RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 5056 Milwaukee Road GE U25B at Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Greg Mross
 
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Milwaukee Road (more..)
GE U25B (more..)
Jones Island (more..)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
March, 1992
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
MILW 5056 (more..)
Unknown
Greg Mross (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
MILW 5056 spent many years in Milwaukee, WI before finally going to the Illinois RR Museum. Much of the time was spent on Jones Island and I was able to photograph it with several different Great Lakes freighters in the background. In this case, it's the Roger Blough, a 858 foot Laker launched in 1972. The Blough is somewhat unusual in that it was built to fit the new wider lock in the Soo, but was not a 1000 footer that became the standard. The Blough does have RR roots though as well, as the 2 Pielstick engines used to propel it were built by Fairbanks Morse in Beloit.
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