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Photo ID: 689402

A much improved version of a photo taken at Watertown,WI. while we were stopped taking water on one of the rear units. By this time most of these old covered wagons were water dogs so you had to g... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 119A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Mar 02, 2019

Views: 5,380
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Photo ID: 679978

On a snowy day 42 years ago we've come down the 1%+stopping at Watertown,WI. to make a set out and pick up. This train was one of our worst in the winter as there were usually a lot of air leaks o... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 119A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 08, 2018

Views: 5,937
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Photo ID: 668366

The "BEAST" stopped at the Brookfield Depot.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 72A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 24, 2018

Views: 1,398
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Photo ID: 628603

The Valley freight from Wausau has some deadhead caboose's for Milwaukee. When the Milwaukee would deadhead extra pool crews east on Monday mornings I'd get up early so I could get my own caboose ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Caboose 992047
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 29, 2017

Views: 5,642
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Photo ID: 586430

We're stopped at Watertown to do some way work and get water on the units. By this time on the Milwaukee Road the old covered wagons were all water dogs. You could leave Portage with full water ta... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 119A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 20, 2016

Views: 5,066
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Photo ID: 552299

We're stopped on a westbound at Frank Popenfus's crossing just east of Portage Jct as the eastbound Valley train leaves Portage. Engineer Earl A.Sampson has crossed the cab and is leaning out whil... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 353
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 30, 2015

Views: 2,462
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Photo ID: 549032

The winter of 1978/79 was probably the worst that I can remember on the Lacrosse Division. We're about ready to get our power off the dock for an eastbound beast from Portage to Milwaukee. We'll h... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Triple Caboose 272
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1978


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Oct 04, 2015

Views: 3,462
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Photo ID: 543045

We're handling an FM Baby Trainmaster in train to Milwaukee. Years ago the Milwaukee Road Engine crews were paid by weight on drivers which was based on agreements from the steam days. When locomo... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: FM H16-66
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 525
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 19, 2015

Views: 6,430
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Photo ID: 533197

We're stopped on the west side of Oconomowoc,WI. on "The Beast" to do some way work. We probably had some hot cars for Brownberry Ovens or Carnation. Stopping west of town to avoid havin... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 302
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 02, 2015

Views: 2,403
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 509511

We're stopped at Portage Junction waiting for the signal to back into the yard and tie onto our train. We'll make a double and airtest and depart for Milwaukee. This trip will be a little differen... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD7
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 508
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 07, 2014

Views: 5,235
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Favorited: 29


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Photo ID: 479068

Back in the 60's we still had a lot of old head steam Engineers working for the Milwaukee. You could always tell a steam Hogger by his use of the headlight. There were a few that still ran dark(no... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 61A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 24, 2014

Views: 8,377
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 479064

We're stopped at Oconomowoc,WI. on the"Beast" to set out some hot cars for the Carnation company. Later in the day a Patrol will switch the cars and spot them. Mind you back in those day... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 119A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1969


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 24, 2014

Views: 5,547
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 478327

We're on 272's inbound power headed for the Diesel House and a well deserved rest. There's a little congestion on the lead as the Inside Hostlers are busy getting other consists ready for there da... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 611
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 19, 2014

Views: 2,846
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 466309

It's early morning we're stopped just outside Wauwatosa,WI. on the bridge over Swan Blvd.. There must be another train held out of Milwaukee just ahead of us at Harwood Ave.. We've got an ex-passe... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 102C
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1976


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 14, 2014

Views: 4,510
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Photo ID: 462144

The Beast eastbound halfway between Fall River and Columbus,WI. with those covered wagons just working their normally aspirated 1500-1750hp little hearts out. We're in the clear on the FS Feeds tr... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Fall River, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 125A
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 14, 2013

Views: 7,318
Comments: 3

Favorited: 34
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