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CN nbd

Mark Hintz
 

Potash cars, os Plank Rd Mukwonago 13:10. Didn't see power.

-Fuzzy

CN nbd 6 units

Mark Hintz
 

6 units leading a northbound stack train, os Bay View Rd 10:55. Too far away to see numbers.

-Fuzzy

Appleton Yard

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Appleton Yard, circa 1984 - https://flic.kr/p/2i7z51k

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CSX Ore Train

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Cty Highway F, Byron Hill, circa 1998 - https://flic.kr/p/2i7uZa6

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Re: Junction City Railfanning

Randy Williamson
 

Hi Mike,

Those were some excellent videos of early Wisconsin Central.

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Roster Shot #2

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Shops Yard 03/99 - https://flic.kr/p/2i7q3sQ

Regards

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Re: Junction City Railfanning

Mike Cunningham
 

Great pictures/ memories of WC. Happen to shoot some video back in the day of the junction.... about 3:00 on this tape.
Thanks for posting your pictures.
Mike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEXtDxl77rI

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, 5:56:58 PM CST, Randy Williamson <pennsy@...> wrote:


Hi All


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Roster Shot

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Shops Yard 08/96 - https://flic.kr/p/2i7ryPi

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Re: WEPCo trains

Nathan Dahms
 

Mark-

I don't post much, but to this I will respond with what I have in my resources.  I've attached a couple photos of WEPX Thrall cars taken around Oak Creek and a few other locations. The best I can tell is that the scheme Athearn done is correct for a specific group of cars in the 400-500 number series. In one of the photos you see car #118, which is in the same paint scheme, but without all the lettering on the side. Another photo shows one of the "green" Thrall cars with lettering and I believe they carried a logo of the state of Wisconsin outline and Wisconsin Electric name on it.  That makes for at least three different paint schemes for the late 70's early 80's era. These cars went to both Oak Creek and Pleasant Prairie, so unless you are a CNW modeler, there would be little need (other than UP) to run them. In the mid 80's these cars were repainted into a solid black or ochre color, most likely at the old Cudahy shops where most of the cars were serviced. WEPX also ran the bathtub type cars as well, which are also made by Athearn, but I'm not sure if they ever did them in WEPX paint.  Once the new aluminum cars arrived in the early 90's, that was the end of these older cars. I shot many of them in the 1989-1992 time frame, but I'd have to hunt down those prints.

Nathan

On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 8:07 PM Mark Hintz <gp30@...> wrote:
A friend posted a review of the new Athearn Thrall gons in WEPCo paint on his YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/mWEoAdBZlXM

My comment on the video follows:
As said elsewhere, excellent video!

I too find it unusual that there are next to no photos, particularly on rrpicturearchives; perhaps all those who had slides have them posted elsewhere?

A couple corrections and other notes: 1. Those look kinda... bright. Perhaps some light coal dust style weathering will help them look more like the "ocher" that I have always heard these referred to. More of a brownish yellow, IMO.
2. Rotary end: it is not the coupler pocket that rotates, it is the coupler itself. A model manufacturer was considering making some functioning HO scale rotary couplers, but I suspect that the model couplers wouldn't stay assembled in a lengthy unit train, so they are not to be.
3. I don't think these ever ran on WSOR. They would be much more at home with CNW, as their coalfields in the Powder River Basin (and probably Illinois before PRB) provided much of the coal that was consumed by WEPCo's plants. Too, WEPCo has no plants anywhere on the WSOR system, and the cars likely predate the WSOR.

I'd be curious to hear anyone's thoughts on appropriate power for these cars, as some of my earliest memories of CNW coal trains involved the then-new DASH 9-44CW's with the funky awesome lightning stripe paint job; by that time, I believe that the Coalporters/Bethgons were also beginning to replace the "bathtub" style gondolas, these were probably long gone at the time. I suspect that some ScaleTrains.com SD45s and SD40-2s would look right at home, but I don't know for sure.


Anybody have any further insights?

-Fuzzy
Springfield, WI



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Re: WEPCo trains

DupyRail
 

FWIW, I think they are too yellow .. looks like a cheap plastic model from another mfg.  Maybe they look better in person.  IIRC, along time ago they made some that were less yellow, but maybe a different car.  Have one "somewhere".  :-)

Andy



On 12/29/2019 8:07 PM, Mark Hintz wrote:
A friend posted a review of the new Athearn Thrall gons in WEPCo paint on his YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/mWEoAdBZlXM

My comment on the video follows:
As said elsewhere, excellent video!

I too find it unusual that there are next to no photos, particularly on rrpicturearchives; perhaps all those who had slides have them posted elsewhere?

