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Crossing Paths with the GTW 4610 .

Crossing Paths with the GTW 4610

I didn't try to keep track of the switch job around Plover, but kept crossing paths with it.
On the way to the grocery store, I heard the horn on the east side of Plover.
At 10 am they are coming back from the Del Monte cannery on the east side of Plover,
and passing the Bancroft depot in the Portage County Historical Village.
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On my way to the Wisconsin River at 11:30, I catch a glimpse of them switching at Kimberly Clark.
Can't hang around here long, the security camera on the tower watches the truck entrance.

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And before I could plan a better photo, they head up the hill to the P-line.
I didn't even pre-meter it correctly, what with deep woods shadows on one side and bright lights shining.
The view is more open than in years past, fallen trees have been removed. Thank you.

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and I left them where the tracks squeeze alongside of Tommy's Turnpike. .

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I tried my $25 garage sale kayak.

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The Whiting paper mill is built close to the Wisconsin River.

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Have to watch the weather when using such a little boat. The wind moves it very easily.
And if it has rained up North and a flood gate is open at the dam,
the water is two feet higher and then the sand bars aren't available for easy landings.
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Then I portaged to the Plover River. This is more like a flowage, with stumps and muck.

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And I hear a train horn at 3pm, and in a few minutes along comes the 4610 northbound from Plover to Point.
I thought this move occurred before 1pm. Maybe they were busy switching McCains potatoes west of Plover?
Maybe their schedule is a bit different because there are extra cannery cars to move from Plover?

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And I am surprised to see the SW CN/WC 1571 as a second unit.
The trees are growing and blocking the view, I couldn't get both units in one picture.

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I think the 1571 came back to Plover on Saturday evening. And by 9am Sunday, the 4610 is back.

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For more views of more GTW gp9m loco's in BLUE paint and crossing the Plover River, see my page GTW blue by the Plover River 2011

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( the index page is now on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011. And I will have to also keep the Next Generation index up-to-date also )
This page was filmed and wrote in August 2011