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Re: GTL - The Milwaukee Road Edition - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/21/16 at 15:55:31 - 'MLW.jpg' 109 KB
Nope, we're not in Belgium (Wisconsin or otherwise), but rather a town where wieners and krauts have their own day! Go on, take a short bike ride and GTL!

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Re: GTL - The Milwaukee Road Edition - By J. W. Booth on 02/11/16 at 11:08:01 - 'MILW.jpg' 106 KB
It's been a while since we followed the mighty Hiawatha to far-flung locales, so......
 
In the land of the Prarie Skyscrapers, you'll find this division point, home of a "Cattle  King", and a known stop over point for a man with a path named after him.

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GTL - The Milwaukee Road Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/11/16 at 13:48:38 - 'MILW1.jpg' 105 KB
Well will ya lookie here, we got ourselves another new GTL thread!
 
No matter what part of the country you're from, the Milwaukee Road is a neat railroad that almost everybody knows at least a little sumthin' sumthin' about......From Little Joes, to "Hiawatha" Streamlined A Class 4-4-2 steam locomotives, to one-of-a-kind SDL39's, it was a neat railroad that went all sorts of out of the way places.
 
Which brings us to our first GTL photo.......When people think of the Milwaukee Road, they think Wisconsin, or the Bitter Root electric territory, but there is one state the MILW served that many people don't know about....So, can you GTL?

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Re: The Milwaukee Road 261 Thread - By Hawko on 07/24/07 at 14:35:47 - 'DSC00783_894x775.jpg' 90 KB
July 23, 2007.  The 261 crew is moving five cars on the CP up to Manitoba this week.  They will part of the consist that CP 2816 will pull in August,  Here are three of the cars at the Harrison Street facility waiting for the power to be wyed so the crew can pick up the other cars at Union Depot.

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Re: MILW Stations - By BDbill on 06/03/07 at 17:39:08 - 'Burke_Depot_895x693.jpg' 97 KB
Here is the Milwaukee Road station at Burke WI after it was moved across the street in 1931.

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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:57:17 - 'MILW_1912_N-3_64_in_1954.jpg' 35 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:55:33 - 'Milwaukee_Road_New_Olympian_Circa_1930s.jpg' 60 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:54:06 - 'cmsp11_med.jpg' 56 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:52:01 - 'cmsp8_med.jpg' 72 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:51:26 - 'cmsp7_med.jpg' 50 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:50:48 - 'cmsp6_med.jpg' 74 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:50:07 - 'cmsp4_med.jpg' 53 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:49:13 - 'cmpsrr1.jpg' 84 KB
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Milwaukee Road vintage paintings - By Transcon on 06/01/07 at 17:48:31 - 'Olympian_Hiawatha_at_Three_Forks.jpg' 42 KB
Hi folks, enjoy these beautiful images....

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 05/29/07 at 13:47:53 - 'Mil484sm.jpg' 168 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 05/29/07 at 13:44:20 - 'MilE6sm.jpg' 126 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 05/29/07 at 13:42:55 - 'mke3skytop_a20_67.jpg' 66 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 05/29/07 at 13:42:14 - 'Milwaukee_Road_Olympian_waiting_to_depart_in_1930.jpg' 233 KB
Here are a couple more for you to enjoy!

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 05/13/07 at 11:58:46 - 'milw581-577b.jpg' 46 KB
581-577 come to the end of the line at Viroqua, WI in this transparency I took in August 1974.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 05/13/07 at 11:57:40 - 'milw581.jpg' 54 KB
The 581-577 combination approaches Viroqua, WI in this bucolic scene snapped in August 1974.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 05/13/07 at 11:49:54 - 'milw62c.jpg' 51 KB
I snapped this transparency of EMD "covered wagons" 62-C and partner at Mason City, IA in July 1973. This was power for what is now the IC&E "corn line" through northern Iowa.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 05/13/07 at 11:47:44 - 'milw603.jpg' 69 KB
I took this transparency of an EMD switcher at Mason City, IA in July 1973.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 05/13/07 at 11:45:34 - 'milw2314.jpg' 48 KB
Since the appeal has gone out for more MILW photos, I'll contribute the few that I have. I probably took this one, of Fairbanks-Morse switcher 2314, in the Rockford, IL or Beloit, WI area between 1958-1960. I don't seem to have any notes for it.

