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Ex-GBW / Omaha Road Merrillan Depot, now used by the Union Pacific.

This depot was operated jointly by GB&W and the Omaha Road (later Chicago & North Western).  This depot still looks pretty good today!  It has been repainted and given a new roof by the Union Pacific.  This photo looks northwest and shows Norfolk Southern 9346 East at 8:44 AM, May 9, 2001.

Thank is due once again to Bob Gile out on the "west end" of the old Green Bay Route for supplying this photo.

Related material:

  • St. Paul Extension (ca. 1892) - A map published by the Village of Merrillan shows the proposed Green Bay Route's extension with Merrillan as a major division point.
  • Omaha Road Crossing (1907) - The GB&W and Omaha Road crossing at Merrillan.
  • Trains in Merrillan (1913) - Lots of trains thru Merrillan, Wisconsin.
  • Merrillan Map (1916) - Right-of-way map of Merrillan issued by the Green Bay & Western in 1916.
  • Turntable Wreck (1920) - An overturned coach sits next to the Merrillan turntable.
  • Plow Train (1969) - A westbound plow train approaching Sand Road on the west edge of Merrillan.
  • Merrillan Crossing (1976) - Eastbound Train No. 2 passes the Merrillan depot painted in "C&NW 400" colors.
  • Merrillan (2001) - Ex-GBW / Omaha Road Merrillan Depot, now used by the Union Pacific.


Notice:  This image is owned by Bob Gile and may not be reproduced without permission.

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