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LaCrosse Division Brakeman (editor's title)

Milwaukee Road brakeman
Locomotive engineer Tom Farence made this view of brakeman Jerry Cherney just east of Hartland, Wisconsin, on the Milwaukee Road mainline. The train was stopped because of an emergency brake application, such as an abrupt stop caused by a broken brake line. Cherney has a surprisingly calm expression, considering he will have to walk the train to look for the cause of the emergency application. Cherney started his Milwaukee Road career on the Racine and Southwestern Division and spent his last Milwaukee Road years working the "extra board" on the LaCrosse Division. The photo was rejected by RailPictures.net for "poor aesthetic quality," but it fits well with the Center's themes of railroaders photographing railroaders of providing the public with information about railroading generally.
Source Tom Farence
Coverage Spatial, just east of Hartland, Wisconsin; Temporal, 1979
Rights Tom Farence
Date Created 1979
Resource Type
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Hartland, Wisconsin
Depicted Occupation
Creator Description Tom Farence went to work for the Milwaukee Road in 1966. He continued his railroad career on the Canadian Pacific, I&M RailLink, and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern until retiring on disability in 2005. The photos here were taken while he was in engine service between Milwaukee and Portage, Wisconsin, through 1986.
Collection Tom Farence Collection
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