Railroad Structures in Wisconsin

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  1. Cannonshot

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    Well, I had some fun chasing haunted locations in Wisconsin and waterfalls in the region, so I thought it might be interesting and fun to go after railroad structures. Some people looking for a riding destination might have fun going to some of these locations to take a snapshot.

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    I have a GPS file with about 400 significant railroad structures waypointed. Riders can use the file to make some day rides to take photos of these structures and share them with the rest of us. The structures include a variety of depots, stations, round houses, towers, significant bridges, yards, interurban stuff, and the like. Most of the waypoints I created are spot on as I verified them using aerial imagery when I built the file. Some are a little indistinct and require some looking around. Some facilities have been moved a bit or converted to houses or other uses. Usually it is pretty easy to track things down since these are associated with existing or former railroad rights-of-way. If you find a location that needs correction, let me know and I’ll update the file.

    There is a lot of history associated with some of these structures. At one time, railroads were the transportation backbone of the state.

    It is also interesting to post a historic photo of the depot or facility from back in the heyday along with a photo of its current state. Old photos are easily found with a web search or on town historical society web pages.

    I’ve created an index of sites by county and will indicate which sites have been covered by which inmate as pictures are posted. Feel free to add any existing photos you have. Together we will produce a pretty interesting collection of railroad history for Wisconsin!

    Probably not the best idea to introduce this just as the usual riding season closes as the opportunities for a ride on clear roads are pretty infrequent for a while. Although the intent is that this will be done via motorcycle, no one will complain if you grab some of these while you are in another conveyance – including a boat.

    Here are some overview maps. Every now and then I’ll post an update that changes waypoints from blue to green for those locations we have already documented.

    Have fun!

    Pan and zoom 1900 railroad map of Wisconsin.

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    Blue pins mean site has not yet been photographed for this thread. Green pins have been photographed, but may not have been posted yet. Red pins mean structure is now gone.

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    A little safety review to remind us of potential hazards in pursuing some of these sites.

    Most of these structures are no longer associated with active rail lines.

    However, some are.

    For those that might visit some of these locations to take photographs, it is important to understand the issues concerning trespassing on railroad property. Most developed facilities are well signed as to the limits of where a visitor is allowed. Railroad rights-of-way are generally not open to public travel and being on the property is trespassing.

    When riding or stopping to take photos around railroads, safety is important. Here are some facts to consider:

    -A person or vehicle is struck by a train on average about every three hours.

    -In 2012, 908 pedestrians were injured or killed while walking on or near railroad tracks.

    -In 2012, 1193 people were injured or killed at railroad grade crossings.

    -Many towns have "no horn" ordinances so trains may not routinely give audible warning of their approach. Some trains, like Amtrak passenger trains, are relatively quiet as they approach. By the time you perceive the train, you may not be able to react in time to avoid problems.

    -A typical freight train can take more than a mile to stop - even when applying emergency braking.

    -It is never safe to stop closer than 15 feet from rails. A train is at least 3 feet wider than the rails.

    -95% of rail-related deaths involve drivers trying to beat a train or people trespassing on the tracks.

    -More than 50% of people injured or killed while trespassing on tracks have drugs or alcohol in their system.

    -We all know that wearing protective headwear and earplugs may degrade our ability to perceive an approaching train at an "unprotected" grade crossing.

    It is also important to recognize that some of the extant structures are now in the hands of private individuals and are not on public land with public access. Please respect private property in pursuing some of these structures.


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    Removed previous GPX and replaced it with updated revision on 25 Jan 15.

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  2. Cannonshot

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    Index 1 (Adams Through Fond du Lac Counties)

    Adams County
    Adams Coal Dock Cannonshot
    Adams Depot Cannonshot
    Adams Yard Cannonshot
    Grand Marsh Depot Cannonshot


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    Ashland County
    Ashland Soo Depot Cannonshot
    Ashland Steam Engine Cannonshot
    Ashland Soo Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Ashland CNW Depot Cannonshot


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    Barron County
    Barron Depot Cannonshot
    Cameron Bridge Cannonshot
    Dallas Depot Cannonshot
    Rice Lake Depot Cannonshot
    Rice Lake Mke Rd Bridge Cannonshot
    Rice Lake Soo Bridge Cannonshot