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Re: Question about the Hiawiatha Paint Sceme - By joneau261 on 04/12/07 at 16:47:44 - 'P1221736_800x599.jpg' 58 KB
The reason I originally brought up the topic was because I wanted to know if MILW ever had heavyweights in the Hiawiatha paint scheme.
Case in point, my MILW RPO. Is it authentic, or was it done just for the great look?

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Re: CMStP&P Cars on Display in Savanna, IL - By Hawko on 04/05/07 at 05:13:21 - 'DSC00250_652x489.jpg' 71 KB
This waycar is an office for a marina.  It is across the street from the Savanna Chamber of Commerce.    Photo taken on April 4, 2007.

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CMStP&P Cars on Display in Savanna, IL - By Hawko on 04/05/07 at 05:01:19 - 'DSC00247_652x489.jpg' 66 KB
There are two cars being used in Savanna, IL as offices.  The former CMStP&P 541 is now the Chamber of Commerce.  I took this photo on April 4, 2007.

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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 03/21/07 at 07:03:16 - '340610756BMHSDi_fs.jpg' 124 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 03/21/07 at 07:02:05 - '340610602luxWgj_fs.jpg' 103 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 03/21/07 at 07:01:09 - 'steve261august72906_1050x700.jpg' 63 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 03/21/07 at 06:51:58 - 'milE0909lectricpassenger_1.jpg' 160 KB
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Re: Milwaukee Road - Photos! - By Transcon on 03/21/07 at 06:42:36 - 'Olympian_Hiawatha_in_April_1961.jpg' 229 KB
Here it comes

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Milwaukee Books & References - By Pyronova on 03/11/07 at 19:19:56 - 'The_Milw_Road_TomMurray-2.jpg' 269 KB
This is a good coffee table book for photos, but the information is limited.....

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Milwaukee Books & References - By Pyronova on 03/11/07 at 19:18:18 - 'Northern_Pacific_Dale_Sanders-2.jpg' 273 KB
This Book, by Dale Sanders, has excellent maps of the Milwaukee Pacific extention as the Pacific Extention paralleled the Northern Pacific.

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Re: The Milwaukee Road in 2006 - By Transcon on 08/28/06 at 08:57:19 - 'MILW_sytem_map_1973_1246x673.jpg' 175 KB
Sorry if I´m going a little bit offtopic, but I didn´t want to start a new thread just for this:
 
Here is a map of the MILW system in 1973. As you can see the system is also touching Portland, Oregon. I´m not totally sure, but I think that I remember seeing a MILW map of 1955, and there Portland was also connected to the MILW net. And here´s my question:
Why didn´t the Olympian Hiawatha never run further down to Portland? I always wondered about that, since Portland is also connected to the MILW net. Or was it just "too much" for backward-running??

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Re: Olympian Hiawatha without Super Domes after 19 - By Transcon on 06/27/06 at 18:52:10 - 'Olympian_Hiawatha_streaming_through_the_Cascades_in_1955.jpg' 34 KB
Here´s another picture, and if my eyes see good, also without the Super Dome.

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Olympian Hiawatha without Super Domes after 1952? - By Transcon on 06/27/06 at 18:50:24 - 'Olympian_Hiawatha_near_Butte_in_1957.jpg' 33 KB
Why was this the case? I always thought that the Olympian Hiawatha had it´s Super Domes constantly assigned to that service till the end in 1961....

