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Date: 09/13/21 06:09
BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: valmont

Bruce Black could have had his best day of RR photography on 9/13/73 when he rode in the cab of MILW Little Joe E78 from Avery to Alberton MT
I do have locations (due to the help from others who commented on these from previous post and others from what is shown in the pictures) for most (?) of these and will add to the posts.

Here's 1-3
1.  Avery ID

 



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Date: 09/13/21 06:10
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: valmont

here's 4-6
4. from rob_l  between Falcon and Adair
 



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Date: 09/13/21 06:10
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: valmont

here's  7-9
 8. from rob_l ... perhaps between Falcon and Clear Creek
 9. from  kevink between Kyle and Pearson, specifically between Tunnels 32 and 31

 



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Date: 09/13/21 06:54
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: photobob

Great set of photos. Thanks for posting. Interesting quality photos.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 09/13/21 06:58
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: Spoony81

This is one of the many reasons I wish I had Doc Browns time machine..



Date: 09/13/21 07:04
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: refarkas

Wonderful photographic time travel trip!
Bob
 



Date: 09/13/21 07:05
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: SPDRGWfan

Awesome photo's and scenery.  To have been an engineer in this territory would have been a treat!



Date: 09/13/21 07:13
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: Conch

I've seen some great views of Bruce's September 1973 trip before but don't remember these on-board views. Thanks for sharing these

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Date: 09/13/21 08:00
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: texchief1

Great series of shots!  Thanks for posrting.

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/13/21 08:27
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: Texican65

Awesome! Thanks to Mr. Black for capturing these.

Is that a train order depot there at Avery…the East Portal shack? I see cars and trucks parked there, but man that place looks rundown.

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Date: 09/13/21 09:26
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: PasadenaSub

Great photos from a big day for Bruce.  What was the reason for the Joe on the opposing train in Pic #7 having the pans lowered?

Rich



Date: 09/13/21 09:50
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: fbe

Avery was a crew change. On the east side it was Rocky Mountain crews and the west side was Coast crews.

The East Portal train order office was moved in during the early 1970s. Note there are no train order signals on the pole to allow orders to be picked up on the fly so the office is likely closed.



Date: 09/13/21 09:50
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: inyosub

Thank you for sharing those amazing images.  I can say no more.



Date: 09/13/21 10:01
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: exhaustED

PasadenaSub Wrote:
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> Great photos from a big day for Bruce.  What was
> the reason for the Joe on the opposing train in
> Pic #7 having the pans lowered?
>

Because the last thing you want is to be caught with your pans down!!...



Date: 09/13/21 11:55
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: pwh

Great photos, thanks for posting. In jphoto 4 is that a highway or railroad on the opposite side of the valley?



Date: 09/13/21 12:05
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: yorknl

Absolutely outstanding.   I love the second shot; the headlight looks a bit like a forward-aimed cannon from that perspective.    And I'm impressed that that sad-looking track structure could keep a Joe upright.

This is probably repeating the known, but pic 6 can probably be pegged down as Saltese.



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Date: 09/13/21 12:21
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: Spoony81

pwh Wrote:
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> Great photos, thanks for posting. In jphoto 4 is
> that a highway or railroad on the opposite side of
> the valley?

That is the tracks where this train would be in a few miles.



Date: 09/13/21 13:01
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: bluesboyst

Spoony81 Wrote:
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> This is one of the many reasons I wish I had Doc
> Browns time machine..
You've got that right....



Date: 09/13/21 14:13
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: fbe

When there was passenger service Saltese was a flag stop to load or unload passengers. There is a steep climb from the roadway beneath the trestle to the tracks. During the winter the path might be buried under waist deep snow. If hwy 10 was snowed in the flags top might be the only way to get to Alberton or Avery and all points beyond.



Date: 09/13/21 16:41
Re: BB's MILW Joe cab ride- 48 years ago today .. 9 views
Author: rob_l

fbe Wrote:
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> The East Portal train order office was moved in
> during the early 1970s. Note there are no train
> order signals on the pole to allow orders to be
> picked up on the fly so the office is likely
> closed.

Did not open until after the end of the electrification. Some of the substation operators became the train order operators.

Best regards,

Rob L.



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