Meet at Portage Jct..
We're stopped eastbound at Portage Jct. on the Thunderhawk. I get a chance to get a shot of one of the GP40's that replaced the four that were wrecked in Okauchee back in 1968. The 2068-2071 were ... (more)
We're standing on what was not long ago the Milwaukee Road's Fox River drawbridge at Portage Jct.. Now the Soo Line has purchased the Milwaukee and the trains are still rolling. The last few years... (more)
Ist Trick Operator Earl Chappel hoops up orders to a Sprint Train Conductor(I feel terrible I forgot his name) in front of the Portage Depot under the overhanging jack-knife switch indicator.
When I started on the Milwaukee Road in the 1960's the Portage yard engine was usually an FM switcher or an Alco. In the 70's the Milwaukee got the MP15's and that pretty much was it until I left ... (more)
The Madison/Portage(M&P)Patrol approaches Portage through one of the many swamps around that area along the Wisconsin River just north of HY 16.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha blasts out of Portage headed for the West Coast.
Adam Farence Photo
Amtrak Mixed Train East..........
Adam Farence Photo.
After inspecting the power in the North Lot for our train I sit down in the Engineer's seat and aim my camera out the open back door before leaving for the West Yard.
Engineer George Rodenbeck highballs Sprint train 214 out of Portage on its mile a minute run to Chicago.