Canadian Pacific #2816
From August 22, 2007 to September 2, 2007 the Midwest had the pleasure of hosting a visitor from the north. The Canadian Pacific #2816 4-6-4 Hudson "The Empress" visited Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL. On August 29th the #2816 traveled from Minneapolis, MN to Milwaukee, WI. Then over Labor Day weekend September 1,2 & 3 the #2816 pulled steam powered excursions from Franklin Park, IL to Sturtevant, WI and return each day. Then on September 4, 2007 the #2816 traveled from Chicago, IL back to La Crosse and eventually back to the Twin Cities. The weather for these trips was AWESOME. So here are some photos from those trips.
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Shots from Reeseville, WI on August 29, 2007. Westbound Amtrak #7 and #2816 eastbound with a setting sun behind.
#2816 stopped in Wauwatosa due to sticking brake shoe August 29, 2007
Shots from former North Shore ROW bridge at Rondout, IL over CP mainline. EJE units pass METRA train September 1, 2007
Northbound CP train at Rondout, IL
METRA train comes off the Fox Lake Sub
Southbound CP train north of the bridge. By the tower the train picks up orders
CP #2816 arrives and steams through with the Cedar Rapids Skytop Obs on the rear
Southbound CP train from below the North Shore bridge
Southbound CP train and crewmember getting orders from the "hoop" at 40mph
CP #2816 starts southbound after stopping
#2816 crosses over due to stopped train ahead
Northbound Amtrak Hiawatha at Rondout, IL
METRA trains pass Rondout Tower
What Year is it at Rondout ??
Southbound Amtrak #8 Empire Builder
Sunday September 2, 2007
#2816 northbound at Techny Curves
Photo Run-by at Sturtevant, WI Sept 2007
Southbound CP freight at Sturtevant, WI
Departing Sturtevant, WI Take your pick color or Black and White
Tower A-5 north of Techny Amtrak #7 northbound
Southbound #2816 splits the signals
Southbound Amtrak #7 at Sturtevant, WI
At Bensenville Yard in Chicago, IL a CP diesel and METRA train pass #2816 while being serviced. Also a new emblem is proudly displayed on the cab.
Tuesday September 4, 2007 Chicago, IL to La Crosse, WI
#2816 westbound at Grand Ave in Milwaukee, WI with Miller Park in the background.
From Highway 146 overpass west of Columbus, WI Amtrak #8 eastbound arrives and minutes later #2816 westbound steams past.
Peeking out of the west portal of the tunnel at Tunnel City, WI. The only active RR tunnel in the state.
In La Crosse, WI the #2816 is at the "new" coaling tower. A tank truck pumps diesel fuel into the tender. The #2816 passes the depot at La Crosse as it heads for the yard and the night.
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All Photos above were taken by Keith Schmidt Copyright 2007
On September 15, 2007 the Canadian Pacific #2816 and Milwaukee Road #261 paired up to pull a steam doubleheaded excursion from Minneapolis, MN to LaCrosse, WI and return. To see shots of the Doubleheader Click 2816/261 2007 Doubleheader
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Click Here to see photos from the CP 2816 Milwaukee Road 261 Steam Doubleheader on September 15, 2007