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All of Tom Farence's pictures with stories. These are too incredible not to put in an album. Will include other's photos if they have a write up to go with.
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Photo ID: 759316

A detouring North Coast Hiawatha on the wooden trestle at the Hubbleton marsh westbound headed to Madison where it will turn north on Milwaukee Road's M&P line to Portage where it will regain the ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Hubbleton, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 250
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 07, 2021

Views: 2,848
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 758558

Every once in awhile a wild ass extra would run from the CTH&SE Division out of Indiana of all coal for the University of Wisconsin......this was when common sense still prevailed before the commi... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Pacific Township, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2015
Train ID: MILW EXTRA WEST
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 30, 2020

Views: 4,139
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 758555

Westbound train 213 thr"FORD FAST" lives up to it's name as it pounds across the Harwood Ave. crossing in Wauwatosa,WI.. With the four big horses the Engineer will make short work of his... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 176
Train ID: MILW 213
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 30, 2020

Views: 3,873
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 758554

We've put our 100 car train(mostly empty 40ft empty box cars) in the clear on the westward siding east of town......reason being we have to do all the switching between Columbus and Fall River on ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: GE U30B
Location: Columbus, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5603
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 30, 2020

Views: 5,904
Comments: 3

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 758345

Milwaukee Road Engine 101C sits all alone except for my 62 Chevy on the left side of it another GM product. The old ex-passenger horse is west of the turntable on the engine track this day. Many a... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Portage , Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 101C
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 758344

Milwaukee Road Engineer Russ Langer appears to have a good wheel on em as he is about to cross Hy P four miles east of Portage. Russ and I were both on 255 and 254 for almost two years one crew w... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Portage(Pacific Township), Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1504
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 28, 2020

Views: 3,666
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Photo ID: 758343

A young Brakeman Poppe makes sure the switches are all lined into the yard as 254 from the Twin Cities and LaCrosse crosses over from the eastward main track into the yard. John will re-board the ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1502
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 28, 2020

Views: 3,899
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 758260

Richard(PEPSI) Pierce Engineer on train 262"THE THUNDERHAWK"holds a can of his favorite soft drink up as a salute as he prepares to heads east for Milwaukee on what appears to be a very ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5
Train ID: MILW 262
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 27, 2020

Views: 6,692
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 758086

Milwaukee Road Seattle/Chicago train 264 is stopped on the eastbound main to change crews while 254's power is on the engine track at Portage,WI........

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 2029
Train ID: MILW 264
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 25, 2020

Views: 1,419
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 757993

We're stopped at Watertown west of the depot and interlocking on train 254 the St.Paul/Milwaukee Patrol/Way Frt.......we have a slug set 5604/SE1/5602 today........sucks....as we can't get over 35... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: GE U30B
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 5604
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 24, 2020

Views: 2,121
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Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 757919

An 8HR late train 98 (ROARING 90's) departs Portage already at 60mph about to cross WI.HY P Town of Pacific. The early morning sun was unusual as this train usually departed Portage about Midnight... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Portage(Pacific Township), Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 133
Train ID: MILW 98
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 23, 2020

Views: 1,467
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 757918

A typical Milwaukee Road rib side caboose built at the West Milwaukee Shops in the 1940's and rebuilt in the 1960's sits near the Portage Freight House...I lived on one in the 60's forced out of M... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Caboose 991860
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 991860
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 23, 2020

Views: 1,936
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 757753

Milwaukee Road train 255 is stopped at E.RIO after making a pick-up.....after the photo we'll be on our way to Portage.....photo taken just after sunrise.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: East Rio, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1504
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 21, 2020

Views: 1,250
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 757746

M&P Patrol makes its way south from Portage to Madison with Engineer John Catlin..Fireman Bob Catlin....train will be passing the Columbia generating station in moments. Photo taken in the early m... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Town of Pacific, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 72A
Train ID: MILW M&P PATROL
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 21, 2020

Views: 2,982
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 757636

Milwaukee Road Engineer Dick (RR) Frette stands at attention for his photograph on the head end of transcontinental train 264 stopped at Harwood Ave in TOSA. Dick hired out in 1964 back when the M... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1504
Train ID: MILW 264
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 20, 2020

Views: 2,126
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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