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Andre Wehrle's Collection
 
10/19/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:10/8/1989 - 12/31/2019
Album Info:Most of the Chicago & Northwestern's lines in and around Wisconsin's capital city are a shell of their former selves thanks to abandonments by C&NW itself and later Union Pacific. WSOR leases from UP several branches that are stubs of these former main lines; to Reedsburg, Cottage Grove, and industries on the south side, and gamely keeps them alive. The former C&NW Monona Yard between E. Johnson Street and Commercial Avenue serves as the base of Madison area operations.
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Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 2 of 5
Title:  Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 2 of 5
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:10:47 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
WAMX 4219 hauls the L863 across the Lake Wisconsin bridge
Title:  WAMX 4219 hauls the L863 across the Lake Wisconsin bridge
Description:  To my surprise, this unit was painted into Watco's new version of the WSOR scheme from their "Yellow Bonnet" scheme sometime in the late fall of 2017. My long-hood-foward curse on this line continues. Any time I catch a single-engine train, it's always LHF no matter which way it's going.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:12:03 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 4 of 5
Title:  Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 4 of 5
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:12:38 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 5 of 5
Title:  Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 5 of 5
Description:  Wide angle of the bridge and train. The gondolas come from Reedsburg, and the boxcars from LSC Communications (Previously RR Donnelley/before that Perry Judd's) in Baraboo.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:14:05 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
Hugging the shore of Lake Wisconsin
Title:  Hugging the shore of Lake Wisconsin
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:14:55 PM
Location:  Okee, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
WAMX 4219 crawls through town with the L863
Title:  WAMX 4219 crawls through town with the L863
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:17:42 PM
Location:  Lodi, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
Overhead View
Title:  Overhead View
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:18:32 PM
Location:  Lodi, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Approaching WIS-113
Title:  Approaching WIS-113
Description:  The Reedsburg Sub follows the same general path as Wisconsin State Highway 113, and crosses over it several times (both at-grade and grade separated) between Madison and Baraboo.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:19:24 PM
Location:  Waunakee, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
WAMX 4219 crossing Forster Drive
Title:  WAMX 4219 crossing Forster Drive
Description:  While the majority on the WSOR system have been replaced, the Reedsburg Sub remains a relative bastion for classic crossing signals such as these Griswold pedestal gates.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:20:11 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
WAMX 4219 and L863 continue across Forster Drive
Title:  WAMX 4219 and L863 continue across Forster Drive
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:21:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
WAMX 4219 poses on the main after arriving at the yard with L863
Title:  WAMX 4219 poses on the main after arriving at the yard with L863
Description:  This is a unique unit on the WSOR, with its headlight mounted on the short hood instead of between the cab numberboards, hinting at its CP heritage (although the bell has been moved to the traditional underframe location). The frame stenciling denotes this unit as an SD40-2, although it was built as an SD40 and retains the shorter frame and Flexicoil trucks (rather like the ex-C&O former 407X series, which are designated SD40M-2). It is also the only unit with a red goose logo on the short hood, placed in the middle of the thick gray chevron (presumably due to the headlight). The other units painted to WSOR colors by Watco have a white logo placed in the red area near the top of the hood. The locomotive was painted in this scheme sometime in the late fall of 2017, after spending over a year roaming WSOR territory in the Watco "Yellow Bonnet" scheme. There was also a four-axle unit on the system in that scheme, although I don't know the number as I never saw it.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:24:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  112   Comments: 1
L863 shoves their train into the yard
Title:  L863 shoves their train into the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:25:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
T007 goes to work with WAMX 4171
Title:  T007 goes to work with WAMX 4171
Description:  The SD45 carbody unit 4223 is also coupled to it, both long-hood-forward. 6334 will later become power for L468.
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/23/2018 11:17:41 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2) WAMX 3947(GP39-2) HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  78   Comments: 0
High sun conductor's side shot of WAMX 4223
Title:  High sun conductor's side shot of WAMX 4223
Description:  T007 power rolls clear of the switch on the main so they can start switching their train.
