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Date: 01/10/19 12:29
Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: kevink

Thanks to a tip, I took a late lunch today to see Metra's latest heritage-painted make its first revenue run today on Milwaukee North train 2119 out of Chicago Union Station at 1:35 pm. This train flips at Grayslake, IL and becomes train 2142 arriving at Union Station at 5:10 pm.
My first stop was at the north end of Union Station before its departure where I was rewarded with an unobstructed view of the 405. In a nice touch, the Hiawatha emblem has been added to the nose. 
From CUS, I hiked over to the Clinton Street crossing to get a shot of it departing.








Date: 01/10/19 12:45
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: ghemr

 Great photos----I knew you'd be taking a lunch break in that area!



Date: 01/10/19 13:08
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: King_Coal

Very cool. Need to find some matching cars!



Date: 01/10/19 13:42
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: RRBaron

Now I have a real resson to visit the "3rd City". 



Date: 01/10/19 15:34
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: kevink

King_Coal Wrote:
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> Very cool. Need to find some matching cars!

You’re in luck! Well sort of... Metra coaches 7217 and 8217 are currently in the train consist with the 405. These are ex-Milwaukee Road gallery cars 317 and 397. 7217 is a 1961-built Budd coach and the 8217 is a 1964-built Budd coach/cab (no longer equipped to be a cab car.

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Date: 01/10/19 17:44
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: mp51w

Well!  The Hiawatha emblem really puts it over the top!



Date: 01/10/19 18:10
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: RuleG

Very nice photos.  Thanks for sharing.

Your pictures must be the first to show this locomotive with the Hiawatha emblem. 



Date: 01/10/19 18:28
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: 1218fantrip

I also saw #405 in Union Station tonight at about 5:15 - it is much more impressive looking in person than in the photos!

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Date: 01/11/19 10:27
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: joemvcnj

I would think a CB&Q or BN green liveried loco would be coming along.
Also be nice to repaint a LAHTS-sided ex-C&NW gallery car in green & yellow.



Date: 01/11/19 10:40
Re: Metra/Milwaukee Road #405 in Service
Author: kevink

1218fantrip Wrote:
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> I also saw #405 in Union Station tonight at about
> 5:15 - it is much more impressive looking in
> person than in the photos!

We probably crossed paths as I cut through that way to get my BNSF train.



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