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On a Fall day in the year 1850, the Milwaukee Road's first locomotive, coupled to two cars, ran over the first five miles of track of the new railroad between Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The road's growth in the intervening years has been paced by its progress in the development of motive power.

Typical examples of the progression of motive power developed and used by The Milwaukee Road during its first hundred years are presented on the following pages...

Example Class   Type, Nickname or Model Builder   Year
Old No. 1  H 4-4-0 American Norris 1848
No. 75  H 4-4-0 American Schenectady

1850

No. 1  J 0-4-0 Lawrence 1851
No. 31  H 4-4-0 American CMSt&P

1854

No. 287  H 4-4-0 American Mason

1860

No. 209  H 4-4-0 American Schenectady

1877

No. 322  H 4-4-0 American CMSt&P

1889

No. 838  A1 4-4-2 Atlantic Baldwin

1896

No. 941  K1 2-6-2 Prairie CMSt&P

1908

No. 1550  F3s 4-6-2 Pacific Alco

1910

No. E28 ABC  EF-3 Boxcab GE

1915

No. 10250  EP-2 Bipolar GE, Alco

1919

No. 10300  EP-3 Quill motor Westinghouse, Baldwin

1920

No. E71  EF-4 "Little Joe" GE 1950 (acquired)
No. 5026  N Mallet compound Alco 1912
No. 360  L3 2-8-2 Mikado Alco 1919
No. 6402  F6 4-6-4 Baltic Baldwin 1930
No. 474  L2b 2-8-2 Mikado Baldwin 1923
No. 3  A 4-4-2 Atlantic Alco 1936
No. 206  S2 4-8-4 Northern Baldwin 1937
No. 100  F7 4-6-4 Baltic Alco 1938
No. 1690 44-tonner GE 1940
No. 15  20-EP-6 E6A EMD 1941
No. 40  27-EF-4 FT EMD 1941
No. 1682

 DE-10

VO1000 Baldwin 1942
No. 262  S3 4-8-4 Northern Alco 1944
No. 1808 H-10-44 Fairbanks Morse 1945
No. 5 Erie Fairbanks Morse 1946
No. 990 RSC-2 Alco 1947
No. 81

 15-EF-4

F3 EMD 1949
No. 2000 TR2 EMD 1949
No. 962 RS-1 Alco 1950
No. 68  15-EF-4 F7 EMD 1950
No. 92  15-EF-4 FP7 EMD 1950
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