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Bruces RAILROAD PICTURES

My web site shows real or model railroad pictures. Usually around central Wisconsin, USA.
. . . some of the 4-year-old links below aren't going to work. If you see a topic of interest and can't get to it, let me know and maybe I'll find the old file and re-load it.

Trainweb had a server failure July 27, and i haven't reloaded several pages of 2015 /16 yet. Please be patient while i clean up the web site. Some links won't work.


If you sent me an email since Summer 2015, consider it lost in the Charter system (i have less than ideal things to say about their service, yet i keep paying them.)
Now send me email by using this e address :
bruce . .. oldn . . 2 n 7 at gm . . . ail dot com and push it all together to make an email address, i give it this way to confuse email harvesters.

Link of the year, and I haven't updated this since 2013,
TrainLife The Premier Online Resource for Model Train Hobbyists, with many back issues of hobby magazines

extreme weather RR photogr group on a Flickr picture site.

K Madsen Flickr great pictures of Duluth and other areas.

LS&I 3000 rolling through Palmer Line Jct October 1, 2003, Palmer Line Jct Michigan
and also look for the switch job at Pluto

Canadian Railway Observations good monthly webpages

finished this picture project,
Chippewa Valley and
Western Wis Abandonned RRs CD.

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Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River with some aerial views

Plover railroad Switch Engine and some aerial views of this little yard.

Titletown Train Show, April 29, 30; 2017 Green Bay, WI

BNSF Sand Trains in Wisconsin Rapids in March 2017

CN 7027 is in Wisconsin Rapids , a venerable little old switch engine, and a week later I added 2 more pictures of this area.

Wisconsin River thaw and the paper mill switch jobs

Holland is working on the Railroad with on-site locomotive service

Yellow Locomotives to Blair the sand trains are getting colorful

a Lot of Motive Power on the Railroad just 7 engines on a Sunday

Sand Train in the snow passing through Wisconsin Rapids

Kershaw snow plow in Plover in 2008

CNW snow plowing with an Alco from 1977 near Milroy, Minnesota. A repost of a favorite old web page.

January Railroad Snow 2017 in central Wisconsin

Two Rivers Model Planes, Trains, and Tractors show is scheduled for Jan 29, 2017

The First annual Red Cedar Train Show was Jan. 7,8, 2017 at the UW-Stout Indoor Fieldhouse, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA.

The 20th Arctic Run Model RR show Stevens Point, WIs. was Sat - Sun January 21, 22, 2017

I moved this link to the top of the page for the Winter,
Snow Plowing Easy As Pie 2011 model RR snow plows, a Jordan spreader and a Leslie rotary snow blower. first posted February 2011

New Year Rail news 2017 for central Wisconsin.

Railroad Winter In Wisconsin Rapids , some switching moves in December 2016

Marshfield Rail 2016 , some Winter rail scenes in central Wisconsin

A Coal and a Rail Train in Wisconsin Rapids

Granite for the Green Circle trail

Around the Wisconsin Rapids mill , an aerial survey of a really big place.

Coal and Daylight , aerial views of Wisconsin Rapids.

A small Neenah Industry that you could model.

JO is Junction City

Rocky Run North on the Railroad , a busy siding northwest of Stevens Point.

Football Locomotive at Rothschild, Wisconsin.

Soo Line 2442 60th Anniversary

Lake Dubay Railroading and a look at rail traffic headed to northern Wisconsin

The Fairchild Caboose display and our trip to Chippewa Falls

Steven Point Rail Car Shops aerial view, and the Soo 2713 park.

Copper Harbor Vacation with some ships and museums

Sand Train double header night in Wisconsin Rapids, July 2016

Many of these pages of late 2015 to early 2016 won't link until I re-upload. I might not reload some that aren't historically significant. Contact me if there is a page you are interested in.

Rail Grinder 316 in Wisconsin Rapids

An End Loader and a Deere working on the railroad

Plover RR Milepost 0.43 and the re-numbered track around Plover, Wisconsin.

GMTX 200 Switch Engine

BNSF Sand Train in Wisconsin Rapids in June 2016.

WC1560 in Wisconsin Rapids in June 2016. Yep, an SW 1500 that is still in WC paint

Plover RR Crossing Replacement done in May 2016.

Iola Caboose Tent

Coal Train in Wisconsin Rapids passing by Badgers

Little Geeps in Wisconsin Rapids with a Spring picture of the paper mill.

Plover Construction , new RR crossing signs, and work in the historical park.

Springtime Rail Maintenance

CryoTrans at WOW

French Fries on the Rails , a quick evening look at a train working in Golden Sands, Wisconsin, USA

March Snow on the Rails , a Spring snowstorm in 2016.

