RailPictures.Net Photo: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific EMD SD40-2 at Reeseville, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (more..)
EMD SD40-2 (more..)
Milwaukee Road LaCrosse Division (more..)
Reeseville, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1979
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Tom Farence (more..)
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Looks like we're shoving a train through the water in the flooded Reeseville Marsh. If the water didn't get into the traction motors you were OK. The guys in the Hi-Rail kept a keen watch on everything. At this point we'd have the Generator Field off and the throttle out to eight to keep the TM blowers working hard to keep the water out while the power on the other end was pulling the train. The Milwaukee used this push-pull service until the water got to high then they'd have to detour. All this flood work in the Reeseville,Hubbleton and Lake George Marsh running trains from the 60's to the 80's will come in handy dealing with the Mississippi River as an Officer for the CP/IMRL and ICE between the Twin Cities and Muscatine 15-20 years later in my career.
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