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In the Beginning...
GB&LP Headquarters
New London Junction
Kewaunee Harbor
Arcadia Washout
Manawa Wreck
Iola & Northern
Ice Jam
St. Paul Coal Docks
Cargill Coal Docks
Hatfield Dam Const.
Omaha Road Crossing
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal
Wisconsin River Crossing
Waupaca Station
Waupaca Train
Sturgeon Bay Bridge
Stevens Point
Grand Rapids Bridge
Amherst Junction
Amherst Junction Depot
Big Crowd At Blair
Kewaunee Bridge
Hatfield Bridge
Black Creek Yards
Grand Rapids Bridge
Green Bay Junction
Taylor 1909
Scandinavia Depot
Scandinavia Union Depot
Grain Elevator
C&NW Bridge Yard
Shiocton Bridge
Station "66"
Amherst Junction
Deer Hunting
Kewaunee Skyline
Manawa Depot
Amherst Junction
Shiocton Street Scene
Trains in Merrillan
Scandinavia Map
Arcadia Excursion
Seymour Station
Sturgeon Bay Depot
Green Bay Station
Merrillan Map
Green Bay Depot
Manawa Station
Turntable Wreck
Arnott Depot
The Crew of No. 23
Amherst Junction
Sturgeon Bay Map
Sturgeon Bay Aerial
Sturgeon Bay Yard Action
WRX at Cheeseville
Whitehall Depot
Sampson Canning
Swing Bridge
Green Bay Aerial
Door County Cherries
Casco Junction derailment
Smith Shipbuilding
Steam in Color
#251 in Sturgeon Bay
Reiss Coal Crane Collapse
Hatfield Gravel Pit
Kewaunee Car Ferries
Wis. Rapids Depot Staff
Algoma Hardwoods
Old Wis. Rapids Depot
New Wis. Rapids Depot
Winona Yard
Sturgeon Bay Track Plans
Green Bay Food Company
Merrillan Bridge Collapse
Merrillan Train
New Halls Creek Culvert
Sturgeon Bay
1969 Train Wreck!
Green Bay Station
Wisconsin Rapids Aerial
Casco Depot
Sturgeon Bay Aerial
Mississippi Bridge Approach
Oneida Hill
Loading the Ferry
Norwood Elevator
1976 AHW Excursion
Merrillan Crossing
Winona Bridge
Trempealeau Valley Limited
Plover Depot
Stevens Point
Norwood Shops
1978 AHW Excursion
Taylor, Wis.
Kewaunee ca. 1980
Winona Enginehouse
New Power at New London
Winona Bridge
Fouling the Diamond
Sand Road
Kewaunee Car Ferriy
Train No. 2 at Merrillan
East Halls Creek
Westbound No. 2
Black River Bridge
Eastbound Pulpwood at Rapids
'85 Snow Plow Train
Train 2
No. 2 at Norwood
Alma Center
Train 2 at Merrillan
Ballast Train
Broadway Tower
'Valley Line' Train
East of Whitehall
James River Job
Norwood Shops
#309 at Del Monte
The End...
Farewell Excursion
End of the AHW
AHW Enginehouse
Luxemburg Co-Op
End of Norwood
Bridge at Dodge
Winona Today

Did you know...

Reload this page for more GREEN BAY ROUTE facts.
The Green Bay scene about the time the Green Bay & Lake Pepin Railway was built.

The Green Bay & Lake Pepin Railway was charted in April 1866 to build a railroad from the waters of Green Bay to the Mississippi River. Several years passed as the railroad tried to arrange the financial backing for construction. The first shovels of dirt were turned in 1869 and rails were finally placed in 1871.

This 1867 panorama view looks south from the harbor. It shows how Green Bay looked just prior to the start of the railroad's construction. The city of Green Bay is on the east bank of the Fox River (center), and the smaller town of Fort Howard is on the west side (right). The two cities were merged in 1893.

The GB&LP began on the west bank of the Fox River between the two backwater sloughs which can be seen in the upper right hand corner of the picture. By the late early 1900s the land along the river had become W.W. Cargill's coal dock and the sloughs had been filled in when Norwood Yard was built.

In the foreground is Dousman & Elmore's 300,000-bushel grain elevator which was built in 1862. David Kelly, president of the GB&LP, purchased Dousman's portion of the business in 1869 and the elevator became a destination for much of the Green Bay Route's eastbound traffic in the early years of the railroad. This is near the location where the Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western eventually built a bridge across the Fox River in 1895 to serve the Hoberg Paper Company (later Charmin Paper in the 1950s, finally Procter and Gamble).  If you look closely you can see a train approaching the grain elevator on the Chicago & North Western tracks.

Source: Wisconsin Digital Map Library

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