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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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What's left of the GB&W in Winona, Minnesota.

Dan Grossell shared these photos of how things look in Winona today.  Much of the property is now owned by Winona River & Rail, a fertilizer company that makes and sells fertilizer blends; and coal, salt and fertilizer that arrives via the Mississippi River. The rail yard is still in place and is used by Canadian Pacific Railway.

The Green Bay & Western abandoned their Minnesota trackage in 1985 after structural problems made their Mississippi River bridge unusable.  While it is sad that red Alcos no longer roam the rails here, at least nature has not reclaimed this former GB&W track.

Click on any photo to see an enlarged image.

This is the south side of the Green Bay & Western's engine house -- now used by Winona River & Rail, current owner of the property. The yellow GB&W siding has been replaced with white and clear, and trucks now load here.

The approach to where the Mississippi River bridge had been.  This view is looking north/northeast towards Wisconsin. The track was dead-ended in 1990 when the approach trestle was removed, leaving just enough room for a locomotive to run around via the "hi-line."

The east end of the yard still has the same switch stands used by GB&W, but the square yellow targets disappeared in the late 1980's -- probably to some collector's basement! The yard was dormant from 1985 through 1989/1990; now it is used by Canadian Pacific to store cars and load coal one or two times a year for points on the Wisconsin Central / 6th Division of the Canadian National.

This is the east end of GB&W's Winona yard. The hi-line can be seen to the left, track 1 is next, the covered hoppers are on Track 2, Track 3 is after that, and a car is unloading on Track 4.

This is the southeast corner of the GB&W engine house. River & Rail removed the agent's office when the siding was replaced. As of a few years ago both tracks were still in place inside the building -- buried in the concrete floor -- but the lead to the enginehouse was removed in 1993.

This is the GB&W / Chicago, Burlington & Quincy / Burlington Northern hi-line, looking southwest towards East Fourth Street. GB&W and Burlington Northern used the line to get to their yards without using the bridge for switching moves. It was also used by Chicago Great Western / Chicago & North Western transfer runs. Canadian Pacific continues to maintain this track, also used by Union Pacific

This is the southwest corner of the engine house, where the overhead doors were. The current owner has covered them over with new siding.  GB&W engines #310 & #314 were stored here from 1983 until mid-1986 (after the Mississippi River bridge was embargoed!). The Soo Line removed the units and transported them back to home rails by an unknown route.

Here is another picture of the hi-line, taken at the corner of Fourth and Adams Streets, looking east/northeast. The Chicago Great Western depot would have been off to the right, approximately on the street right-of-way; their track (now used by Union Pacific) is at the bottom of the hi-line. The spur coming off the hi-line going to the right is ex CB&Q / BN, used to serve Armour Fertilizer / USS Agri-Chem. The track going left is GB&W / CB&Q / BN to the Mississippi River bridge. The cars to the left are on Track 2 of the GBW's Winona yard.

This is looking east/southeast at the GB&W / CB&Q / BN "main," just east of the East Third Street crossing. The track going to the right is the former CGW / CNW (now Union Pacific). The track going straight is the hi-line to the Mississippi River bridge and the east yard lead. Tracks to the left are the GB&W Winona yard. UP and CP currently use the old CGW and hi-line to interchange their Winona traffic. The engine house lead switch would have been near the stack of pallets by the large white building. This track was removed in 1993 when the building was constructed.

Looking at the hi-line, again east/southeast, now west of the East Third Street crossing. This offers a good view of the west yard lead, and all four tracks in it.

Our last picture, this again on the hi-line main to Wisconsin. The track to the left led to the CB&Q / BN yard, removed in 1986. The hi-line goes straight, the GBW yard is in the distance to the left. The CB&Q / BN yard was parallel and to the left of the GB&W yard, East Third Street divided the two yards.

Dan Grossell photos, March 2004.
These photos may not be reproduced without permission.

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