|Train No. 1 waits for a crew to take it westward across the state.
Alco C-430 #315 and C-424 #314 are in Norwood yard ready to haul fast
freight train No. 1 to Winona. Train No. 1's scheduled departure
time was 3:45 PM, although the actual send-off depended upon the
arrival of the Lake Michigan car ferries at Kewaunee. This
picture from the west end of Norwood Yard and shows the landmark
Didion grain elevator in the background.
Now this is how I remember the Green Bay & Western! Bright
red locomotives with white lettering, black frames and cab hoods, and
yellow handrails. My great-aunt and -uncle lives on Norwood Street a block
from the yard and I would often go to this location to watch trains being
assembled in the 1970s.
This picture comes from a postcard offered by Railcards.com (apparently
out of business) that says "Like many railfans, Green Bay &
Western has a penchant for ALCO Diesels. Freshly painted
C430 #315, on "hi-adhesion" trucks and C424 lead Train #1-W out
of Green Bay WI in August 1977.