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Date: 01/27/05 16:10
You Want MILW? You Got MILW!!
Author: WichitaJct

August '79, MILW 807 shuffles commute trains at CUS.




Date: 01/27/05 16:18
Unique to the MILW....
Author: WichitaJct

were these SDL39s. August '76 photo of MILW 587. Not exactly sure where this was taken, but given the month and year it quite likely was in beautiful Fargo. N.D. Niote then engine # stenciled on the fuel tank.




Date: 01/27/05 16:27
Re: Unique to the MILW....
Author: MTMEngineer

WichitaJct Wrote:
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> were these SDL39s

The sweetest diesel built yet.

Snappy performers, they could tiptoe along 60 pound rails with a ride that like floating on a cloud.

Miss 'em.



Date: 01/27/05 16:27
Re: You Want MILW? You Got MILW!!
Author: MTMEngineer

WichitaJct Wrote:
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> August '79, MILW 807 shuffles commute trains at
> CUS.


Gimme more!



Date: 01/27/05 16:30
Not One of Mine...
Author: WichitaJct

...but too good to pass up. Tom Brown photo, Avery, Idaho. The date on the mount is Janaury '72.




Date: 01/27/05 16:31
Re: Not One of Mine...
Author: WichitaJct

Somethin' tells me this slide was processed in January '72 but not taken that month. There's a guy standing by the depot in short sleeves!!



Date: 01/27/05 18:13
More Please Sir!
Author: NH2006

I heard great things about those SDL39s on the Branch lines in Wisconsin...



Date: 01/27/05 19:16
Re: More Please Sir!
Author: BarstowRick

Wichita Jct.

Thanks for posting the MILW units. Looking good.

Black and orange...I wonder where BNSF got their newest idea?
Makes you want to go hummmm.

RickH



Date: 01/27/05 20:58
Re: More Please Sir!
Author: highgreengraphics

History is funny, isn't it? First BN is allowed to merge all around the Milwaukee, killing it. Then years later, a combined BN and Santa Fe (unthinkable!) copies their very colors as their own image! Milwaukee Road lives - again! - - - - - - JLH



Date: 01/27/05 23:25
Re: More Please Sir!
Author: NI030

I shot MILW 287 in July of 1977. Can anyone ID where I took this shot? All I remember is that we were driving on I-5 between Portland OR and Seattle WA.




Date: 01/27/05 23:26
Re: More Please Sir!
Author: NI030

From the same trip to Seattle, here is MILW 615 in downtown Seattle.





Date: 01/28/05 09:10
Re: Not One of Mine...
Author: rob_l

WichitaJct Wrote:
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> Somethin' tells me this slide was processed in
> January '72 but not taken that month. There's a
> guy standing by the depot in short sleeves!!


You are not reading the date right. The shot is of 1-262 getting ready to leave Avery in the summer of 73 (July or August). The usual lash-up on that train at that time: A Joe piloting 3 SD40-2s. The Milw SD40-2s entered service in August, 1972.

I can assure you that Mr. Brown took a bye on the summer 72 railfan season, then went up to the Rocky Mtn Divn and did a lot of shooting in summer 73. So I am sure the shot was taken in 73.

Best regards,

Rob L.



Date: 01/28/05 15:02
Re: More Please Sir!
Author: cewherry

silagi Wrote:
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> I shot MILW 287 in July of 1977. Can anyone ID
> where I took this shot? All I remember is that we
> were driving on I-5 between Portland OR and
> Seattle WA.


From the angle of the sun, I'd guess somewhere close to Centralia or Chehalis, WA.



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