On a quiet afternoon, a big Milwaukee Road Little Joe sits without a sound in the locomotive shad at Avery. Note the line connected to one of the big electric's hoses.
Right behind the caboose of a Milwaukee Road westbound arriving at Avery comes a railroad speeder. The railroad had speeders follow its freights as a way to put out fires started by sparks from th... (more)
The crew of Milwaukee Road Little Joe E79 talks strategy as they switch cars for another freight before leading a second 262 out of Avery over St. Paul Pass and the Bitterroot Mountains. Avery Yar... (more)
At dusk, electrics E75 and E29 wait silently for tonight's assignment: to haul a heavy eastbound freight over St. Paul Pass, with E75 as lead unit, and E29 cut into the train as helper.
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.