Vignettes of the Milwaukee Road covers this colorful railroad from Chicago, through its hometown of Milwaukee to St. Paul. Along the way, you’ll see lightning fast passenger trains with skytop observation cars, pulled by E- and F-units, freights behind Fs and GP40s, locals behind ALCo RS units, and more.
Passenger train fans will be thrilled by the variety of matched Milwaukee trainsets, and by early Amtrak consists. Milwaukee road steam power makes a brief appearance at the Milwaukee depot circa 1950, along with several scenes of the Milwaukee streetcar system. Other scenes around Milwaukee include lake tower, Oklahoma Avenue, the new depot, West Milwaukee, and the western suburbs. West of Milwaukee, you’ll visit New Lisbon, LaCrosse, and several locations around St. Paul, including scenes of neighboring roads Burlington, CNW, NP, and Great Northern.