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By:T. P. Bruss
Dates:6/21/2019 - 9/22/2019
Album Info:Most, if not all, of the photographs in this album were captured in Northeast Wisconsin in the summer of 2019, so they are mostly CN operating on former C&NW, GB&W, MILW, and SOO rails. Once in a while I try to catch ELS and WSOR on former MILW rails too.
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CN 2536, CN 8945, CN 2186, CN 2602
Title:  CN 2536, CN 8945, CN 2186, CN 2602
Description:  A CN unit train of autoracks parallels Harrison St. as it heads northeast past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 22 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 2536, CN 8945, CN 2186, CN 2602. The W. Cecil St. overpass (Timothy Hamblin Bridge) can be seen in the background at right. The overpass, erected to eliminate the grade crossing, opened to traffic on 20 Nov. '07.
Photo Date:  6/22/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:19:57 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2536(C44-9W) CN 8945(SD70M-2) CN 2186(C40-8W) CN 2602(C44-9W)
Views:  73   Comments: 1
CN 2186 and CN 2602
Title:  CN 2186 and CN 2602
Description:  A CN unit train of autoracks parallels Harrison St. as it heads northeast past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 22 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 2536, CN 8945, CN 2186, CN 2602. The W. Cecil St. overpass (Timothy Hamblin Bridge) can be seen in the background at right. The overpass, erected to eliminate the grade crossing, opened to traffic on 20 Nov. '07.
Photo Date:  6/22/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:00 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2186(C40-8W) CN 2602(C44-9W)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local pauses at Milepost CM 186 under the Winneconne Ave. overpass at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 22 Jun. '19. This view would have been prevented by the dominating silhouette of the original Neenah Foundry facility, later known as Plant 1, which stood here for over ¾’s of a century. Established in 1872 as Aylward Plow Works (a.k.a. Aylward & Sons) at 120 N. Lake St., they erected a new foundry at 500 W. Winneconne Ave. in 1918 “in a rural area of southwestern Neenah.” The name of Neenah Foundry was adopted in ‘22. Expanded numerous times over the years, it became Plant 1 in ‘60 when Plant 2 was constructed in the then rural area at the intersection of Byrd Ave. and the aptly named Aylward St. (followed by Plant 3 in ‘67). Plant 1 was closed in ‘94, the corporate overlords didn’t want to spend any money to update the plant. It stood abandoned for a while and was eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  6/22/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:02 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
Views:  61   Comments: 1
IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local passes the Winneconne Ave. overpass at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 22 Jun. '19. This view would have been prevented by the dominating silhouette of the original Neenah Foundry facility, later known as Plant 1, which stood here for over ¾’s of a century. Established in 1872 as Aylward Plow Works (a.k.a. Aylward & Sons) at 120 N. Lake St., they erected a new foundry at 500 W. Winneconne Ave. in 1918 “in a rural area of southwestern Neenah.” The name of Neenah Foundry was adopted in ‘22. Expanded numerous times over the years, it became Plant 1 in ‘60 when Plant 2 was constructed in the then rural area at the intersection of Byrd Ave. and the aptly named Aylward St. (followed by Plant 3 in ‘67). Plant 1 was closed in ‘94, the corporate overlords didn’t want to spend any money to update the plant. It stood abandoned for a while and was eventually demolished.
Photo Date:  6/22/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:05 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
Views:  61   Comments: 1
AGR 8293, ex-NOPB
Title:  AGR 8293, ex-NOPB
Description:  AGR 8293, formerly NOPB, was part of the consist of a CN local passing the Winneconne Ave. overpass at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 22 Jun. '19.
Photo Date:  6/22/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:07 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  75   Comments: 0
GTW 5850 and IC 3110
Title:  GTW 5850 and IC 3110
Description:  A CN local crosses W. 2nd St. as it sets out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 23 Jun. '19. After finishing here, train headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. The former Appleton Wood Products Co. factory, now part of the Miller Electric facility, is partially visible at right. Built in 1916, the walls include some nice, decorative brickwork (including cast or carved keystones depicting bowling pins above the windows), which Miller obscured with cheap metal siding at some point after they bought it ca. 1975.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:09 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5850(GP38-2) IC 3110(GP40R)
Views:  89   Comments: 1
GTW 5850
Title:  GTW 5850
Description:  A CN local passes the depot/yard office as it sets out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 23 Jun. '19. After finishing here, train headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. Train had two locomotives, GTW 5850 and IC 3110. There used to be a diamond in front of where the depot/yard office sits, about where the sidewalk leading to the front door crosses the tracks (under GTW 5850’s fuel tank), from ca. 1874 until at least 1968, where the MLS&W crossed the C&NW. When the MLS&W was absorbed by the C&NW on 1 Sep. 1893, their line became the Ashland Div. of the C&NW.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/6/2019 1:20:11 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5850(GP38-2)
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GTW 5850
Title:  GTW 5850
Description:  A CN local sets out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 23 Jun. '19. After finishing here, local headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. Train had two locomotives, Grand Trunk Western GTW 5850 and IC 3110. The northeast leg of the wye is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:29 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5850(GP38-2)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
CN 4705
Title:  CN 4705
Description:  A CN local approaches the Main St. overpass as it traverses the east leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Jun. '19. Train was returning from Menasha, and likely points beyond. The white building partially visible at right is, or was, Progressive Paper Storage, Inc. (formerly Kimberly-Clark Warehouse (K-C Warehouse)), 135 Millview Dr. It does not receive rail service, but it looks like there may have been a spur on the northwest side of the building in the past. The north leg of the wye can be seen beyond the trees to the left of the locomotive. Beyond that lies Arrowhead Park, a closed paper sludge landfill. Before the landfill was opened in the '50s, the south shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts came right up to the north leg of the wye.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:37 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4705(GP38-2)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605
Title:  CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605
Description:  A CN through freight traverses the west leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605 pulling, as well as CN 3153 pushing. The lead locomotives are passing the remnants of the foundation from the ca. 1955 masonry SOO depot. There are rail sections supported by concrete blocks and railroad ties stacked upon it. It was built to replace the wooden depot built in 1891 on Sherry St., about 850 ft. to the southeast, which was torn down soon after the new one opened. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, previously Eggers Industries, founded as Hardwood Products Co. in 1910, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is visible in the background at left.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:40 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3200(ET44AC) CEFX 1024(AC44CW) EMDX 1605(SD70AH-T4)
Views:  77   Comments: 1
CN 3200, et al.
Title:  CN 3200, et al.
Description:  A CN through freight traverses the west leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605 pulling, as well as CN 3153 pushing. The Potash Corp covered hopper is passing the remnants of the foundation from the ca. 1955 masonry SOO depot. There are rail sections supported by concrete blocks and railroad ties stacked upon it. It was built to replace the wooden depot built in 1891 on Sherry St., about 850 ft. to the southeast, which was torn down soon after the new one opened. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, previously Eggers Industries, founded as Hardwood Products Co. in 1910, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is visible in the background at left. Clearwater Paper Corp., historically Kimberly-Clark’s Lakeview mill, 249 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI (physically located in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, WI, from 1855 until 14 Apr. 2016)), an active rail customer, is partially visible in the background at right.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:43 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3200(ET44AC)
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CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605
Title:  CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605
Description:  A CN through freight approaches the Main St. overpass and traverses the west leg of the wye at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605 pulling, as well as CN 3153 pushing.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:45 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3200(ET44AC) CEFX 1024(AC44CW) EMDX 1605(SD70AH-T4)
Views:  81   Comments: 1
CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605
Title:  CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605
Description:  A CN through freight passes the Main St. overpass at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605 pulling, as well as CN 3153 pushing.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:47 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3200(ET44AC) CEFX 1024(AC44CW) EMDX 1605(SD70AH-T4)
Views:  69   Comments: 1
CN 3153
Title:  CN 3153
Description:  A CN through freight passes the Main St. overpass at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 23 Jun. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 3200, CEFX 1024, EMDX 1605 pulling, as well as CN 3153 pushing. The east leg of the wye is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  6/23/2019  Upload Date: 8/10/2019 1:43:51 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3153(ET44AC)
Views:  65   Comments: 1
IC 3129
Title:  IC 3129
Description:  A CN local passes behind the depot/yard office at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 27 Jun. '19. Train was headed for Kimberly and Combined Locks via a remnant of the MLS&W main line which once ran from Milwaukee to Ashland. The white building behind the depot/yard office is the former home of the Harry H. Long Moving and Storage Co., 1001 S. Douglas St. This building dates to at least 1953, when it was listed in the local directory (it was not listed in ’51). The building has a spur, but it hasn’t been used for quite a while (except for occasional MoW equipment). Now called Harry H. Long Moving Storage & Express, Inc., the company, founded in 1917, is still family owned. It moved to a larger facility in Town of Clayton, Winnebago Co., WI in 2001.
Photo Date:  6/27/2019  Upload Date: 8/11/2019 11:46:37 PM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3129(GP40R)
Views:  50   Comments: 1
CN 3086, et al.
Title:  CN 3086, et al.
Description:  A CN unit train of autoracks parallels Harrison St. as it heads northeast past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 Jun. '19. Train had three locomotives, CN 3086, CN 2929, IC 6256. The W. Cecil St. overpass (Timothy Hamblin Bridge) can be seen in the background at right. The overpass, erected to eliminate the grade crossing, opened to traffic on 20 Nov. '07.
Photo Date:  6/29/2019  Upload Date: 8/11/2019 11:46:39 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3086(ET44AC)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
CN 3086, CN 2929, IC 6256
Title:  CN 3086, CN 2929, IC 6256
Description:  A CN unit train of autoracks parallels Harrison St. as it heads northeast past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 29 Jun. '19.
Photo Date:  6/29/2019  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 11:09:53 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3086(ET44AC) CN 2929(ES44AC) IC 6256(SD40-3)
Views:  74   Comments: 1
GTW 5812
Title:  GTW 5812
Description:  GTW 5812 passes a CN through freight along Union St. at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 30 Jun. '19. The historic Neenah Cheese & Cold Storage Co. facility, 434 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond the train to the right. It was built in 1902 after the original 1892 building was destroyed by fire and is currently used for storage. The WC (later SOO) depot stood on the opposite side of Sherry St. from this building; it was built on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks in 1891. It replaced the ca. 1871 depot that stood at the west end of Wisconsin Ave. The Sherry St. depot was demolished ca. 1955 when a new depot was built between Main St. and N. Lake St. on the west leg of the wye, about 850 ft. to the northwest. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St. used to be the yard. I don't know when the current yard was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here.
Photo Date:  6/30/2019  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 11:09:55 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5812(GP38-2)
Views:  79   Comments: 1
CN 2327 and CN 2727
Title:  CN 2327 and CN 2727
Description:  A CN through freight parallels Union St. and passes the former Caroline St. grade crossing as it shoves a string of cars into the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 30 Jun. '19. The Winneconne Ave. overpass can be seen in the background at right. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St. used to be the yard. I don't know when the current yard was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here.
Photo Date:  6/30/2019  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 11:10:00 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2327(ES44DC) CN 2727(C44-9W)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
CN 2327 and CN 2727
Title:  CN 2327 and CN 2727
Description:  A CN through freight parallels Union St. and passes the former Adams St. grade crossing as it shoves a string of cars into the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 30 Jun. '19. The Winneconne Ave. overpass can be seen in the background. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St. used to be the yard. I don't know when the current yard was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here. Adams St. was originally Washington St., until at least 1913.
Photo Date:  6/30/2019  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 11:10:04 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2327(ES44DC) CN 2727(C44-9W)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
CN 3069
Title:  CN 3069
Description:  A CN container train passes the mouth of the Neenah Slough at the south end of Little Lake Butte des Morts as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Train had two locomotives, CN 3069 pulling and CN 3138 mid-train.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/24/2019 11:10:06 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3069(ET44AC)
Views:  65   Comments: 1
CN 3138
Title:  CN 3138
Description:  A CN container train passes the mouth of the Neenah Slough at the south end of Little Lake Butte des Morts as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Train had two locomotives, CN 3069 pulling and CN 3138 mid-train.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:24 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3138(ET44AC)
Views:  49   Comments: 1
IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local crosses Washington St. as it prepares to service Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.), 388 Ahnaip St., via former C&NW rails on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. It is difficult to imagine that then Washington Ave. was also Hwy. 41, until that highway was relocated to what was then the rural outskirts of the Fox Cities in the 1940s. Train had one locomotive, IC 9568, with some unique, expedient hand-stenciling. The awesome, old building at left is currently home to Expert Driveline Truck & Auto Repair, 216 Washington St. Built in '35 for Verbrick's Service Co., Norbert F. Verbrick, proprietor; it operated as such until '84. Designed by Henry Auler in the Tudor Revival style, it and the adjacent building at 214 Washington St. (originally offices of Northwest Electrolyte and Engraving, also designed by Auler in the Tudor Revival style) were erected on what had long been a stave yard for the Menasha Wooden Ware Co. Wayne's Towing and Service occupied the near building for quite a while between the original and current occupants. Glass Nickel Pizza, 217 Washington St., can be seen at right. I'm not sure of the previous occupants of the building. There used to be a Clark station at that address. U.S. Paper Mills Corp., 69 Washington St., an active rail customer, is visible in the background. This mill began production in 1891 as the John Strange Paper Co. It was purchased by Menasha Corp. in 1969 and renamed John Strange Paperboard Div. It was sold to U.S. Papers Corp. in 1981. It was sold to Sonoco ca. 2002.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:27 PM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
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IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local services Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.), 388 Ahnaip St., Menasha, WI, via former C&NW rails on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. General Chemical was acquired by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (Chemtrade), a Canadian provider of industrial chemicals and services around the world, on 23 Jan. '14. The facility produces water chemicals and sulfuric acid. They regularly receive covered hoppers on the southeast side of the building and tank cars on the northwest side.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:33 PM
Location:  Menasha, WI
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
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IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local services Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.), 388 Ahnaip St., via former C&NW rails on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. General Chemical was acquired by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (Chemtrade), a Canadian provider of industrial chemicals and services around the world, on 23 Jan. '14. The facility produces water chemicals and sulfuric acid. They regularly receive covered hoppers on the southeast side of the building and tank cars on the northwest side.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:35 PM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local approaches Washington St. as it heads west via former C&NW rails on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Train had just finished servicing Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.), 388 Ahnaip St.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:37 PM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local, with some unique, expedient hand-stenciling on the locomotive cab, crosses Washington St. after servicing Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.), 388 Ahnaip St., via former C&NW rails on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. It is difficult to imagine that then Washington Ave. was also Hwy. 41, until that highway was relocated to what was then the rural outskirts of the Fox Cities in the 1940s. U.S. Paper Mills Corp., 69 Washington St., Menasha, WI, an active rail customer, is visible in the background. This mill began production in 1891 as the John Strange Paper Co. It was purchased by Menasha Corp. in 1969 and renamed John Strange Paperboard Div. It was sold to U.S. Papers Corp. in 1981. It was sold to Sonoco ca. 2002.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 7/5/2019 12:54:20 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
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IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local clears Washington St. as it heads northwest via former C&NW rails on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Train had just finished servicing Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.), 388 Ahnaip St. The awesome, old building at right is currently home to Expert Driveline Truck & Auto Repair, 216 Washington St. Built in '35 for Verbrick's Service Co., Norbert F. Verbrick, proprietor; it operated as such until '84. Designed by Henry Auler in the Tudor Revival style, it and the adjacent building at 214 Washington St. (originally offices of Northwest Electrolyte and Engraving, also designed by Auler in the Tudor Revival style) were erected on what had long been a stave yard for the Menasha Wooden Ware Co. Wayne's Towing and Service occupied the near building for quite a while between the original and current occupants. I haven't found any information about the facility at left.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:40 PM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
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IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local approaches Milepost 1 and Garfield Ave. as it heads south via the former joint MILW/SOO rails at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. The former Mondi Akrosil, LLC, facility, 206 Garfield Ave., is partially visible at right. Mondi moved the jobs to Pleasant Prairie, WI, circa '12. Originally Edgewater Paper Co., founded in 1917, which specialized in silicone coated release paper. It was purchased by Akrosil Corp., a holding company, in '69 but didn't change the name to Akrosil until Apr. '74. The Hammermill Paper Co. purchased Akrosil ca. '75, but apparently did not change the name. The facility operated as International Paper-Akrosil after International purchased Hammermill in '86. International sold some of its holdings, including this facility, to Kohlberg & Co., LLC, another holding company, in Jun. '05. Mondi Packaging, based in Vienna, Austria, purchased Akrosil in Jan. '06. There are remnants of a spur on the west side of the facility, but it has not received rail service for a long time. It appears to possibly be used for storage or warehousing.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 7/5/2019 12:54:24 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
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IC 9568
Title:  IC 9568
Description:  A CN local crosses Garfield Ave. as it heads south via the joint MILW/SOO rails at Menasha, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Train had one locomotive, IC 9568, with some unique, expedient hand-stenciling.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 8/31/2019 10:54:42 PM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2)
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IC 9568, CN 4711, CN 4705
Title:  IC 9568, CN 4711, CN 4705
Description:  A pair of CN locals face-off on the yard lead at the north end of the former SOO yard along Union St. at the former Adams St. grade crossing at Neenah, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Near local was waiting to return to the yard from Menasha and had one locomotive, IC 9568. Far local, throwing a little smoke, was preparing to cross over to the passing siding and head toward Appleton, Little Chute, and Kaukauna, and had two locomotives, CN 4711 and CN 4705. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St., used to be the yard. I don't know when the current yard (a few blocks to the south) was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here. Adams St. was originally Washington St., until at least 1913. I'm curious to learn what Washington did to piss off the "great" City of Neenah.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 7/5/2019 12:54:28 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9568(GP38-2) CN 4711(GP38-2) CN 4705(GP38-2)
Views:  138   Comments: 1
CN 4711 and CN 4705
Title:  CN 4711 and CN 4705
Description:  A CN local parallels Union St. and approaches the former Sherry St. grade crossing at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Local was headed for Appleton, Little Chute, and Kaukauna and had two locomotives, CN 4711 and CN 4705. The historic Neenah Cheese & Cold Storage Co. facility, 434 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond the train. It was built in 1902 after the original 1892 building was destroyed by fire and is currently used for storage. The historic Murer House, 432 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond that. It was built by Felix Murer in 1892 and is currently home to Sherry Town Station. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St., used to be the yard. I don't know when the current, significantly larger yard (extending southwestward from Winneconne Ave.) was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:04 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 4711(GP38-2) CN 4705(GP38-2)
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CN 2262 and CN 8010
Title:  CN 2262 and CN 8010
Description:  A CN container train approaches the Main St. overpass as it traverses the S-curve at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 4 Jul. '19. Train had two locomotives, CN 2262 and CN 8010. The historic Neenah Stove Works, currently occupied by Hafemeister Machine Corp., 635 Main St., and International Children's Fund, 619 Main St., is partially visible in the background at left. The oldest part of the facility dates to 1857, when the Moore & Wells foundry was established. Clearwater Paper Corp., historically Kimberly-Clark’s Lakeview mill, 249 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI (physically located in Fox Crossing, WI (formerly Town of Menasha, WI, from 1855 until 14 Apr. 2016)), an active rail customer, is partially visible in the background at right. The remnants of the foundation from the ca. 1955 masonry SOO depot lie beyond the locomotives. There are rail sections supported by concrete blocks and railroad ties stacked upon it. It was built to replace the wooden depot built in 1891 on Sherry St., about 850 ft. to the southeast, which was torn down soon after the new one opened. The east leg of the wye can be seen in the foreground.
