RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 4501 Southern Railway Steam 2-8-2 at Ixonia/Oconomowoc, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Southern Railway (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Milwaukee Road LaCrosse Division MP 120 (more..)
Ixonia/Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1973
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SOU 4501 (more..)
Circus Train (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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We're on top of the tender of the Southern 4501 on the head end of the Old Milwaukee Circus Train coming up out of the Rock River sag just east of Ixonia,WI.approaching Oconomowoc from the west about to go under the Ski Slide Rd. bridge. I'm firing for Milwaukee Road Engineer Geno Wisland and we've been lucky enough to catch the Circus Train Special from Madison to Milwaukee. I've been pushing coal to the front of the tender whils Bill Purdee's son shovels it into the firebox. Southern's Road Foreman Bully Jackson watches while Geno masterfully runs the locomotive.....Geno is an old CB&Q/MILW steam guy. While I take a break to get this shot free-lance Journalist Fred Tonne gets his light readings and readies to shoot some 16mm movies from the tender. We're on a 1% ascending grade and I can still here that locomotive pounding and rattling up that hill......that was my only pay trip on steam on the Milwaukee Road but I'll never forget it!
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