Rail Train passing through Stevens Point

Point Roundhouse in 2016 with kite aerial views

WC SW 1500 , there's plenty in Stevens Point in March 2016

February trains 2016 ; some real, some model

Air Forced 1 on the railroad in February 2016, and links to my older snow plowing web pages

January 2016 Trains

Point Container Train

January Snow 2016

New Year news 2016 , mostly about the Point paper mill that is up for sale or closure.

Dog's Breakfast , a most unusual lashup of locomotives.

Model Train Show Stevens Point, Wis, Jan 16-17, 2016 Arctic Run
Sat. Jan. 30, 2016, La Crosse Tri-State Rail Sale
La Crosse train show and Doll House Miniatures, Saturday - Sunday , March 12-13, 2016

Stevens Point Trains 2015 , catching up with a few months of pictures to get up to the first snow December 2nd.

Wood Tick pulpwood train in Wisconsin.

Roundhouse Roof repair in Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin River crossing in 2015

Autumn color in Wisconsin Rapids in October 2015

Sand trains in Wisconsin Rapids are still running in 2015.

An ALCO and a Rumely in Stevens Point

There was an Open House at the steam locomotive Soo 2713 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday September 19, 2015
See the news section of Soo 2713 org

Rail grinder in Wisconsin Rapids

Notes about irrigation and a train and a night time incident.

17th Avenue Trains in Wisconsin Rapids

Skyward Trains in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. And one quick picture of an SW in WC paint.

Riding the Rails in Style , an inspection train that went to Arcadia.

Rapids Sand Trains Summer 2015

the Plutos that I know , Pluto water, and the French Lick railway.

Black Bridge canoe trip with a kite aerial view.

I didn't know that oil trains come through Wisconsin Rapids

I moved my lost Necedah old webpage to the Trainweb site
Necedah Loop 2010

Watkins railroad in Winona, Minnesota

Red Wing Minnesota

Golden Sands train 2015

Trains passing at Whitt

Plover Wisconsin Trains , a variety in May, 2015

cleaning the wye in Wisconsin Rapids

Point trains and the pairs of SW's in May 2015.

Wisconsin Rapids Dam train and an aerial view of the former Grand Rapids.

Stevens Point trains in April 2015

early Spring and a variety of trains in central Wisconsin.

Rail Grinder in Plover

ice melt in Wisconsin Rapids in Spring 2015

Baldwin 2 6 2 Tank Logging Locomotives with notes about the Flambeau Paper no. 2

New London Drawbridge

Rapids Rails over the Wisconsin River

One Last Look at the Whiting Mill , the former Consolidated / New Page mill in Whiting, Wisconsin

Skyward Trains in Stevens Point

Zorn Air for Trains at the new air compressor house at Wisconsin Rapids.

variety of train locomotives in central Wisconsin USA, January 2015

Ore Train through Stevens Point

night time on the railroad , two night pictures.

cold railroading 2015

what may be in 2015 , paper mills changing hands, and thoughts about future photography projects.

Ballast for Stevens Point and a snowman picture for the Holidays.

Vetters and the Black Bridge, some kite aerial photography on the west side of Stevens Point.

NS power in Plover and a change in mile markers.

25th Avenue Trains from the Whitehall subdivision, the west side of Wisconsin Rapids.

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To my own kitehorizonpoint Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) index and aerial scenes from around central Wisconsin, on the 1app free host page in Dec 2014

November Stevens Point trains and the big train that goes to Rapids via Plover.

Variety of rail scenes of central Wisconsin in November of 2014.

More unusual locomotives in central Wisconsin in 2014

Safety Fuels Success showing the new fuel facility in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Also, some other trains in town.

GMTX 200 Locomotive in Wisconsin Rapids and one night picture of the mill's pretty lights relecting on the water.

Autumn Railroad Color in Wisconsin Rapids 2014

La Crosse and Onalaska trains in October, 2014

Track Maintenance in Wisconsin Rapids in October 2014.

Little Chute Windmill aerial pictures in 2014, on my Flikr page. Its a new windmill in Wisconsin.

Other Locomotives adding color to the trains that I see in the middle of Wisconsin.

The former Basic American company in Plover is now GCAM and Produce Processors

Stevens Point Round House aerial view in 2014.

Utter Destruction of the Whiting Paper Mill in August, 2014.

Railroad Diesel Fuel in Stevens Point where the old tank is down and a new building is going up. (August 2014)

Nekoosa Safety Train Flag

Sand Train rolling into Wisconsin Rapids from Taylor.