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/23/2018 11:18:47 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4223(SD40M-2)
Views:  129   Comments: 1
HLCX 6334 is power for L468 as they switch their train on the north end of the yard
Title:  HLCX 6334 is power for L468 as they switch their train on the north end of the yard
Description:  They'll eventually shove their train to Cottage Grove.
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/23/2018 11:20:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
In a few minutes, HLCX 6334 will start shoving L468 to Cottage Grove
Title:  In a few minutes, HLCX 6334 will start shoving L468 to Cottage Grove
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/23/2018 11:38:34 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
HLCX 6334 switching
Title:  HLCX 6334 switching
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/24/2018 12:14:04 AM
Location:  Cottage Grove, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  59   Comments: 1
HLCX 6334 hides in the shadows as L468 switches Hydrite on a beautiful spring evening
Title:  HLCX 6334 hides in the shadows as L468 switches Hydrite on a beautiful spring evening
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 11:55:04 AM
Location:  Cottage Grove, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
WAMX 3947 crosses 2nd St. with a hefty L464
Title:  WAMX 3947 crosses 2nd St. with a hefty L464
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/7/2018  Upload Date: 6/9/2018 5:55:01 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
WAMX 3947 ambles through the East Side neighborhoods on a pleasant late spring evening
Title:  WAMX 3947 ambles through the East Side neighborhoods on a pleasant late spring evening
Description:  They will hang a left at Junction A, and the chase continues in the album "WSOR Waterloo Subdivision."
Photo Date:  6/7/2018  Upload Date: 6/9/2018 6:14:11 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  76   Comments: 1
WAMX 4181 pulls a cut south in the yard
Title:  WAMX 4181 pulls a cut south in the yard
Description:  This unit was formerly WSOR 4012, and never made it out of BN Cascade Green until the late summer or early fall of 2017, when Watco painted it into their new version of the red and gray scheme.
Photo Date:  7/11/2018  Upload Date: 7/21/2018 6:58:50 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4181(SD40-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
WAMX 4181 pauses before shoving back
Title:  WAMX 4181 pauses before shoving back
Description:  This train faked me out. I thought they were departing the yard so I started to drive down the Isthmus to set up for a runby, but they stopped and reversed after pulling about 20-25 cars over the Johnson St. crossing. After waiting for the traffic backup to clear, I pulled into the parking lot across Fordem. Fortunately they stopped again to line another switch. Unless you brought a stepladder, you have to hold the camera at arm's length and shoot blind thanks to the stupidly high fence they put up on the west side of the yard. This was the only snap that got the whole locomotive in it. Thank goodness for digital.
Photo Date:  7/11/2018  Upload Date: 7/21/2018 6:59:22 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4181(SD40-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 1
WAMX 3947 about to depart Johnson St. yard
Title:  WAMX 3947 about to depart Johnson St. yard
Description:  The train has stopped, and two crew members have walked out into the street to direct traffic. The train will also use its horn at the normally "quiet" crossing, as the signals and gates aren't functioning for some reason.
Photo Date:  7/17/2018  Upload Date: 7/21/2018 7:14:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
WSOR varnish sits outside the yard office
Title:  WSOR varnish sits outside the yard office
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/28/2018  Upload Date: 10/4/2018 10:11:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  58   Comments: 0
WAMX 3928 hides out deep in the yard
Title:  WAMX 3928 hides out deep in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/28/2018  Upload Date: 10/4/2018 10:11:55 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  25   Comments: 0
Some WAMX red geese parked in the yard
Title:  Some WAMX red geese parked in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/9/2018  Upload Date: 11/10/2018 2:14:39 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2) WAMX 4175(SD40-2)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
WAMX 4176 stages its L468 train for departure
Title:  WAMX 4176 stages its L468 train for departure
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/20/2019  Upload Date: 3/23/2019 2:21:23 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4176(SD40-2)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
The GP39-2 sisters while away a pleasant afternoon in the yard
Title:  The GP39-2 sisters while away a pleasant afternoon in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/22/2019  Upload Date: 3/23/2019 3:41:18 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  13   Comments: 0
L468 with WAMX 4173 heads out to work the east side
Title:  L468 with WAMX 4173 heads out to work the east side
Description:  Like Wednesday, this train was a solo SD40-2 long-hood-forward and mostly (in this case, all) gondolas for Alter Recycling on Sycamore Avenue.
