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Date: 01/08/20 08:45
MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: valmont

Information for this pic is what you see, so please add your comments. The quality of this negative is poor, but the subject was to compelling, so I'm posting it. 




Date: 01/08/20 09:34
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: Keystone1

Damn!   If only this was a Peter Lerro photo charter.



Date: 01/08/20 11:24
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: gregscholl

Keystone1 Wrote:
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> Damn!   If only this was a Peter Lerro photo
> charter.

I would rather go back and see the scene in regular service....the real thing!
With a modern video set-up of course!!!!
Greg



Date: 01/08/20 11:35
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: callum_out

Could be anywhere but kinda looks like out around Oxford in Eastern Iowa.

Out 



Date: 01/08/20 12:06
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: doge_of_pocopson

That's a wow!



Date: 01/08/20 12:27
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: MILW16

It looks like a MILW L3 Mikado up front with possibly a S1/S2/S3 Northern following.  Location guess would be the Dakotas - possibly between Milbank and Aberdeen, SD?  I believe there was a pretty good grade somewhere between them.

Great picture of Milwaukee steam.  Thanks for posting it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/20 12:30 by MILW16.



Date: 01/08/20 14:14
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: Sasquatch

That's a beaut; my drool cup runneth over.  On the second loco, is that her whistle going off, or her pops?

_Tom



Date: 01/08/20 14:14
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: LarryDoyle

MILW16 Wrote:
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> It looks like a MILW L3 Mikado up front with
> possibly a S1/S2/S3 Northern following.  Location
> guess would be the Dakotas - possibly between
> Milbank and Aberdeen, SD?  I believe there was a
> pretty good grade somewhere between them.
>
> Great picture of Milwaukee steam.  Thanks for
> posting it.

AWESOME!

No. 358 was a class L-3 mikado, one of the USRA engines.  All L-3's were assigned to the transcontinental line, Chicago to Harlowton, so I concur it's likely South Dakota.

The 4-8-4 is an S-2, though most of the S-2's had a skirt below the cab.  The exhaust steam pipe above the drivers from the cylinders to the tender is for a Wilson hot well feedwater heater in the tender.

Lighting and number of empty grain boxes indicates a westbound.

-LD



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/20 15:27 by LarryDoyle.



Date: 01/09/20 12:31
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: s3northern

Given that the S2 is sporting a Mars light, I’m going to guess that it’s somewhere on the C&M sub between Chicago and Milwaukee. Plenty of wide open space like that as you get into Racine and Kenosha Counties. Mars lights were not used on all divisions.

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Date: 01/09/20 17:21
Re: MILW steam doubleheader .....
Author: MILW16

s3northern Wrote:
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> Given that the S2 is sporting a Mars light, I’m
> going to guess that it’s somewhere on the C&M
> sub between Chicago and Milwaukee.

I think the two-arm pole line indicates west of Minneapolis.  Also, the rail and roadbed aren't heavy enough for the C&M.



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