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Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...

Street Parade Rig

Date: 1870
Description: Street parade rig, apparently to agitate against delays in construction of a railroad to connect Manitowoc to the west. In the background is a store owned ...

Roundhouse and Wood Burning Locomotives

Date: 1878
Description: "The West Wisconsin Railway roundhouse at Eau Claire, ca. 1872. It was located about a mile north of the present Civic Center. Workmen in the foreground ar...

Fairchild and Northeastern Railroad Depot

Date: 1905
Description: Fairchild and Northeastern Railroad depot, with first train into Willard on the Fairchild and Northeastern Line.

The Upper Deck of the "Saint Paul"

Description: The upper deck of the sidewheel excursion, "Saint Paul" with smoke streaming from smokestacks. A child is sitting in a chair on the deck. Later named Senat...

Railroad Bridge near Eau Claire

Date: 09 01 1882
Description: View looking up towards the special train of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad comprised of 24 freight cars loaded with lumber and other ...

Fairchild & Northeastern Train at Greenwood

Description: View from shoreline of the Fairchild & Northeastern steam locomotive pulling a load of logs over the Black River bridge near Greenwood. A man is standing o...

Early Chicago & Northwestern Locomotive

Date: 07 04 1869
Description: The Camilla, a wood-burning locomotive that belonged to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. The locomotive is decorated for the 4th of July, 1869.

Pile-Pontoon Railroad Bridge

Description: Elevated view of the pile-pontoon railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The bridge was built and patented by John Lawler in 187...

Short Train at Rice Lake

Date: 1890
Description: A Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad engine pulling a pay car. Identified employees include: (left to right) brakeman E.W. Sweet and fireman C...

Head-On Train Collision

Date: 10 1891
Description: The wreckage of a head-on collision of two Chicago, St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad trains at Tramway. Men stand near and on top of the railroad cars...

Pine River & Stevens Point RR Locomotive

Date: 03 1876
Description: Side view of the locomotive purchased by the Pine River and Stevens Point Railroad, being hauled over land from Lone Rock to Richland Center. In the backgr...

Medina Junction Washout

Date: 1915
Description: Four men inspecting the washout of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie tracks caused by a flood at Medina Junction. The view is looking west from th...

The "Gracie May" Locomotive

Date: 1884
Description: The Fairchild and Northwestern locomotive the "Gracie May," named for Gracie May Foster. Several people pose near the locomotive, including Robert Holmes a...

Lincoln Funeral Car

Date: 04 1865
Description: Shrouded Lincoln funeral car stopped along the way to Springfield, Illinois.

Locomotive Engine No. 12

Date: 1872
Description: Employees of the West Wisconsin Railway stand in a line in front of Engine No. 12. From left to right are E.S. Graves (auditor's office clerk), A.H. Baldwi...

Chicago & Northwestern Railway Locomotive No. 390

Date: 1875
Description: View across railroad tracks towards a small group of men posing with Chicago & Northwestern Railway locomotive number 390 and a coal car. Dwellings and a c...

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