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)
A much improved version of a photo taken at Watertown,WI. while we were stopped taking water on one of the rear units. By this time most of these old covered wagons were water dogs so you had to g... (more)
Little Joe E70 is lead helper for Milwaukee Road westbound hot-shot 171 West at Stetson, ID. The road freight that originated in Chicago will soon arrive in Avery, where it will change crews. Also... (more)
On a snowy day 42 years ago we've come down the 1%+stopping at Watertown,WI. to make a set out and pick up. This train was one of our worst in the winter as there were usually a lot of air leaks o... (more)
We're stopped at Watertown on the eastward track probably waiting for a westbound running against the currant Duplainville to Watertown. Since this photo was taken 44 years ago and I've been retir... (more)
I'm standing on the old Hy33 overhead looking west towards Milwaukee Road's Portage Yard as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder enters the west end of the Milwaukee Road's Portage Interlocking at 50... (more)
Less than a year before shutting down their Pacific extension, Milwaukee Road crews in the West made a valiant effort to keep things moving. Here a pair of SD10s support a trio of SD40-2s on their... (more)
We're on 213 westbound I get a shot of Engineer Earl Sampson and Brakeman Mike Mahalik on train 202 crossing the bridge over Hy 26 at Watertown,WI. Photo taken from the Engineer's seat on 213 with... (more)
I'm standing on top of a box car at Columbus,WI.as the eastbound Empire Builder comes into town from the west coast to make its station stop. The engine crew was Milwaukee Road Engineer John Schwa... (more)
I'm standing on top of a box car at Columbus,WI.while both eastbound and westbound Empire Builders meet. Our power is some covered wagons with an ex-passenger unit in the lead.
MILW 126A creeps past the unique smashboards in Plymouth, WI in April of 1974. The boards guard the crossing of the MILW and the CNW. Chuck Porter photo from my collection.
MILW 117C leads a quartet of F's up Lake Hill in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1973. Bob Ferge photo from my collection.
A Milwaukee Road F7A leads two passenger units, a FP7 and a FP45, on a southbound freight at Newport Tower in the early 1970s. R.T. Steinbrenner Photo
Power strapped Milwaukee Road leased a number of B&O GP's and 3 of them found their way onto the Nahant to Savanna way-freight which ran over the Rock Island to East Moline and then north on the A... (more)