|One morning, an empty coal train waits at Whit.|
|This is the rear end pusher.|
|The head end has a CSX unit.|
Later in the day I am coming back along highway 173, and now they are moving.
The milepost is VY for Valley Sub. This is about 24 track miles east by timetable, or compass southwest, of Wisconsin Rapids.
|Always an interesting variety with these Weston coal cars.|
|And usually its a lonely highway, but let a train come along at the only crossing in miles and then traffic backs up.|
|And behind them, a loaded train was left at Whit sometime during the day while I was gone.|
With the power on the main.
Considering how wet and boggy this area is,
I would leave a loaded train on the main. The siding has only been there for 3 years and still might be on 'soft ground'.
A few days later, I hear a horn on the north side of Wisconsin Rapids,
and I say to myself, maybe a train is coming into town.
Or maybe the Woodtick is leaving town?
Nope, its an empty coal train from Weston.
|More variety with the WPSX coal cars.|
The yard work gets going in full force after the coal train clear;.
. . . . . . . . except the 6006 needs some repairs on the spot.
wrote in May, 2014