MILW Ghosts of the Milwaukee--Lines West

HemiAdda2d Aug 27, 2007

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Finally figured out who had sent me the photos, and re-established contact. He did confirm it was March of last year. Sheesh. Seems like a million years ago already. I'm confusing myself!
     
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    I was there when it happened, got a text from a local historian I know.

    Sad day.....

    3/15/2014
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Just dust in the wind...
     

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Along with Dan B and Gary D?
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Yup, Mr. B is my inside source........ ;)
     
  6. badlandnp

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    Saw this bridge over the Musselshell twixt Ryegate and Cushman, MT last April. Sad to see, but wow! They did build to last!
    Milw Musselshell PIC_1439.JPG
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Must have been damaged during that flooding a few years ago. I believe the depot in Roundup got wet. Any ideas how that is holding up these days?
     
  8. badlandnp

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    Naw, don't remember driving by it last year. Will have to make a point of doing so this year after the Helena railfair. View attachment 69719
    Did get good pics of the depot at White Sulphur and spent time soaking in the hot Springs there. Aaaaaaah!
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    I'd like to get through WSS&YP country this summer. It's been a billion years since I was last in that vicinity. Hoping fuel prices stay down!
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

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    That bridge on the Musselshell has been like that since at least 2006. I thought I had a photo of it but I guess I don't.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    Don't feel too bad. I can't find my slide of it from 35 years ago. :(
     
  12. badlandnp

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    On a happier 'ghost' note, the Harlowton depot museum is a fine shape! And they have plans to fix up the remaining part of the Roundhouse so guests may go in!

    Milw Harlow PIC_1430.JPG Milw Harlow RH PIC_1428.JPG
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    I wish they could lay some tracks by the depot. Then a long extension cord to run the X3800 back and forth. Is it still there?
     
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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    It was as of 2008 when I last went past.
     
  15. badlandnp

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    Yup, and up on a bit of track with a wedge plow/gondola. Will see if i can ind and attach a pic.
     
  16. Kurt Moose

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    Now that'd be awesome!!!
     
  17. badlandnp

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    So I found these photos from April 2014. The wind was icy and HOWLING this day, so didn't get to spend as much time browsing as I had wanted, but maybe this year! First is the x3800
    Milw x3800 PIC_1422.JPG

    And then the gon-plow
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    And I think this is the Roundup depot, it is now a highway dept building.
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    Enjoy!!!
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Didn't I read somewhere they'd done some restoration to that push plow?

    That does look like Roundup's depot.
     
  19. jimmypage

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    Yes that bridge went down several years ago during the flood.

    This was taken in 2013

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    They have laid track in front of the depot (2014)

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  20. jimmypage

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    They borrowed the rail from the enginehouse, explains why the concrete is in the web of the rail.

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