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UP Coal in Wisconsin Rapids .

UP Coal in Wisconsin Rapids

I had to take a different route home, and lucked into seeing a coal train chugging through Wisconsin Rapids at 15 mph.
And it's just after sunset and I didn't think to turn up the ASA on this little camera.
The train movement blurred the pictures.
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UP, SP, UP power. I didn't hang around to see if there was a DPU at the end of the train.

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Some cars were unpainted aluminum.

Some month, I would like to have the time
and see a coal train in some interesting Wisconsin scenery
like the cattails north of Rapids,
or crossing Lake Dubay bridge.


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Many cars were black.

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And I didn't know there was a CP detour train through Rapids a day before this.
There was report on the internet that there was a derailment at Red Wing, Minnesota.
The detour came Twin Cities to Junction City to New Lisbon.
I hear most of the detours went on the BN side of the Mississippi River.
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Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures

February, 2012.

My best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011.