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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (more..)
EMD GP9 (more..)
CMStP&P West Milwaukee Shops (more..)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1979
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MILW 277 (more..)
Unknown
Tom Farence (more..)
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Lonnie Maves PHOTO.... Bingen/Farence Collection....I didn't know Lon real well as he was an Engineer on the C&M Division and I was on the LaCrosse. I remember Lon and his brother Ken were on the Madison Division and when the Milwaukee Road started consolidating divisions both of the Maves boys ended up on the C&M.......Lonnie belonged to BLE Division 73 in Madison until it too was consolidated into BLE Division 66 in Milwaukee which at the time I was Local Chairman of ......and I handled some time claims for Lonnie. I remember a trip on Amtrak where I was pulling Lons brother Ken on I think it was 323 out of Chicago Union Station. I got the highball and took off but at Canal Street the tower OPR. calls and said 323 stop your train! I complied and we sat there between the tower and Canal St crossing. Finally about 15 minutes went by which is an eternity on a passenger train and I got word that we were all lined up back into our station track to back the train up all lined up from whence we came(NO RADIOS YET FOR THE TRAIN CREW).........we got back into CUS so I stopped and with nobody in the cab but me I crossed the cab and looked out the left side......I see a whole family getting off.....Mom/ Dad and five little kids......I got the highball again and headed for Milwaukee with no further delay.....At Milwaukee I asked Conductor Kenny Maves what happened on the train at CUS and he told me that a guy and his wife get on the train at the last minute and after we took off Ken started collecting tickets.....turn out this whole family had NO tickets and wanted to buy cash fares for all seven people.....Conductor Kenny apparently got into it with the Father that thought he new best and Kenny decided to put them off....which WAS his prerogative.....at least we backed up into the station and he didn't put them off out in the country some where....I've had Conductors do that too!! OH....the picture of the 277 which I thought was rebuilt was taken on what was the old- PIG RAMP track east of Station ZERO....I thought they re-built it but my photos show 1974 and it was still there in 1979....TOM.
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