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Here we will cover the Milwaukee Road in all its glory before the railroad gave up its Pacific Coast Extension, and disappeared into the Soo Line System. All the great freight and passenger trains will be here: The Morning Hiawatha, Afternoon Hiawatha, Cities trains, Olympian Hiawathas and these famous freights:XL Special,Thunderhawk, and Roaring 90s.

1984 Profile of The Milwaukee Road
Mileage: 3064
Locomotives: 323
Passenger cars: 347
Freight Cars: 11,411
Company Service cars: 1492
The following data show how the Milwaukee Road looked in 1971 when the railroad still ran all the way to the Pacific west Coast. It was then a 10,526 mile railroad with its mileage broken down by each state the railroad served as a trans con as follows:



Idaho, 233 miles



Illinois 682 miles



Indiana 156 miles



Iowa 1728 miles



Michigan 152 miles



Minnesota 1328 miles



Missouri 156 miles



Montana 1242 miles



North Dakota 367 miles



South Dakota 1724 miles



Washington 1156 miles



Wisconsin 1581 miles



all other 21 miles



Total 10,526 miles







EQUIPMENT SUMMARIES



A. Locomotive Fleet



1.Road Freight 131



2.Multiple Purpose 320



3.Switching 205



4.Passenger 36



5.Electric 38



Total locomotives 730



B.Freight Cars



1.Box and Auto 16,154



2.Gondola & Hopper 7,321



3.Flat 3,195



4.Others 3,421



Total Freight Cars: 30,091



C.Passenger Cars 72 (virtually all of them bilevels)



DESCRIPTIONS OF OPERATING DIVISIONS (East to West tour of the railroad)



1.Terre Haute Division-covered territory between Franklin Park,Joliet, and Seymour.
2.Chicago Terminals Division-covered territory between Chicago,Montrose Avenue, and Bensenville.
3.Milwaukee Division-covered territory between Chicago,Depue,Oglesby,Killredge,Portage,WI,Champion,and Ontonagon,MI.
4.Dubuque and Illinois Division-covered the territory between Bensenville,LaCrosse,Charles City, and Kansas City.
5.Iowa Division-encompassed the territory betweenSabula, Calmar,Omaha, Sioux City,Rembrandt,Spirit Lake.
6.LaCrosse Division-covered the territory between Milwaukee,Woodruff, Twin Cities region, and Prairie du Chen.
7.Aberdeen Division- covered territory between Farmington,WI,Twin Cities,Mitchell,Fargo, and Miles City.
8.Iowa,Minnesota,and Dakota Division- covered territory between Lacrosse, Calmar,Bristol,Rapid City,Morningside,Platee,and Twin Cities region.
9.Rocky Mountain Division-covered territory between Miles City,Agawam,and Avery.
10.Coast Division- covered between Avery,Limestone,,Morton,WA and Portland, Ore.



In Addition, there were terminal divisions for Chicago,Milwaukee, and the Twin Cities.

