Fairbanks-Morse Power

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by AndyWS, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. AndyWS

    AndyWS Member

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    This Milwaukee Road F-M H10-44 switcher is on display with a Milwaukee Road bay window caboose outside the depot (now historical society & museum) in Brodhead, Wisconsin. It was just repainted, as decades of exposure to the sun had turned it "pink" as described by the curator. It is open for the public to walk in, sit in the engineer's seat and mess around with the controls. One of the grade crossings on the track through Brodhead (now operated by Wisconsin & Southern) until recently had wigwag signals, but they were removed. :(

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    The museum also has a small HO scale train inside...the track plan is just a big circle but check out that trestle and wooden tunnel!

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  2. LoudMusic

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    Wow that's pretty neat. I like the FMs - more of that ugly duckling quality. And I believe that HO 'wooden tunnel' is actually a snow shed. They built them in areas that got lots of snow, kind of like a cheap garage.
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  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Cool. Looks Good.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: