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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...

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.

Bell Center Depot

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

Barnum Depot

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...

Train Crossing a Bridge

Description: A Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Paul train crosses a bridge over the Wisconsin River.

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...

Farmall Tractor Advertising Poster

Date: 1928
Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering Farmall tractors showing a map of the United States with trains speeding in all directions from Illinois. Bears th...

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.

Schlitz Grain Elevator

Description: Grain elevator with large Schlitz sign. There are railroad cars on a railroad track in the foreground.

Kilbourn City Railroad Depot

Date: 1875
Description: Train at the Kilbourn City (now known as Wisconsin Dells) railroad depot, with a crowd of people on the platform.

McCormick Reaper Works

Description: Illustration of the McCormick Reaper and Mower Works of 1847. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Michigan Avenue B...

Kohler Aviation Schedule

Date: February 15 1932
Description: A Milwaukee-Detroit schedule of the Kohler Aviation Corporation. This Kohler company was based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was unrelated to the Wisconsi...

Vilas Park Carousel

Description: View from a stone bridge towards Vilas Park, with children riding the carousel (merry-go-round) and a kiddie train adjacent to the lagoon.

Depot on West Washington Street

Date: 1873
Description: Locomotive, with view east on West Washington Avenue toward the Wisconsin State Capitol. There is a sign near the tracks that reads: "Watch Out for The Car...

Body of H.C. Townley, Killed by Train

Date: August 10 1934
Description: A large group of people stands around the covered body of H.C. Townley, Oregon school teacher, killed by a Milwaukee Road freight train, at the University...

Truck - Train Crash

Date: November 05 1930
Description: People looking at the train cars and undamaged front end of the Wisconsin Telephone Company truck involved in the Milwaukee Road passenger train-truck acci...
Book or Pamphlet

Deering Harvesting Machines Catalog

Date: 1905
Description: Front cover of a Canadian advertising catalog for International Harvester's Deering line of harvesting machines, tillage and seeding implements. Features a...
Book or Pamphlet

Artesian Stock Farm

Date: 1884
Description: Bird's-eye view drawing of the grounds of Villa Louis, the estate of the fur trading Dousman family. After the death of H. Louis Dousman's mother in 1882,...

The Great Train Robbery

Date: 1903
Description: Robbers, guns drawn, escort the engineer from the locomotive in a scene from The Great Train Robbery.

Train Wreck

Date: September 09 1881
Description: Wreck of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha railroad line on the Teegarten farm near Menomonie. Dead cows are in the foreground.

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