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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 the Milwaukee Road during its bankruptcy. For the photographer, the picture features "his" train.
Source Tom Farence
Coverage Spatial, East Rio, Wisconsin; Temporal, 1978
Rights Tom Farence
Date Created 1978
Resource Type
Extent 35 mm
Depicted Railroad
Location East Rio, Wisconsin
Image Type Train in landscape
Train Type Freight train
Equipment, Locomotive Milw 2023, GP40
Builder, locomotive Electo-Motive Division, General Motors
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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