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Andre Wehrle's Collection
 
10/21/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:10/8/1989 - 10/31/2018
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
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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:  56   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:  62   Comments: 0
Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 4 of 5
Title:  Lake Wisconsin bridge sequence 4 of 5
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Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:12:38 PM
Location:  Merrimac, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  62   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
Hugging the shore of Lake Wisconsin
Title:  Hugging the shore of Lake Wisconsin
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Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:14:55 PM
Location:  Okee, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  63   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:  55   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  73   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  21   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  24   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  27   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 that has since been repainted red and gray, although I don't know the number as I've never seen it.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/21/2018 5:24:07 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  59   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4219(SD40-2)
Views:  34   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4171(SD40-2) WAMX 3947(GP39-2) HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  46   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:  68   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
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  35   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:  39   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
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  41   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
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Locomotives:  HLCX 6334(SD40-2)
Views:  31   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  37   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  39   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4181(SD40-2)
Views:  9   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 4181(SD40-2)
Views:  29   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3947(GP39-2)
Views:  15   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
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Locomotives: 
Views:  11   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
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Locomotives:  WAMX 3928(GP39-2)
Views:  5   Comments: 0


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