Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Milwaukee Road EMD N W 2 yard switcher # 672. Bensenville Illinois. August 25th, 1974. Dennis Schmidt photograph.

One of the more unique railroads I had grown up with in Chicago many years ago, was the former Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad which was known by many as just simply refered to as "The Milwaukee Road.

The Milwaukee Road was famous for fast steam powered streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains, investment and modernization with several early models of diesel electric locomotives, horizontal rib sided box cars and cabooses, and sometimes experimental locomotive exhaust system mufflers
and appliances, such as the unique two mufflers mounted on the twin exhaust stacks on locomotive # 672 shown here.

This photograph and many other railroad photographs from the former Milwaukee Road and several other now gone American railroads, can be viewed at the website Fallen Flags.Org

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