I named this page as Indianhead for the motel,
but I didn't look up the official railroad name of the crossing of the (Soo Line) and (CNW) in Chippewa Falls.
Both railroads are two hundred yards north of the motel, but you have to walk down the hill to see them.
You can get on the sidewalk of highway 124 to see trains.
And I think I was real lucky to see a CN train eastbound here at 8am on a Sunday morning.
I suspect they normally would come east earlier in the morning in the dark.
|I think they have the right of way at the crossing, unless the CNW / UP is already occupying it.|
The head end cars are corn for the ethanol plant at Stanley.
The rest are a real variety going east.
|And within 20 minutes, along comes a sand train across the Chippewa River.|
I think this is a short train?
The rear end is on the bridge and the head end stopped, waiting for the light to turn.
. . . . . . . .
And they pour on the power to climb out of the river valley.
These are all 3-bay hoppers. And probably 100 tons of sand each.
I have gone back to an old photo program to get smaller file sizes for pictures for a web page.
Some might get blurry if you zoom in a lot. But it saves space for the server and downloads very fast.
If you want the full size picture, please contact me. An e-address is in the box on my index page.
Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
my best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011.
This page was wrote in September, 2012.