Photo Date:  3/22/2019  Upload Date: 3/23/2019 3:42:01 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4173(SD40-2)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
L469 with a surprising pair of SD40-2s switches sand hoppers in the yard
Title:  L469 with a surprising pair of SD40-2s switches sand hoppers in the yard
Description:  Never seen this job with two SDs before. It usually has just one unit, occasionally two Geeps.
Photo Date:  3/27/2019  Upload Date: 3/28/2019 2:58:37 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4172(SD40-2)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
WAMX 4172 and 4170 shove back into the yard after making a switching move
Title:  WAMX 4172 and 4170 shove back into the yard after making a switching move
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/27/2019  Upload Date: 3/28/2019 3:01:43 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4172(SD40-2)
Views:  20   Comments: 0
L469 finishes up for the day and prepares to park their power
Title:  L469 finishes up for the day and prepares to park their power
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/27/2019  Upload Date: 3/28/2019 3:06:28 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4172(SD40-2)
Views:  25   Comments: 0
After holding at Ingersoll St. for a work crew in the yard to clear up, L469 rolls through downtown
Title:  After holding at Ingersoll St. for a work crew in the yard to clear up, L469 rolls through downtown
Description:  Heading back to the yard, crossing the bike/pedestrian/skateboard path in McPike Park.
Photo Date:  4/3/2019  Upload Date: 4/4/2019 7:23:48 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  30   Comments: 1
The conductor lines a yard switch for L469's motor WAMX 3947
Title:  The conductor lines a yard switch for L469's motor WAMX 3947
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/3/2019  Upload Date: 4/4/2019 7:24:23 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  22   Comments: 1
L465 with WAMX 4172 long hood forward prepares to depart for the Prairie Sub
Title:  L465 with WAMX 4172 long hood forward prepares to depart for the Prairie Sub
Description:  Road construction has started up and E. Johnson St. is down to one lane in each direction with long queues at each light cycle, so trains cause even more of a traffic headache than usual.
Photo Date:  4/3/2019  Upload Date: 4/4/2019 7:25:00 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4172(SD40-2)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
WAMX 4172 crosses the Yahara Parkway bike path as L465 departs
Title:  WAMX 4172 crosses the Yahara Parkway bike path as L465 departs
Description:  When I was a kid, this was a street named Thornton Avenue, and the crossing had C&NW-era gated signals. A little over a decade ago, most of it was narrowed to a bike/pedestrian path and the crossing became passive (signs only). Then a couple of years ago, new gated signals were installed!
Photo Date:  4/3/2019  Upload Date: 4/4/2019 7:26:30 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4172(SD40-2)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
WAMX 4186 stands ready to depart the yard with Good Friday's L465
Title:  WAMX 4186 stands ready to depart the yard with Good Friday's L465
Description:  As always, it's a solo SD40-2 long hood forward. This is the former WSOR 4052, and considerably cleaner than the last few unit's I've caught.
Photo Date:  4/19/2019  Upload Date: 4/22/2019 9:11:19 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4186(SD40-2)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
WAMX 4186 muscles L465's train into motion
Title:  WAMX 4186 muscles L465's train into motion
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/19/2019  Upload Date: 4/22/2019 9:21:27 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4186(SD40-2)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
L465 crosses the under-construction E. Johnson St. as it leaves the yard
Title:  L465 crosses the under-construction E. Johnson St. as it leaves the yard
Description:  All traffic has been routed to the northbound half of the four-lane boulevard, and the shoulder gate for the southbound side has been disabled (although the lights and bell still work).
Photo Date:  4/19/2019  Upload Date: 4/22/2019 9:22:12 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4186(SD40-2)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
What's wrong with this picture?
Title:  What's wrong with this picture?
