RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 5 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific EMD FP45 at Bensenville, Illinois by Tom Farence
 
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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (more..)
EMD FP45 (more..)
Milwaukee Road Bensenville Diesel House (more..)
Bensenville, Illinois, USA (more..)
1971
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MILW 5 (more..)
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Tom Farence (more..)
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Photog CHIONE.....from my collection......The Milwaukee Road's 1-5 FP45 passenger units came into Milwaukee on a snowy night around new year's eve 1969.....I remember it was bitter cold and three of them came in on a C&M division locomotive consist........I was working third shift at the Milwaukee Diesel House as a Hostler.......I remember we couldn't believe the size of these monsters.....with their living room sized cabs and all........they had a huge Vaper-Clarkson steam generator that would heat a 15 car passenger train......where the E's and FP's would only heat about 8 cars so you had to have multiple boilers........these units lasted on Milwaukee Road passenger trains for only a little over two years.....when Amtrak started the Milwaukee immediately pulled them out of the passenger pool and placed them into freight service.......I remember the crews bitching about the ride quality....they were very rough riding and at slow speeds they would pitch and yaw like an old sail boat on a ruff sea!.....when Amtrak got their SDP40F's they rode almost the same way.........
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