Photo Date:  7/4/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:06 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2262(ES44DC) CN 8010(SD70M-2)
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CN 2986 and CN 2871
Title:  CN 2986 and CN 2871
Description:  A CN through freight crosses N. Lake St. as it heads northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 2986 and CN 2871 pulling, as well as CN 3105 and CN 2921 mid-train. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at right. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:08 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2986(ES44AC) CN 2871(ES44AC)
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CN 2986 and CN 2871
Title:  CN 2986 and CN 2871
Description:  A CN through freight crosses N. Lake St. as it heads northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 2986 and CN 2871 pulling, as well as CN 3105 and CN 2921 mid-train. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at left. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:11 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2986(ES44AC) CN 2871(ES44AC)
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HTTX 92902
Title:  HTTX 92902
Description:  HTTX 92902, with an interesting load (Caterpillar 349F Frontless Excavator), was part of the consist of a CN through freight crossing N. Lake St. as it headed northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at right. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:13 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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HTTX 97989
Title:  HTTX 97989
Description:  HTTX 97989, with an interesting load (Caterpillar 349F Frontless Excavator), was part of the consist of a CN through freight crossing N. Lake St. as it headed northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at right. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:15 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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HTTX 93549
Title:  HTTX 93549
Description:  HTTX 93549, with an interesting load (Caterpillar 349F Frontless Excavator), was part of the consist of a CN through freight crossing N. Lake St. as it headed northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at right. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:18 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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CN 3105, et al.
Title:  CN 3105, et al.
Description:  A CN through freight crosses N. Lake St. as it heads northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 2986 and CN 2871 pulling, as well as CN 3105 and CN 2921 mid-train. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at left. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:20 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3105(ET44AC)
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CN 2921, et al.
Title:  CN 2921, et al.
Description:  A CN through freight crosses N. Lake St. as it heads northwest via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Jul. '19. Train had four locomotives, CN 2986 and CN 2871 pulling, as well as CN 3105 and CN 2921 mid-train. Eggers Div. of VT Industries, 164 N. Lake St., an active rail customer, is partially visible at left. Founded at Neenah, WI, in 1910 as Hardwood Products Co., construction of the facility commenced in Oct. ’10. It was renamed Hardwood Products Corp. as a result of a merger with Mississippi Veneer & Lumber Co. on 20 Apr. ’22 (the latter company was formed by the same businessmen who founded the Neenah company). Eggers Industries acquired Hardwood Products Corp. in 1965 and renamed it Eggers Hardwood Products Corp. Eggers was founded by Fred W. Eggers at Two Rivers, WI in 1884 to make wood baskets used by farmers. They later started making plywood and other wood veneer products. The name was changed to simply Eggers Industries at some point. It was acquired by Holstein, IA, based VT Industries, Inc., on 2 Oct. ’18. There used to be 3 spurs to service the facility, now there is only 1.
Photo Date:  7/6/2019  Upload Date: 9/1/2019 11:37:22 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2921(ES44AC)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local prepares to set out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 7 Jul. '19. After finishing here, local headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. Just out-of-frame to the right in the background, another local, returning from New London, prepares to enter the yard from the west leg of the wye.
Photo Date:  7/7/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:01 PM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local passes in front of the depot/yard office as it prepares to set out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 7 Jul. '19. After finishing here, local headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna.
Photo Date:  7/7/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:04 PM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  A CN local momentarily fouls W. 2nd St. as it prepares to set out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 7 Jul. '19. After finishing here, local headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. The former Appleton Wood Products Co. factory, now part of the Miller Electric facility, is partially visible at left. Built in 1916, the walls include some nice, decorative brickwork (including cast or carved keystones depicting bowling pins above the windows), which Miller obscured with cheap metal siding at some point after they bought it ca. 1975. Carter's Caboose, 1428 W. 2nd St., a small, old, rail side tavern, can be seen beyond the locomotive. It dates to at least 1887, when it was a grocery store operated by Peter Leininger. By 1901 it was a sample room (saloon) operated by John Sigl. By ‘30 it was a soft drink establishment owned by Hubert J. Merkel and August F. Brandt (Prohibition was still in effect). By ’36 it was a tavern operated by Albert Giesen, owned by Mrs. Gretchen Merkel. By ’38 it was Bob’s Tavern, still owned by Mrs. Merkel. It was the Junction Tavern from at least ’43-’71, still owned by Mrs. Merkel until at least ’60 (there were at least two different owners between ’67-’71). At some point in the ‘70s it became Pete’s Junction (possibly Palomino Pete’s Junction). It was called Netticoat Junction ca. the ‘90s (owned by Joanne M. ‘Nettie’ Nett). I haven’t learned how long it has been Carter’s Caboose.
