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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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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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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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Milwaukee Electric Railway Ticket Collector

Date: 1917
Description: A ticket collector for the Milwaukee Electric Railway is sitting at her station.
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Middleton Railroad

Date: 1873
Description: Elevated view of railroad tracks and several houses. Several railroad employees are doing repair work on the tracks, and one man is riding on a handcar. Be...
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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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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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Railroad Construction Crew

Date: October 27 1936
Description: Railroad construction crew working on a Chicago & Northwestern Railroad crossing, looking west up the 400 and 500 blocks of East Wilson Street.
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Railroad Construction Crew

Date: October 27 1936
Description: Construction crew working on a Chicago & Northwestern Railroad crossing, looking northwest along the 100 block of South Blair Street.
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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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Railroad Office

Date: 1887
Description: General office of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company in the Mitchell Building in Milwaukee. Left to right: the individual seated in left...
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Train and Automobile at Intersection

Date: 1939
Description: A train is shown at the intersection of Williamson, S. Blair, and E. Wilson Streets in front of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot.
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Trolley

Date: February 27 1930
Description: Six men posing with the first trackless trolley. Wisconsin Valley Electric Company #4.
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Railroad Official with Train Workers

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Description: Well-dressed railroad official with uniformed train workers. Conductors carry lanterns, ticket punches and tickets.
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Wood Burning Locomotive

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Description: Men posed on the front cowcatcher, or pilot, of a wood burning locomotive, with a few cars attached. Three other men pose on the locomotive.
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Locomotive No. 539

Date: 1882
Description: View across railroad tracks of two men posing near the right side of locomotive no. 539 on another set of railroad tracks. The locomotive was built by the...
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Streetcar Conductors

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Description: Streetcar conductors pose next to street car #109 on the Oshkosh/Omro line, with the H.C. Roenitz wholesale shoe and rubber company warehouse in the backgr...
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Employee Outing

Date: August 26 1908
Description: Women employees of Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. (TMERL) competing a foot race at the third company outing.
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Model at Train Station

Date: August 13 1940
Description: Manchesters Department Store model, wearing fur jacket hat and purse, posing with the conductor holding her luggage on the steps of a passenger train car.

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