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.
Milwaukee Road Little Joe No. E70 leads a 262 train at Drexel eastbound along the St. Regis River.
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)
Late in the afternoon, Little Joe E70 holds the main with a dead freight, waiting for an eastbound symbol to emerge from St. Paul tunnel. Meanwhile, five Milwaukee Road MOW employees with a speede... (more)
The year is 1981 and a pair of new South Shore GP38-2s 10 cars back in the train are part of the transition to diesels for the South Shore's freight operations. By 1983, all freight would be pulle... (more)
A Milwaukee Road XL Special rolls westward along rock faces high above the St. Joe River near Steel Bridge, ID.
Little Joe E70 leads an eastbound freight.
A Little Joe leads a westbound Milwaukee Road freight out of the Deer Lodge Yard in June 1974, just a few days before the end of electric operations.
An ex South Shore "Little Joe" is on display in the Lake Shore Railway Museum