I saw and heard a lot this day, more than I would have expected,
and can't guarantee being this lucky again.
They still have the nice flags along the street.
|The telegraph letter name JO is on the station sign|
|I almost missed the first train just after I arrived in the afternoon, it's heading east.|
The aerial view below is lookng north, and its a wide picture; so scroll right.
West is on the left.
US Highway 10, a four-lane highway, is a thin gray line at the top of the picture.
Looking south / southwest, is Hiawatha siding. Wisconsin Rapids is out of sight, to the left.
Here's a link to my 2019 webpage of Hiawatha: Hiawatha Sand Train
but you'll hve to use your browser back button to return to this page
This is the north side of Junction City.
The coal train (empty) is coming back from Weston.
The engines are parked in the shade of US Highway 10.
On the horizon are some bumps, that's Rib Mountain, and that's near where they came from.
It took a few minutes to get clearance to proceed south and go over the diamond.
While I was here by the dog park, I heard but didn't see the train that got the rights over the diamond.
These are Wisconsin Public Service coal hoppers,
they were Pleasant Prairie cars (that coal-fired plant is now closed).
|Deer, coming across the dog park|
At the diamond, a west bound train has a lot of empty centerbeams.
In the distance, the rear end of the southbound coal train is on the right;
they got that far and then had to wait.
On the left is the headlight of a train that just came from Wisconsin Rapids.
|and which went west. And an eastbound train is waiting.|
While one train is moving from the south to the West, here's another moving from east to north.
This afternoon train is leaving the main and going north to Wausau.
(that's good scheduling and use of the junction)
While I was in town, there were railfans from Minnesota, and Madison, Wis.
There were plenty of trains moving; there were no disappointments.
Here's a picture study of traffic going North. Clay for one of the 4 papermills.
Cold white refrigerators for . . ? Kraft cheese in Wausau?
|hoppers for Wausau 3M shingle granules|
|Ballast hoppers, either for the MOW and tie renewal by Wausau, or, just going to Mathy pit for a re-fill?|
|Coal for which papermill?|
|the end of the Wausau train|
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This page was filmed in Febuary 2020.