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BrRRRRRuces cold railroad pictures .

BrRRRRRuces cold railroad pictures

It hard to take a picture of cold.
It's not like taking pictures of snow flakes.

Wisconsin has some cold weather, temps down to minus ten F this week.
And I know that's nothing compared to the record books, and what the Dakotas see all winter long.
It's just that we haven't had a real cold spell in years.

I start out with two pictures of an indoor event, the Artic Run model railroad show in Stevens Point last weekend.
The first day there was a warm front with outdoor temps above freezing, and the second day a big wind and cold front made it - 4 F

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. . . .I think there is a model SALE show in La Crosse in January.
. . And a big complete model RR show is in Madison Feb 16-17, 2013.

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Outdoors, it is cold winter. Short of daylight.
The Rapids yard is being cleaned out daily; all the empty sand hoppers get stuffed into three sidings throughout the west side industrial park.

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The headlight shines around the curve of the industrial park and glows on the end of a high refrigerated car by the WOW warehouse.

. . . . . . . By 9 pm, all the hoppers will be on their way west to Taylor and beyond.

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On a cold windy Sunday morning, a switch job starts in Plover.
I step out of the car quickly and snap this one picture and then dash back.
And then I see a friendly wave from the cab window but I didn't get back out of the car.
Was that you, Todd? It was cold outside, and I rushed off to church.
(note, St. Brons is the only church where you can see a train from inside!)

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The Wisconsin River froze again. It didn't snow afterwards this time. A grey GTW is crossing.
The steam from the paper mill makes a humongous cloud that shades the area from the morning sun.

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A KCS unit led a UP mixed freight north through Wisconsin Rapids.
I haven't seen one in Wisconsin since the white KCS unit on a coal train 10 years ago.

. . . . The picture would have been brighter, but the paper mill's steam cloud was so large it shaded the west side of town.

And I can't show you a picture of the frustration of camera batteries going dead from the cold.
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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.