RailPictures.Net Photo: Milwaukee Road Brookfield Depot Sunset at Brookfield, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Milwaukee Road (more..)
Brookfield Depot Sunset (more..)
CMStP%P LaCrosse Division Broohfield Crossovers (more..)
Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1969
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Tom Farence (more..)
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It's a bitter cold day on the "Old Milwaukee Road"......we've made it as far as Brookfield,WI.starting out at Milwaukee at 6:45AM and now it's sunset at Brookfield.....since we still can work till 10:45PM(16HrLAW)back in those days we'll trudge on probably make Watertown and tie-up. In the photo you will notice our train is shoved into the very east end of the westward passing track with the caboose in front of the depot......back then this mean't our diesel was probably on what was called the house track....an extension of the westward siding that stub ended at the Brookfield lumber yard. I noticed that the east crossover is thrown for a x-over movement and the order board at the depot is at 19......yellow.Back in the late 60's if this was late afternoon we were probably clearing the Afternoon Hiawatha and 261 the XL Special but with that crossover thrown.....I'm thinking that we may have been in the clear for the eastbound Morning Hi but WHY wouldn't the Duplainville OPR. crossed them over at Duplainville??I guess all we can do as speculate as this was 51 years ago and my memory fails to provide the answers at this time.....although I do believe my memory wiil NOT get any better! The photo DOES provide a cooling look at the winter yet to come!
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