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    Bayfield County
    Cable Depot Cannonshot
    Grandview Bridge 1 Cannonshot
    Mason Depot Klasjm Cannonshot


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    Brown County
    Green Bay Mke Rd Depot 1 Cannonshot
    Green Bay Mke Rd Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Green Bay CNW Fox Bridge Cannonshot
    Green Bay CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Green Bay Baird Creek Bridge Cannonshot
    Green Bay Depot Nat RR Mus Cannonshot
    North Green Bay GB&W Fox River Bridge Cannonshot
    North Green Bay Roundhouse Cannonshot
    North Green Bay Enginehouse Cannonshot
    North Green Bay Yard Office Blue Mule

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    Burnett County
    Danbury Maintenance Building Cannonshot
    Danbury Bridge Klasjm Cannonshot
    Siren Depot Cannonshot
    Webster Depot Cannonshot


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    Calumet County
    Chilton Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Chilton Bridge Cannonshot
    Hilbert Depot Cannonshot
    Sherwood Depot Cannonshot


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    Chippewa County
    Stanley Relocated Boyd Depot Cannonshot
    Stanley Depot Cannonshot
    Chippewa Falls Steam Engine 2 Cannonshot
    Chippewa Falls Yard Cannonshot
    Chippewa Falls Soo Bridges Cannonshot
    Chippewa Falls CNW Bridge Klasjm
    Chippewa Falls Irving Depot Cannonshot


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    Clark County
    Colby Depot Cannonshot
    Owen Soo Depot Cannonshot
    Owen F&NE Depot Cannonshot
    Tioga Depot Cannonshot
    Willard Depot Cannonshot


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    Columbia County
    Columbus Amtrak Depot Cannonshot
    Columbus Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Doylestown Depot Cannonshsot
    Merrimac Bridge Cannonshot
    Pardeeville Depot Cannonshot
    Portage Amtrak Depot Cannonshot
    Portage Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Portage Yard Cannonshot
    Portage CN Office Cannonshot
    Wisconsin Dells Amtrak Depot Cannonshot
    Wisconsin Dells Bridge Cannonshot
    Wyocena Depot Cannonshot Removed


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    Crawford County
    Bell Center Depot
    Bridgeport Bridge
    Gays Mills Depot
    Prairie du Chien BNSF Depot
    Prairie du Chien Mke Rd Depot
    Prairie du Chien Mke Rd Freight Depot
    Prairie du Chien Maintenance Building
    Wauzeka Kickapoo River Bridge

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    Dane County
    Basco Depot Cannonshot
    Belleville Depot TimCC Cannonshot
    Black Earth Depot Cannonshot
    DeForest Depot Cannonshot
    Madison Mke Rd Depot TimCC Cannonshot
    Madison Yard Cannonshot
    Madison CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Madison Round House Cannonshot
    Madison Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Marshall 1/3 Sized Railroad Cannonshot
    Mazomanie Depot Klasjm
    Middleton Depot Cannonshot
    Morrisonville Depot Cannonshot
    Stoughton Depot Cannonshot
    Stoughton Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Waunakee Depot Cannonshot



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    Dodge County
    Atwater Depot Cannonshot
    Beaver Dam Depot Cannonshot
    Beaver Dam Shed Cannonshot
    Clyman Junction Coal Dock Cannonshot
    Fox Lake Depot Cannonshot
    Hartford Steam Engine 1003 Cannonshot
    Horicon Depot 1 Cannonshot
    Horicon Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Horicon Engine House Cannonshot
    Juneau Depot Cannonshot
    Knowles Produce Cannonshot
    Lomira Depot Cannonshot
    Rolling Prairie Depot Cannonshot


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    Door County
    Sturgeon Bay Sawyer Depot freeflow
    Sturgeon Bay A&W Depot freeflow
    Sturgeon Bay A&W Freight Depot freeflow
    Sturgeon Bay A&W Engine House Ted Ellis

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    Douglas County
    Blueberry Depot Cannonshot
    Gordon Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Gordon Depot Cannonshot
    Maple Depot Cannonshot

    Saunders Tower
    Solon Springs Depot Cannonshot
    Superior NP Depot Cannonshot
    Superior NP Maintenance Building Cannonshot
    Superior Yard Cannonshot
    Superior NP Freight Cannonshot

