Milwaukee Road 3030 West approaches the big tunnel under the Bitterroot Mountains. The railroad later renumbered the lead EMD to 160. Apparently this freight was light enough to forego a lead Litt... (more)
Milwaukee Road 3030 West passes the big substation at East Portal as it heads toward the long bore that tunnels under the Bitterroots. No. 3030 was later renumbered to 160.
Little Joe E70 is lead helper for Milwaukee Road westbound hot-shot 171 West at Stetson, ID. The road freight that originated in Chicago will soon arrive in Avery, where it will change crews. Also... (more)
At dusk, electrics E75 and E29 wait silently for tonight's assignment: to haul a heavy eastbound freight over St. Paul Pass, with E75 as lead unit, and E29 cut into the train as helper.
Milwaukee Road Little Joe No. E70 leads a 262 train at Drexel eastbound along the St. Regis River.
Two Milwaukee Road time freights meet in front of the yard office in Avery. Train 261 is about to cut off its Little Joe helper after crossing St. Paul Pass, while a 264 waits to depart eastward.
A westbound Milwaukee Road freight negotiates tight curves with a new SD40-2 in the lead. The square speakers atop the cab are an electronic bell.
As night settles over Avery, ID, one of the brakemen that will be working the train behind him looks over his car list. Behind him, other Milwaukee Road employees discuss tonight's operations. The... (more)
Late in the afternoon, Little Joe E70 holds the main with a dead freight, waiting for an eastbound symbol to emerge from St. Paul tunnel. Meanwhile, five Milwaukee Road MOW employees with a speede... (more)
A "Little Joe" is seen leading a eastbound manifest in the Bitterroot mountains east of Avery. The EF4 class were 10 strong, and lasted another 2 years. Originally destine for Russia, they were le... (more)