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Roundhouse and Wood Burning Locomotives

Roundhouse and Wood Burning Locomotives | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
"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 are building a new turntable to replace the earlier one, often call the "gallows." Locomotives in the stalls are Baldwin wood burners, all 4-4-0s, built in 1871. Headed out of stall 7, to the left, is engine No. 12 the "Geo. W. Clinton"; the engine headed into stall 6, with its tender missing and the main rods down, is engine No. 14, names for "Matt W. Carpenter"; and backed into stall 3 is engine No. 10, named the "D.A. Baldwin." Baldwin was one of the incorporators in 1871, of the St. Paul, Stillwater & Taylors Falls Railway. These engines all carried their same numbers even when they were taken over a few years later by the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha in 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 are building a new turntable to replace the earlier one, often call the "gallows." Locomotives in the stalls are Baldwin wood burners, all 4-4-0s, built in 1871. Headed out of stall 7, to the left, is engine No. 12 the "Geo. W. Clinton"; the engine headed into stall 6, with its tender missing and the main rods down, is engine No. 14, names for "Matt W. Carpenter"; and backed into stall 3 is engine No. 10, named the "D.A. Baldwin." Baldwin was one of the incorporators in 1871, of the St. Paul, Stillwater & Taylors Falls Railway. These engines all carried their same numbers even when they were taken over a few years later by the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha in 1878."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2012
Creation Date: 1878
Creator Name:Unknown
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State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 38 (Railroads --Select Early Photos mostly from the Carl R. Gray, Jr. Collection)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 38.42
Original Dimensions:9 x 6.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of many photographs of trains and railroad industry held by the Society. The caption information was taken from Malcolm Rosholt's book "Trains of Wisconsin," 1985.
SUBJECTS
Locomotives
Roundhouses (Railroads)
Railroad employees

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