    Superior NP Depot 2
    Superior NP Enginehouse Cannonshot
    Superior LST&T Enginehouse Cannonshot
    Superior Soo Depot Cannonshot
    Superior Soo Freight Cannonshot
    Winneboujou Depot Cannonshot
    Brule River Bride Cannonshot


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    Dunn County
    Colfax Depot 1 Cannonshot
    Colfax Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Colfax Depot 3 Cannonshot
    Colfax Steam Engine Cannonshot
    Menomonie Depot 1 Cannonshot
    Menomonie Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Menomonie Bridge Cannonshot
    Menomonie Junction Depot Cannonshot


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    Eau Claire County
    Allen Depot Cannonshot
    Altoona Depot Cannonshot
    Eau Claire Mke Rd Bridge Cannonshot
    Eau Claire Tower Cannonshot
    Eau Claire N&NW Bridge Cannonshot
    Eau Claire Soo Bridge Cannonshot
    Eau Claire Tall Bridge Cannonshot
    Eau Claire Chippewa Valley RR Cannonshot


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    Fond du Lac County
    FDL CNW Depot Cannonshot
    FDL Interurban Depot Cannonshot
    FDL Engine Cannonshot
    North FDL Depot Cannonshot
    North FDL Shop Cannonshot
    North FDL Yard Office Cannonshot
    North FDL Caboose Cannonshot
    North FDL Roundhouse papalobster
    Malone Depot Cannonshot


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    Index 2 (Forest Through Marinette Counties)

    Forest County
    Crandon Depot Cannonshot
    Laona Depot Cannonshot

    Laona Steam Engine Klasjm

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    Grant County
    Boscobel Depot
    Cuba City Depot
    Fennimore Depot Klasjm
    Hazel Green Depot
    Woodman Depot
    Woodman Bridge

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    Green County
    Brodhead Depot
    Juda Depot
    Martintown Depot
    Monroe Depot
    Monticello Depot Cannonshot
    New Glarus Depot Cannonshot
    Stewart Tunnel Cannonshot


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    Green Lake County
    Berlin Depot Cannonshot
    Green Lake Station Depot Cannonshot
    Markesan Depot Cannonshot

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    Iowa County
    Avoca Depot
    Highland Depot
    Mineral Point Depot
    Ridgeway Depot

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    Iron County
    Mercer Depot Cannonshot

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    Jackson County
    Black River Falls Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Black River Falls Steam Engine Cannonshot
    City Point Depot Cannonshot
    Hatfield Depot Cannonshot
    Hixton Cannonshot
    Millston Depot Cannonshot
    Merrillan Depot Cannonshot
    Merrillan Maintenance Cannonshot


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    Jefferson County
    Jefferson Depot Cannonshot
    Jefferson Junction Maintenance Building Cannonshot
    Lake Mills Depot Cannonshot
    Watertown Depot Cannonshot

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    Juneau County
    Elroy Depot
    Elroy Tunnel

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    Kenosha County
    Kenosha IC Depot Cannonshot
    Kenosha IS Depot Cannonshot
    Kenosha CNW (Metra) Depot Cannonshot
    Kenosha CNW Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Kenosha Streetcar Cannonshot


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    Kewaunee County
    Kewaunee Depot Cannonshot

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    LaCrosse County
    LSE Soo Depot
    LSE Black River Bridge
    LSE Tower
    LSE Steam Engine 4000
    LSE Freight Depot
    North LSE Depot
    North LSE Yard

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    Lafayette County
    Argyle Depot
    Darlington Depot
    Darlington Freight Depot
    Dunbarton Depot
    Gratiot Depot
    South Wayne Depot

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    Langlade County
    Antigo Depot Cannonshot
    Antigo Steam Engine Klasjm, Cannonshot
    Hollister Depot Cannonshot
    White Lake Depot Cannonshot

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    Lincoln County
    Tomahawk Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Tomahawk MT&W Depot Cannonshot
    Tomahawk Steam Engine Cannonshot

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    Manitowoc County
    Collins Depot Cannonshot
    Manitowoc Steam Engine Cannonshot
    Manitowoc SS Badger RR Ferry Cannonshot
    Manitowoc CNW Bridge 1 Cannonshot
    Manitowoc CNW Bridge 2 Cannonshot
    Manitowoc Soo Bridge 3 Cannonshot
    Manitowoc CNW Bridge 4 Cannonshot
    Manitowoc Depot Cannonshot
    Two Rivers Bridge Cannonshot

