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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.

Green Bay & Minnesota's grain elevator at Eastmoor on the Mississippi River from an 1874 lithograph.

In January 1874, the Green Bay & Minnesota surveyed a three mile extension from Marshland to the Mississippi River. Construction began the following month on Eastmoor, a grain elevator and warehouse complex with access to both the Green Bay Route and steamers and barges on the river. Construction was completed in the fall of 1874. Eastmoor was considered one of the busiest and best elevators on the upper Mississippi River at the time.

The enlarged view of Eastmoor shown below is from an lithograph published by Chas. Shober & Co., Chicago in 1874, making it one of the earliest views of the facility. The original lithograph is part of the Library of Congress American Memory digital library. Eastmoor is in the lower left corner of the print. The tracks and bridge across the Mississippi River on the right side of the print are the La Crosse, Trempealeau & Prescott Railroad (later part of the Chicago & North Western), over which the Green Bay Route had trackage rights until the construction of the Winona Bridge in 1891.

The 4-4-0 engine on the lithograph.

The elevator was designed by J. T. Moulton & Sons, Chicago, who also designed the elevators at the Minnesota cities of Duluth and Stillwater. It held 150,000 bushels and stood 100 feet high. Several boxcars are lined up next to the elevator, and several cuts of cars are on the nearby yard tracks. There is also a 4-4-0 locomotive in the yard. There were eleven 4-4-0's on the GB&M roster in 1874, #2 through #12.

On May 17, 1877 disaster struck when sparks from the Belle Of La Crosse ignited the elevator. The Eastmoor complex, along with 3500 bushels of wheat and 23 boxcars were destroyed. Eastmoor was subsequently rebuilt, but to only half the size of the original structure. Eastmoor was abandoned in the early 1880's.


Here's the legend from the bottom of the lithograph.

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