Erie GE Plant by guest columnist Jon R

No more rails by the brewery , the north two miles of the former GBW line to Stevens Point is GONE in July 2014
2004 Whiting rails and remembering better days.

Around the railroad curves of Wisconsin Rapids and a look at a BCOL locomotive.

Rails ripped out of Whiting Wisconsin paper mill in July, 2014.

Railfans of the Black Hills in the first week of June 2014.

Trains out west . . . . (not very far west) on the way to South Dakota

Big crane and pulp washer drums in Wisconsin Rapids

A new Shuttlewagon Commander track mobile in Wisconsin Rapids.

Big Crane in Wisconsin Rapids at the paper mill.

Little GP 4711 and 4100 in Wisconsin.

Destruction of the Whiting Paper Mill in May 2014

Coal Trains at Whit

Here's a good RR map website, Railfan Atlas and they put a big red line on maps showing railroads, and have some links to flickr pictures.

colorful trains in Wisconsin Rapids in April 2014

Same train different days , a study of freight and engines on the big trains that pass through Plover, Wisconsin.

new warehouse in Stevens Point

Railroad visitors in Wisconsin Rapids

Change of Seasons

Get Switched in Port Edwards and a look at the 'shuttle'.

Death of the Whiting Paper Mill , it's coming down in March 2014.

Small snow plows on the railroad

It's been too cold to enjoy outdoor photography, now its time for some indoor model railroading and making a curved track switch

Railroad visitors in Wisconsin Rapids

Allis Chalmers and the Railroad and notes about hauling farm equipment.

January Winter in Wisconsin Rapids

Railroad Snow Removal in the tight spaces of a rail yard.

Wisconsin Winter January 2014

CREX 1320 in Wisconsin Rapids new white Citi Rail locos Jan 13, 2014.

Nekoosa Mill Railroad

Foodliner and pneumatic tube rail cars transloading in Plover, Wisconsin.

Stevens Point Railroad Winter with some red CN color among the snow flakes in December 2013.

Whit coal train in December 2013

Train web gave me another 100mb of space, so now I have room for new pages and can still keep many of the good historic ones. Their site is very good.

Autumn ended and there's snow on the rails now and ice on the Wisconsin River.

Copper Country Aerial views of great old stamp mills around Houghton, Michigan

Brush cutting along the railroad

Anderson Fertilizer in Wisconsin Rapids and their new dry storage facility

Railroad stop sign at a crossing by the paper mill in Wisconsin Rapids.

Golden Sands train and the first snow of October, 2013.

trains at Coyne on the east side of Wisconsin Rapids. October 2013.

Aberdeen abandonned railroad and the old line to Markham, Washington.

Stevens Point westbound

SW 7 in Wisconsin Rapids in September 2013.

The Aberdeen Drawbridge on the west coast.

The next page is on the Nex gen site and that's gone, I will have to move it to an active site.
Whiting Paper Mill 2013, as seen from the river, and with a kite aerial view. This Wisconsin mill closed in 2011.

New bridge is going to where? Here's an interesting load seen in Wisconsin Rapids.

Switching at Waupaca Foundry 1 in July 2013, posted in August.

Rail Trains in Wisconsin Rapids July 2013

Oshkosh Bascule Drawbridge is taking shape in July 2013

Weyauwega Rails

Gills Landing in July 2013. A close look at a railroad drawbridge that probably doesn't open often.

Three days of Rapids trains in June of 2013.

Cleveland Park in Dubuque Iowa and a great view of the Mississippi River.

Wisconsin Rapids Trains in June of 2013

Plover Train in June 2013, a typical switch job starting their day.

Stevens Point Car Shop aerial view.

Stevens Point P Line at Patch Street , aerial view, and I was lucky to see a train coming in .

Stevens Point Roundhouse aerial view.

Stevens Point Depot aerial views in May 2013.

Here's my pictures of the Waupaca Depot in 2012 and I'm finally showing it almost a year later.
Strawberry Fest Train Show is coming June 15-16, 2013.

We interupt this regulary scheduled web page to bring you news of a Missing Building by the Stevens Point roundhouse.
Maybe we took so many pictures of the old crew section house
that our digital cameras sucked the photons out of it and it became . . . . . . . invisible.

Stevens Point Depot aerial views in May 2013. (same page as shown in the series of aerials above)

J lashed to an SW , an unusual combination of engines would only happen in Point?

Frac Sand In Marshfield along the mainline.

Another Trackmobile in Wisconsin Rapids at Brokaw Corn.

Snow Squall in Wisconsin Rapids and the orange EJE 660 locomotive.

Oshkosh Drawbridge April 2013 , aerial view with old center pivot in place yet.