A couple corrections and other notes: 1. Those look kinda... bright. Perhaps some light coal dust style weathering will help them look more like the "ocher" that I have always heard these referred to. More of a brownish yellow, IMO.
2. Rotary end: it is not the coupler pocket that rotates, it is the coupler itself. A model manufacturer was considering making some functioning HO scale rotary couplers, but I suspect that the model couplers wouldn't stay assembled in a lengthy unit train, so they are not to be.
3. I don't think these ever ran on WSOR. They would be much more at home with CNW, as their coalfields in the Powder River Basin (and probably Illinois before PRB) provided much of the coal that was consumed by WEPCo's plants. Too, WEPCo has no plants anywhere on the WSOR system, and the cars likely predate the WSOR.

I'd be curious to hear anyone's thoughts on appropriate power for these cars, as some of my earliest memories of CNW coal trains involved the then-new DASH 9-44CW's with the funky awesome lightning stripe paint job; by that time, I believe that the Coalporters/Bethgons were also beginning to replace the "bathtub" style gondolas, these were probably long gone at the time. I suspect that some ScaleTrains.com SD45s and SD40-2s would look right at home, but I don't know for sure.


Anybody have any further insights?

-Fuzzy
Springfield, WI

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WEPCo trains

Mark Hintz
 

A friend posted a review of the new Athearn Thrall gons in WEPCo paint on his YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/mWEoAdBZlXM

My comment on the video follows:
As said elsewhere, excellent video!

I too find it unusual that there are next to no photos, particularly on rrpicturearchives; perhaps all those who had slides have them posted elsewhere?

A couple corrections and other notes: 1. Those look kinda... bright. Perhaps some light coal dust style weathering will help them look more like the "ocher" that I have always heard these referred to. More of a brownish yellow, IMO.
2. Rotary end: it is not the coupler pocket that rotates, it is the coupler itself. A model manufacturer was considering making some functioning HO scale rotary couplers, but I suspect that the model couplers wouldn't stay assembled in a lengthy unit train, so they are not to be.
3. I don't think these ever ran on WSOR. They would be much more at home with CNW, as their coalfields in the Powder River Basin (and probably Illinois before PRB) provided much of the coal that was consumed by WEPCo's plants. Too, WEPCo has no plants anywhere on the WSOR system, and the cars likely predate the WSOR.

I'd be curious to hear anyone's thoughts on appropriate power for these cars, as some of my earliest memories of CNW coal trains involved the then-new DASH 9-44CW's with the funky awesome lightning stripe paint job; by that time, I believe that the Coalporters/Bethgons were also beginning to replace the "bathtub" style gondolas, these were probably long gone at the time. I suspect that some ScaleTrains.com SD45s and SD40-2s would look right at home, but I don't know for sure.


Anybody have any further insights?

-Fuzzy
Springfield, WI

From My Early Years

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Neenah 04/84 https://flic.kr/p/2i71MJA

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Re: Quite The Contrast

Mark Hintz
 

Ohhhh... I love the merger era on the WC! Very colorful!

-Fuzzy

On December 28, 2019 7:56:50 PM CST, Randy Williamson <pennsy@...> wrote:
Hi All,

Quite The Contrast: https://flic.kr/p/2i6BTfX

Regards,

Re: Junction City Railfanning

Mark Hintz
 

Very nice! One of the Livingston repaints trailing, I see.

-Fuzzy

On December 28, 2019 5:56:55 PM CST, Randy Williamson <pennsy@...> wrote:
Hi All

https://flic.kr/p/2i6zjNm

Regards,

Re: Three New Pics In Flickr

Mark Hintz
 

Very nice! Thanks for posting!

-Fuzzy

On December 28, 2019 4:01:37 PM CST, Randy Williamson <pennsy@...> wrote:
Hi All,

Haven't posted in a while. I have added three new pics on Flickr:

Into The Rising Sun: https://flic.kr/p/2i67u3T
Typical C&NW Lash-up: https://flic.kr/p/2i6n2vb
Dashing Through The Snow: https://flic.kr/p/2i6xCFR

Regards,

Quite The Contrast

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Quite The Contrast: https://flic.kr/p/2i6BTfX

Regards,

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The Manitowoc Turn

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

https://flic.kr/p/2i6BMfG

Regards,

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Junction City Railfanning

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All

https://flic.kr/p/2i6zjNm

Regards,

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Three New Pics In Flickr

Randy Williamson
 

Hi All,

Haven't posted in a while. I have added three new pics on Flickr:

Into The Rising Sun: https://flic.kr/p/2i67u3T
Typical C&NW Lash-up: https://flic.kr/p/2i6n2vb
Dashing Through The Snow: https://flic.kr/p/2i6xCFR

Regards,

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Waukesha, WI Quiet Zone Fatality Update

DupyRail
 

https://cbs58.com/news/family-blames-quiet-zone-for-sons-death?fbclid=IwAR2-Igs2QmfDmbfg4JSQ5Iy5X6Ct0rt00t1i8XZWZMwziiRcn7XxipBI30k

A

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