RailPictures.Net Photo: CB&Q 9949 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD E8(A) at Columbus, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
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» 1974
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I'm firing for Engineer John Schwab who was still my Father-in-Law at the time.He always wanted his daughter to marry a football player but she ended up with me...a RR Engineer like her Dad...go figure.....I wonder if she ever got her football player...anyway...We make our station stop at Columbus,WI….I hop off get a couple of quick pics hop back on as John throttles up to run 8 leaving Columbus......I go back and make my first boiler check and blow down boilers out in the country.....I'll get back to the head end about the time we're going through East Rio...…….. Marc......the 9949 was on its way back to Seattle.....our engine crew ran Milwaukee-Lacrosse 196 miles.....back in the 80's the Milwaukee ran our passenger train crews Chicago -Minneapolis and engine crews Milwaukee-Minneapolis....I was the first Milwaukee Road Engineer to run a passenger train from Milwaukee to Minneapolis on the North Coast Hiawatha.....this was when we ran at night on duty in Milwaukee about 1130PM and arrived Midway about 700AM......I remember asking Romy the Station Master for a locker and he said to me..."don't worry KID...you ain't gonna need one....he was right... after the round trip I got bumped by a senior man and couldn't even hold any of the Engineer positions.....back to the freight pool!
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