Category Archives: Milwaukee Road

Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha

Only two railroads had their own track from Chicago to the West Coast: Santa Fe and Milwaukee Road. One prospered in the passenger market (Santa Fe) and the other didn’t. Although post-War Milwaukee streamlined its Olympian Hi sooner than one … Continue reading

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New York Central Christmas ad, Milwuakee Road snowbound, and the California Zephyr on a New Year’s Day

Wishing each of you happy holidays and safe travels. The ad above appeared in a National Geographic magazine. The Milwaukee Journal photo below was taken during the blizzard of January 29, 1947. The photo is reproduced here from the book … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Road “Colorado, Utah and other Mountain Vacationlands”

Click to enlarge, and click on the enlargement to enlarge further. Some of the photos in this black-and-white booklet appear elsewhere on this blog in color, but I wanted to share them in the form of this Milwaukee Road promotion. … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Road ticket cover

The train is in Union Pacific yellow, so this form was in use after 1955, when Milwaukee became Union Pacific’s way into Chicago.

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