Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha arrives Portage,WI......kinda looks like the winter we've been experiencing since November 2018-today 2019.....the long range forecast for March 2019 is below zero lo... (more)
The Milwaukee Road passenger trains are all gone. The Morning Hiawatha/Afternoon Hiawatha/Pioneer Ltd. and all the mail trains are all gone.....they all stopped at Portage,WI.. When the NRPC was s... (more)
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha makes its station stop at Portage,WI.on its way to Seattle.
Westbound North Coast Hiawatha at Portage station stop.
Engineer Frank Bottoni Jr.waits just west of the Portage depot on eastbound Tacoma/Chicago train 264 as Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha makes its westbound station stop at the depot.
Lite power at the Portage Depot waits on a crew.
The 20th Century RR Club special"DELLS HIAWATHA" makes a stop to change engine crews at Portage,WI.. Inbound crew from Milwaukee was Engineer Bobby Rude and Fireman Roger Fricke. Outboun... (more)
Westbound coal empties from Columbia Power plant on the M&P Sub in the Town of Pacific gets train orders from OPR/Agent Earl Chappelle in front of the Milwaukee Road Portage Depot. The train will ... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder departs Portage.
Amtrak's Empire Builder departs Portage with Lacrosse Division Conductor Seivert and a River Division Brakeman that I cannot remember his name in the vestibule....next stop the Dells.
The Pigs Eye Yard Humper heading back to St.Paul after having some work done at West Milwaukee Shops. Milwaukee Road had the 690AB to 696AB hump engines at Bensenville/Milwaukee and St.Paul.
Telegrapher/Operator Earl Chapelle works in his bay as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder makes the station stop at Portage. Portage was an open station 24hrs a day seven days a week.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha stopped at Portage with the 406 in the lead. When it was the Milwaukee Road's 30C we used to call it the" death engine" as it had chalked up more then a doz... (more)
Westbound Empire Builder at Portage,WI.. The stop was conditional or a flag stop at the time and from the looks of the platform no passengers are visible. Milwaukee Road Telegraph Operator Jim Rid... (more)