The Milwaukee Road's GP30's were delivered in 1963 for the new XL Special and Thunderhawk .....55hrs between Chicago and Tacoma. The new train departed Chicago for Tacoma and all 15 crew changes w... (more)
We've run from Milwaukee to Watertown on the westward track then crossed over at Watertown with a train order that gave us right over opposing trains on the eastward track to Columbus where we are... (more)
Second section of the Royal American Shows circus train slips off the West Allis Line and crosses over to the westward mainline heading for the Minnesota State Fair in the Twin Cities.
The 971/976 handle one of the Milwaukee Road's ancient ditcher's westbound leaving Watertown headed towards Madison,WI..
We're stopped on the eastward main track at the Brookfield Depot. While the crew is in the depot talking with agent Al Paske I walk back to get a shot of our headend next to the old depot. We've g... (more)
Photo taken from the West Milwaukee Shops ramp on my way to work in the freight pool. Our starting point was the Caller's office and Enginemen's locker room next to round house #1. The diesel hous... (more)
We're on 213 westbound I get a shot of Engineer Earl Sampson and Brakeman Mike Mahalik on train 202 crossing the bridge over Hy 26 at Watertown,WI. Photo taken from the Engineer's seat on 213 with... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 heads west to Glencoe in the outskirts of Plato on the ex Milwaukee Road mainline to the Pacific Northwest. Back when 261 was in service on the Milwaukee Road, trains went 90 th... (more)
A long way from Chehalis or Bellingham,WA.EH STEVE....we came into Portage after being up all night on the 5802.....instead of going to the hotel and getting some well deserved rest I'm out chasin... (more)
The Sprint train program was a piggyback program started by the Milwaukee Road and the FRA. Hot pig trains four each way between Chicago and the Twin Cities ran on a daily basis. These trains were... (more)
We're in the clear on the C&NW connection track at Watertown with the ditcher X285 and Milw caboose 990074 from Bensenville. I remember that I had Brakeman Harley Lamp on the head end with me that... (more)
The "BEAST" stopped at the Brookfield Depot.
Old and new SD's alike in the Portage Round House.
Milwaukee Road's first FM switcher being rebuilt at IRM Union,IL...
....Adam Farence Photo.