RailPictures.Net Photo: Milwaukee Road Hi-Rail at Union, Illinois by Tom Farence
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Milwaukee Road (more..)
Hi-Rail (more..)
Illinois Railway Museum (more..)
Union, Illinois, USA (more..)
September 01, 2013
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Tom Farence (more..)
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I purchased this old BN high rail from a used RR vehicle lot in Prophetstown,Il back when I was Superintendent for the IC&E because I couldn't get them to kick in for one. My territory from River Junction,MN. to KC and to Pingree Grove had a lot of RR that you needed a hi-rail vehicle to access especially along the Mississippi River. Anyway due to medical reasons I was forced to retire in 2005 and I decided to place some Milwaukee Road emblems on it as me and our dog Zeus still enjoyed riding around in the thing. After a couple of years sitting in my drive-way I called the Illinois RR Museum at Union,IL and asked if they wanted it.....they said yes and my wife and I drove it half way up and donated it to them......I'm told its still in use today.
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