Sunday, May 3, 2009

Heartland Rails: National Train Day

This post is the beginning of a week long celebration of National Train Day on May 9th. Ride the train and see "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL".

The Viewliner Limited will be on the road this week, so starting on Monday, take Track 57 and celebrate the 2nd Annual National Train Day, over at the PTA TRANSIT AUTHORITY. There will be great railroad photos all this week from Viewliner Limited and PTA Transit Authority contributors.

The HeartlandRails.com post from Viewliner contributor Ray Peacock
is a regular feature on Sunday's and showcases Ray's great railroad photography. (To visit Heartland Rails just click on the banner.)

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Milwaukee Road Steam 4-8-4 - CP River sub - Homer, Minnesota, May 21, 2008 - 261 right at home.

Wisconsin & Southern EMD SD40-2 - WSOR Madison sub MP 120 - Town of Dunkirk, Wisconsin, July 13, 2008 - Tractors of another kind.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe EMD GP60M - ATSF Chilli sub MP 109.9 - Toluca, Illinois, October 23, 1994 - Another shooter heads west on the transcon.

Chicago & North Western Railroad GE C40-8 - CNW Boone sub MP 207.6 - Boone, Iowa, February 20, 1994 - CNW crosses the Kate Shelly.

Wisconsin & Southern EMD E9(A) - WSOR Merrimac bridge - Merrimac, Wisconsin, February 18, 2001 - I was listening to the Daytona 500 on my car radio waiting for this train to cross Lake Wisconsin, there was a bad accident at the end of the race involving the #3 car about the time the train showed up. I wouldn't know how bad until later that night when I got home.

Amtrak GE P42DC - CP Watertown sub MP 148 - Astico, Wisconsin, October 20, 2007 - A late running Empire Builder cuts across the autumnal Wisconsin landscape.

Wisconsin & Southern EMD E9(A) - WSOR Prairie sub MP 160 - Mazomanie, Wisconsin, September 29, 2007 - WSOR passenger extra rumbles past the old mill pond leaving Mazomanie, known to locals as "Mazo".

Iowa Interstate Railroad Steam 2-10-2 - ICE Kansas City sub - Muscatine, Iowa, September 17, 2006 - Chow Mein Choo Choo skirts the Mississippi as it nears downtown Muscatine.

Wisconsin & Southern EMD GP38 - WSOR Reedsburg sub MP 161 - Okee, Wisconsin, June 11, 2006 - Got milk?

2 comments:

Keith said...

These are so beautiful. I love seeing the trains out in the world. You see so many wonderful landscapes.

Major Pepperidge said...

The Chow Mein Choo Choo, he he...