Wisconsin & Southern Railroad freight train passing a rural road crossing after the first storm of the 2009-10 winter season. The storm brought 14 inches of snow to Madison, the state capitol, on December 9. The train, which operates daily from Madison to Janesville, is shown crossing Skyline Drive near Lake Kegonsa on the following day. The Wisconsin & Southern operates 700 miles of former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Milwaukee Road) and Chicago & North Western trackage in southern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The this route once belong to the Milwaukee Road, as did lead locomotive no. 1506, an MP15AC built by EMD by 1975.