Description:  A series of pleasant April days with highs in the 60s and even 70s had the spring greenup nicely underway...then we were rudely slapped in the face with low 30s and snow on Saturday, April 27th! Fortunately, accumulations were minimal and generally not on the too-warm pavement. Still, what happened to the beautiful spring landscape I was shooting trains in just the day before?
Photo Date:  4/27/2019  Upload Date: 4/30/2019 1:36:02 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4174(SD40-2)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Hurry Up and Wait
Title:  Hurry Up and Wait
Description:  Passed by the yard and saw WAMX 4188 and another SD40-2 idling on the main with a long train (probably a T006 for Janesville), lights on looking ready to roll. I quickly parked and set up, then stood here for over an hour with no sign of movement before I had to leave.
Photo Date:  5/11/2019  Upload Date: 5/17/2019 2:07:57 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4188(SD40-2)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
Closer look at WAMX 4188 staged for departure from the yard
Title:  Closer look at WAMX 4188 staged for departure from the yard
Description:  This is one of four (previously five) SD40-2s in the red and gray brigade not equipped with dynamic brakes. It was relettered/numbered from WSOR 4054.
Photo Date:  5/11/2019  Upload Date: 5/17/2019 2:10:57 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4188(SD40-2)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
WAMX 4171, 3rd of 3 units on a T005 taking headroom behind the gas station on Sherman Ave.
Title:  WAMX 4171, 3rd of 3 units on a T005 taking headroom behind the gas station on Sherman Ave.
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 6/24/2019 1:37:34 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  20   Comments: 1
An unsual late afternoon-arriving T005's three motors take headroom on the north end of the yard
Title:  An unsual late afternoon-arriving T005's three motors take headroom on the north end of the yard
Description:  This was WSOR 4011, one of two ex-UP units acquired late in 2007. Crossing replacement at Blair/Wilson/Williamson/John Nolen (all one five-way cluster**** of a crossing) on the Isthmus resulted in this unusual late-afternoon appearance of the manifest up from Janesville.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 6/24/2019 1:39:59 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4180(SD40-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
WAMX 4171 pauses just north of Matts Ferry Road as L863 does some switching in town
Title:  WAMX 4171 pauses just north of Matts Ferry Road as L863 does some switching in town
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/3/2019  Upload Date: 7/3/2019 8:20:05 PM
Location:  Baraboo, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
With a roar from the dual 645s, WAMX 4171 and HLCX 6313 get L863 rolling
Title:  With a roar from the dual 645s, WAMX 4171 and HLCX 6313 get L863 rolling
Description:  4171 is the former WSOR 4002. Looks like they've touched up that ugly rust spot that was on the engineer's side battery box when I caught it leading several times in 2017-18.
Photo Date:  7/3/2019  Upload Date: 7/3/2019 8:21:54 PM
Location:  Baraboo, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
A hefty Independence Day Eve L863 eases across the iconic Lake Wisconsin bridge
Title:  A hefty Independence Day Eve L863 eases across the iconic Lake Wisconsin bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/3/2019  Upload Date: 7/3/2019 8:23:43 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
A real hot one
Title:  A real hot one
Description:  After a prolonged stretch of relatively cool weather persisting well into late spring, the end of June and start of July brought an abrubt flip to hot, muggy conditions.
Photo Date:  7/3/2019  Upload Date: 7/3/2019 8:25:20 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2) HLCX 6313(SD40-2)
Views:  72   Comments: 1
L863 air tests the train before departing EB after doing some work in town
Title:  L863 air tests the train before departing EB after doing some work in town
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/4/2019  Upload Date: 10/11/2019 3:55:43 PM
Location:  Baraboo, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4186(SD40-2)
Views:  6   Comments: 0
WAMX 4186 grumbles around the bend north of County DL
Title:  WAMX 4186 grumbles around the bend north of County DL
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/4/2019  Upload Date: 10/11/2019 3:57:30 PM
Location:  Devils Lake, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 4186(SD40-2)
Views:  8   Comments: 1


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