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Green Bay Junction
Taylor 1909
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Station "66"
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Deer Hunting
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Trains in Merrillan
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Seymour Station
Sturgeon Bay Depot
Green Bay Station
Merrillan Map
Green Bay Depot
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Turntable Wreck
Arnott Depot
The Crew of No. 23
Amherst Junction
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WRX at Cheeseville
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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
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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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Many of the Wisconsin Rapids depot staff posed for the camera in front of the old depot.

The back of this May 10, 1947 photo lists their names, from left to right:

1. Jim Dolan car clerk Keeps track of the cars in the yard and their location and does the mechanical reporting on the cars for the car department.
2. Earl Fox clerk General duties, anything from sweeping the depot to walking tracks recording car numbers to supplying cabooses.
3. Seth Canning cashier Collects and records payments to the railroad.
4. P. H. Clark first trick operator Copies train orders, relays movement instructions from the dispatcher and communicates train movements to the dispatcher. First trick is the daytime shift, second trick is the evening shift. First trick will normally be the more senior employee.
5. R. A. Vandrel clerk General duties.
6. Sam Remley clerk General duties.
7. C. H. Halvorson roadmaster In charge of the track forces, responsible for maintaining the right of way and track.
8. R. M. Anunson second trick operator Copies train orders, relays movement instructions from the dispatcher and communicates train movements to the dispatcher.
9. E. F. Russell agent In charge of the clerical forces and responsible for the business transactions of the station.
10. L. J. Van Dreese trainmaster In charge of railroad operations on the territory. Specifically in charge of the train crews, yard crews and clerical forces.  The 1948 GB&W employee timetable gives his full title as "Trainmaster and Road Foreman of Engines."
11. C. Stutleen roundhouse foreman In charge of the mechanical forces that take care of the engines.

Thanks goes out to Dave Husman for providing the job descriptions.

The depot, built in 1886, was torn down in 1959 and replaced by a simple brick structure.

Photo, dated May 10. 1947.
From the collection of Scott Janz.

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