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    Marathon County
    Athens Depot Cannonshot
    Dancy Depot Cannonshot
    Hatley Maintenance Building Cannonshot
    Knowlton Bridge Cannonshot
    Rothschild Interurban Cannonshot
    Wausau Replica Depot Cannonshot
    Wausau Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Wausau Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Wausau CNW Depot Cannonshot


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    Marinette County
    Amberg Depot Cannonshot
    Cedarville Depot Cannonshot
    Crivitz Depot Cannonshot
    Marinette Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Marinette CNW Depot Cannonshot
    McAllister Depot Cannonshot
    Niagara Depot Cannonshot
    Pembine Depot Cannonshot
    Wausaukee Depot Cannonshot

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    Index 3 (Marquette through Sauk Counties)

    Marquette County
    Oxford Depot Cannonshot
    Packwaukee Depot Cannonshot
    Westfield Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Westfield Line Shack Cannonshot

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    Menominee County
    Keshena Steam Engine Cannonshot


    Milwaukee County
    Cudahy Depot Cannonshot
    Butler Yard Cannonshot
    Butler Engine House Cannonshot
    Granville Replica Depot Cannonshot
    Milwaukee CNW Tower Cannonshot
    Milwaukee Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Milwaukee Mke Rd Menomonee River Bridge Cannonshot
    Milwaukee CNW Menomonee River Bridge Cannonshot
    Milwaukee CNW Kinnickinnic River Bridge Cannonshot
    Milwaukee CNW Mke RIver Bridge Cannonshot
    Milwaukee Lincoln Ave Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Milwaukee Road Shops Cannonshot
    Milwaukee Amtrak Cannonshot
    Milwaukee Electric Interurban Cannonshot
    South Milwaukee Depot Cannonshot
    Wauwatosa Depot Cannonshot
    Milwaukee River Bridge 57&Mill Cannonshot


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    Monroe County
    Kendall Depot
    Kendall Tunnel
    Norwalk Tunnel 1
    Norwalk Tunnel 2
    Oakdale Depot Cannonshot
    Sparta Depot
    Tomah Amtrak Cannonshot
    Tomah Maintenance Cannonshot
    Tunnel City Depot Cannonshot
    Tunnel City Tunnel Cannonshot


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    Oconto County
    Stiles Junction Depot Cannonshot


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    Oneida County
    Hazelhurst Depot Cannonshot
    Rhinelander Steam Engine Cannonshot
    Rhinelander CNW Depot 1 Cannonshot
    Rhinelander CNW Depot (Monico Jct) Cannonshot
    Rhinelander Soo Depot Cannonshot
    Rhinelander Roundhouse Cannonshot
    Three Lakes Depot Cannonshot
    Woodruff Depot Cannonshot

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    Outagamie County
    New London Depot Cannonshot
    Seymour Depot Cannonshot

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    Ozaukee County
    Cedarburg Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Cedarburg Depot Cannonshot
    Cedarburg Interurban Depot Cannonshot
    Cedarburg Interurban Bridge Klasjm


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    Pepin County
    Pepin Depot Cannonshot

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    Pierce County
    Elmwood Depot Cannonshot
    Hager City Bridge Cannonshot
    Prescott Bridge Klay
    Prescott Tower Klay


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    Polk County
    Amery Soo Depot 1 Cannonshot
    Amery Replica Cannonshot
    Amery Soo Depot 2 (Joel Depot moved) Cannonshot
    Dresser Depot Cannonshot
    Frederic Depot Klasjm Cannonshot
    Lewis Depot Cannonshot
    Luck Depot Cannonshot
    Osceola Depot Cannonshot


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    Portage County
    Amherst Junction Depot Cannonshot
    Plover GB&W Depot Cannonshot
    Plover Soo Depot Cannonshot
    Stevens Point Soo Depot and Maintenance Building Cannonshot
    Stevens Point Roundhouse Cannonshot
    Stevens Point Steam Engine Cannonshot

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    Price County
    Kennan Depot Cannonshot
    Park Falls Depot Cannonshot
    Prentice Depot Cannonshot

