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Date: 01/04/19 20:37
Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: MartyBernard

On April 10, 1963 Walt Dunlap rode two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota from Austin to Wells and back to Austin.  He rode Train 203 to Wells and Train 222 back.  The trains met at Wells.  Here's five photos from that day.

1. In the distance is the power for MILW Train 203 (2 Alcos and 1 EMD) about to couple on to 124 cars.  Walt took the photo from MILW Combine 2703 in Austin, MN on April 10, 1963.

2. MILW Combine 2703 (light-weight open-platform branchline baggage - coach) on Train 203 at Alden, MN on April 10, 1963.

3 and 4.  Switching cars from Train 203 at Wells, MN on April 10, 1963.

5. This is Walt's photo of MILW SD9 537 (built as MILW 2231 in January 1954) with Train 222 at Wells, MN on April 10, 1963.


Enjoy,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 01/04/19 20:37
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: MartyBernard

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Date: 01/04/19 20:49
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: aussiehinz

An amazing look back.  Thanks for sharing.



Date: 01/04/19 21:03
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: krm152

Thanks for this posting this photo series.
Most especially like Photo 5.
ALLEN



Date: 01/05/19 06:22
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: perklocal

That open platform baggage coach is pretty cool !



Date: 01/05/19 08:03
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: P

Love the outside braced wooden boxcar.   When were the last of these manufactured?



Date: 01/05/19 08:10
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: RodneyZona

Nices hots!! Old the Milwaukee Roas RR Austin, MN based passenger train and engine crews worked to and from Wells, MN.
 



Date: 01/06/19 22:27
Re: Riding Two Milwaukee Road mixed trains in Minnesota, 1963
Author: hawkinsun

These are great shots.  Both smooth side, and rib side Milwaukee Road home made combines for branchline use. 

Thanks, 

Craig Hanson
Priest River, Idaho
 



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