Green Bay & Western Lines
The East-West Short Route


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Robert Schoneman photographed Green Bay & Western's Alco RS-27 locomotive in Plover.

The locomotive is sporting a brand-new paint job with the large "GBW" letters in a serif font and sitting in the maze of tracks which makes up the small yard where the Stevens Point Branch meets the main line.

This photo is undated, but based on the paint job I'd date it about 1989 or so. This is one of my favorite photos of a GBW locomotive.

The black-and-white checkerboard pattern on the side sill was a Green Bay Route feature which goes back to the early days of diesel power, when yard locomotives carried flashing light fixtures attached to their frames, a necessity for the numerous grade crossing and close running on Green Bay streets.

A thanks goes out to Bob Schoneman for sharing this photo.

Bob Schoneman photo, undated.
This photo may not be reproduced without permission.

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Updated July 11, 2015