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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: 769935

Photog Unknown........from my collection....engine change on the Chip......When I was very young we lived about four blocks from the CMStP&P RR double track main line that ran in a depression from... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 151
Train ID: MILW 21
Photo Date: 1949


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 23, 2021

Views: 5,850
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Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 769173

Photog CHIONE....from my collection......Becker the wrecker heads back toward the Davies Yard passing through Milwaukee Depot. Mr. Becker who was a commanding officer in the Army Reserve was the b... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 508
Train ID: MILW Derrick
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 15, 2021

Views: 4,562
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 769172

Photog CHIONE....from my collection.......Milwaukee Road ran a through train from Milwaukee to Oshkosh back in the 60's and 70's.....67&82 between Milwaukee and Horicon and 167 and 182 between Hor... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 518
Train ID: MILW 182
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 15, 2021

Views: 3,882
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 769156

On a cold February 17, 1985 day, a short Wisconsin & Calumet freight slowly curves south at Oneco, Illinois, just south of the Wisconsin state line. A former Milwaukee Road GP9 powers the train, t... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin & Calumet Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Oneco, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WICT 270
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 1985


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 14, 2021

Views: 3,691
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 768269

Photog CHIONE.....from my collection......The Milwaukee Road's 1-5 FP45 passenger units came into Milwaukee on a snowy night around new year's eve 1969.....I remember it was bitter cold and three ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: Bensenville, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1971


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 06, 2021

Views: 4,465
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Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 768268

Photog CHIONE.......from my collection.....GP30's 340-355 later re-numbered 1000-1015 were ordered and delivered from EMD in 1963 for the XL Special 261 and the Thunderhawk 262 operating between C... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Rondout, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1012
Train ID: MILW 244
Photo Date: June, 1965


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 06, 2021

Views: 6,831
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 768267

Photog CHIONE.......from my collection.....In 1965 the GP35's came from EMD....during their career they were used on the entire 10,500 mile property of the Milwaukee Road with no restrictions that... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1503
Train ID: MILW 246
Photo Date: June, 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 06, 2021

Views: 4,635
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 768177

Photog unknown.....from my collection.....Superior Division train 82 stopped at State Street just above Grand Avenue at waiting for yard clearance.....the Miller Brewery yard was just to the right... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1509
Train ID: MILW 82
Photo Date: 1971


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 05, 2021

Views: 8,045
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 767969

Photog unknown....from my collection....The one and only time I ever saw the Electrics on LINES WEST in operation was back in 1959....after riding the Olympian from Milwaukee to Renton,WA. I'm sta... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: GE Box Cab Electric
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: MILW E25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1965


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 03, 2021

Views: 5,740
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 767772

Photog unknown....from my collection.......train 262 the Thunderhawk is ready to go at St.Paul(PIGS EYE YARD)the loco's are four brand new first trip GP35'scoming back from a round trip from Chica... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 371
Train ID: MILW 262
Photo Date: 1965


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 01, 2021

Views: 5,218
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Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 767170

NRPC(AMTRAK)southbound at Springfield,IL. with Milwaukee power.......Train started out at Milwaukee and ran through CUS and final destination was St.Louis........Photog CHIONE.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 35A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1971


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 26, 2021

Views: 4,233
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Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 767073

Photog CHIONE.....from my collection.......Wisconsin Badger football special westbound at Waterloo,WI. on the branch between Watertown and Madison with a UW football Extra. Three 400 series cars a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 34C
Train ID: MILW Football Specia
Photo Date: 1969


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 25, 2021

Views: 4,381
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 766351

We're westbound on the Watertown Patrol job meeting eastbound extra 203 east just east of the four mile curve east of Watertown........The Milwaukee's MP15AC had NO transition so you could never g... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 203
Train ID: MILW 200
Photo Date: 1983


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 17, 2021

Views: 2,544
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 763506

Looking east off the 35th Street viaduct towards the Falk Corporation......the Milwaukee Road's diesel house four tracks and both north and south lots toward the Cutoff......Photog unknown from my... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Various Locomotives
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1965


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 17, 2021

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Favorited: 58
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Photo ID: 762895

Train 261 the XL Special with the 156 ready to depart B-Ville Yard for Tacoma via Pacific Jct tower A5. Photo from my collection taken by James Claflin Photographer...........Sitting in the front ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Franklin Park, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 156
Train ID: MILW 261
Photo Date: February 07, 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 11, 2021

Views: 4,676
Comments: 1

Favorited: 29
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