Same picture a last month but looking east. The BNSF engine was disconnected at this time.
Lots of power moving westward in-front of the Stevens Point Depot. Engines 3908, heritage engine 3914, 2164, 2196 and 2151.
This fall CN put a new bridge deck on a bridge just west of Stevens Point. Big operation to remove the old deck and put on a new precast concrete deck. Things were done fast to get the main line up and running again. Pretty impressive.
On Nov. 3rd of this year I took this picture of mostly CN track maintenece equipement ( with one old WC piece) parked next to Okray Potatos in Plover, WI.
Nov. 3rd of this year I took this picture of CN doing track repair in the rep-track area just east of the 2713 display. Using a vacuum truck and manual labor they worked a lot on the switches. They worked in this area multiple times this summer.
This picture taken on Dec. 31,2021 in the Rip Track area just east of the 2713 train display. It shows CN workers unloading a wheel set.
This picture taken on Feb. 10,2022 in the Rip Track area just east of the 2713 train display. Rybak moved in with lots of heavy equipment to put new wheel sets on CN engines 9563 and 2991. I talked to a CN worker who said everything was delayed because the new wheel sets were late coming out of Chicago.
This picture taken on Feb. 10,2022 in the Rip Track area just east of the 2713 train display. The picture is connected to last months picture. I shows equipent getting in position to lift CN engine 9563.
This picture taken on May 6th. CN engines 8889 and 8858 headed west as they cross Park Steeet. Stevens Point water tower in background.
This picture taken on May 31. Loram machine No. LMIX-618 sits on the bridge over Church St. just east of the Stevens Point Depot. The machine was grinding the tracks in the Riptrack area.
This picture taken on July 5.it is taken looking southeast at the intersection of the CN tracks and Water St. just west fo the Stevens Point Depot. I'm guessing CN painted the sign on the sidewalk warning of danger at the crossing. In the background west bound CN engines No. 8904 and 2609 pull a full load of tanker cars.
This picture shows some of the damage vandals did to the engine cab. Five of the 6 windows in the cab were damaged to the point that three have to be replaced. They are to splintered to repair.The two seats in the engine cab were also badly damaged. One can be repaird and the other will have to be replaced.
This picture shows some of the damage vandals did to the west door to the caboose. The screen door was also damaged and will need replacing. Because of the violent kicking of the doors it splintered the wood which makes them very hard to impossible to repair.
This summer CN continued to work on some of the railroad bridges just west of Stevens Point. they took out a bridge andreplaced it with a Box culvert and two metal culverts. Seems to me it would be hard to get the ballast to compact were the bridge use to be?
On Nov. 6th a back hoe with a claw type attachment cut up 3 tanker cars in the Rip Track area just east of the 2713 display. Usually they use cutting torches to cut up old rail cars. This is th first time I had seen this method. It was fun to watch.
On Dec. 6th saw this big CN work truck parked next to a CN container. The picture was taken just north of the Stevens Point Round House.
Engine 2713 and Caboose 158 decorated for Christmas
This picture taken on Jan. 4th, 2023. It looks SW from the intersection of Wayne St. and Welsby Ave. It's looking at the area on the north side of the tracks between the yard office and the round house. Lots of engines being stored here today. More that I normally see.
This picture is taken from Monroe St. looking west at the round house area. Lots of engine in the yard including 3960, 2846, 5407, 3020, 5441.
This pictures shows the roof over the train before the columns were bricked and the ceiling was put in. Each winter the roof gets that same snow pattern.
This pictures taken on March 6 of 2022. It shows a CN employee loading or unloading train wheel/axles in the Rip-track area east of the 2713 Display.
This pictures taken on May 11 of 2023. It shows a Herzog train (HZGX-19200) going north on the old "P-Line" as it crosses Tommy's Turnpike.
Here is a picture of the new windows installed on the north side of engine cab. Thanks to G & S Window for doing such a good job of making new ones and also fixing the caboose door. The fixed Caboose door has also bwen reinstaled.
Here is a picture of the new seat for the engine cab. The old one was beyond repair so a new one was made. The club would like to thank Sue Kreske for donating time and material to reupholster the new seat cushion.
This pictures taken on Sept 5 of 2023 just east of the Stevens Point Depot. It shows CN engines 3864 and 3222 heading west pulling mostly coal cars.
This pictures taken on Sept 23 of 2023 just east of the Stevens Point Depot at CN milepost 249. Vacuum truck was taking out ballast and the backhoe was replacing it with new. Why I don't know.
This pictures taken on Oct. 26 of 2023 just east of where the main line in Stevens Point crosses the Plover River. CN engines 2939 and 3020 are east bound with West Coast Engine WCE 902 in tow. I had see a WCE engine in tow earlier in the summer going westbound. Not sure it was with the same engine. Looks like the WCE engine runs in Vancouver, BC.
Thiss is a closer picture of WCE 902 engine featured in the Novembers POM.