Milwaukee road Extra 21 East bends around a curve at Hyak, Washington powered by a quartet of SD40-2s. Nos. 21 and 22 are equipped with icicle breakers for knocking down icicles in tunnels to prot... (more)
The catenary poles were still close to the track near Stetson, Idaho as eastbound MILW 21 climbs up to St. Paul Pass and will cross into Montana in the Bitterroot summit tunnel at 4,170-ft. elevat... (more)
Boo-boo derailments were frequent in Milwaukee’s final years as evidenced here at the east end of Avery, Idaho yard when MILW 21 left town behind four SD-40-2s on July 19. 1978. A few years earli... (more)
After Milwaukee Road abandoned its western electrification and took down the catenary, Extra 21 East with four SD-40-2s recharges the brake line after making a pick-up at Avery, Idaho on July 19, ... (more)
Where electrics formerly ruled, Milwaukee Road Extra 21 East was reaching for the sky near Adair, Idaho on July 19, 1978 as it climbed the 1.7% grade toward St. Paul Pass and Montana in the Bitte... (more)
Not long after being delivered from EMD both the 21 and the 26 were at round house 1 having their LOCO-TROL installed. I don't remember which was the master or which one was the slave. That's how ... (more)
Extra 21 West (probably Train 200) awaits a crew change at Three Forks.
Extra 21 East has just emerged from Snoqualmie Tunnel at Hyak, summit of the Cascades (2562'). Note poor condition of the siding, still in daily use. That's the Hyak substation in the background, ... (more)