Lumber Railroad Crew | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Lumber Railroad Crew

Lumber Railroad Crew | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A work crew of the Upham Lumber and Manufacturing Company near Athens, Wisconsin. The men are riding on a flatbed car of the Abbottsford and Northeastern Railroad, a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Central Railway, for whom they will be constructing a new logging spur. The engine, (No #1000) was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and originally identified as No #28 of the Wisconsin Central Railway. The engine was sold to Upham in 1898 and then sold by Upham to the United States Leather Company in 1908 for use in the Rib Lake area. The draw bar attachments to flat car No 581 were patented by Williamson and Price in 1897. Railroad historian Roy L. Martin, from whose collection this image comes, noted the typical corduroy roadway and makeshift log bridge.
DESCRIPTION
A work crew of the Upham Lumber and Manufacturing Company near Athens, Wisconsin. The men are riding on a flatbed car of the Abbottsford and Northeastern Railroad, a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Central Railway, for whom they will be constructing a new logging spur. The engine, (No #1000) was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and originally identified as No #28 of the Wisconsin Central Railway. The engine was sold to Upham in 1898 and then sold by Upham to the United States Leather Company in 1908 for use in the Rib Lake area. The draw bar attachments to flat car No 581 were patented by Williamson and Price in 1897. Railroad historian Roy L. Martin, from whose collection this image comes, noted the typical corduroy roadway and makeshift log bridge.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24323
Creation Date: 1903
Creator Name:Unknown
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 33 (Railroads, Wisconsin Central Railroad Msc.)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(M305)116
Original Dimensions:10 x 7.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Trees
Work clothes
Logging railroads
Lumber
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Bridges
Locomotives
Railroad cars
Railroad tracks
Blue collar workers
Railroad employees
Hats
Water

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