Wisconsin’s Byron Hill: Then and Now.

Two views almost 24 years apart.

Both feature southward trains on the former Soo Line, Wisconsin Central route ascending Byron Hill on their way south from Fond du Lac, exposed in the morning from the overhead bridge near the top of the grade.

In the interval between the images, the line was improved to two-main track and Wisconsin Central Limited became part of the Canadian National system.

The locomotives are very different too.

For this December 1994 image, I exposed a Kodachrome 25 slide using a Nikon F3t with Nikkor f4 200mm lens.
In August 2018, I worked with my FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm Fujinon zoom, that approximates the perspective of the earlier photo.

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3 comments on “Wisconsin’s Byron Hill: Then and Now.

  1. Anonymous on said:

    Comment test Aug 21

    Michael Walsh

  2. Ben Bachman on said:

    This illustrates one of the things I really like about railroad photography, namely that you cannot take the same picture twice. It doesn’t matter if you come back a day later or ten years later, the results will be different.

  3. Anonymous on said:

    Fascinating to see two-tracking in recent years.

    Michael Walsh

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