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Date: 02/22/21 06:44
WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: RSD5

Last Saturday, the Wisconsin and Southern  ran an extra train to Monroe, WI during daylight hours.  The L355 job normally runs Tuesday night, Thursday night and Sunday morning so an extra train on a bright, sunny morning was a bit of a treat.  Especially when it headed back east in near perfect lighting. There are only two rail served customers in Monroe.  Badger State Ethanol and Bard materials (seasonal sand and gravel) .  BSE is WSOR's largest customer and recently completed a two track addition to their yard (additional 50 car capacity).  The inbound train was around 50 cars (grain and empty tanks) and the outbound train was 11 cars of dried distillers grain and ethanol loads. This extra train really peaked the southern Wisconsin railfan network. There were at least 10 guys out shooting images.  

Image 1  The crew has dropped off the second cut  of cars and is heading back to the east side of the yard to assemble the outbound train.  The longest track at BSE holds about 25 cars, so long trains have to be doubled into the yard.
Image 2  WSOR  (WAMX) 3928  Started out as D&H 7615, B&M 355, UP 1234 and now WAMX 3928  It is a GP 39-2 and painted in WSOR's 35th anniversary scheme.  
Image 3  Foamer hill

More to follow 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 06:53 by RSD5.








Date: 02/22/21 06:48
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: RSD5

It's always nice to have a friendly crew.  I feel bad for these guys. We have about two feet of snow on the ground and finally had a day above zero yesterday.  For the past two weeks, it has been brutally cold with temps in the negative 22 range every night. 

Image 4  Friendly crew joking with the railfans
Image 5  Crossing a frozen creek east of Monroe
Image 6  Rounding the curve at "Railfan Hill:








Date: 02/22/21 06:52
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: RSD5

Image 7  The small wooden bridge in the previous shot has a slow order so the train slows to 10 MPH, allowing multiple shots.
Image 8 Crossing one of the newly rebuilt trestles on the line. 
Image 9 About to cross county S in Juda, WI.   Last shot of the day

Thanks for looking and stay warm!

Dave








Date: 02/22/21 07:21
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: robj

Great set on beautiful day.

Bob Jordan



Date: 02/22/21 07:24
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: SP8595

Great catch and shots! Like pic. #5!



Date: 02/22/21 07:30
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: cozephyr

Great opportunity for you and your foamer friends.  Was there a hot chocolate dinner after the chase-?



Date: 02/22/21 08:09
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: MP90

Really nice series.



Date: 02/22/21 08:49
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: brc600

Great shots of an obscue railroad.

RSD5 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Image 7  The small wooden bridge in the previous
> shot has a slow order so the train slows to 10
> MPH, allowing multiple shots.
> Image 8 Crossing one of the newly rebuilt trestles
> on the line. 
> Image 9 About to cross county S in Juda, WI. 
>  Last shot of the day
>
> Thanks for looking and stay warm!
>
> Dave



Date: 02/22/21 10:09
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE and interesting Winter series in the brutal cold temps.

Larry



Date: 02/22/21 18:16
Re: WSOR daylight fun on the Monroe Sub
Author: MP4093

Dave, I would have been out too, but I couldn't, glad you did. Good stuff here, thanks.



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