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  by John151
 
While stopped at a RR crossing today (Nov 6, 2016) near Genoa City, WI , we saw a train pass that looked a lot like the picture linked below. These are the tracks that originate at Union Station in Chicago, go through FoxLake, IL and Walworth, WI. There were several rail fans taking pictures as the trained passed by.

I searched the internet, but could not find any thing on today's train, other than this train ran from Chicago to Madison in Oct 2014, and a steam version made the run in June 2016. Does anyone have info about this train?

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d2/2 ... 017081.jpg
  by JamesT4
 
John151 wrote:While stopped at a RR crossing today (Nov 6, 2016) near Genoa City, WI , we saw a train pass that looked a lot like the picture linked below. These are the tracks that originate at Union Station in Chicago, go through FoxLake, IL and Walworth, WI. There were several rail fans taking pictures as the trained passed by.

I searched the internet, but could not find any thing on today's train, other than this train ran from Chicago to Madison in Oct 2014, and a steam version made the run in June 2016. Does anyone have info about this train?

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d2/2 ... 017081.jpg
The train you seen you seen deadheadng from Bensenville to Middleton, WI in the suburs of Madsion to run Polar Express christmas trains from Middleton, WI on the Wisconsin & Southern trackage. https://www.middletonpolarexpressride.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Anthony
 
They really need to run the Varsity trips annually just like the Polar Express trips in Middleton.