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Re: Looking for Photos in Kirkland-Genoa-Davis Jct - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 06/26/06 at 01:02:04 - 'Davis_Jct_Depot_ca1920.jpg' 56 KB
At the Davis Junction "Festival in the Park" yesterday I picked up this photo of the old depot from the local Historical Society's booth. From the clothing and old-style electric headlight I would date this around 1920.

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Re: "JOE'S" - By Pyronova on 02/10/06 at 03:46:05 - 'MILW_E_70_DeerLodge.jpg' 216 KB
Preserved MILW "Joe"  E70 at Deer Lodge MT; also site of the last spike of the Pacific Extention.
 


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Re: MILW Stations - By Pyronova on 01/30/06 at 05:30:03 - 'SouthCleElumWA_MILW_Station.jpg' 97 KB
South Cle Elum, WA
 
 
Note in the left background still standing is the brick sub-station for the electrified line.
 
 
LINK URL

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Re: Skytop Cars at Erie,Pa. - By Coffee on 01/28/06 at 06:54:58 - 'lansdowne.jpg' 89 KB
The Erie Times News reported Thursday that another attempt is underway to refloat the sunken Lansdowne. The firm doing the work is Underwater Marine Contractors of Cleveland, Oh. The article quotes a representative of the company as saying the water could be pumped out of the vessel as early as Friday. The city of Erie was considering legal action against the restaurant owners for failure to raise the barge by Jan. 22nd but have held off doing so as long as work continues on raising it.

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Re: Skytop Cars at Erie,Pa. - By Coffee on 12/26/05 at 21:20:11 - 'Skytopsferry6.jpg' 58 KB
In the 1980's, it inherited the skytops and a new, albeit short-lived life as a floating restaurant off downtown Detroit. Specialty Restaurants, home to several unique view restaurants, had hoped to restore the floating vessel and skytops as a fine restaurant. Unfortunately, initial construction revealed several obstacles that proved to be financially prohibitive.
 
A disappointing fate of a historic vessel on which the skytops rest. The paddle-wheeled steamer, the Lansdowne, was built as a railroad car ferry in 1884 at the Wyandotte shipyards. It is a unique ship with quite a bit of history itself. At 312 feet, it was the longest ship on the Great Lakes, carrying passenger trains across the Detroit River and at the time of its retirement in 1956, it was one of the oldest vessels still operating on the Lakes. Regretfully, all that remained of the ship is its hull and skeletal remains of its iron deckwork.  Some shots I have of the Milwaukee Observation cars, Gold and Arrow Creek, in better days.
 
on Dec 26th, 2005, 2:11pm, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi Coffee,
 
These observation cars still look great, from the outside. Unfortunately I have also seen Ex Cal Zephyr observation domes in worse shape. But, having them rust away in salt water is something else.  
 
What are they doing on barges in the first place I can see them on a siding somewhere wasting away, but having sea water do them in is something unexpected. By the way, many of these great observation cars were on the tail end of PRR passenger trains coming north towards Penn station. MR cars were often at the tail end of PRR cars and often within the consist. They were most notable by their oval windows at the ends of the cars. For those not in the know, they were also capable of high speeds, for that time.



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Speed Restriction Signs - By fanatic5 on 03/31/05 at 16:57:46 - 'Speed_Restriction.jpg' 19 KB
Does anyone know the origin or purpose of these angled signs used across the entire Milwaukee Road system? I have also seen similar signs on the Kansas City Southern.
 


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Re: Nostalgia... - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 01/10/05 at 00:32:58 - 'MILW_Viroqua_WI_1974.jpg' 67 KB
Viroqua, Wisconsin, August 1974.

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Re: MILW Diesels Today - By Erie_Lack on 06/22/04 at 09:06:35 - 'mkthulk.jpg' 38 KB
Here it is! GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!IM A KATY FAN!(LOL!)

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Re: MILW Diesels Today - By Erie_Lack on 06/22/04 at 09:03:37 - 'milhulk.jpg' 35 KB
This unit has been gutted by the Pielet Brothers(EVIL! LOL!)
and is going to MKM to be rebuilt into A GP38M-2.There going to give ity a GP38-2 hood and prime mover !
 
