RailPictures.Net Photo: Amtrak EMD SDP40F at Portage, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Amtrak (more..)
EMD SDP40F (more..)
Milwaukee Road Portage Depot (more..)
Portage, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1978
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Unknown
AMTK 9 (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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The winter of 1978/79 was probably the worst that I can remember on the Lacrosse Division. When it wasn't snowing it was way below zero. It was the only year that I can remember using snow plows on the double track mainline between Milwaukee and Lacrosse,WI. Here Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha makes its station stop snow and ice encrusted at Portage,WI.. Amtrak was only six years old at the time but was still operated by real RR'ers and real RR'ds.....there were no service interuptions back then but if there was we'd operate make-up trains no matter what the conditions were like as service to the customer was all that mattered. There were weather related delays but movement of passengers and freight in a timely and as safe as possible manor was all that mattered. Back then a RR employee did all he could do to get the trains over the road.
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