Eastbound train No. 2 rolls through the town of Taylor on a beautiful
summer day in Wisconsin.
Alco RS-27 #318 heads a trio of locomotives at the head of this train,
in a scene that was repeated countless number of times in small towns
along the railroad throughout the 1970s.
After Train No. 2 left East
Winona, Taylor was often the train's first stop for work during the trip
to Green Bay. Badger Mining Corporation
was a large customer in this town, using covered hoppers to ship sand for
Taylor was one of several towns along the railroad
which were named for officials of the Green
Bay & Lake Pepin RR, the predecessor of the GB&W. In
this case, it was named after Moses Taylor, one of the largests investor
in the original GB&LP.