The winter of 1978/79 was probably the worst that I can remember on the Lacrosse Division. We've stopped at Cooney westbound on the Ford train cut our train off east of town and stopped across fro... (more)
The Fast Ford approaches Harwood Ave. in the Village of Wauwatosa. Up until the late 60's the Milwaukee had a crossing guard assigned here his little shack was located where the cement slab and bl... (more)
The FAST FORD is crossing over at 3rd St. from the eastward track to the westward. Two SD's provide the power for a usually 75 to 100 car train depending on how much junk was tied on to the rear e... (more)
We're stopped just east of Frontenac,MN.waiting on an eastbound running against the current of traffic between Red Wing and Frontenac. We're on the Ford Train in the west end freight pool taking i... (more)
We're deadheading on the second unit of the Ford Train. We're stopped at the Grand Avenue Interlocking on the westward track to let Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha pass. The crews of both trains exc... (more)
Approaching the freeway the westbound Ford Train is coming down hill from West Allis on what we called"Section6" and the Milwaukee called the West Allis Line. The line ran from Elm Grove... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Ford Fast comes to a halt at the Cutoff with a couple of spots behind the lead Geep. We'll get aboard here and take it to Portage,WI. where the west end crew will take it all the ... (more)
The three spot on the Ford train in the siding at Voltz. It was always a thrill to leave the main with one of these FP's as the "rock & roll" at low speeds was quite violent. They would ... (more)
The Fast Ford lives up to its name between Portage and Lewiston westbound along Hy 16 at Deadman's crossing.
The Ford Fast bears down on the Duplainville Interlocking at track speed. It appears that the R&SW's Mitch Garmin is working the head end on this trip with Engineer Don Grady.
Photographed from the front porch of a Milwaukee Road SD40-2 the Ford train passes the Watertown,WI. depot westbound on its way to the Twin Cities.
We've just arrived at Portage Jct on the Fast Ford with two MKT SD's. On the blue card it showed Parsons,KS. as their home terminal. They had an air valve for the Leslie 5 chime facing forward and... (more)