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Photo ID: 679088

Milwaukee Road's Thunder Hawk pulls down to change it's 14th rear end crew from Tacoma to Chicago.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2056
Train ID: MILW 262
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 628603

The Valley freight from Wausau has some deadhead caboose's for Milwaukee. When the Milwaukee would deadhead extra pool crews east on Monday mornings I'd get up early so I could get my own caboose ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Caboose 992047
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 29, 2017

Views: 5,642
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Photo ID: 582736

We've yarded our train on two track in Portage Yard and cutaway from the train. We'll take the power across both mainlines back to the house. It appears we've got four wagons and a switch engine. ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 64C
Train ID: MILW 69
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 14, 2016

Views: 2,760
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Photo ID: 560254

Milwaukee Road Engineer Harry Henke at the controls and Fireman Brian Reynolds at the back door of cab start an eastbound Milwaukee Road freight with UP power at Portage.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3024
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 30, 2015

Views: 3,436
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Photo ID: 543045

We're handling an FM Baby Trainmaster in train to Milwaukee. Years ago the Milwaukee Road Engine crews were paid by weight on drivers which was based on agreements from the steam days. When locomo... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: FM H16-66
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 525
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 19, 2015

Views: 6,430
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Photo ID: 542968

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha rushes into Portage past Mobil Oil for its station stop in a half mile on its way to the west coast.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 577
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 531631

Milwaukee Road train 255 in the clear on two track for Amtraks North Coast Hiawatha.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1506
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 527070

We're stopped at the Mud Lake crossovers on the westward track as train 200 passes us on the eastward track. We may have had work to do possibly a pick up as we had auto racks on the point behind ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 14
Train ID: MILW 204
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 15, 2015

Views: 2,694
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Photo ID: 526961

The ex-4008 at Portage,WI.. If I remember correctly the Milwaukee lowered the numbers of all the LOCOTROL units used on LINES WEST. LOCOTROL was the forerunner to the Distributed Power used today.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 14
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 14, 2015

Views: 2,287
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Photo ID: 508852

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 88C
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 01, 2014

Views: 3,802
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Photo ID: 507081

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 353
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 17, 2014

Views: 1,777
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Photo ID: 484967

The hottest eastbound freight train on the Milwaukee Road was the Tacoma/Chicago Thunderhawk. We're waiting for Amtrak's Empire Builder which we'll follow all the way to Milwaukee. These three SD'... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 3038
Train ID: MILW 262
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 08, 2014

Views: 2,444
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Photo ID: 478602

Train 264 the Tacoma,WA./Chicago,IL. secondary hotshot pulls past Mobil Oil on its trip east to load the rear end crew on the caboose at the depot. As soon as that is accomplished the throttle wil... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2069
Train ID: MILW 264
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 20, 2014

Views: 3,125
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Photo ID: 474291

Some say that the lettering on this Milwaukee Road covered wagon(Milwaukeee Rod)was for Milwaukee Road Engineer Rod Robinson others claim that the wrong panel was placed after some work on the loc... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 96C
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 19, 2014

Views: 8,040
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Photo ID: 461308

It was very unusual for us to get such big power on 255 but here it is. We've just cut away and are about to crossover to go to the round house. While the Brakey gets the first couple of switches ... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 10
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 07, 2013

Views: 4,962
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18
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