Some Local Switching and a "Baby" Builder to start March 2011 is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


SE Wisconsin Railfan
Since the sun was and I was on vacation I decided to grab the camera and head out to see what I could see the last two days Feb 28 and March 1, 2011. What I found was some interesting stuff. Including the Union Pacific's Marsh Job doing some local switching near Downtown Milwaukee. Also caught a "Baby" Builder #8 coming into Milwaukee and just before heading home caught UP's MPRSS heading northbound on the Kenosha Sub after some miscommunication which caused the Cudahy Job to do some extra work to clear the tracks.

Here are some samples of the Catch of the Days

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DOWNHILL !! Marsh Job coming downhill to switch Miller Compressing Quite a Grade !!


Marsh Job pulls out of the chemical plant past what used to be Hansen Storage


Pair of CP MP15AC's work in tandem at Burnham Yard


PBR me ASAP !!


Baby Builder #8 heads eastboudn towards Milwaukee, Right on Time !! Assuming this is due to all the problems in the west coast


UP #8087 leads MPRSS northbound on the UP Kenosha Sub at St Francis this is becoming more frequent with increased traffic on the New Line




SE Wisconsin Railfan
Love the pics. That first one looks kinda unreal, nice catch!

Thanks for the nice comments. That company is switched almost every weekday. So the crew has to do that all the time. Don't usually have two locomotives though.

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