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    Racine County
    Burlington Depot Cannonshot
    Caledonia (former Sturtevant) Depot Cannonshot
    Racine Mke Rd Engine House Cannonshot
    Racine CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Racine CNW Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Racine CNW Engine House Cannonshot
    Racine Bridge Cannonshot
    Racine RR Office Cannonshot
    Racine Interurban Car Barn Cannonshot
    Sturtevant Amtrak Cannonshot
    Sturtevant Freight Cannonshot
    Sturtevant Maintenance Cannonshot

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    Richland County
    Gotham Depot
    Richland Center Depot

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    Rock County
    Avalon Depot
    Edgerton Depot Cannonshot
    Evansville Depot Cannonshot
    Footville Depot
    Janesville Yard Shack Cannonshot
    Janesville Roundhouse Cannonshot
    Janesville Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Milton Depot Cannonshot
    Milton Junction Depot Cannonshot

    Orfordville Depot

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    Rusk County
    Glen Flora Depot Cannonshot
    Hawkins Depot Cannonshot
    Ladysmith Depot Cannonshot
    Ladysmith Steam Engine Cannonshot
    Ladysmith Replica Depot Cannonshot
    Weyerhauser Depot Cannonshot


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    St. Croix County
    Cylon Depot (moved to Cameron) Cannonshot
    Hudson Depot Cannonshot
    Hudson Shops Cannonshot
    New Richmond Depot Cannonshot


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    Sauk County
    Baraboo Depot Cannonshot
    Baraboo Circus World Train Barn Cannonshot
    North Freedom (variety of stuff at RR museum) Klasjm
    Reedsburg Depot Cannonshot
    Sauk City Bridge Cannonshot
    Prairie du Sac Depot Cannonshot


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  5. Cannonshot

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    Index 4 (Sawyer through Wood Counties)

    Sawyer County
    Stone Lake Depot Cannonshot
    Winter Depot Cannonshot


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    Shawano County
    Eland Depot Cannonshot
    Gresham Depot Cannonshot
    Lyndhurst Depot Cannonshot
    Mattoon Depot Cannonshot
    Shawano CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Shawano W&N Depot Cannonshot
    (torn down)

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    Sheboygan County
    Elkhart Lake Depot Klasjm, Cannonshot
    Elkhart Lake Depot 2 Cannonshot
    Plymouth Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Plymouth CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Random Lake Depot Cannonshot
    Sheboygan CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Sheboygan CNW Bridge Cannonshot
    Sheboygan S&M Depot Cannonshot
    Sheboygan CNW Freight Cannonshot
    Sheboygan CNW Bridge 2 Cannonshot
    Sheboygan Yard Cannonshot

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    Taylor County
    Medford Depot Cannonshot

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    Trempeleau County
    Blair Depot Cannonshot
    Ettrick Depot Cannonshot
    Whitehall Depot Cannonshot


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    Vernon County
    Hillsboro Engine House
    Viroqua Depot

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    Vilas County
    Boulder Junction Depot Cannonshot
    Eagle River Depot Cannonshot
    Star Lake Depot Cannonshot

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    Walworth County
    Darien Depot Cannonshot
    East Troy Interurban Klasjm, Cannonshot
    Elkhorn Depot Cannonshot
    Pell Lake Depot Cannonshot
    Springfield Depot Cannonshot
    Walworth Depot Cannonshot
    Whitewater Depot Cannonshot

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    Washburn County
    Spooner Depot Cannonshot
    Spooner Freight Depot Cannonshot
    Spooner Roundhouse Cannonshot
    Trego Maintenance Building Cannonshot


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    Washington County
    Allenton Depot Cannonshot
    Hartford Depot Cannonshot
    Jackson Depot Cannonshot
    Slinger Depot Cannonshot
    West Bend Depot Cannonshot

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    Waukesha County
    Brookfield Depot Cannonshot
    Eagle Replica Depot Cannonshot
    Genesee Depot Cannonshot
    Hartland Depot Cannonshot
    Menomonee Falls Depot Cannonshot
    Nashota Depot Cannonshot
    North Lake Depot (former Trevor depot) Cannonshot
    North Prairie Depot Cannonshot
    Oconomowoc Main Depot Cannonshot
    Oconomowoc TMER&L Depot Cannonshot
    Okauchee Depot Cannonshot
    Sussex Depot Cannonshot
    Waukesha CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Waukesha Soo Depot Cannonshot

