In 2016 the sounds of steam echoed through America's Dairyland, as two mainline locomotives polished the rails of southern Wisconsin. On Sunday June 12th, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 pulled "The Varsity" excursion from North Glenview, IL (north of Chicago) to Janesville, WI. #765 handled an 18-car train over this former Milwaukee Road route, running on both Metra and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. The highlight of the trip was the high speed running on Metra, and you'll see a 70mph runby on the return trip!|
Soo Line 2-8-2 #1003 also operated on the Wisconsin & Southern in 2016, running from Hartford to Randolph, WI during a 2-day photo charter in October. This was a rare opportunity to see #1003 under steam, as in recent years this beautifully restored Mikado only operates a couple of time a year. The trip was organized by Historic Transport Preservation and took place during the weekend of October 22nd. #1003 pulled a short freight train on both days, performing numerous r
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