RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 406 Amtrak EMD E9(A) at Portage, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Amtrak (more..)
EMD E9(A) (more..)
Milwaukee Road Portage Depot (more..)
Portage, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1974
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AMTK 406 (more..)
AMTK 9 (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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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 dozen fatalities in its career. It all started when it hit a school bus on the UP on the Portland Rose passenger train in Idaho. That also was the inception of the Operation Lifesaver program. Various other fatal crossing accidents took place while it was on the point of various Milwaukee passenger trains around the system.
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