The Milwaukee Road

Milw Funit

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) was one of the most interesting Northwest Railroads during the time it existed.

Milwaukee Road and its subsidiaries

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MILW E29 EF-3 GE/Alco
Milwaukee Road E29 in the Tacoma Tide Flats yard in July 1973. I had previously called these mud flats, George Andrews said, "although mud can still be found in copious amounts, the area is actually referred to as "The Tide Flats", as was The Milwaukee Road yard in Tacoma. The former yard area is now a large Maersk-Sealand container facility."
MILW E29 EF-3 GE/Alco
Milwaukee Road, the other end of the E29 set, in the Tacoma Tide Flats yard in July 1973.
MILW SG-1 SLUG
Slugs get there power from an external source, a diesel locomotive. So you might think of SG-1 as another type of Milwaukee Road "electric locomotive" in the Tacoma tide flats in July 1973. According to L. A. Scrafford, "The SG-1 was built from an Alco RS3 (463) and was called the "Twinkie". It was usually mated with U28B's or U30B's and was used mainly on the old Tacoma Eastern Line to Morton."
MILW 81A EMD F7
Milwaukee Road F7A 81A in the Tacoma Tide Flats yard in July 1973.
MILW 81C EMD F7
Milwaukee Road F7A 81C in the Tacoma Tide Flats yard in July 1973.
MILW SE-1 SLUG
Milwaukee Road slug SE-1 in the Tacoma Tide Flats yard in July 1973.
MILW 6001 GE U30B
Milwaukee Road U30B 6001 on one end of a slug set in the Tacoma Tide Flats yard in July 1973.

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