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Packing the sidings .

Packing the sidings

Here's a real crude map of the west side of Wisconsin Rapids, not to scale and not very detailed.
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The empty sand hoppers around Wisconsin Rapids are gathered
and then packed into sidings of the Industrial Park to get them ready for the Taylor train to pick them up for the trip west later at night.

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The camera panoramic setting stretched the locomotive, they moved after I started the sequence.
. . . . . . . . .. . . The CN really got cannoodled.

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In the daylight, the bumper end of the sidings looks like this between the warehouses.
But it can be tricky when the work is done after sunset.

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They watch in the dark as cuts of cars are pushed to the end of the old main line.
Every foot counts. Sometimes every siding is packed.

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Sometime one night, and I don't know if this was when the cars were set out or being picked up,
one hopper was pushed over the ballast pile bumper.

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And after a few days, they pulled it back to the rails. The red sign post is a little bent.

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

This page was wrote in February, 2013.