Another unit coal train from Montana comes through the Lewiston marsh destined for the Columbia power plant just east of Portage,WI.....
Milwaukee Road Seattle/Chicago train 264 is stopped on the eastbound main to change crews while 254's power is on the engine track at Portage,WI........
We're stopped at Watertown west of the depot and interlocking on train 254 the St.Paul/Milwaukee Patrol/Way Frt.......we have a slug set 5604/SE1/5602 today........sucks....as we can't get over 35... (more)
An 8HR late train 98 (ROARING 90's) departs Portage already at 60mph about to cross WI.HY P Town of Pacific. The early morning sun was unusual as this train usually departed Portage about Midnight... (more)
A typical Milwaukee Road rib side caboose built at the West Milwaukee Shops in the 1940's and rebuilt in the 1960's sits near the Portage Freight House...I lived on one in the 60's forced out of M... (more)
Milwaukee Road train 255 is stopped at E.RIO after making a pick-up.....after the photo we'll be on our way to Portage.....photo taken just after sunrise.
M&P Patrol makes its way south from Portage to Madison with Engineer John Catlin..Fireman Bob Catlin....train will be passing the Columbia generating station in moments. Photo taken in the early m... (more)
Milwaukee Road Engineer Dick (RR) Frette stands at attention for his photograph on the head end of transcontinental train 264 stopped at Harwood Ave in TOSA. Dick hired out in 1964 back when the M... (more)
Milwaukee Road 760 the first FM on the Milwaukee Road and I believe the first FM loco ever built was our rear unit in consist on this dreary day.....the R&SW Brakeman holding on to it was the top ... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Road Master between Milwaukee and La Crosse Wi. back in the 1970's was a gentleman by the name of Jim Ely.......Jim had a big ol dog that would ride shotgun with him in his hi-rai... (more)
Milwaukee Road's FAST FORD passes the VALLEY as it departs Portage for the Twin Cities.
Milwaukee Road's Portage Yard and depot appears to be a busy place as train 247 with the 358 and train 213 with the 2017 are both on duty with the Ford train on the pull.....next stop St'Paul Yard... (more)
Milwaukee Road's Ford train at Harwood Ave.Tosa with Engineer Don Grady and Head Brakeman T.C.Lynch........
Milwaukee Road's Valley train at Portage Junctiom.
Milwaukee Road's 700 with side swipe collision damage at Rnd Hse 1.