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    Waupaca County
    Iola Depot Cannonshot
    Marion Depot Cannonshot
    Waupaca Depot Doctor Zed, Cannonshot
    Waupaca Freight Depot Cannonshot


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    Waushara County
    Coloma Depot Cannonshot
    Wautoma Depot Cannonshot


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    Winnebago County
    Appleton Steam Engine 736 Telulah Park Cannonshot
    Neenah Mke Rd Depot Cannonshot
    Neenah CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Neenah CNW Bridge Cannonshot
    Oshkosh CNW Depot Cannonshot
    Oshkosh CNW Freight Cannonshot
    Oshkosh CNW Bridge Klasjm (since replaced with new bridge) Cannonshot
    Oshkosh Soo Depot Cannonshot
    Winneconne Depot Cannonshot


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    Wood County
    Marshfield Depot Cannonshot
    Marshfield Steam Engine Cannonshot
    Wisconsin Rapids Yard Cannonshot
    Wisconsin Rapids Roundhouse Cannonshot

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    Oconomowoc had enjoyed passenger service beginning in 1854.
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    In 1896, the railroad built this elegant depot.
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    The depot served about 65 trains per day. Not so long ago, there was regular commuter passenger service to Milwaukee here, but that died off. For a while, the WI DOT restored temporary passenger trains during periods of significant freeway construction.
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    Oconomowoc was a destination for many that came to enjoy their luxury resorts. Oconomowoc was known as the "Newport of the West".
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    Presidents Cleveland, Harrison, Grant, Taft, Coolidge, McKinley, and Teddy Roosevelt visited.
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    The restaurant that now occupies the depot added a restored dining car a while back. Since the restaurant and dining car are located along an active main line, you experience the close passing of trains during your meal.
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    FOUR KILLED IN ACCIDENT.

    THREE SCHOOL CHILDREN DIE IN MISHAP.

    Oconomowoc, Wis., Jan. 16, 1921 (AP) -- Three school children and a motorist were killed during a sleet storm late today when a fast Milwaukee freight train struck an automobile carrying six children to their homes near the outskirts of Oconomowoc.

    The three other children were injured and hospital attendants said one may die.

    The dead:
    E. M. CHAFFEE, driver of the car.
    PAULINE DORNFORD, 13 years old.
    ROSS DORNFORD, 7 years old.
    An eight-year-old son of Jess Gleisner.
    The injured were:
    ERNEST SCHACHTLER, 8, who probably will die.
    KATHERINE CHAFFEE, 7.

    Seven-year-old daughter of Jess Gleisner.

    Logansport Press Indiana 1921-06-14
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    Elkhart Lake Depot Museum

    Visit this 100-year old railroad station which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
    It houses original depot furnishings, clippings, photos and memorabilia that chronicle Elkhart Lake’s community history.
    Open June 1 through Labor Day.



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    1857
    Mazomanie Railroad Depot
    Oldest Wooden Depot in the Midwest



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    North Freedom

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    Interurban Bridge
    Cedarburg​
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  8. Cannonshot

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    Nice shots Jim! Looking forward to more.

    Here is a shot of the Mazo depot back in the day.

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  9. Klasjm

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    Stockfarm Bridge located on the banks of the Chippewa River about 11 miles southwest of Glidden.
    Nice NF campground nearby


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    Klasjm R100gs

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    Ashland Ore Dock
    "looks kike a giant skyscraper laying in the Bay"

    massive Wisconsin Central Railway (later Soo Line)
    ore dock, built in 1916
    to load iron ore mined in the area into freighters.

    The last of what were once many such docks
    said to be one of the biggest oredock in the entire world.
    the concrete structure is 80 feet high and 75 feet wide
    extended to 1,800 feet

    last used to ship ore in 1965
    trains stopped hauling iron ore to Ashland from the Gogebic Iron Range towns.

    Canadian National Railway Co. owns it and due to its deteriorating condition was supposed to start initial work on demolition summer of 2009,
    (Part of the dock is covered in lead paint. There is asbestos in the gear boxes that opened and closed the ore chutes. environmental hazard)

    Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation named it one of the "10 most endangered historic buildings in Wisconsin".

