RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 61A Milwaukee Road EMD FP7 at Wyocena, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Milwaukee Road (more..)
EMD FP7 (more..)
Milwaukee Road LaCrosse Division MP 172 (more..)
Wyocena, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1973
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MILW 61A (more..)
MILW 69 (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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Standing in the middle of a train wreck is quite a humbling experience especially when you were the Engineer and it's your first. I'm not talking a derailment but a full blown 28 car pile up that wipes out both main lines of the Milwaukee Road's Chicago/Seattle railroad. Running at 58mph carded for 60 we had just entered the curve at 172.5 with 5 miles to go to Portage Jct. at that time the air brakes went into emergency as I looked into the Prime mirror that all Milwaukee wagons had I saw a cloud of dust and what I thought was a box car flying through the air. I immediately called the Portage Operator on the train radio and told him what I saw to stop an eastbound coming out of Portage. The Head Brakeman and I walked back together me with my camera and found this mess around the curve and in the cut. In the last 15 years of the Milwaukee Road's existence there were many more of these all over the system.
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