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Fairchild and Northeastern Railroad Depot

Date: 1913
Description: Depot owned by the Fairchild and Northeastern Railroad, which was owned by the N.C. Foster Lumber Company.

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railway

Date: 07 20 1886
Description: Group of people posing in the rail yard of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Omaha Railway.

Narrow Gauge Railroad

Date: 1900
Description: Group of men transferring bodies of a standard gauge box car (of the Wisconsin Coal Co.) to the narrow gauge tracks of the Fond du Lac, Amboy & Peoria Rail...

Wisconsin & Northern Railroad Engine

Description: Engine #7 of the Wisconsin & Northern Railroad, which was purchased in 1917, seen here at Scott Siding, Wisconsin. The known railroad employees in the pict...

Bridge over Wolf River

Date: 1907
Description: View from shoreline of men standing on the bridge over west branch of the Wolf River. They are constructing the Wisconsin & Northern railroad bridge.

Wisconsin & Northern Railroad Engine

Description: View from bottom of snowy hill looking up towards the Wisconsin & Northern Railroad engine #3, which was purchased from the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway.

Railroad Construction

Date: 1890
Description: Men building a culvert on the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Westerm railway. In the background both horses and oxen teams are being used.

Locomotive Pulled by Horses

Date: 03 1876
Description: The first locomotive for the Pine River & Stevens Point ralroad, which was purchased in 1875, being hauled overland from Lone Rock to Richland Center while...

Wisconsin & Northern Railroad Engine

Description: Three men stand in the snow in front of the Wisconsin & Northern Railroad engine #2 (the second locomotive with this number) in the woods on the Menominee ...

Derailed Locomotive and Cars

Date: 1898
Description: Elevated view of the Kickapoo & Northern Railway locomotive and cars seen here after being derailed due to flooding on the Kickapoo River.

First Train in Waukon

Date: 10 27 1877
Description: The arrival of the first train in Waukon, on the Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad line. There is a large crowd gathered near the tracks, and one man stands on...

De Pere Depot

Date: 1873
Description: At the De Pere depot, the first train operated by the Milwaukee & Northern Railway. This train made its first run to Green Bay on June 25, 1873, and this p...

Green Bay Depot

Date: 1901
Description: View down platform towards a locomotive pulling a Green Bay & Western Railroad train at the Green Bay depot, with a Snavely omnibus parked at the platform ...

Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad Locomotive

Date: 1850
Description: Drawing of an early locomotive that the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad rebuilt to run on the M.& M. R.R. line (which was later absorbed into the Chicag...

Racine & Mississippi Railroad Poster

Date: 1858
Description: Poster advertising the Racine & Mississippi Railroad.

North Western Railway Polka

Date: 1859
Description: Sheet music cover for the song "North Western Railway Polka." Images on the page include two trains, two soldiers, and a crowd in a ballroom.

Chicago & Northwestern Railway Poster

Date: 1853
Description: Poster advertising Chicago & Northwestern Railway featuring a map of the route, and an image of an eagle with a banner in its beak and an American flag.

Milwaukee & Watertown Railway Employees

Date: 1855
Description: Group portrait of men employed at Milwaukee & Watertown Railway.

Chicago & Northwestern Railway Train with Locomotive

Date: 1870
Description: Slightly elevated view of a Chicago & Northwestern Railway train at a depot in an unidentified town. The railroad station is behind the train. On the right...

The Locomotive "Beloit"

Description: The wood-burning locomotive "Beloit."

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