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Turner House

Date: 1875
Description: Slightly elevated group portrait of men and women gathered around the Turner House, which was erected by John Turner to house railroad men and construction...

Lumber Railroad Crew

Date: 1903
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 R...

Wisconsin Central Train

Date: 1882
Description: Group of men posing in front of the Wisconsin Central Railroad train at a depot. Railroad historian Roy L. Martin, from whose collection this image come...

Wisconsin Central Railroad Depot

Date: 1910
Description: Color postcard of the Wisconsin Central Railroad depot.

Logging Crew and Railroad

Date: 1888
Description: A logging crew of the Upham Lumber Company, together with the company's locomotive, "Old Vanderbilt," formerly the Wisconsin Central Railroad's Engine No #...

Wisconsin Central Pile Driver Car

Date: 1907
Description: Wisconsin Central locomotive No #50 and pile driver No #2 working near Owen. Men stand on and around the tracks.

Wisconsin Central Railroad Depot

Date: 1891
Description: Elevated view across railroad tracks of the Wisconsin Central Railroad depot. Virtually the entire population of Sherry is thought to be standing on the pl...

Railroad Workers at Boardinghouse

Date: 1898
Description: Group portrait of boarders, all railroad shop workers, sitting on the front porch at Mrs. Armour's boarding house. Left to right are: Bill Salsig, Roy Mart...

Wisconsin Central Caboose

Description: Brakeman Clarence Commingore (left) and Philip C. Haag on Wisconsin Central Railroad's caboose No #171. The shield caboose markers were exclusive with the...

Wisconsin Central Passenger Car

Description: View from road of Wisconsin Central Railroad cafe-chair car No #852 sitting on railroad tracks at a crossing. Snow is on the ground.

Wisconsin Central Railroad Depot

Date: 1880
Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin Central Railroad passenger depot at Stuntz Avenue. A group of people stand on the platform and near the locomotive between t...

"Old Vanderbilt" Locomotive

Date: 1890
Description: Upham Lumber Company locomotive, "Old Vanderbilt," built by the Taunton Locomotive Works in 1847 from the New York providence and Boston Railroad where she...

George A. Whiting Paper Mill

Date: 1885
Description: The George A. Whiting Paper Mill, with men posing on switching engines of the three railroads then operating in the city in the foreground. Left to right:...

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