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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

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Engine #35 eases past the W.W. Cargill elevator in Luxemburg, en route to a station stop.

W.W. Cargill:

William Wallace Cargill bought his first grain elevator in 1865 in Iowa. By the time the Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western was built in 1891 his company owned about 70 grain elevators throughout the upper Midwest, including several on the Green Bay, Winona, & St. Paul RR (predecessor to the GB&W). The Luxemburg grain elevator in this photo was built about the same time the railroad was constructed through town in 1891.

Cargill recognized the KGB&W as an ideal way to connect his grain elevators with a year-round port on Lake Michigan. He was a major bondholder when the railroad was organized, and he was on the first Board of Directors of the line.

In addition, Cargill purchased the GB&W's dock facilities on the west bank of the Fox River (which had become excess property after the KGB&W connection to Lake Michigan was in place) and established a large coal yard there. This coal yard was sold to C. Reiss Coal Company in 1904 and still operates today.

W.W. Cargill was an investor in the Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad.  He  owned several grain elevators along the route, such as this one in Luxemburg.  In addition, he owned a large coal yard in Green Bay.  In this photo, KGB&W #35 is leading eastbound mixed train no. 36 to Kewaunee.

Engine KGBW #35 has a clouded, but interesting history.  This 4-4-0 engine may have gotten its start as Green Bay & Lake Pepin #6, one of the earliest engines purchased by the Green Bay Route.  It also might have been one of the locos involved in a fire at the Marshland engine house in the late 180os and subsequently repaired.  Around 1906 references to #6 mysteriously disappeared, right about the time that KGB&W #35 (also a 4-4-0) appeared on the roster.  #35 was scrapped in 1936; one of the last 4-4-0s left on the Green Bay Route.

The lettering on the KGB&W boxcar in the foreground is typical of their boxcars.  The elevator burned in a fire on July 5, 1912 and was rebuilt later that summer.

Who are the people in photo?  Who knows, all my great-grandparents were farmers in the area at this time, it could be one of them!  Ninety years later, Luxemburg's grain elevators and feed mills are still served by rail -- see "Railroad still comes to Luxemburg" from the April 6, 2000 Luxemburg News and there are reports that 25-car unit trains will begin serving the feed mills in 2002.

This postcard view is from a real photo by H. Montgomery, Hartford WI.  A cropped version of this photo appears on page 96 of Stan Mailer's Green Bay & Western.

Postcard, undated.

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