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Photo ID: 728567

Back in 1974 we we're going to take a Jordon Ditcher from Portage towards Milwaukee....probably a couple of days with our pool turn. The guys on the ground admiring the X288 were L-R Dick Sievert ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: X288 Ditcher
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 719598

Here is another view I've found of Milwaukee Road's first container train or container test train from Tacoma,WA. to Chicago,IL…...In this photo I've noticed that none of the units 2054/2055 and o... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2054
Train ID: MILW 1-262
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 719570

While 262 holds the main the Portage switcher waits it's turn for the mainline to get to the yard.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD MP15AC
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 473
Train ID: Portage Switch
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 708421

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Steel Caboose BN 10397
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 31, 2019

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Photo ID: 685595

It's and exciting day on the Lacrosse Division at least for Frank Bottoni Jr.and myself. Our pool turn has been called at Portage this morning to go east on a combined 262/264 with the brand new 3... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 3025
Train ID: MILW 262/264
Photo Date: February, 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 28, 2019

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Photo ID: 681327

Freight pool caboose at Portage Yard circa mid 70's......The small door to the right of the bay window was for the loading and unloading of ice and coal and for removing ash from the coal stove. T... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Freight Pool Caboose 02075
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 679036

In the photo from 1977 the Milwaukee Road's Portage Yard looking east from the roundhouse curve. Part of the yard is visible on the left and the mainline curves and then goes straight past the eng... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5518
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 677676

Born at EMD and delivered to the Milwaukee Road as GP40 179 in October 1966.....in 1968 it was re-numbered to the 2017. In the photo the face of it 10 years after delivery it has a new coat of pai... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Nov 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 669798

Being in engine service both as a Fireman and Engineer my experience with caboose's or cabeese as some fellow RF's call them was not that close. Anytime I got a chance to deadhead in one I would g... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: BN 10141
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 07, 2018

Views: 4,827
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Photo ID: 662087

I'm firing for Engineer Frank Bottoni Jr....Frank's Dad just retired a few years ago from the time this photo was shot last run was on #3 the Afternoon Hiawatha. My Dad will retire in another 10 y... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 108A
Train ID: MILW 69/272
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 659141

Looking like the 97C is ready to pull the Hiawatha after two years in freight service being replaced by F40C's it will be our lead unit on train 254 doing way work all the way to Milwaukee. I'll g... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 97C
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 26, 2018

Views: 3,091
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Photo ID: 658973

Milwaukee Road.... Pacific Car and Foundry Renton,WA... caboose 2300 99 added for computer functions......caboose 2300 and 2301 were built in 1975 for coal train service on BN specifications.In it... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: MILW Caboose 992300
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: May 25, 2018

Views: 3,092
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Photo ID: 654867

We're stopped eastbound at Portage Jct. on the Thunderhawk. I get a chance to get a shot of one of the GP40's that replaced the four that were wrecked in Okauchee back in 1968. The 2068-2071 were ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2071
Train ID: MILW 262
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 14, 2018

Views: 2,213
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Photo ID: 652626

When I started on the Milwaukee Road in the 1960's the Portage yard engine was usually an FM switcher or an Alco. In the 70's the Milwaukee got the MP15's and that pretty much was it until I left ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD MP15AC
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 479
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 24, 2018

Views: 3,870
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Photo ID: 648314

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha blasts out of Portage headed for the West Coast.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4292
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 14, 2018

Views: 4,796
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Favorited: 24
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