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Milwaukee Road passenger trains

By | November 11, 2021

Images of passenger service on the route of the Hiawathas

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A black and white photo of passengers loading a train
A black and white photo of passengers loading a train
Hiawatha
Original Chicago–Minneapolis Hiawatha on display at Milwaukee, Wis., May 23, 1935.
MILW
A black and white photo of passengers loading a train
A black and white photo of two trains traveling side by side
Columbian and Olympian
Milwaukee Road’s Chicago–Tacoma Columbian (left) meets the Tacoma–Chicago Olympian at Three Forks, Mont., July 13, 1947.
Warren McGee
A black and white photo of two trains traveling side by side
A black and white close up photo of a locomotive
Afternoon Hiawatha
E7 diesels with Minneapolis–Chicago Afternoon Hiawatha east of Minneapolis, October 1947.
James G. La Vake
A black and white close up photo of a locomotive
A black and white photo of a train traveling past a building
Wisconsin mixed train
Mineral Point–Janesville, Wis., mixed train at Mineral Point, mid-1952.
Paul E. Larson
A black and white photo of a train traveling past a building
A postcard with a orange and white locomotive on it
Hiawatha
Postcard showing original Chicago–Minneapolis Hiawatha, inaugurated May 1935.
Classic Trains coll.
A postcard with a orange and white locomotive on it
A black and white photo of a train traveling through a mountian
Olympian
Chicago–Seattle Olympian with open-air mountain observation car on the rear at Eagle Nest Tunnel, Mont., 1920s or ’30s.
MILW
A black and white photo of a train traveling through a mountian
A black and white photo of a couple people standing outside a locomotive
Famous 15
E6 diesel No. 15 (“Famous 15”) with the Minneapolis–Chicago Morning Hiawatha at Milwaukee, 1943.
Jim Scribbins
A black and white photo of a couple people standing outside a locomotive
A black and white photo of four people being served food inside a train
Hiawatha
Dining section of Tip Top Tap car on the original Hiawatha of 1935.
MILW
A black and white photo of four people being served food inside a train
An illustration of people talking outside and inside a parked locomotive
Hiawatha
Artwork showing Skytop parlor car for Chicago–Minneapolis Hiawathas at Chicago Railroad Fair, 1948.
Classic Trains coll.
An illustration of people talking outside and inside a parked locomotive
A black and white photo of a train with big white smoke coming out of its chimney
Olympian
Chicago–Tacoma Olympian at Rondout, Ill., March 1941.
Frank Sellers
A black and white photo of a train with big white smoke coming out of its chimney
A black and white close up photo of the wheels of a train
F7 Hudson
84-inch driving wheels of a class F7 4-6-4, one of six built by Alco in 1937 for the Chicago–Minneapolis Hiawatha.
MILW
A black and white close up photo of the wheels of a train
A black and white photo of three people talking inside a train
Hiawatha
Interior of parlor-observation car built for the original Chicago–Minneapolis Hiawatha in 1935.
MILW
A black and white photo of three people talking inside a train
A black and white photo of a group of people sitting and talking while riding a train
Hiawatha
Interior of parlor-observation car built for the Chicago–Minneapolis Hiawatha in 1937.
MILW
A black and white photo of a group of people sitting and talking while riding a train
A black and white photo of people sitting inside a train with a lot of windows
Olympian Hiawatha
Interior of sleeper-observation car built for the Chicago–Tacoma Olympian Hiawatha in 1947.
MILW
A black and white photo of people sitting inside a train with a lot of windows
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Morning Hiawatha
F7 Hudson with Minneapolis–Chicago Morning Hiawatha at Wauwatosa, Wis., late 1930s or early ’40s.
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GL140415-5
A black and white photo of a locomotive with black smoke coming out of its chimney
Morning Hiawatha
F6 Hudson with Minneapolis–Chicago Morning Hiawatha at Columbus, Wis., July 1950.
Steve VanDenburgh
A black and white photo of a locomotive with black smoke coming out of its chimney
A black and white photo of people boarding a train
Hiawatha
Class A 4-4-2 with dynamometer car and Hiawatha consist on preinaugural test run at New Lisbon, Wis., May 15, 1935.
MILW
A black and white photo of people boarding a train
An orange train turning into a train station
Afternoon Hiawatha and connection
Chicago–Minneapolis Afternoon Hiawatha rolls into New Lisbon, Wis., as connecting train 203 to Wausaw, Wis., waits at left in June 1967.
Jim Boyd
An orange train turning into a train station
A black and white photo of a locomotive passing people and cars
Afternoon Hiawatha
E7’s with Chicago–Minneapolis Afternoon Hiawatha, Rondout, Ill.
MILW
A black and white photo of a locomotive passing people and cars
A black and white photo of a locomotive with white smoke coming out of its chimney while passing by a city
Hiawatha
Class A 4-4-2 departs Chicago with the original Hiawatha to Minneapolis in 1935.
Alexander Maxwell
A black and white photo of a locomotive with white smoke coming out of its chimney while passing by a city

 

All through November 2021, Classic Trains editors are celebrating the history and heritage of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. Please enjoy this photo gallery of Milwaukee Road passenger trains selected from the image files in Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library.

This gallery was first published in September 2019.

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