Pre-Spring Trains in Wisconsin Rapids April, 2013.

Brice Prairie Trains , this aint in the center of Wisconsin.

More Trains and the orange EJE

Plover Trains in March 2013.
Golden Sands railroading

Paper Mill Crossing in Wisconsin Rapids, with some scenes of the former GBW roundhouse, too.

February trains in Rapids and Point.

Packing the sidings around Rapids

Nekoosa railroad by the paper mill.

Two Trains around Wisconsin Rapids

Sun after the Snow on the railroad.

Trains and Snowflakes January 3013

BrRRRRRuces cold railroad pictures in January 2013.

Snow is going away in early January 2013

Wisconsin Rapids trains in the first days of January 2013.

More Snow in Wisconsin , posted December 29, 2012

More Wisconsin snow on the rails December 20, 2012.

Wisconsin Rapids Sperry Rail Detector seen earlier on the Whitehall sub, before it snowed.

December snow on the rails in 2012.

Soo Line Rail Detector 700 white van in 1977.

Stevens Point Trains the day after Thanksgiving 2012

Night scenes in Wisconsin Rapids with the little gp 7 passing through, and a Mopac caboose.
If this night time black page doesn't appear ok on your monitor with readable words by every picture, please contact me at the address in the box to the right.

Plover Railroading with the little gp's.

Election Day Snow and first snow of this season.

WC 1570 in Rapids October 2012.

Union Pacific through Wisconsin Rapids , a mixed freight train.

Colorful Weston Coal

Switching Wisconsin Rapids

Plover big train October 2012

Rapids crossing September 2012

Indianhead crossing railroading in Chippewa Falls.

Water Street has a new track layout in Stevens Point

Coal train through Wisconsin Rapids

Workin on the railroad at Thiele Clay in Wisconsin Rapids

Black Bridge upgrade in Stevens Point

More sand through Wisconsin Rapids with a study of covered hoppers .

Sand train through Rapids and details of hoppers running on the Whitehall Sub.

Mentone on the Valley Line , about a little station stop that aint there no more.

MOW in Wisconsin Rapids and the CN 1501 inspection car

Magnum Trackmobile at Thiele Clay in Wisconsin Rapids.

Black Bridge maintenance in Stevens Point.

Central Wisconsin Rails in June , catching up on train pix from May and June.

Two blue GT switch jobs in Plover and Whiting, Wisconsin.

Lumber Companies of Park Falls and a historic question about which was which.

Kenosha Industry , the last page of our visit to southeastern Wisconsin.

Kenosha Street Cars

More new sand in Marshfield , more big new sand silos in 2012

Kenosha vacation , Jelly Belly, and Frank's diner.

CN 4100 in Plover , a classic little CN loco.

Industry that you can model without squeezing a lot out of the plan.

rail news in Wisconsin Rapids , new ballast and ties for the Taylor line.

Blue GT in Plover posted in May 2012.

Friends of the Chief Wawatam, We now have a Chief Wawatam/Facebook Page and also a
website for the Chief at: Chief Wawatam railroad car ferry.
Please share with the R.R. community. Thanks, Doug Taylor 2012

Loram rail grinder in Rapids . . . . . Different week, different Loram than last week.

Loram Shoulder Ballast Cleaner in Rapids

Reflections of a great paper mill

March trains 2012

Blueberry Line under high water in the 1890's.

Marshfield Rails and sand in Spring 2012

yellow switch engine NREX 2531 passing through Wisconsin Rapids

Flambeau Paper RR history project

The Western Wisconsin Abandonned Rails history CD is done after so many years. Thank you for waiting.

Wausau Railroading and one view of the 3M shingle granule plant.

Valley Junction Frac Sand 2012

Stora Enso Locomotive 1 in 2005 is an old page moved to an accessible location. Also has links to other web pages of the Wisconsin Rapids paper mill switchers.

HWCX 7132 and 30 new covered hoppers for sand loading.

It snowed 2 inches Feb 10th, 2012. Central Wisconsin now has 3 inches on the ground, and temps in the single digits for a day.

UP Coal in Wisconsin Rapids Feb 2012

CN 4028 in Wisconsin Rapids January 31, 2012.

Saturday Trains in Stevens Point Wisconsin January 21, 2012

Snow and cold and switch locomotives

On January 12th, 2012, central Wisconsin got 4 inches of snow. This will last.

Frozen Wisconsin River Again , different day, different engine, same area as last week.

Frozen Wisconsin River January 2012

Trains in Stevens Point December 2011

Trains in December 2011 posted mid-December 2011.

Wet Winter trains in Stevens Point in early December 2011.

