Rocky Run is a few few miles west of Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
And this view is the west end of the siding.
It is not the easy-to-find east end that is by the main highway.
This is by Deer Lane, which is on the west end of Martin Island Road. Google maps is not current for this area.
The original Deer Lane was here, about 30 cars behind the locomotives,
and was relocated a quarter mile west; a few years ago,
so the siding could be made longer.
|And then they get clearance to move up to the siding in Junction City, a few miles west.|
|Over the diamond.|
|The buffer car is Soo Line 75172|
About the same time, here's a southbound oil train (UP?) in Hiawatha siding; that's a DPU.
And they left, I suppose, to Necedah to get on the CNW / UP main to Chicago
And after that, a sand train arrives, probably from the Taylor Subdivision,
and it will head east to Chicago and beyond.
That's a flange bearing crossing, a raised type of crossing:
the wheel rims ride up on a flangeway, a fraction of an inch,
so the wheel rolls across without a thump.
Go to my web page from last year to see what's just over the horizon, around the curve, Hiawatha Sand Train by Junction City
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This page was filmed and wrote in September 2019