    However, a pair of peregrine falcons brought the demolition to a screeching halt. The birds of prey - which have protection as an endangered species in Wisconsin - were nesting on the historic structure

    town folks want to help preserve,
    the falcon seemed to be helping preserve.
    But even birds cannot stop progress forever

    Sadly in a few years it will only be a usable pier, as the ore dock's foundation is need to preserve the rest of Ashland's harbor from Lake Superior mighty storms


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    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    I love Cannonpedia threads. :lurk
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    The Steam Locomotive "PRAIRIE" style

    was built in 1916 by the Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
    brought to Laona for use in the logging industry

    classification based on wheel arrangement.

    The PRAIRIE style is a 2-6-2,
    which means there are 2 leading wheels,
    6 coupled driving wheels, and 2 trailing wheels.

    The first American Prairie type
    were built in 1900 by Brook
    for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
    for use in the Mid-West prairies





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    The Camp 7 caboose
    is an 18 passenger "up in the air" cupola style caboose.
    It was originally the Duluth, Mesabi, & Iron Range caboose #589
    The Camp 5 caboose was Soo Line Caboose No. 147.



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  13. Klasjm

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    Chicago & North Western

    The 440 locomotive
    is a 2-8-0 Baldwin constructed in 1900
    and is a close relative of the Chicago and Northwestern 175
    the last steam engine to travel through Antigo in 1957

    During 1917, the peak year of railroad travel in northern Wisconsin
    it is estimated that 77% of all freight
    and 98% of all passengers traveled by rail

    after the turn of the century,
    railroads transported large quantities of agricultural goods to market
    During its peak, the Antigo rail depot
    saw 10,000 rail cars of potatoes pass through during the harvest season

    railroad passenger service was secondary to the moving of timber

    By World War I,
    passenger increased their rail traveling in order to visit seldom-seen relatives
    or even to shop in the big cities of Milwaukee and Chicago

    from 1917 to 1950, the railroad operated
    special cars carried fishermen on trips
    to resorts in northern Wisconsin or Michigans Upper Peninsula

    info from Langlade County Historical Society



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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    A useful tip . . .

    For those that might make their way around some of these small towns, I came across something useful.

    I picked up a guide to ma & pa restaurants around Wisconsin. Restaurants are listed by county along with useful information like location, hours, and what they are known for food-wise. That by itself is good for me, but the bonus is that there are $630 worth of $5 dollar off coupons in the book. Makes it easy to recover your investment. Nearly all of the 2014 coupons in the original book have been extended through 2015 and there is a separate insert with new 2015 coupons.

    I have no affiliation, but I do enjoy stopping in small town cafes in my travels so I thought I would pass along the info because it relates to activities like we have in this thread.

    Overview map of the distribution of the restaurants.

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    Klasjm R100gs

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    :dunno
    something you wouldn't expect to see in Wisconsin,
    an Alaska Railroad

    Budd Rail Diesel Car
    RDC or Buddliner
    a self-propelled diesel unit railcar

    1949 62,
    398 RDCs were built
    by the Budd Company
    of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    History
    ARR 712-
    #712 of the Alaska Railroad
    Built:1951
    (New York City's only Budd RDC-2)
    owned by the Alaska Railroad since 1986

    (RDC-2)- an 85 ft baggage and 70 seat passenger coach configuration
    powered by two Detroit Diesel Series 110 diesel engines

    RDC-1 - All-passenger configuration with control vestibules at each end.
    RDC-2 - Mostly passenger with a small baggage compartment at one end.
    RDC-3 - Half-passenger, half Baggage/Rolling Post Office.
    RDC-4 - No passenger, half baggage/half RPO (only 73ft long)
    RDC-9 - Powered Centre Car - no control vertibules, only usable as middle car with other RDCs.



    Linky


    photo taken September 2010 @ the Tomahawk Rail Yards,
    Buddliner was on route to a special needs camp (www.eaglecovecamp.org)
    near Rhinelander





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    Marinette, Tomahawk & Western RR
    No. 19

    2-6-0
    Circa 1924
    located @ Tomahawk, Wisconsin





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    638 foot Steel Stringer/Multi-beam bridge
    over the Chippewa River
    viewed from Bluff Street
    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin



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    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    :huh

    A on the rail history homework assignment.

    Damn, I didn't know there was a test today! :eek1
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  18. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Mason depot back in the day.

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    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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    Klasjm R100gs

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    Fredrick Railroad Museum,
    Fredrick, Wisconsin ​
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