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View Resource Engineer's View, Looking Back at Train (editor's title)
Engineer's View, Looking Back

Locomotive 2023, eastbound on the Milwaukee Road main line, stopped to pick up the "covered wagon" (F7-type locomotive) on the side track at East Rio, Wisconsin. The headbrakeman stands at the front of the locomotives in the photo. Rail telegraph lines run on the left, as does a main eletrical power line for a major utility. The Milwaukee Road's orange and black colors dominate. This image shows...

View Resource Diesel Repair Shop (editor's title)
Diesel House Milwaukee

Locomotive 97C in the new addition to the Milwaukee Road diesel house at the West Milwaukee Shops in Milwaukee. Two men stand on either side of the locomotive. It seems like a caged lion, whose keepers have just opened the door to let it loose. It is too easy to anthropomorphize locomotives, likening them to huge beasts, but this picture encourages such expressions. This locomotive began life...

View Resource 04: Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad (editor's title)
Shovel shovel at Hanging Rock, Echo Canyon, Utah

Between 1828 and 1869, America achieved the goal of spanning the continent with a railroad. To accomplish this, the federal government awarded public lands to private railroad companies so that the railroads in turn could sell the land to finance construction, benefiting both the private and public sectors. Here, about 15 workers for the Union Pacific employ an Otis Excavator and work train with...

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