 
This next Pic would give a KATY(MKT)Fan a heart attack(LOL!).......

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Re: DM&E Passenger Train - By Two23 on 10/02/03 at 21:52:26 - 'DMEcoachesRoll.jpg' 50 KB
on Sep 30th, 2003, 11:01pm, wiscboy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I've done some hunting through the photography files, but I haven't run across your photo.  I would enjoy seeing it.  Can you tell how to get to it?  Also, what ex-MILW line are you referring to?  I'm sure you know that the DM&E is primarily ex-CNW and the only ex-MILW line that I believe they run on is the line north and south up to Aberdeen.

 
 
OOPS!!!  That's true.  I was thinking of the D&I all day.  I'll put the photo below anyway, since it's kind of cool.
 
Kent in SD
 


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Re: Why didn't UP go for it in 1980? Were our stat - By wiscboy on 09/30/03 at 22:43:53 - 'Sioux_City_Bridge.jpg' 80 KB
I finally found the photo I remembered taking years ago in a box of unfiled photos.  This was taken driving southbound on I-29 and is labeled on the back, "BN 6385 and 7162 cross new bridge at Sioux City IA 3/28/82 (with part of old bridge in background)."  If you look closely beneath the two bridges, you see the guy wires that will shortly pull the old bridge into the water.   Hopefully, this will resolve the discussion of what kind of bridge it is--old or new.  The style itself has been in use for many decades, but this particular bridge is now just a little over 20 years old.  You probably have noticed that the center truss span is not unlike the relatively modern bridge's at Chamberlain SD.

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Re: Pics of the pacific extension - By lineswestfan on 09/28/03 at 14:38:42 - '2.11.jpg' 36 KB
This is the east portal of tunnel#25 at Adair, Idaho in August 1982.  If you look between the rails you can see piles of spikes that the track removal guys left.  The rails were being removed at this time.  I was devastated.  Here was my all-time favorite railroad being torn out and I could do nothing but watch it happen.  The woman in the foreground is my mom, who like my uncle was very understanding of my hobbies.  I am thnking of building a website with my pictures one of these days.  Maybe as soon as I learn how.

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Re: Pics of the pacific extension - By lineswestfan on 09/28/03 at 14:24:53 - 'dominion.jpg' 1 KB
Here is one I shot in August 1984 from a Forest Circus road. It is the Dominion Creek Trestle between East Portal and Saltese, MT.

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Re: Why didn't UP go for it in 1980? Were our stat - By Two23 on 09/19/03 at 18:30:32 - 'DIbridge.jpg' 125 KB
on Sep 16th, 2003, 9:38am, wiscboy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 The old iron bridge at Sioux City was replaced with a modern structure a number of years ago.       

 
 
The bridge I drive under (on I-29) at least once a week that carries BNSF trains across the Missouri River at Sioux City is definitely an older steel or iron type with overhead supports, similar to what I see with builder's plates dated around 1910 to 1925 in the rest of the region.  By "modern", do you simply mean not built in the 1800's?   Below is a photo of the bridge over the Sioux River that once belonged to Milwaukee Road.  The bridge 25 miles downstream in Sioux City looks very similar, only is longer and higher.  Otherwise, I would guess they were both built about the same time and maybe by the same architect.
 
Very little of the coal route goes through SD.  It clips the southwest corner by Edgemont, and also from IA border through Garrettson and back towards the MN line in southeast SD, all north of I-90.  That is welded rail, single track with passing sidings.  I have seen coal trains on it but more recently see mixed freight and empty grain hoppers moving out.  Last night a mile long grain train came out of Mitchell SD and went up it towards Twin Cities.  This forced them to park a GP-30 in Santa Fe paint in a perfectly picturesque spot--an opportunity I did NOT let slip by, he he!
 
