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Welcome to railwis

Edward
 

A new year - a new start. Like the growing pains of unclogging Chicago rail traffic - this group will try to expedite the availability of WI rail news.
Hope those near adjacent borders join in as well - the Twin Cities and the home of DA BEARS are originating points for most class 1 rail traffic in SE WI.

Butlah Wi USA Th 1/6

Edward
 

Z-chem-06 released their warrant thru mp 92.4 (Butlah yard south) @17:39 NS 7536 leading.

mPrss to follow - Power is 4325 - 4091 - Olympic Sd70 2002 and Gp40-2 1449, along with two more serviced Geeps inserted by the kind folks at the ramp.
Outbound crew popped the power off the front of the train to clear the Hamptons (beneath the bridge) and ramp crew ran the geeps out to insert behind 1449.
Both the Z-train and the Cudahy Job were past St. Francis - so it had to be an efficient move. Only 12 miles - its the first time I've heard a conductor establish track breech protection. TFC to stay out and attempt to shoot horses in low light.

That's my adhesive - and I'm stickin' 2 it.

Weston Empties Southbound

icecardinal
 

C70491-06 was southbound behind BNSF ES44AC 5758 today. If one theory I heard holds true...there may yet be one more BNSF powered coal train to Weston.

Still no word on the next U768 but ears and eyes are out.

Dan

Re: [WSOR] Re: [MILW] MILW repaint...Once again...WHY NOT WSOR 4009?..Hmmmmm

MarkH <g0@...>
 

--- In WSOR@..., niceoneace@... wrote:

Instead of trying to get CP rail to budge.....How about WSOR 4009? It's
originally MILW 199. They also have the MP15AC's.
Um... no. It's already a dedication engine, to Gardner's late wife. One of the last un-uniformed MP's would be a much more logical choice. Or, how about one of the Mexi-Wrecks!!! :P

And I do agree on Billboard over Hiawatha. (Although WSOR could re-number
it to 199 while in it's "heritage" scheme...they have done it before)
Although, a tastefully-done "modernized mashup" scheme would be cool to see. Sorta like the UP units, but a little more tasteful...

Too bad the former MILW DME units couldn't be used!
Why not? Most of those are in much more dire need of paint than, say, WSOR 4009. Heck, some of their MILW roots are already showing through!

I imagine it all comes down to funding on the WSOR.
Indeed -- and I'm sure the Wissor has a few other priorities on their system at the moment... Not the least of which would be reopening their paint shop!

Just MHO...
-Fuzzy
Springfield, WI
(also cross-posting this to my new RailsWisconsin (railwis) list...)

Fw: [OreRail] Northshore 2001

icecardinal
 

Another one to watch for.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: "gtw1516" <lano@...>
Sender: OreRail@...
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:51:46 -0000
To: <OreRail@...>
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Subject: [OreRail] Northshore 2001

 

Northshore Mining SD40-3 2001 has been shipped out of NRE Dixmoor, and is moving as NREX 2001.
Ken Lanovich

Northshore Mining NSM 2001

Edward
 

NSM Sd40-3 2001, moving as NREX 2001, shipped out of NRE Dixmoor on Jan 4th. Currently in transit at CSX Barr yard, Riverdale, IL. (Email torpedo courtesy of Ken Lanovich.)

WSOR's T3 1/7/11

Ken <stokerk@...>
 

WSOR's T3 rolled by a few minutes ago on their Waukesha Sub! (Whitewater) After a roll by, all was evidently OK tonight!
Units 4011, 4079, 4077 followed by 96 cars in tow!

Bad News on the Tomah Sub Tonite

DupyRail
 

Listening on the Tomah sub radio, sounds like 282 ran into major problems in downtown Tomah around 9pm tonite.

Their 2nd unit apparently ran out of fuel ( or gelled up ), the leader, Soo 6025, air compressor quit and they pulled a drawbar and broke a knuckle too. 

What else can happen?  A continuing story out there......

A


-- 
"Where the Old Soo crosses the New Soo, Duplainville, Wisconsin"

Web page at:  www.dupyrail.com

Re: Bad News on the Tomah Sub Tonite

Edward
 

--- In railwis@..., DupyRail <andymueller@...> wrote:
Listening on the Tomah sub radio, sounds like 282 ran into major problems in downtown Tomah around 9pm tonite.
Their 2nd unit apparently ran out of fuel ( or gelled up ), leader Soo 6025, air compressor quit and they pulled a drawbar and broke a knuckle too.

What else can happen?
A continuing story out there...... > A
"Where the Old Soo crosses the New Soo, Duplainville, Wisconsin"
Web page at: www.dupyrail.com
Errr - they could skin a knee - or catch a cow - or go Completely Nutts - oops - dat's the OTHER Canadiens!

