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In the Beginning...
GB&LP Headquarters
New London Junction
Kewaunee Harbor
Arcadia Washout
Manawa Wreck
Iola & Northern
Ice Jam
St. Paul Coal Docks
Cargill Coal Docks
Hatfield Dam Const.
Omaha Road Crossing
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal
Wisconsin River Crossing
Waupaca Station
Waupaca Train
Sturgeon Bay Bridge
Stevens Point
Grand Rapids Bridge
Amherst Junction
Amherst Junction Depot
Big Crowd At Blair
Kewaunee Bridge
Hatfield Bridge
Black Creek Yards
Grand Rapids Bridge
Green Bay Junction
Taylor 1909
Scandinavia Depot
Scandinavia Union Depot
Grain Elevator
C&NW Bridge Yard
Shiocton Bridge
Station "66"
Amherst Junction
Deer Hunting
Kewaunee Skyline
Manawa Depot
Amherst Junction
Shiocton Street Scene
Trains in Merrillan
Scandinavia Map
Arcadia Excursion
Seymour Station
Sturgeon Bay Depot
Green Bay Station
Merrillan Map
Green Bay Depot
Manawa Station
Turntable Wreck
Arnott Depot
The Crew of No. 23
Amherst Junction
Sturgeon Bay Map
Sturgeon Bay Aerial
Sturgeon Bay Yard Action
WRX at Cheeseville
Whitehall Depot
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
New Wis. Rapids Depot
Winona Yard
Sturgeon Bay Track Plans
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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Reload this page for more GREEN BAY ROUTE facts.
The Wisconsin Rapids engine terminal, six hours after the Fox Valley & Western Railroad takeover.

The End of an Era:

With the end of the Green Bay & Western, Trains No. 1 & 2 were replaced by Wisconsin Central Trains FLO76 & 77.  Here is a summary of the GBW power on those early trains:

August 28 (Saturday):
GBW 323-319-311
(ran to Stevens Point from Wisconsin Rapids only)

August 29 (Sunday):
GBW 323-319-311

August 30 (Monday):
GBW 323-319-311

August 31 (Tuesday)
GBW 321-316-309

September 1 (Wednesday):
GBW 309-321-316

September 2 (Thursday.):
GBW 309-316-323

September 3 (Friday):
GBW 309-311 WC 4508
GBW 320 was at Wisconsin Rapids for switching

September 4 (Saturday)
WC 2402-2500-815
GBW 320 was at Wisconsin Rapids,
GBW 318 on Biron job;
GBW 309 was at Stevens Point switching the east end of yard until she blew out a traction motor on front truck early that afternoon, then parked.
GBW 316- 323 were parked at Stevens Point.

GBW 318 used at Wisconsin Rapids switching until September 9 when she was sent to Stevens Point with the other GBW Alcos and parked.

Sunrise on August 28, 1993 looked like just another sunny summer Saturday in Wisconsin -- but for the Green Bay & Western RR it was anything but that.  The Wisconsin Central had completed its takeover of the railroad at 12:01 a.m., merging it with the Fox River Valley Railroad to form the new Fox Valley & Western Railroad. GBW 311-319-323 pulled the final Train No. 1 into Wisconsin Rapids, where the rest of it's journey was annulled.

Late that evening, several of the GBW's famous all-Alco diesel fleet congregated at the "Rapids" engine terminal: locomotives 311, 316, 318, 319, 321, and 323.

The Alco engines were soon deemed surplus by the WC management and were either sold or scrapped.

For more of Andrew Nelson's work, see his book Green Bay & Western Color Pictorial (2003), available from Four Ways West Publications.


Andrew Nelson photo, August 28, 1993.
This photo may not be reproduced without permission.

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