RailPictures.Net Photo: SOO 741 Soo Line EMD SD40-2 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Soo Line (more..)
EMD SD40-2 (more..)
Soo Line RR Cutoff (more..)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1986
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SOO 741 (more..)
Unknown
Tom Farence (more..)
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We're stopped at the Cutoff on the west side of Milwaukee on an eastbound SOO LINE train. It's appears Fred Yerke the Head Brakey has just tied us back on the train after making a set out.....we must be going through the depot and will change crews with the C&M brothers there. One of the old Milwaukee Road talk back speakers can be seen in front of our locomotive. These speakers were hard wired and positioned all over the terminal so you could talk to the yardmasters at various locations throughout Milwaukee Terminal.......this "talk back" system came in 1955 when the hump yard was built way before radios were in use on the Milwaukee.....When I started in the early 60's we barely had radios on any freight train locomotives and cabooses that worked and didn't get radio's on passenger till 1969!!
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