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)
Milwaukee Road Agent/OPR. Earl Chappell gives a friendly wave to the crew of an eastbound Sprint train passing the Portage Depot at 40mph..
We're stopped on the eastward track just west of the Duplainville Interlocking.
This SD40-2 showed up at St. Paul looking like it was fresh out of the paint booth wearing the Milwaukee's final "Hiawatha" scheme.
Kansas City bound with 123 cars Milw. 196,187 slowly make their way through Marquette.
Milw 196,187 roll #222 towards Kansas City with 123 cars. The Soo merger happened months ago but the clean Hiawatha scheme -2's still give a great glimpse of The Milwaukee Road as it looked in its... (more)