Ex-Passenger GEEP boiler water tank gone.
Milwaukee Road Engineer Harry Henke at the controls and Fireman Brian Reynolds at the back door of cab start an eastbound Milwaukee Road freight with UP power at Portage.
Milwaukee Road eastbound St.Paul/Chicago train 266 holds the Madison Branch with three GEEPs and the DYNO car while our train with the wagons is in the eastbound siding. Both of our trains are wai... (more)
Westbound through the streets of Davenport.
Just east(RR) west(GEO)of Erie the Barstow/Thompson Local heads back to Barstow.
The Pigs Eye Yard Humper heading back to St.Paul after having some work done at West Milwaukee Shops. Milwaukee Road had the 690AB to 696AB hump engines at Bensenville/Milwaukee and St.Paul.
Telegrapher/Operator Earl Chapelle works in his bay as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder makes the station stop at Portage. Portage was an open station 24hrs a day seven days a week.
Right around Christmas time back in 74.....MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR/HAPPY HOLIDAY's...back on the old Milwaukee Road.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha stopped at Portage with the 406 in the lead. When it was the Milwaukee Road's 30C we used to call it the" death engine" as it had chalked up more then a doz... (more)
6814/6813 at Butler just about a year old.