RailPictures.Net Photo: MILW 780 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific FM H10-44 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
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» Milwaukee Road Milwaukee Terminal North Lot (more..)
» Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
» 1979
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FM's 780 740 707 760 and upper corner of the photo is 629.....the 780 and 760 were used around Milwaukee quite a bit on the beer train and northside transfers....the 740 and 707 were R&SW engines at Savanna and Beloit and the 629 was the Bellingham,WA.switch engine.All four FM's are stored out of service. The building in the upper part of the photo(BLDG LD14)when I hired out on the CMStP&P was the Hostler shanty. Not long after all the Hostlers were moved to the Enginemens locker room next to the Callers office at Round House One. LD14 was empty so the Mow forces took it over knocked out a wall so they could place their put-put motor car inside at night in what used to be our lunch room.....Anyway...one night I was working the night(3rd shift)inside hostler job in the diesel house. On this job you worked from 11PM to 7AM servicing consists breaking them apart and making new ones utilizing the diesel house tracks and the north and south lots. Just east of building LD14 was the North Lot Switchender......all he handled was the switch between the diesel house lead and the lot lead ...Oh and the two mainline switches between the yard entrance and the Cutoff. I got on board a six unit consist one night on six track in the south lot....I whistled off got a highball from the switchtender and started pulling east......just then a C&M covered wagon freight consist started pulling west for the diesel house. The switchtender gave me a quick back up sign so all I had to do was shove back a couple of car lengths in the clear......As it was after six AM in the morning little did I know that Tony the Section Boss had told his men to shove there motor car out behind me on six trak…..You guessed it....I crunched that motor car up into a little tiny pile of junk. I can still hear Tony swearing at me in his colorful broken English after I just ruined his 45 year accident free career on the Milwaukee Road.....this was in the 60's so Tony must have hired out sometime in early 1900's. I got a black mark and Tony retired not long after......six track was never used as a motor car setoff again and in a few years I went out on the road to wreck bigger and better things!
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