Wabash F's, dinner train @ Oelwein IA Fri 1/7

Edward
 

CESX 1950  CENTRAL STATES RAIL ASSOCIATES, INC.
CESX 1951


CESX 1950 < S&NC 103 < BN 704 nee GN 364A
CESX 1951 < S&NC 102 < BN 684 nee GN 464A 

Power for the defunct Traverse City, MI dinner train. The train set, two ex-SP articulated coach pairs and a kitchen car (converted baggage?) are also repainted in Wabash colors. Equipment is waiting for updated air before moving to Columbus, MO. The line, now owned by the city, is ex-Wabash. • Alex Huff

Makes these ex-CNW 407 and 416 (questionable) which, after their CNW commuter days, started off in Iowa as power for the now defunct and much missed "Star Clipper" dinner train, which started the whole dinner train business. • Nick Tharalson • Marion, IA

RailPictures.Net=350415  Olwein  Backgound of 116A ? Metal isn't bad. Bi-levels on the left are interesting.

These are indeed the power for the Columbia Star Dinner Train set to start running soon on a 3 hour run from Columbia to Centralia MO + return. Friday + Saturday nigh trips planned + Sunday brunch service. As Alex mentioned, the ex-Wabash line is currently run by the Columbia Terminal, and owned by the city of Columbia. • Mark Mautner


  
Per CNW 4501:
The paint shop went to the Monticello Railroad Museum for the painting diagrams. They took original paint chips from the museum's F unit #1189 and they were sent to the Du Pont paint lab for a match as well as checked against the original diagram colors. The blue color was matched to the museums Wabash Office Car #6 with a paint chip. 

The gray top paint was matched from a chip found under the 1189's cab shades. The metallic "Aluminum" was from the original manufactures paint code. In addition, original 1:1 prints of the flag decal were located from a museum in Ohio and the nose decal was made from that and the original stencils provided from Monticello. 

Your not going to get any closer on color and accuracy than this in my opinion. The loco numbers are not really important; these were never Wabash locos anyway. Paint shop did their homework on these; it was more than the "thought that counts" previously mentioned.

The pissing match on TrainOrders regarding the Blue is hilarious! Lots of yellow snow!  Ed

CN 2141 NBD

icecardinal
 

CN 2141 just left Neenah northbound towards Stevens Point, 2nd unit facing south.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

A447/NSM units

icecardinal
 

A447 just left Neenah with six units: Northshore Mining units 104 & 2001 were fifth & sixth unit, respectively.

Dan
In Neenah, WI
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Re: Wabash F's, dinner train @ Oelwein IA Fri 1/7

DupyRail
 

FWIW, pix of the Wabash F's at Homewood are currently displayed at www.railchicago.com
Don't know for how long.

A

--- In railwis@..., "Edward" <decompoza@...> wrote:

CESX 1950 CENTRAL STATES RAIL ASSOCIATES, INC.CESX
1951RailPictures.Net=342214
<http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=342214>
RailPictures.Net=343319
<http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=343319>

CESX 1950 < S&NC 103 < BN 704 nee GN 364ACESX 1951 < S&NC 102 < BN 684
nee GN 464A
Power for the defunct Traverse City, MI dinner train. The train set, two
ex-SP articulated coach pairs and a kitchen car (converted baggage?) are
also repainted in Wabash colors. Equipment is waiting for updated air
before moving to Columbus, MO. The line, now owned by the city, is
ex-Wabash. • Alex Huff
Makes these ex-CNW 407 and 416 (questionable) which, after their CNW
commuter days, started off in Iowa as power for the now defunct and much
missed "Star Clipper" dinner train, which started the whole dinner train
business. • Nick Tharalson • Marion, IA
RailPictures.Net=350415
<http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=350415> Olwein
Backgound of 116A ? Metal isn't bad. Bi-levels on the left are
interesting.
These are indeed the power for the Columbia Star Dinner Train set to
start running soon on a 3 hour run from Columbia to Centralia MO +
return. Friday + Saturday nigh trips planned + Sunday brunch service. As
Alex mentioned, the ex-Wabash line is currently run by the Columbia
Terminal, and owned by the city of Columbia. • Mark Mautner

<http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=343319>
<http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=342351>
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=343319
<http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=343319> Per CNW 4501:The
paint shop went to the Monticello Railroad Museum for the painting
diagrams. They took original paint chips from the museum's F unit #1189
and they were sent to the Du Pont paint lab for a match as well as
checked against the original diagram colors. The blue color was matched
to the museums Wabash Office Car #6 with a paint chip.
The gray top paint was matched from a chip found under the 1189's cab
shades. The metallic "Aluminum" was from the original manufactures paint
code. In addition, original 1:1 prints of the flag decal were located
from a museum in Ohio and the nose decal was made from that and the
original stencils provided from Monticello.
Your not going to get any closer on color and accuracy than this in my
opinion. The loco numbers are not really important; these were never
Wabash locos anyway. Paint shop did their homework on these; it was more
than the "thought that counts" previously mentioned.
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2280223
<http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2280223> The pissing
match on TrainOrders regarding the Blue is hilarious! Lots of yellow
snow! Ed

Re: A447/NSM units

MarkH <g0@...>
 

What's #104?

