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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.

Looking north at the Green Bay & Western's tracks on the west bank of the Fox River in Green Bay.

This location is referred to as Green Bay Junction, the location where the Green Bay Route, Milwaukee Road, and Chicago & North Western converge on the west bank of the Fox River.

This is where track laying for the original Green Bay & Lake Pepin RR began on July 29, 1869.  The yard in the center foreground of the picture was the interchange with the Milwaukee Road, which ran east-west at the extreme forefront of the picture.

Just to the right (east) of the interchange yard was the C. Reiss coal docks on the Fox River.  In the early days of the Green Bay Route this trackage served as a major link to the outside world, being the transfer point for ship to rail traffic on the east end of the route.  It lost much of its importance with the construction of the Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western in 1890, with its connection to Lake Michigan car ferry service. The coal docks started out as general merchandise docks owned by the railroad, but by the early twentieth century the W.W. Cargill Company acquired the property and used it as a storage site to transfer coal, salt, and similar materials from ships to rail cars. 

The Chicago & North Western tracks extend due north along the west bank of the river, terminating at the large grain elevator seen in the distance.  The Green Bay & Western's tracks sweep an arc to the left (west) in the photo, with Norwood Yard located just off the left side of this image.

This particular postcard was dated 1949.  The back side says: "Historic Green Bay, located at the junction of the Fox and East Rivers, is one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes and one of the best distributing, manufacturing, and transportation centers. The site was visited in 1634 by jean Nicolet and was the mecca of fur traders for over a century."

Postcard, 1938.

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