When I started on the Milwaukee Road in the 1960's the Portage yard engine was usually an FM switcher or an Alco. In the 70's the Milwaukee got the MP15's and that pretty much was it until I left ... (more)
I hired out on the Milwaukee Road in Engine service on the Lacrosse Division 20 years prior to this photo....was promoted to Locomotive Engineer 1970 and here we are on the ground at FS half way b... (more)
MILW 101A brings a freight thru Rondout, IL in February of 1973. This unit has been saved and is on display at Cresco, IA. Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection.
A matched set of F7, A-B-B-A, lead by Seaboard System 118(former Clinchfield 200)descends the famous Clinchfield Loops with an excursion train bound for Spartanburg, SC.
The engineer on the Arkansas & Midland invited us inside the cab to take photographs of the old Alco number 34. The train had stopped and was waiting for clearance to cross the Arkansas River bri... (more)
During the fall of 2017, Railbox 40188 went in to the TTX freight car shop in North Aiugusta, South Carolina, looking tattered in an old tagged Rbox scheme, but emerged as a rolling cancer awarene... (more)
One of the Schenectady rebuilds sits on the engine track at the Lacrosse round House. When I was firing or running passenger I'd always hang out at the round house before train time.....Lacrosse w... (more)
Recently repainted F7A/B 682 and 853 shine in the sun in front of BN's shops in August 1973.
In August of 1972, a BN transfer run heads for the bridge over the Columbia River into Portland, OR. The train is departing BN's Vancouver Yard with four ex-SP&S Alco RS3s for power.
Pulling in SP's 16th St. Station to pick their first passengers for the trip down The Valley to L.A.
Silver Basin is an ex CB&Q car that went to Amtrak but never made the cut for the HEP program. The tubes extending down in front of the trucks are the toilet chutes from the days of "direct ... (more)
In its final weeks of operation, the northbound Ambassador, Boston & Maine train 75, makes its station stop at Bellows Falls, VT, behind an F3/F7B duo (4228/4266B). This was the day train between ... (more)
Adam Farence Photo.
MILW 117C leads a quartet of F's up Lake Hill in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1973. Bob Ferge photo from my collection.