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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: 673069

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha enters the Juneau Ave. crossing westbound headed from Chicago to the west coast with Milwaukee Road Engineer Howie Roberts and Fireman Buster Bright on board. The lar... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 577
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 07, 2018

Views: 3,019
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 672251

It ain't the Hiawatha but I'll take it. Back in 1978 I held down the right hand seat box(that's old time RR'er talk for holding the Engineer's position)on Amtrak's Empire Builder for six months. A... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P30CH
Location: Columbus, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 719
Train ID: AMTK 7
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 30, 2018

Views: 1,040
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 670642

My old friend Jim Scribbins worked in the Milwaukee Depot and was a Ticket Clerk for the Milwaukee Road on 2nd shift back in the 1960's. When I was Hostling I would stand at his ticket window and ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 233
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 15, 2018

Views: 3,557
Comments: 0

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 670316

We're stopped on the eastward main track at the Brookfield Depot. While the crew is in the depot talking with agent Al Paske I walk back to get a shot of our headend next to the old depot. We've g... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 364
Train ID: MILW Patrol Job
Photo Date: 1980


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 12, 2018

Views: 3,210
Comments: 1

Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 670095

We're on 213 westbound I get a shot of Engineer Earl Sampson and Brakeman Mike Mahalik on train 202 crossing the bridge over Hy 26 at Watertown,WI. Photo taken from the Engineer's seat on 213 with... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3547
Train ID: MILW 202
Photo Date: 1981


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 10, 2018

Views: 4,314
Comments: 3

Favorited: 31


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Photo ID: 669937

A long way from Chehalis or Bellingham,WA.EH STEVE....we came into Portage after being up all night on the 5802.....instead of going to the hotel and getting some well deserved rest I'm out chasin... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5802
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 09, 2018

Views: 1,392
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 669798

Being in engine service both as a Fireman and Engineer my experience with caboose's or cabeese as some fellow RF's call them was not that close. Anytime I got a chance to deadhead in one I would g... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: BN 10141
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 07, 2018

Views: 3,715
Comments: 3

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 669781

The Sprint train program was a piggyback program started by the Milwaukee Road and the FRA. Hot pig trains four each way between Chicago and the Twin Cities ran on a daily basis. These trains were... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2043
Train ID: MILW 210
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 07, 2018

Views: 3,536
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 668610

EMDs Electrics

By the mid-1970s, Conrails fleet of electric freight locomotives, including GG1s, E33s, E40s and E44s was aging, and EMD, sensing an opportunity to make a lar... (more)

Railroad: EMDX
Locomotive: EMD GM10B
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX GM 1976
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 1978


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 26, 2018

Views: 3,594
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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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: 4,829
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: 2,275
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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: 1,170
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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: 3,054
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: 2,395
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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: 4,944
Comments: 0

Favorited: 40
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