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Milwaukee Road 2014
Milwaukee Road Calendar
Chartered in 1849, the Milwaukee Road eventually extended its tracks across the northern tier of the United States to the Pacific Ocean. Noted for its innovative electric motive power and passenger service, the line's successes were overshadowed by weak management and strong competition. By spring 1982, all Milwaukee lines from the West Coast to Minnesota had been abandoned, and in 1986 remaining Midwest lines were absorbed into the Soo Line. Today CP Rail operates what remains.
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Engines and trains featured include:
Little Joe Class EF-4 Motors and a Boxcab Motor E34-A at Avery, ID
Baldwin Class S-2 Northern #240 at the Council Bluffs, IA engine terminal
An EMD F7A A-B-A set leads a freight through Wadsworth, IL
Hudson 135 (4-6-4) heads the "Pioneer Limited northwest of Chicago
Class ES-2 Steeplecab Switcher delivered in 1917 working the yard in Deer Lodge, MT
In UP colors, Erie-built 6A was intended to lead the "Olympian Hiawatha"
Engine 1073 (4-6-0) running local freight in Shullsburg, WI
"Morning Hiawatha" at a station stop in Oconomowoc, WI in 1969
General Electric U30B #6005 ahead of three EMD GP40s leads the "Thunderhawk" Time Freight
FP-7 #98-A runs ahead of three F units on a freight at Minneapolis, MN
Class F7 Streamlined Pacific #102 running the southbound "Hiawatha" in 1941
SW-1 switcher #970 on loan to the White Sulphur Springs and Yellowstone Park Railway
Milwaukee Road Introduction
Milwaukee Road connected the products and the people of the northern tier of the United States to the Pacific Ocean from the mid-1800s until the 1980s. Milwaukee Road Calendar 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of the line's end in 1986. The tracks, the trains and the history live on in the just-released Milwaukee Road 2013 calendar published by Tide-mark Press.
Milwaukee Road Background
The Milwaukee Road remains a famous name in railroading history. Officially named the Chicago, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad, the line's iconic logo, a red rectangle tipped on its side, remains the symbol of a scrappy railroad known for its determination and innovations. The 2013 Milwaukee Road calendar brings back the days when Milwaukee Road line ran from Kentucky to Michigan and on through the Dakotas to Washington State with color photographs taken between the 1930s and the 1970s.