DIESEL ROSTER

EMD FP45 3600 hp 1-5 5 units

EMD E9A 2400 hp 32A-38C 6 units

EMD F9B 1750 hp 31B-33B 3 units

EMD SD40-2 3000 hp 21-30 10 units

EMD F9A 1750 hp 93A-94C,125A,126A 4 units

EMD F9B 1750 hp 125BCD,126BCD 6 units

EMD SD40-2 3000 hp 171-209 39 units

EMD GP9 1750 hp 210-331 22 units

EMD GP38 2000 hp 350-355 6 units

EMD GP38-2 2000 hp 356-365 10 units

FM H16-44 1600 hp 402-436 35 units

Alco RS3 1600 hp 465 1 unit

Alco RS2 1500 hp 467-469 3 units

EMD SD7 1500 hp 500-523 24 units

FM H16-66 1600 hp 547-552 6 units

BLW AS616 1600 hp 565-567 3 units

Alco RSD5 1600 hp 570-575 6 units

Alco RSC2 1600 hp 576-579 4 units

Alco RSC2 1600 hp 594-596 3 units

EMD SW1200 1200 hp 600-619,625-652 48 units

EMD SW9 1200 hp 620-622 3 units

EMD SW7 1200 623 1 unit

EMD NW2 1000 665-672 8 units
EMD TR4A 1200 690A-695A 6 units
EMD TR4B 1200 690B-695B 6 units
EMD TR2A/B 1000 696A/B 2 units
FM H12-44 1200 700-783 84 units
Alco S2/S4 1000 816-819 4 units
BLW S-2 1000 900-925 26 units
BLW AS616 1600 926-927 2 units
BLW VO1000 1000 932-940 8 units
EMD GP20 2000 946-999 54 units
EMD GP30 2250 1000-1015 16 units
EMD GP35 2500 1500-1511 12 units
EMD GP40 3000 2000-2071 72 units
EMD SD40-2 3000 3000-3040 41 units
EMD SD45 3600 4000-4009 10 units
GE U23B 2250 4800-4805 6 units
GE U28B 2800 5500-5511 12 units
GE U30B 3000 6000-6009 10 units
GE U30C 3000 8000-8003 4 units
GE U36C 3600 8500-8503 4 units
EMD SDL39 2300 hp 581-590 10 units

In this section will be found sample freight and passenger schedules of the Milwaukee road. Tables 1 thru 3 are freight schedules,others are passenger schedules,unless otherwise noted.

TABLE1.Chicago-Twin Cities-Tacoma-Portland ROUTE OF THE THUNDERHAWK AND XL SPECIAL.

263....261......Stations....262....264

2100....1400.Lv Chicago..Ar..0500..----

0001....---- Lv Milwaukee.Lv.----...-----

0800....-----Ar TwinCitiesLv.1700...-----

0900....2200.Lv TwinCitiesAr.----...0300

2130....0700.Lv Aberdeen,SD.-----...1800

1500....-----Lv Billings,MT.-----...2200

2100....0100 Seattle,WA 2200....0300

2359....0400 Tacoma,WA...2000....0100

-----...0500 Longview,WA.0530....----

----....2100 Ar Portland,OR.0200....----

Table2.THE ROARING 90S TOFC/COFC SERVICE

99.........Stations.......98

1900...Lv.Chicago,IL.Ar.0630

2130...Lv Milwaukee..LV.0330

0600...Lv St.Paul....Lv.1800

0730...Ar Minneapolis Lv1700

Table3.Chicago-Green Bay Freight Service

69.....Stations......82

0830.Lv Chicago AR.0830

1330.Lv Milwaukee..0330

1815.Ar Green Bay..2100



PASSENGER SERVICE AS OF 10-25-70.Chicago-Twin Cities via Milwaukee.



Table4.

5............Stations...........56

1030 lv Chicago,IL Ar 0500

1056 Lv Glenview Ar 0429

1201 Ar Milwaukee Lv 0320

1209 Lv Milwaukee Ar 0240

1247 Lv Oconomowoc -----

1304 Lv Watertown Lv f0143

1326 Ar Columbus lv 0123

1326 Lv Columbus Ar 0123

1355 Ar Portage lv 0053

1401 Lv Portage Ar 0045

1418 Lv Wisconsin Dells ----

1438 Lv Mauston ----

1447 Lv New Lisbon Lv 2359

1507 Lv Tomah Lv 2333

1526 Lv Sparta Lv 2314

1549 Ar LaCrosse Lv 2250

1557 Lv LaCrosse Ar 2240

1632 Lv Winona Lv 2204

1706 Lv Wabasha --------

1721 Lv Lake City --------

1743 Lv Red Wing Lv 2101

1805 Lv Hastings Lv 2039

1840 Ar St.Paul Lv 2015

1855 Lv St.Paul Ar 1947

1920 Ar Minneapolis Lv 1925

Table 5. Chicago to Omaha

103......Stations........104

1800 Lv Chicago...Ar.....1240

1847 Lv Elgin.....Ar.....1141

1924 Lv Davis Jc..Ar.....1101

2033 Lv Savanna...Ar.....0955

2206 Lv Marion....Ar.....0815

0012 Lv Perry.....Ar.....0558

0250 Ar Omaha,NE..Lv.....0350

Note: These two trains interchanged with Union Pacific at Omaha intact in both directions.
Table6A Chicago to Milwaukee condensed.10-25-70
Northbound
Stations........27.....5.......23......9
Chicago Lv....0855...1030.....1620...1925
GlenviewLv....0917...1056.....1643...`947
Milwaukee Ar..1025...1201.....1750....2050
Table6B.Milwaukee to Chicago Southbound
Stations..........56.......24........12....6....46
Milwaukee...Lv..0320.....0750......1130..1410..1620
Glenview....Ar..0429.....0854......1233..1517..1540
Chicago.....Ar..0500.....0920......1300..1540..1750
Trains 5 and 6. The Morning Hiawatha.
Train No.56 The Fast Mail.