In the early fall of 2003, a Trackmobile passes the former Milwaukee Road depot in Darien, WI. The local grain elevator operates the Trackmobile for shuttling grain hoppers into position. The Wisconsin & Southern operates this section of the former Southwestern Line east to Elkhorn, WI.
On this April 14, 2005, day business was stong for the Wisconsin & Southern along the right of way from Bardwell into Darien with hoppers parked alongside the various grain elevators. W&S is making a go out of this branch line and others in WI which the Milwaukee Road gave up on in 1980 as part of a system-wide pruning to stay alive.
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