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Photo ID: 740459

Amtrak#9 departs Portage on it's way to the Twin Cities. Amtrak in it's infinite wisdom has moved the train from days to nights......this photo was taken around midnight.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 117C
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 668270

Old and new SD's alike in the Portage Round House.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 150
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 23, 2018

Views: 1,889
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Photo ID: 642597

The Milwaukee Road's GP30 fleet have been relegated to secondary trains by this time as the GP40's came between 1966-68. I must be firing for Frank Bottoni as I see his 63 Continental parked next ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1015
Train ID: MILW 72
Photo Date: 1969


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 641340

All's quiet inside the Portage Round House. The old safety sign that's probably been hanging there for 100 years is still there. It must be a Sunday cause I can't find anybody not even the round h... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 141
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 16, 2017

Views: 2,605
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Photo ID: 638323

Valley power ready to go to Wausau.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 954
Train ID: MILW 247
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 19, 2017

Views: 1,519
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Photo ID: 587309

Never a pleasant job on a cold winter's day was filling the water tanks on an F7. You either did it from ground meaning it splattered all over you and everything else or the roof which was not a f... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 88C
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 569378

It's 11PM and we're called for the eastbound work horse 254 with 12 hours+ of way work between Portage and Milwaukee. We've got two covered wagons on this snowy/rainy miserable night at the Portag... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 117C
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 13, 2016

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Photo ID: 563397

Inside the Portage round house where usually switch engines were the only critters around on this day there is two SD's. One of the Milwaukee rebuilt SD10's and next to it was an SD40-2.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD10
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 557
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 26, 2016

Views: 2,447
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Photo ID: 554889

The eastbound Wisconsin Valley train(Wausau/Chicago)is stopped at the Portage round house on the eastbound mainline to change crews. As we're holding for another train ahead I'll take time to get ... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 353
Train ID: MILW 246
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 17, 2015

Views: 3,813
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Photo ID: 515767

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha storms out of Portage,Wi. passing the Milwaukee Road's Portage Round House headed for the west coast.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 243
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 23, 2015

Views: 2,708
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Photo ID: 476839

Coal train power stretches across the Milwaukee Road's Portage,WI. turntable ready to head to Columbia Generating station to pick up the empties for the trip back out west.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Coal Train Power BN/MILW
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 07, 2014

Views: 2,233
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 474169

A couple of sets of covered wagons are at the Portage,WI. round house waiting their runs. In the foreground is the M&P power and the backround may be ours for train 254. I wish I still had my old ... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 98A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 18, 2014

Views: 4,306
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Photo ID: 467273

The Milwaukee Road's employees would and did work above and beyond the call of duty. Take this MoW crew using their Ford dump truck to re-rail an errant refer car on the Portage,WI. turntable. Its... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Milwaukee Road Dump Truck
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1983


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 23, 2014

Views: 8,837
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Photo ID: 452733

It's been six years since the "HUNDRED ONE CHARLIE" Telegrapher talk...graced the point of the Hiawathas, Pioneer Ltd. or any of the Fast Mails lest we forget the "Cities"trains which usually had ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 101C
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 25, 2013

Views: 6,052
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Photo ID: 444381

Milwaukee Road re-built GP9 260 sits on the Portage,WI. turntable waiting to be turned. This unit was in the last batch of GP9's to be rebuilt into GP20's that were eventually derated to 1800hp fr... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 946
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 23, 2013

Views: 3,172
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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