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Wisconsin Rapids trains

There's enough snow to last for this month.
Snowmobile trails are open in the center of Wisconsin.
Technically, we are still in a drought, but I won't care until growing season.

I see trains without going out of my way to chase them.
I show the papermill and Wisconsin River a lot, it's easy to park on the east side.

Here's the first three days of January, 2013.

Below, another morning switch job lead by the grey GTW 5955 is eastbound past the mill,
and the mill's GMTX 200 is waiting to use the diamond.


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There's 12 white tank cars of paper coating clay.

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The next morning it is snowing and I've used my little camera's zoom for all it is worth.
I could have driven backwards to get to a better angle on this, but that would waste time and gas.
Different loco today, probably will return with a few of yesterday's clay tankers from the storage on the east side of the river.

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And my way is blocked by a train shuflling over Grand Avenue, west of the river.
I guess they came from Stevens Point via Junction City, and now have to overshoot the yard so they can back in the cuts of cars.
There's lots of sand hoppers, and some boxcars and tank cars.

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Big black IC loco, I haven't seen many that size around here.

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Finally have a sunny morning, between the shadows of the clouds of steam from the papermill stacks.
The siding is banked or elevated, that was the northwest leg of the wye between the old Green Bay and Western and CNW.

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The tilt lets the morning sunlight get to the trucks.

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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 January, 2013. And the pictures are from this year, too.