This is the train from Stevens Point to Wisconsin Rapids, via Plover.
I don't know if it runs this route regularly, it could go from Point through Junction City instead.
But often enough, their horn is blowing about 4 am in Plover.
And if there are delays, they will be later and appear in daylight.
Over time, it can be interesting to watch the mix of freight and the loads and empties.
This one is on hold at Coyne, on the east side of Rapids.
And on a different day, they are at First Street getting ready
to pull this long train across the river and into the Rapids yard.
|4 engines today, one is Norfolk Southern.|
And this one got to 48th Street (a mile east of Coyne) and then went to Rapids.
When they get long, they block too many road crossings, even out in the country.
|And on a sunny Sunday morning after church, another is going over Foremost Road on the west side of Plover.|
|loaded pulp wood|
|variety of hoppers|
|and one colorful green IFRX|
|Empty sand hoppers probably for the Taylor sub.|
DJTX empty pulp cars going west.
I wouldn't expect empties going west; where did they come from?
Unless maybe they'll go out on the evening WoodTick to the Spooner area?
|And a variety on the end.|
wrote in April, 2014