|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.
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.