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  1. MILW cleanup train after shutdown

    MILW cleanup train after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. These two old boxcars were in the consist of an eastbound cleanup train. Notice the friction bearings.
  2. MILW after shutdown

    MILW after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. Slug SG1 is in the consist of an eastbound cleanup train. U25B 5051 was in sorry shape and likely never...
  3. MILW after shutdown

    MILW after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. Slug SG1 is in the consist of an eastbound cleanup train. Formerly was used on the Tacoma hill.
  4. MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. This GP9 was exceptionally clean. Kept sharp looking by Wade Stevenson who took pride in the MILW.
  5. MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. This GP35 was in a lashup which would be taking a cleanup train east.
  6. MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. 5502, U28B on ready track. Notice missing MILW hearld on cab side.
  7. MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    MILW, Othello WA, after shutdown

    It is the second week of March, 1980. The MILW has shut down the Pacific extension and the only trains operating are eastbound cleanup trains. Here is what we found at Othello one Saturday. 5502, U28B, is on the east end of a loco consist at the sand tower.
  8. Track and Trash

    Track and Trash

    View West, Extra West is now about half way between Othello and Beverly, doing about 30 mph in a slow order. Track for the Coast Division, First Sub: 50 mph.
  9. Rails West

    Rails West

    Extra West between Othello and Beverly, on the desert of Eastern Washington State.
  10. "Number 200, No Signals!"

    "Number 200, No Signals!"

    Waiting for Number 200 at Othello.
  11. In the Pass for Number 200

    In the Pass for Number 200

    Waiting to go at Othello, 12 hours, 208 miles, and two mountain ranges to Tacoma.
  12. Othello Engine House, 1977

    Othello Engine House, 1977

    Milwaukee Road Roundhouse, Othello, important crew change point in the former Idhaho, then Washington Division. Formerly start of electrification to Seattle and Tacoma.





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