The Milwaukee’s famed “Olympian,” powered by a Baldwin-Westinghouse electric locomotive, is shown at Eagle Nest Tunnel in Montana Canyon (near Ringling) in 1939. The complete absence of smoke and cinders on the railroad’s electrified districts made it possible for passengers to enjoy the luxury of riding in open observation cars through the grandeur of mountain scenery along the route.

 

from "A Proud Era Passes"

Prepared by The Public Relations Department of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company as a special supplement to the July-August 1973 issue of The Milwaukee Road Magazine

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