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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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Middleton Railroad Crossing

Date: 1873
Description: Elevated view of several men, some of whom may be railroad workers, posing in front of a Minnesota and St. Paul wood-burning engine at a train crossing. Th...
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Schlitz Train Celebrating End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
Description: Schlitz train and group of revelers, celebrating the end of prohibition in Milwaukee. Schlitz Engine #8027 departs to deliver the first Schlitz beer at 12:...
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Log Hauling Train

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Description: Train pulling a long load of logs through the woods. Horses replaced oxen teams and are used along with wood burning trains to haul logs.
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Train on Railroad Bridge

Date: 1890
Description: Wisconsin Central Railroad train on White River Bridge, with crew posing on top of cars. The bridge was 1600 feet long and 110 feet above the water. In 187...
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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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Iron Works

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Description: Elevated view of York Iron works. Large group of men posing in yard. The boardinghouse is on a hill in the far background. Early iron was mined at Mayville...
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Lumber Camp

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Description: Elevated view of lumber camp with loggers posing in front of a train loaded with logs.
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Fitchburg Depot and Train

Date: 1910
Description: Winter scene of Fitchburg depot with train at platform, and a group of men and women waiting outdoors.
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Bell Center Depot

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Description: Exterior view of a locomotive at the Bell Center depot. Men stand on the platform.
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Barnum Depot

Date: 1912
Description: View down railroad tracks of a locomotive arriving at the Barnum Depot.
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Barnum Depot

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Description: View from along railroad tracks of a train arriving at the depot. There is a child in the doorway of the depot, and a woman in the background is carrying a...
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Locomotive Engine No. 542

Date: 1900
Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway engine #542, class H4, built by Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1882. Renumbered 773 In April of 1899, 226 in Octo...
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Houdini, Harry

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Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
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Fairchild and Northeastern Railroad Depot

Date: 1905
Description: Fairchild and Northeastern Railroad depot, with first train into Willard on the Fairchild and Northeastern Line.
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Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Locomotive

Date: 1875
Description: Locomotive No. 75. Class H. Built 1850 by Schnectady Locomotive Works. Men are posed on and around the locomotive.
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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...
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Scrapbook Page - Bridge and Canoes

Date: 1900
Description: A scrapbook page containing two images; one of a train passing over a trestle bridge and the other of two rowing canoes.
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Wisconsin Central Railway Locomotive no. 221

Date: 1898
Description: Wisconsin Central Railway locomotive no. 221, the first "big engine" on the Wisconsin Central. Built by the Brooks Locomotive Works in 1898, and later ren...
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The "Clyde" Pushing a Tow

Date: 1899
Description: The "Clyde" after being converted to a sternwheel rafter, pushing a tow with a locomotive on board.

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