD40-2)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
WAMX 4223 on the other end of the set of three units
Title:  WAMX 4223 on the other end of the set of three units
Description:  The rebuilt former SD45 reportedly led T006 from Madison earlier in the day, and would later lead T003 to Horicon.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:30:10 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4223(SD40M-2)
Views:  60   Comments: 1
WAMX 4223 and company back down on a cut in the yard
Title:  WAMX 4223 and company back down on a cut in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:31:15 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4223(SD40M-2)
Views:  48   Comments: 1
WAMX 4181 on the fuel ramp
Title:  WAMX 4181 on the fuel ramp
Description:  This is one of two ex-BN units brought on to the railroad in 2011, still in Cascade Green as WSOR 4012. It wasn't until after the renumbering into the WAMX roster that the unit finally received red and gray, becoming one of four six axle units in Watco's new version of the scheme. The downward dip in the fat gray stripe is moved from the long hood to the short hood (it wraps straight around the end of the long hood, unlike on the older scheme represented by 4170), replacing the narrow red and gray chevron stripes there.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:31:52 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4181(SD40-2)
Views:  57   Comments: 1
UP's Janesville local rumbles through the spring greenery of Riverside Park
Title:  UP's Janesville local rumbles through the spring greenery of Riverside Park
Description:  The train is making a run up the Evansville spur, a portion of the former Chicago & North Western Chicago-Janesville-Madison-Twin Cities line now operated as a branch out of UP's Janesville yard.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:33:50 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
UP 1430 approaching Golf Course Road
Title:  UP 1430 approaching Golf Course Road
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:38:22 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
UP 1430 crossing Golf Course Road
Title:  UP 1430 crossing Golf Course Road
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Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:38:56 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
UP 1430 & Co. about to disturb the peace of Riverside Golf Course
Title:  UP 1430 & Co. about to disturb the peace of Riverside Golf Course
Description:  Notice the other splash of Armour Yellow on the far right?...
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 1:41:13 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  55   Comments: 1
UP 1345 and 1360 "mid-train" on the Janesville local
Title:  UP 1345 and 1360 "mid-train" on the Janesville local
Description:  Actually only three cars back from the head-end power, with a long cut of grain empties behind. The first three cars are for local industries in Janesville, to be spotted on the return. The grain MTs are bound for the Landmark Co-op loop track just outside of Evansville.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 2:31:28 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1345(GP40-2)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
UP 1430 trundles above County Highway E as it leaves the city
Title:  UP 1430 trundles above County Highway E as it leaves the city
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 2:35:28 PM
Location:  Janesville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
Oddly configured 4-Geep UP local makes its way west approaching County H
Title:  Oddly configured 4-Geep UP local makes its way west approaching County H
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 7:18:04 PM
Location:  Leyden, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 1
UP YJA-76 ambles toward Roherty Road in the bright late afternoon light
Title:  UP YJA-76 ambles toward Roherty Road in the bright late afternoon light
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 7:25:12 PM
Location:  Leyden, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  41   Comments: 1
Wide angle shows the two sets of Geeps split by the Janesville cars, with the long string of grain MTs behind
Title:  Wide angle shows the two sets of Geeps split by the Janesville cars, with the long string of grain MTs behind
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 7:26:46 PM
Location:  Leyden, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
Continuing the slow slog into the bright sun
Title:  Continuing the slow slog into the bright sun
Description:  Approaching Fellows Road.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 7:30:29 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  42   Comments: 1
A four-legged observer watches UP 1430 approaching Fellows Rd.
Title:  A four-legged observer watches UP 1430 approaching Fellows Rd.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 7:32:10 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  41   Comments: 1
Drifting through rural Rock County as the light turns golden
Title:  Drifting through rural Rock County as the light turns golden
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 9:33:50 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2) UP 1421(GP40-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
Crossing a small bridge over a drainage ditch for the farm fields
Title:  Crossing a small bridge over a drainage ditch for the farm fields
Description:  The SP origin of these two GP40-2s is plainly apparent by the headlight configuration on both short and long hoods.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/29/2019 9:46:37 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
The UP local approaches the destination for the cut of grain MTs behind the second set of power
Title:  The UP local approaches the destination for the cut of grain MTs behind the second set of power
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/30/2019 1:27:52 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
UP 1430 hangs a hard left as it enters the Landmark Co-op loop track
Title:  UP 1430 hangs a hard left as it enters the Landmark Co-op loop track
Description:  The long cut of grain empties behind 1360 will be left here. The second set of power will be spotted on the other end, then 1430/1421 will return to Janesville with the three cars that were in between the Geep pairs, for spotting at industries there.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/30/2019 1:28:28 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2) UP 1345(GP40-2) UP 1360(GP40-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
Previously heading west, UP 1430 is now heading south, and will turn east in another 200' or so
Title:  Previously heading west, UP 1430 is now heading south, and will turn east in another 200' or so
Description:  The train winds around the grain loop track at Landmark Co-op.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/30/2019 1:29:44 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  54   Comments: 1
The conductor will line the east loop switch so UP 1430 can head back to Janesville
Title:  The conductor will line the east loop switch so UP 1430 can head back to Janesville
Description:  The two pairs of Geeps with the three cars sandwiched between them have cut off from the cut of grain MTs, which is still fouling the main in the distance. 1345/1360 will be left on the main, while 1430/1421 return to Janesville with the 3 cars for customers there.
Photo Date:  4/26/2019  Upload Date: 4/30/2019 1:30:36 PM
Location:  Evansville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  UP 1430(GP40-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 1


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