-Fuzzy

--- In railwis@..., "Dan Braun" <icecardinal@...> wrote:

A447 just left Neenah with six units: Northshore Mining units 104 & 2001 were fifth & sixth unit, respectively.

Dan
In Neenah, WI
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Re: A447/NSM units

icecardinal
 

Appeared to be a genset of some type.

Dan

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


From: "MarkH" <g0@...>
Sender: railwis@...
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 22:32:33 -0000
To: <railwis@...>
ReplyTo: railwis@...
Subject: [railwis] Re: A447/NSM units

 

What's #104?

-Fuzzy

--- In railwis@..., "Dan Braun" <icecardinal@...> wrote:
>
> A447 just left Neenah with six units: Northshore Mining units 104 & 2001 were fifth & sixth unit, respectively.
>
> Dan
> In Neenah, WI
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>

HOT: Northshore Mining 2001 + Northwood 104

Edward
 

Moved west Sunday 1/9 on A447 thru Neenah WI 15:10 , the genset was the 5th in consist, with NSM 2001 completing the 6-pak of locomotion. 
Photos should be on Flickr later this afternoon.

--- In LocoNotes@..., "gtw1516" wrote:
The 2001 was in transit at The Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing yard today. It should be moving north on a CN train this coming week.
NREX-NSM 2001. Former VMVX 2001 now relettered NREX 2001. Frame number 73634-7, buffer stamped 73634-8.  • Ken Lanovich

- Original Message - From: "Sean Graham-White" <teleprompter@...>
Sent: Fri  1/7/2011 11:14:54 AM  Subject: [LocoNotes] Northwood 104 2GS14B

A Northwood 2GS14B #104 was at the BRC Clearing Yard this morning. Arrived 1/5; heading to Canada via CN shortly.
Data: 058-0209  12/2010

Unit came out of Mount Vernon and does not have a builders plate, just the emissions sticker. Unable to access the frame to try and find a previous identity.

Re: HOT: Northshore Mining 2001 + Northwood 104

icecardinal
 

Pictures are up.


--- On Sun, 1/9/11, Ed Weisensel wrote:

From: Ed Weisensel
Subject: HOT: Northshore Mining 2001 + Northwood 104
To: OreRail@..., railwis@..., wcinfo@..., "Photo Editor" , "Ken Lanovich" , "George Redmond" , "Joe Ferguson" , "Sean Graham-White" , "WisRail Y group" , "David Schauer" <missabe@...>, "Sean Anderson"
Cc: "Dan Braun" , "Henry J. Nye" , "William H. Baird"
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 5:39 PM

Moved west Sunday 1/9 on A447 thru Neenah WI 15:10 , the genset was the 5th in consist, with NSM 2001 completing the 6-pak of locomotion. 
Photos should be on Flickr later this afternoon.

--- In LocoNotes@..., "gtw1516" wrote:
The 2001 was in transit at The Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing yard today. It should be moving north on a CN train this coming week.
NREX-NSM 2001. Former VMVX 2001 now relettered NREX 2001. Frame number 73634-7, buffer stamped 73634-8.  • Ken Lanovich

- Original Message - From: "Sean Graham-White"
Sent: Fri  1/7/2011 11:14:54 AM  Subject: [LocoNotes] Northwood 104 2GS14B

A Northwood 2GS14B #104 was at the BRC Clearing Yard this morning. Arrived 1/5; heading to Canada via CN shortly.
Data: 058-0209  12/2010

Unit came out of Mount Vernon and does not have a builders plate, just the emissions sticker. Unable to access the frame to try and find a previous identity.

Re: HOT: Northshore Mining 2001 + Northwood 104

Edward
 

Speed links are UP! @ 23.7 mph! : > }

Gotta say - those are class one flicks - bet you get hits by the hundreds.
Oooh - that could leave a Mark!

http://flic.kr/p/992Vvy NSM 2001 - hogger side

http://flic.kr/p/98YM9Z Northwood 104 - w/ blue spruce and small Canadian flag

http://flic.kr/p/992Vtb the pair @ 23.7 mph

--- In railwis@..., Dan Braun <icecardinal@...> wrote:

Pictures are up.

You had to be a BIG shot, didn't you?

Edward
 

Anzio Annie Makes Her Way To Fort Lee  3 photo with the story - far more below.

131707971.z9VLRBCE.jpg

14 shots • by Jim Fickel  Power was NS 9886+8953+9027

Thanks, Walter - the NorfolkSouthern list is far outside my rail radar.

Subterrainian Commuting Lite

Edward
 

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/slideshow/photos-pants-subway-ride-9515785

Polar Bear club does not have a rail component. 20 photos. Very cheeky!