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Date: 12/06/18 13:31
Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: MartyBernard

Introduction from Part 1

Probably in the 1960s Rick Burn purchased a set of Milwaukee Road color slides taken by A. C. Kalmbach and sold by Blackhawk Films titled "Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotives".  I have scanned and edited the 56 slides and will post most of them over the coming week or two.  I am posting them with permission.

Al Kalmbach took the photographs circa 1950, and as you would expect, in and around Milwaukee.  Many of the slides titles do not give dates or locations.  I have used the original slide titles adding some technical details.  The slides have color and contrast problems which I fixed as best I could.

Even if you are not a Milwaukee Road Steam fan (are there any?) you will find these interesting because they were taken during the transition from steam to diesel.

1. A Milwaukee Road ten wheeler, probably in Milwaukee.

2. Coming under CNW's truss bridge is a S-2 heading upgrade toward Elm Grove, WI.

3. At Grand Avenue Tower, Milwaukee, WI.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/18 13:40 by MartyBernard.








Date: 12/06/18 13:32
Re: Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: MartyBernard

4. Note 151 is a coal burner, 21A is a Fairbanks Morse ERIE-A and is part of an Olympian exhibit. This is at the Milkwaukee, WI station, no date.

5. Prairie 903 with a way freight, Elm Grove, WI.  Did MILW call them way freights?

6. The sturdy F-6 Hudsons handled heavy and fast passenger assignments.

Enjoy,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 12/07/18 08:55
Re: Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: ntharalson

Nice stuff, Marty, thanks for posting.

I believe the Milwaukee called their way freights "patrols."  At least that's what I remember from this part of the world.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 12/07/18 09:04
Re: Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: train1275

Ok so what type valve gear is on the 1149 ?
Anyone have any specs on this neat little gem ?



Date: 12/07/18 09:37
Re: Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: HotWater

train1275 Wrote:
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> Ok so what type valve gear is on the 1149 ?
> Anyone have any specs on this neat little gem ?

Please note that it is disconnected, i.e. nothing connected to the eccentric crank.



Date: 12/07/18 10:32
Re: Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: LarryDoyle

HotWater Wrote:
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> train1275 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ok so what type valve gear is on the 1149 ?
> > Anyone have any specs on this neat little gem ?
>
> Please note that it is disconnected, i.e. nothing
> connected to the eccentric crank.

Like Hotwater said. Walschaert with the eccentric rod and union link removed and combination lever removed or cut.

Note rust on driver tires.

-LD



Date: 12/07/18 13:52
Re: Milwaukee Road Steam, Rick Burn Purchased Slides, Part 4
Author: SR2

ntharalson Wrote:
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> Nice stuff, Marty, thanks for posting.
>
> I believe the Milwaukee called their way freights
> "patrols."  At least that's what I remember from
> this part of the world.
>
> Nick Tharalson,

You are correct, Nick, "patrol" was the term!
Thanks for more great stuff, Marty!
 



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