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Date: 02/14/20 04:34
F Unit Friday 1980
Author: MILW86A

Train 106 on the Milwaukee Road pauses at Oxford Jct., IA  From the left is engineer Jack Bright, brakie in the middle is unknown, and on the right is conductor Jared Harder. This was on February 28 1980 a few days before the end of the Iowa mainline in eastern Iowa. Mark Llanuza photo from my collection. 

MILW86A 




Date: 02/14/20 08:55
Re: F Unit Friday 1980
Author: MILW16

Nice picture.  Those are the kind of MILW F-units I grew up with in the 70s, only they were running patrols on the LaCrosse Division.  Interesting that so many older MILW units seemed to be missing their Milwaukee Road emblems around that time.



Date: 02/14/20 12:33
Re: F Unit Friday 1980
Author: CNW8531

That shot really tugs at my heart.  I remember watching F's on that line in the seventies around Martelle and Marion.  And that being taken so close to the end makes it's more special.  I have so many good memories from that line, I just wish it was still around.



Date: 02/14/20 13:02
Re: F Unit Friday 1980
Author: santafe199

A classic shot! Crew posing with their charge... as timeless as it gets. A+ all the way!

Lance/199



Date: 02/14/20 15:40
Re: F Unit Friday 1980
Author: krm152

A very interesting record photo.  The units were even in ABBA order for the occasion.
Thanks for the photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 02/14/20 18:08
Re: F Unit Friday 1980
Author: Milwaukee

MILW16 Wrote:
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> Nice picture.  Those are the kind of MILW F-units
> I grew up with in the 70s, only they were running
> patrols on the LaCrosse Division.  Interesting
> that so many older MILW units seemed to be missing
> their Milwaukee Road emblems around that time.

I believe people were claiming them for momentos expecting that the MILW was not going to be around for long or they weren't going to be employed with the MILW even if the line survived.   They were easy to remove.  



Date: 02/14/20 18:27
Re: F Unit Friday 1980
Author: AndyBrown

Great look back Dave!  And thanks to Mark too.

Andy



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