Paper Mill Flatcar Table and wood chip gons.

Trains around central Wisconsin, November 2011 from November 18 - 24th

If you see a link on my old indexes and can't get to the page, let me know and I may move the topic to a current web server and then everyone can see the information again.
My Medary Semaphore page was originally wrote in 2005. And in 2011, I added some pictures from 1947.
Follow-up Notes on Medary Semaphore

Trains around central Wisconsin, Autumn 2011 posted Nov 20, 2011.

Whiting Mill 2011 aerial views months after the closing.

On November 9th, it snowed 5 inches in Stevens Point, wet and heavy . . . . . power was out for 4 hours. Antigo had over a foot of snow.
It hasn't melted yet, but it probably will on Sunday in the warmer weather predicted.

Little Critter in Marshfield at the new Texsand frac sand plant.

Stevens Point yard 2011 aerial views

Oshkosh Drawbridge 2011 , a start of construction.

UP coal in Wisconsin

Black Bridge canoe view on two pages.

Stoughton ballast train with some Wisconsin Southern red power.

Marshfield Frac Sand Loading

busy trains in central Wisconsin in September 2011

DOTX 219 in Wisconsin Rapids , the FRA inspection car. Sept 12, 2011

Smiling Tank Car GATX 50892

Here's three web pages about the Chief Wawatam and the Straits.
. . the St. Ignace Ferry Apron Fell in 2011

. . St. Ignace Ferry Apron in 2009 before the tower fell.

. . Link to some newer scans of my old slides of the Chief Wawatam in 1979 . I have older web pages of these, but these are larger scans. Some people have printed from my small scans of these slides years ago, but these are bigger files than what I had on my web page that I made in 2003.

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Crossing Paths with the GTW 4610

Colorful Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin Rapids 2011 with a panoramic view of the mill and railroady scenes like the former GBW east yard.

Appleton Fox River railroading July 2011

Stevens Point railroading July 2011

Whit siding

Tie train in Wisconsin Rapids

Muscatine vacation

Soo 2713 Centennial Celebration

Nekoosa Railroading May 2011

Centennial for Soo 2713 is coming up May 28, 2011

BLURR Portable Model RR

Reflections 2011 and a glimpse of a new switch engine at Wisconsin Rapids

Sand Plant 2011 , a new industry being built in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Wisconsin River high water 2011

Stevens Point River Aerials 2011
Stevens Point Yard Aerials 2011

New Spur in Wisconsin Rapids

Amherst Junction 2011

Nelson Siding 2011

End of Whiting Paper Mill rail traffic 2011

On Feb 2nd, 2011, it snowed heaps from Missouri to Indiana, and southeastern Wisconsin, but not here.

Union Pacific in Wisconsin Rapids January 2011

Frozen River with switch jobs in Wisconsin Rapids, January 2011

Whiting Paper Mill Rails 2011, near the end of a century of rail traffic to this large mill that will close in Feb 2011.

December Train Notes (early Dec 2010) with aerials of Stevens Point yard and the Green Bay push-pull

These wont link anymore, if you are interested, please contact me: Plover Wye aerials and a 1916 map with the P-line

Marshfield Fire Dept 2010 in a new building, and a picture of an old Soo caboose fire. Posted September 2010
with a second page of the Caboose in 1973 with Keith's story of the fire

railfan gps route Whiting Wisconsin, August 2010

railfan GPS route Wisconsin Rapids August 2010

railfan GPS route Nekoosa August 2010

GBW yard East of the Wisconsin River Nov, 2009 and Wis Rapids 1st Street

Plover Bakery 2009

Tank Car Trainer AHCX 2004 in 2009

St. Ignace Rail Road Dock 2009 and was that repeated above on an active web page?

Badger Ferry in Ludington, Michigan 2009

Feed Mill going, going, . . . . gone . . . in Amherst, 2009

Caboose at GreatBigOutlet in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 2009

Oshkosh Drawbridge, the century old one, aerial, March, 2009

McCain Plover potato industrial plant, and Basic American Plover, 2009

Viking Ferry 1979

Happy New Year trains variety Jan. 2, 2009

Minnesota CNW 1977 plowing snow

destruction of passenger car Tupelo 2007

Medford Creamery 2007

Abbotsford New Depot, 2007

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Biron paper mill aerial with Autumn color 2007

HPJX5001 white Flatcar and Weather Shield Windows, 2006

Stora Enso Locomotive 1 new paint and rebuild, 2005.

Whiting and the Woods in 2004 (and this track is gone in 2014)


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This Page was started May 21, 2010 ; and lots of non-working links were removed in 2015


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