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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: 663031

After train activity diminished in the Green Bay area for the day, we took a side trip to Stiles Junction Ohio, where an ex-MILW RSC2 was reportedly being kept. When we got there, the Alco was now... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Depot
Location: Stiles Junction, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 03, 2018

Views: 4,682
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 662984

Tommy Anglim gives a friendly wave....on this day he was working the head end with Adam....I worked with Tommy for years in the East End Lacrosse Division freight pool.I worked with Tommy's Dad Je... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Bensenville, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CP 5686
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1992


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 02, 2018

Views: 2,124
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 662542

CNW 6916 skirts the shores of Goose Lake near Marquette, MI on a beautiful day in June of 1988. Alco's pulled these ore trains just a few years earlier, but the SD40-2's were nice in their own rig... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Marquette, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6916
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1988


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jun 27, 2018

Views: 1,042
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 662531

Strange Bedfellows
Less than seven weeks out of La Grange, an SD50, aided by an SD9, with an eastbound OML coal drag for the Curtis Bay piers, skirts past the rock face at Relay, where... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Relay, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 8628
Train ID: B&O (unknown)
Photo Date: November 24, 1985


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By: Ted Grumbine

Added: Jun 27, 2018

Views: 2,882
Comments: 2

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 662505

Westbound Amtrak UWM Football special headed for Madison,WI..Worked a bunch of these off the extra board/Hostling back in the 1960's when they were still run with Milwaukee Road's commuter equipme... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P30CH
Location: Duplainville, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 701
Train ID: AMTK Special
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 27, 2018

Views: 2,225
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Favorited: 28


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Photo ID: 662401

Cold in the winter and hot in the summer.....The Milwaukee Road's Milwaukee Diesel House was where all the Machinists/Pipefitters/Carpenters and many other Crafts made it happen. No matter what th... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Various Locomotives
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 26, 2018

Views: 4,726
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Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 662337

I'm guessing at the year but it was early 70's when MILW 755 tangled with a load of steel and lost it's cab. Here it sits next to a tender from MILW S2 213 at Round House#1.I can't remember where ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: FM H12-44
Location: Milwukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 755
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 25, 2018

Views: 3,101
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 662087

I'm firing for Engineer Frank Bottoni Jr....Frank's Dad just retired a few years ago from the time this photo was shot last run was on #3 the Afternoon Hiawatha. My Dad will retire in another 10 y... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 108A
Train ID: MILW 69/272
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 23, 2018

Views: 2,928
Comments: 1

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 661286

The Not-So-Ubiquitous Chessie GP40-2
Sure, in the 80’s you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Chessie GP40-2. But this example was unique in that it was named, and wa... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 4447
Train ID: B&O (excursion)
Photo Date: April 27, 1985


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By: Ted Grumbine

Added: Jun 15, 2018

Views: 993
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 661112

Today, Colorado’s Minturn yard sits empty, rusty and forlorn. No longer do crews cut in helpers for the arduous climb up the steep 3 percent grades of Tennessee Pass. The sand tower is now gone an... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 14, 2018

Views: 8,888
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25


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Photo ID: 660996

No trains have passed this way recently!
In early March 2014, a 30-foot boulder came crashing down the mountainside above Minturn, Colorado, just west of milepost 301 on this famous Rio... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Minturn, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 12, 2018

Views: 7,074
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 659869

Eastern Idaho RR high hood SD45 3167 was built for the Southern Railway in 1970. This was one of 4 SD45's on the roster at that time. 2 were high hood ex Southern units, and 2 others were original... (more)

Railroad: Eastern Idaho Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Rupert, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: EIRR 3167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 1995


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jun 02, 2018

Views: 2,216
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 659687

Weed spray train in the clear at LeClaire,IA. for a couple of southbound freights. Back in the good old days....60's and 70's the engine would have been at the very rear of the train with the weed... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: LeClaire, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6067
Train ID: CP Weed Sprayer
Photo Date: May, 2018


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 31, 2018

Views: 1,009
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 659462

I'm standing at the top of the ramp that held Shops Road and went down into the shops from Canal St.. Looking west at the top of the photo and on the right is Milwaukee County Stadium where at the... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 971
Train ID: Canal Yd Switcher
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 29, 2018

Views: 3,464
Comments: 6

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 659404

A new crew walks over to their westbound train from the Butler yard office in the middle of a Wisconsin snowstorm on December 3, 1990. The arriving crew made a setout with PRGBA (Proviso to Green ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6868
Train ID: CNW PRGBA
Photo Date: December 03, 1990


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 28, 2018

Views: 5,895
Comments: 4

Favorited: 44
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