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New London Junction
Kewaunee Harbor
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Manawa Wreck
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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.
An Iola & Northern train sits at the depot.

Scandinavia was an important junction in the early years of the Green Bay Route.  The Iola & Northern and Waupaca-Green Bay railroads joined the Green Bay & Western main line at this point, and train service between the the three lines was closely coordinated.  A single depot served all three lines.

Iola & Northern engine #2 was originally purchased by the Green Bay & Minnesota in 1875 and was sold to the Iola & Northern when that line was formed in 1895.  After the I&N was merged into the Green Bay & Western, its ownership was transferred once again.  Engine No. 2 also was leased to the Ettrick & Northern during construction. The E&N interchanged with the Green Bay Route at Blair.

The combine behind the engine had a storied history - after serving for many years on the I&N and GB&W, it eventually wound up in a field about one mile from my grandfather's farm near New Franken.  It was a local fixture in the 60s and 70s, eventually disappearing without a trace in the 1980s.

After the I&N and W-GB railroads were absorbed by the GB&W, Scandinavia began to lose its importance to the railroad. The Waupaca branch was abandoned in 1947, passenger service was eliminated in 1949, and the Iola branch was abandoned in 1958.  By then Manawa, with several industries, a long passing siding, and a small yard, took over as the center of GB&W operations on the New London Division.

Related material:

  • Station "66" (1910)
    The Iola & Northern depot at Iola is still standing today.

Postcard, dated October 1910.
H. Montgomery photo from the collection of Scott Janz.

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