It's Christmas day way back when and we're eastbound on the Thunderhawk train 262 when at Astico a truck side lets go and by the wheels cutting through the brake pipe we go into emergency. Luckily... (more)
We're in the clear on the westward siding at Voltz and our head end is about 10 cars west of the Provimi Rd.crossing. We must have gotten out of Milwaukee ahead of the Empire Builder and either th... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Ford Train is approaching Harwood Ave. crossing when the Wauwatosa Police Dept assigned an officer during the day. Years ago when I started on the Milwaukee we had a crossing watc... (more)
The Thunderhawk roars eastbound through Brookfield,WI.on its journey from the west coast to Chicago. The perishables were always behind the locomotives as their diesels needed fueling too to keep ... (more)
It's getting pretty late in the game for the FM's on the Milwaukee but here some still congregate with the first FM ever (760)on the service track with the 778 in the shadows in the foreground.
We're stopped at Watertown,WI. with an FRA special eastbound headed for Chicago. The 270 was at this time a Minneapolis based locomotive so I hadn't seen it since the 60's when we used to get it o... (more)
CP Royal Hudson backs to its train.
The guys that ran this operation were all ex-MILW guys as were most of their locomotives.
We're are stopped at the Watertown depot taking water with their water(garden)hose on our lead unit. It appears our other unit is an F7B sooooo not much power for a 100 car train. It took 1 hour t... (more)