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All of Tom Farence's pictures with stories. These are too incredible not to put in an album. Will include other's photos if they have a write up to go with.
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Photo ID: 682612

Milwaukee Road's Olympian Hiawatha's meet at Wisconsin Dells,WI......Photographer Mike Keim. I got to thinking about Mike's photo above....the Fireman looking out the right cab door window is B... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: FM ERIE BUILT 21A
Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 21A
Train ID: MILW 15/16
Photo Date: 1954


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 01, 2019

Views: 5,302
Comments: 3

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 681327

Freight pool caboose at Portage Yard circa mid 70's......The small door to the right of the bay window was for the loading and unloading of ice and coal and for removing ash from the coal stove. T... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Freight Pool Caboose 02075
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 20, 2018

Views: 2,868
Comments: 4

Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 681180

A Central of New Jersey Railroad survivor - built in 1894, this station is located in Elizabeth, NJ and was once host to the Central of New Jersey Railroad, the Reading and B&O trains but saw its... (more)

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: Depot
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2018


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Dec 18, 2018

Views: 1,293
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 679978

On a snowy day 42 years ago we've come down the 1%+stopping at Watertown,WI. to make a set out and pick up. This train was one of our worst in the winter as there were usually a lot of air leaks o... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 119A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 08, 2018

Views: 5,307
Comments: 4

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 679881

We're on the Extra 2002 East on the eastward track between Doylestown and Fall River meeting the Extra CN 5041 West on the westward track. Meets like this were common place back in the Milwaukee R... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Doylestown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5041
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 06, 2018

Views: 1,720
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 679640

Another damp dreary Sunday at West Milwaukee Shops Round House One........It had to be a Sunday as that was always my day to snoop around and see what was what in the shops. In the 60's the shops ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 04, 2018

Views: 4,440
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 679406

On a gloomy winters day I'm over at House One next to the Caller's office and behind Station "0"to check out what's there before I climb aboard a westbound freight train for Portage. The... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 02, 2018

Views: 3,758
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 679051

Amtrak#9 the North Coast Hiawatha is about to cross the Harwood Ave.crossing in downtown Wauwatosa,WI..This train ran from Chicago to Seattle via Milwaukee Road and the old NP(BN) routes. The Fire... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 241
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 28, 2018

Views: 1,249
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 678828

We're stopped at Watertown on the eastward track probably waiting for a westbound running against the currant Duplainville to Watertown. Since this photo was taken 44 years ago and I've been retir... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2004
Train ID: MILW 266
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 26, 2018

Views: 3,142
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 677676

Born at EMD and delivered to the Milwaukee Road as GP40 179 in October 1966.....in 1968 it was re-numbered to the 2017. In the photo the face of it 10 years after delivery it has a new coat of pai... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 17, 2018

Views: 1,377
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Favorited: 25


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Photo ID: 675995

The Milwaukee Road's GP30's were delivered in 1963 for the new XL Special and Thunderhawk .....55hrs between Chicago and Tacoma. The new train departed Chicago for Tacoma and all 15 crew changes w... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1015
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1969


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 02, 2018

Views: 2,593
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 675994

After a 75 mile trip from my home to Helper my first stop was the Utah Railway's Martin Yard. I found one of their engineers just walking out of the yard office and stopped to talk to him. He told... (more)

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: MPI MK5000C
Location: Near Colton, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UTAH 5001
Train ID: HUTAHJ-11
Photo Date: November 11, 2014


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Nov 02, 2018

Views: 3,678
Comments: 0

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 675980

Two ex-Milwaukee Road GP40's with an ex-Milwaukee Road Conductor Charlie Davis holding on to them. Charlie hired out on the Milwaukee Road in the early 60's coming from a somewhat unusual baseball... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 4612
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1986


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 01, 2018

Views: 1,639
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 675801

Hard to believe how "dangerous" we were in my early railroad days compared to now. 1st off...to have an electronic device on while at work is a big no-no, unlike back in 2004 (the photo)... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Chicago and Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: West of Spencer, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E
Train ID: IC&E 942
Photo Date: September, 2004


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 31, 2018

Views: 4,687
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 675794

On September 17, 2018, the CN Osage Sub was officially shorten to MP 83.6, couple miles west of London. The trackage to Glenville has been out of service for awhile now, and looks like its going t... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Glenville, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6005
Train ID: CN L57691-29
Photo Date: December 29, 2008


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 31, 2018

Views: 980
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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