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A cold day in February

573+581 maybe in Viroqua?

A train, maybe approaching the station in Viroqua, on what I suspect was a really cold and miserable day (I was down in La Crosse those days, so the big difference between the weather up on the ridges and in La Crosse is that it was a bit more humid down by the Mississippi/La Crosse/Black River tangle.) Note that the camera focus leaves something to be desired – trying to focus with mittens on when your breath is fogging up the viewfinder is always an exciting chore, particularly if the train is later than you thought and you’ve started to freeze in your tracks.

(573 in the lead, not more than 2 years from being shipped down to Mount Vernon for scrap; 581, which was wrecked & scrapped in ‘83, brings up the rear.)