RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 577 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific ALCO RSC-2 at La Crosse, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (more..)
ALCO RSC-2 (more..)
Milwaukee Road LaCrosse Round House (more..)
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
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MILW 577 (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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One of the Schenectady rebuilds sits on the engine track at the Lacrosse round House. When I was firing or running passenger I'd always hang out at the round house before train time.....Lacrosse was our away from home terminal when Milwaukee crews manned the Amtrak trains. In 1989 I did a stint for Amtrak as an Engineer and we worked Portage to Chicago and Portage to St.Cloud on 7&8. Portage to Chicago was no Asst.Engineer all the way. Back in the Milwaukee passenger days our jobs were as follows....the Morning Hiawatha #5 Milw-Lax #56 Fast Mail Lax-Milw....The Afternoon Hiawatha #3 Milw-Lax and #4 Pioneer Ltd.Lax-Milw.....The Fast Mail #57 Milw-Lax. and The Morning Hiawatha #6 Lax-Milw....The Pioneer Ltd #1 Milw-Lax and the Afternoon Hiawatha #2 Lax-Milw.....#55 the Milk Train Milw-Lax and The Milk Train #58 Lax-Milw....local passenger the Cannonball Milw-Watertown_Milw #12 and 23 Watertown was home terminal.......I made my first run as a promoted Engineer on the Cannonball November 30,1970 with Conductor Zomo Clark and Brakeman Johnny Welch....MILW 103A and two 500 or 600 series Hiawatha coaches..........I've got to get these memories written down before I completely forget as I've forgotten so much already......I never thought that my days on the Milwaukee Road/Amtrak/Soo Line/IMRL and ICE would ever begin to fade...but they are..........
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