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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Upper Deck of the "Saint Paul"

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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...
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Railroad Bridge near Eau Claire

Date: September 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...
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Fairchild & Northeastern Train at Greenwood

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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...
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Early Chicago & Northwestern Locomotive

Date: July 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.
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Pile-Pontoon Railroad Bridge

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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...
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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...
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Head-On Train Collision

Date: October 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...
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Pine River & Stevens Point RR Locomotive

Date: March 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...
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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...
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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...
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Lincoln Funeral Car

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