The new rail being put down by DME is 136 pound.  They are now at junction highway 59 and headed west with it.  They don't plan on hitting the SD border this year since they are already running six trains per day for the grain season.
 
 
Kent in SD


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Re: Hiawatha Silence - By Two23 on 06/02/03 at 18:28:18 - 'Hiawatha.jpg' 47 KB
on Jan 29th, 2003, 10:21pm, wiscboy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
There were four Skytops that were built for the Chicago-Twin Cities services.  (Several others were built with sleeping car space for the Olympian Hi and were sold to Canadian National in the 1960's.)  The four were Cedar Rapids, Coon Rapids, Dell Rapids, and Priest Rapids.  

 
 
As someone living in this area, I will mention that Cedar Rapids is a town in Iowa, Coon Rapids is a town in Minnesota, and Dell Rapids is a town in South Dakota  Priest Rapids is a town in Washington state, and the Milwaukee did run a line clear out there.  The skyliner car named Priest Rapids burned in Milwaukee some years ago.  The other cars sometimes show up for excursion runs, such as on the Wisconsin & Southern RR.  I came across three Hiawatha passenger cars at a small Milwaukee RR museum in Montevideo MN earlier this year.  The cars had been restored and are for sale.
 
Kent in SD


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Re: Hiawatha Silence - By Alco83 on 06/02/03 at 17:50:35 - 'Milw_Rd_Hiawatha_Sky-Top.jpg' 58 KB
Heres an interesting piece on Cedar Rapids from TRAINS:
 
"Milwaukee Road Hiawatha sky-top lounge car Cedar Rapids rests in Milwaukee, WI on May 31, 2003 as it awaits move to the Milwaukee Art Museum for display in a retrospective exhibit on the career of Brooks Stevens, the designer of the unique car. The car is to be hoisted with a crane onto a flatbed truck for transport to the nearby Museum. The exhibit, "Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World" runs from June 7 through September 7, 2003."  - Photo courtesy Erik Bergstrom
 
For more on this exhibit, check out this link: LINK URL  


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Re: Hiawatha Silence - By wiscboy on 02/04/03 at 22:40:56 - 'AfternoonHiawatha2.jpg' 29 KB
Alco83,  
     Here's the headend of MILW #2 on the last Sunday it ever operated, 1/18/70.  Power was FP7's 99A and 103A sandwiching E9B 34B.  If you look closely at 34B's radiator grill, it has some pink-colored fluid that must have been leaking and would freeze on contact with the very cold air.  I was carrying two cheap fixed-shutter cameras that day, but guess they did all right.

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Re: Hiawatha Silence - By wiscboy on 02/04/03 at 22:20:46 - 'SkytopDellRapids.jpg' 27 KB
Here's that photo of Dell Rapids.   Taken January 18, 1970, with temp at about fifteen below.  The Afternoon Hiawathas ended forever on January 23rd, and the Skytops had run their last in Milwaukee Road passenger service.  A photo of the headend of this same train will follow here in a bit.

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Departing Chicago... - By Alco83 on 01/28/03 at 21:24:55 - 'schafer_-_chi.jpg' 276 KB
Paul,
 
We had a pretty good discussion going on over in the SP forum about the jointly owned City... passenger runs.  You mentioned there for a while the Road had a part in this and I'm not sure if the train in this photo was one discussed but thought it would be neat to add anyway.
 
On a late fall day in 1969 the combined City of Portland/City of Denver departs Chicago Union Station (?) with the city skyline serving as the scenery.  By midnight the train will be transferred to UP.  (Photo courtesy Mike Schafer)

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Re: Hiawatha Silence - By Alco83 on 01/25/03 at 09:25:35 - 'schafer_-_sky_top.jpg' 217 KB
Going back a few years here to better days, the Road's famous Skytop observation cars.  The Morning Hiawatha and Afternoon Hiawatha are seen on a bitter cold winter evening waiting to depart Minneapolis in 1969.  (Photo courtesy Mike Schafer)


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