Two Milwaukee Road time freights meet in front of the yard office in Avery. Train 261 is about to cut off its Little Joe helper after crossing St. Paul Pass, while a 264 waits to depart eastward.
As night settles over Avery, ID, one of the brakemen that will be working the train behind him looks over his car list. Behind him, other Milwaukee Road employees discuss tonight's operations. The... (more)
After switching cars for a following train, Little Joe E79 rests a bit in front of the yard office before helping a 262 over the Bitterroots.
Boo-boo derailments were frequent in Milwaukee’s final years as evidenced here at the east end of Avery, Idaho yard when MILW 21 left town behind four SD-40-2s on July 19. 1978. A few years earli... (more)
MILW Little Joe E-72 relaxes under the sanding tower at the Avery, Idaho roundhouse, Aug. 6, 1973.
After Milwaukee Road abandoned its western electrification and took down the catenary, Extra 21 East with four SD-40-2s recharges the brake line after making a pick-up at Avery, Idaho on July 19, ... (more)
At dusk, an eastbound Milwaukee Road fruit block waits to depart Avery.
Eastbound manifest at Roland.
A westbound manifest is passing through Roland after exiting the summit tunnel
A "Little Joe" is seen leading a eastbound manifest in the Bitterroot mountains east of Avery. The EF4 class were 10 strong, and lasted another 2 years. Originally destine for Russia, they were le... (more)
Visible in this photo is the end the Milwaukee blinded, first on the two passenger Joe's then later to all of them.
Following the St. Joe River out of Avery, MILW E21 is climbing as heads East.
At the Avery Depot, ready to head East, E21 is MU'd with what appers to be 3 GP40's. Today, the depot remains but the right of way is now a road.
A warm evening in August of 1971 as Chicago, Milwaukee, St.Paul & Pacific "Little Joe" #E79 is ready to head East out of Avery, Idaho. The depot still served as an order office, lunch counter, and... (more)
As was standard policy on the Milwaukee, a speeder follows a westbound freight into Avery to watch for errant sparks that might start a fire.