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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: 708200

Milwaukee Road Fireman Warren Huck on the Empire Builder gets orders hooped up to him from Telegraph OPR. Rick Tessman at the Portage depot. Rick will go on to be a Trainmaster in Milwaukee for th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 244
Train ID: AMTK 7
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 28, 2019

Views: 5,258
Comments: 1

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 704649

251s Last Stand

Although Alco exited the locomotive business in 1969, Canadian subsidiary MLW continued building locomotives for the North American market into the 1980s. Their l... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: MLW HR616
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 2107
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 10, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 25, 2019

Views: 1,453
Comments: 0

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 704341

47 years ago this photo of two TR2B's or what I called "HUMP B-UNITs" was not unusual at Butler Yard........but on July 25/26,2019 the UP steam schedule states that the BIG BOY 4014 may ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD TR2B
Location: Butler, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 1106l1106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 22, 2019

Views: 5,365
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 703908

Since it's supposed to be over 100 degrees in a lot of parts of the country and around the world....I thought this photo would help cool things off abit..........Back in the day.....the Green Bay ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 147
Train ID: MILW 213
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 19, 2019

Views: 2,638
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 701974

I hired out on the Milwaukee Road with Chief Dispatcher Harry Martin two months before I graduated high school in Milwaukee back in the mid-60's......broke in as a Telegraph Opr. Towerman/Leverman... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 111A
Train ID: MILW 254
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 02, 2019

People's Choice 4

Views: 6,144
Comments: 13

Favorited: 42


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Photo ID: 701065

While Adam's train waits at the westend of what we called Lewiston marsh at what was once the village of Newport as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder approaches from the west........Adam Farence P... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 241
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: 1993


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 24, 2019

Views: 1,823
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 700849

Back behind the Milwaukee Diesel House with some rebuilt and non-rebuilt SD's........in the back round the boiler shop and the back shop offices. Power house was to the left of the photo. Units we... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: Various Locomotives
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 556/513
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 22, 2019

Views: 4,237
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 700454

Trains 91 and 66 was a River Division assignment from St.Paul's Pigs Eye Yard to Camp 20 Lacrosse Yard and back. Here 91's engine and caboose sit in front of the depot at Lacrosse,WI while the cre... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1504
Train ID: MILW 91
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 18, 2019

Views: 4,530
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 700437

The pride of the fleet train 261 the XL Special leans into a right hand super-elevated curve climbing the sub-continental divide through Elm Grove,WI. on it's carded 55 and a half hour trip from C... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 196
Train ID: MILW 261
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 18, 2019

Views: 3,860
Comments: 0

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 700415

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha passes Milwaukee Road's Ford train and is about to crossover from the eastward back to the westward main track at Pewaukee after running wrong main from Duplainville.... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 18, 2019

Views: 5,183
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19


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Photo ID: 700270

Fresh from EMD and ready for it's first trip to Tacoma is a brand new 201 sitting behind the safety chains on two track in the Milwaukee Diesel House. The unit will be added to the XL Special this... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 201
Train ID: MILW 261
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 16, 2019

Views: 6,053
Comments: 2

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 700192

For many years, Montana Rail link 840 local, also known as the Helena local, has been mostly powered by a pair of rebuilt SD40s (SD40-2XRs) that was sought out as a photographic subject in scenic ... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Toston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4302
Train ID: MRL 840
Photo Date: June 23, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 15, 2019

Views: 1,468
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 700166

CP Conductor Nick Glab waits as Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder approaches on C&M one main while his train is in the LAKE siding westbound. Conductor Nick hired out on the Milwaukee Road back in... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Milwaukee(Lake), Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 5547
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1993


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 15, 2019

Views: 4,023
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 699927

Since our freight trains no longer came from the west coast this probably was a train from Duluth,MN.or St.Paul going to Chicago. Since I've had the honor and privilege of running freight and pass... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 160
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1984


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 12, 2019

Views: 4,250
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 699920

We've cutoff our train on the westward track crossed over both mains at 3rd street and with a carload of company material for the section boss we've shoved in on an old foundry track just southeas... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 1503
Train ID: MILW 255
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jun 12, 2019

Views: 1,826
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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