1. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum...
    You are currently logged out and viewing our forum as a guest which only allows limited access to our discussions, photos and other forum features. If you are a 12ozProphet Member please login to get the full experience.

    If you are not a 12ozProphet Member, please take a moment to register to gain full access to our website and all of its features. As a 12ozProphet Member you will be able to post comments, start discussions, communicate privately with other members and access members-only content. Registration is fast, simple and free, so join today and be a part of the largest and longest running Graffiti, Art, Style & Culture forum online.

    Please note, if you are a 12ozProphet Member and are locked out of your account, you can recover your account using the 'lost password' link in the login form. If you no longer have access to the email you registered with, please email us at info@12ozprophet.com and we'll help you recover your account. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum (and don't forget to follow @12ozprophet in Instagram)!

JUNK TRAIN

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by ArtistikFunk, May 26, 2004.

  1. ArtistikFunk

    ArtistikFunk 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,498

    JUNK TRAIN

    Discussion started by ArtistikFunk - May 26, 2004

    JUNK TRAINS

    <h6>
    In the 1860s, Milwaukee banker Alexander Mitchell pieced together several different railroad companies into a unified system that would eventually become the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific – The Milwaukee Road.
    A north-south connector track was built in 1869 to link the former M&M line in the Menomonee Valley with the La Crosse & Milwaukee at North Milwaukee Junction near 32nd and Hampton. When it was completed, the former La Crosse & Milwaukee track became a 6.2-mile branch line that was officially called the Chestnut Street Line. (Chestnut Street is the former name of Juneau Avenue, the location of the line’s original downtown yard.) But the railroad through Riverwest was destined to play a significant role in the New Milwaukee Road, Generating more freight cars & revenue per mile than any other part of the vast Milwaukee Road system.
    With four major breweries, Miller, Schlitz, Pabst, and Blatz, 3 of them near the southern end, it’s not surprising the railroad soon acquired its “Beer Line” nickname. Beer was big business for the line.

    On some days, more than 350 railroad cars were loaded with beer and dispatched over the line.
    Train after train rolled through Riverwest. As many as 100 cars in some trains – a moving steel wall of Beer cars nearly a mile long.
    In the 1950s and 1960s, the railroad maintained a tiny “crossing shanty” at the corner of Locust and Humboldt.
    As the trains approached, an elderly man would emerge from the little shack and wave a sign to stop traffic.
    A heavy train climbing the river bluff from North Avenue would take 10 minutes to struggle through the intersection,
    But there were many more customers for the railroad, The Beer Line was lined with heavy industry, including American Motors Body Plant, which required 40 to 50 freight cars a day. Other major shippers included Continental Can.
    The Beer Line grew up with the brewing industry and it faded when brewing faded from the Milwaukee scene.
    Blatz closed in 1959. Schlitz, which once accounted for hundreds of carloads a day, began to unravel, finally closing in 1982. Pabst, also gave up on rail service. In the mid-1970s, American Motors sharply scaled back production at its Capitol Drive facility. By the 1980s, the plant was shut down.

    The Railroad in financial trouble- reorganized & shed two-thirds of its trackage.
    The Milwaukee Road itself was in a death spiral, soon broken up and sold off in pieces,
    It was acquired by the Soo Line Corp. on February 21, 1985, which operated it as the Milwaukee Road, Inc., until merging it into the Soo Line on January 1, 1986.

    Despite its financial difficulties, the Milwaukee was innovative. It pioneered long-distance electrification (656 route miles), construction of all-welded freight and passenger cars, and operation of high-speed intercity passenger trains. (The steam powered Hiawatha commonly ran over 125 mph.) The road employed thousands and touched millions of lives during its operation - It's legacy continues today through the interests of hobbyists and historians alike.

    </h6>

    <h5> Long live The Milwaukee Road!!</h5>



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    ArtistikFunk - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    1,498
    - Joined:
    May 7, 2003
  2. ArtistikFunk

    ArtistikFunk 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,498

    ArtistikFunk - Replied May 26, 2004

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    ArtistikFunk - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    1,498
    - Joined:
    May 7, 2003
  3. ArtistikFunk

    ArtistikFunk 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,498

    ArtistikFunk - Replied May 26, 2004

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    ArtistikFunk - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    1,498
    - Joined:
    May 7, 2003
  4. ArtistikFunk

    ArtistikFunk 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,498

    ArtistikFunk - Replied May 26, 2004

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    <h5>Click on image to see this small video clip ( 5 minute download)</h5>
     
    ArtistikFunk - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    1,498
    - Joined:
    May 7, 2003
  5. IRON HEAD

    IRON HEAD 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    2,489

    IRON HEAD - Replied May 26, 2004

    RUMOR
    Nice lil video... I LUV SIMPLOTS
     
    IRON HEAD - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    2,489
    - Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
  6. nelACKson

    nelACKson 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
    Messages:
    3,821

    nelACKson - Replied May 26, 2004

    cameo, rumor, sien5


    doooope
     
    nelACKson - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    3,821
    - Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
  7. BeefJerky

    BeefJerky 12oz Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Messages:
    765

    BeefJerky - Replied May 26, 2004

    RUMOR
     
    BeefJerky - Rank: 12oz Member - Messages:
    765
    - Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
  8. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    0

    Neskoner - Replied May 26, 2004

    coupe
    dark
    hest
    sever.
     
    Neskoner - Rank: New Jack - Messages:
    0
    - Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
  9. krowteN

    krowteN 12oz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2002
    Messages:
    480

    krowteN - Replied May 26, 2004

    cha
    aest
    rumor
    shae
    sien5th
    metr
    coup

    and bump for the artistik.
     
    krowteN - Rank: 12oz Member - Messages:
    480
    - Joined:
    Jan 26, 2002
  10. rob deer

    rob deer Guest

    rob deer - Replied May 26, 2004

    YEAH BUDDY! i caught that hevs back in milwaukee in 96 word up!
     
  11. ArtistikFunk

    ArtistikFunk 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,498

    ArtistikFunk - Replied May 27, 2004

    [​IMG]
     
    ArtistikFunk - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    1,498
    - Joined:
    May 7, 2003
  12. ionno.

    ionno. 12oz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    106

    ionno. - Replied May 27, 2004

    dope fliks
    bump for the movie production...everything about it!
     
    ionno. - Rank: 12oz Junior Member - Messages:
    106
    - Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
  13. crave

    crave 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Messages:
    6,728

    crave - Replied May 27, 2004

     
    crave - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    6,728
    - Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
  14. itsallafarce

    itsallafarce 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,837

    itsallafarce - Replied May 27, 2004

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!!!!!....that lil clip was cool....and so is this post
     
    itsallafarce - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    4,837
    - Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
  15. InDY_500

    InDY_500 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    5,169

    InDY_500 - Replied May 27, 2004

    You said excatly what i wanted to say...

    side note: love the ass....
     
    InDY_500 - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    5,169
    - Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002