A postcard view of a train of refrigerator cars crossing the AHW
swing bridge in Sturgeon Bay.
During the month of July the Ahnapee & Western's Sturgeon Bay
yard would be filled with empty Western Refrigerator Lines
cars waiting to be loaded with hot-packed cherries. The A&W often
used one train crew and locomotive to work the canneries in the busy
cherry picking season, while the second crew with the other locomotive
would take the daily train to Casco Junction and back.
This postcard image was certainly made before 1946 because the long
trestle that the train is on was filled with rip-rap rock that year.
The caption says: "A Whole Train Load of Door County Cherries
Shipped to Markets of the World, Door County, Wisconsin."
Published by Ahrens News Agency, Sturgeon Bay.