I think this is the 'shuttle' from Wisconsin Rapids.
In the late afternoon they pick up a variety of traffic
that has been set out from local switch jobs from Erco and Domtar.
There's a tavern where the tracks cross highway 73 by Nekoosa Junction,
with this nice railroad sign.
(I didn't go inside to see if there's more railroady stuff)
|They pull west into Nekoosa Junction to set out some hoppers.|
Here's a small map of Nekoosa Junction.
. . . . . Switched is off the edge of the map, at the upper right.
And Nekoosa is south.
For a longer story and maps about the area,
see my old web page from 2004: Nekoosa Junction
|And they back up to the highway and then head around the south leg of the wye.|
|And around the crossovers south of Erco.|
|and arrive in the yard at Nekoosa.|
|A paper mill loco is parked. Freshly painted.|
And I never noticed before
that there may be some number confusion for locomotive watchers.
. . . . 14 or 15?
wrote March, 2014