Photo Date:  7/7/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:06 PM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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CN Local Returns to the Yard at Appleton Junction, WI
Title:  CN Local Returns to the Yard at Appleton Junction, WI
Description:  A CN local, returning from New London, enters the former C&NW yard from the west leg of the wye at Appleton Junction, WI on 7 Jul. '19. At left, part of another local, destined for Little Chute and Kaukauna, rests on the main line while the head end of the local (out-of-frame to the left) prepares to set out a string of cars.
Photo Date:  7/7/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:09 PM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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IC 3138
Title:  IC 3138
Description:  In the background, a CN local sets out a string of cars at the former C&NW yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 7 Jul. '19. After finishing here, local headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna. In the foreground, the former C&NW freight house stands at right. Measuring 20 x 60, it was completed in Sep. 1958 along what was originally the MLS&W main line (which ran parallel to the southwest side of the building). It seems rather small for a freight house, but I presume it was designed to supplement, not replace, the much larger freight house near downtown Appleton. The northeast leg of the wye runs along this side of the building.
Photo Date:  7/7/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:11 PM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R)
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CN 5770 and CN 9530
Title:  CN 5770 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN through freight approaches Towmen Rd. as it transitions from the former SOO rails to the former C&NW rails as it heads northeast at Shawano Junction, WI on 13 Jul. '19. This spot used to be named Fox River Junction, after several segments of the original C&NW main line through Menasha and Neenah were removed and a turnout was installed here which allows the bypass of missing C&NW rails by using former SOO rails.
Photo Date:  7/13/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:14 PM
Location:  Shawano Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 5770(SD75I) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
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CN 2863 and CN 2802
Title:  CN 2863 and CN 2802
Description:  A CN through freight parallels Union St. and passes the former Sherry St. grade crossing as it heads south past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 13 Jul. '19. Train had two locomotives, CN 2863 and CN 2802. The historic Neenah Cheese & Cold Storage Co. facility, 434 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond the train to the right. It was built in 1902 after the original 1892 building was destroyed by fire and is currently used for storage. The historic Murer House, 432 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond that. It was built by Felix Murer in 1892 and is currently home to Sherry Town Station. The WC (later SOO) depot stood on the opposite side of Sherry St. from those two buildings; it was built on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks in 1891. It replaced the ca. 1871 depot that stood at the west end of Wisconsin Ave. The Sherry St. depot was demolished ca. 1955 when a new depot was built between Main St. and N. Lake St. on the west leg of the wye, about 850 ft. to the northwest. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St. used to be the yard. I don't know when the current yard was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here. The Main St. overpass can be seen in the background at left.
Photo Date:  7/13/2019  Upload Date: 9/2/2019 10:49:16 PM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2863(ES44AC) CN 2802(ES44AC)
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DWC 200001
Title:  DWC 200001
Description:  DWC 200001and DWC 20000x were part of the consist of a CN through freight paralleling Union St. as it headed south past the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 13 Jul. '19. The historic Neenah Cheese & Cold Storage Co. facility, 434 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond the train to the right. It was built in 1902 after the original 1892 building was destroyed by fire and is currently used for storage. The historic Murer House, 432 Sherry St., is partially visible beyond that. It was built by Felix Murer in 1892 and is currently home to Sherry Town Station. The WC (later SOO) depot stood on the opposite side of Sherry St. from those two buildings; it was built on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks in 1891. It replaced the ca. 1871 depot that stood at the west end of Wisconsin Ave. The Sherry St. depot was demolished ca. 1955 when a new depot was built between Main St. and N. Lake St. on the west leg of the wye, about 850 ft. to the northwest. The area between the tracks and Union St., from Main St. to Monroe St. used to be the yard. I don't know when the current yard was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here.
Photo Date:  7/13/2019  Upload Date: 9/6/2019 1:50:11 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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CN 2220 and BCOL 4610
Title:  CN 2220 and BCOL 4610
Description:  A CN through freight passes the W. Bell St. overpass and approaches Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via a remnant of the former C&NW main line (now relegated to a passing siding) at Neenah, WI on 14 Jul. '19. The former SOO rails, also in use by CN, run parallel on this side of the train.
Photo Date:  7/14/2019  Upload Date: 9/6/2019 1:50:14 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2220(ES44DC) BCOL 4610(C40-8M)
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CN 2220 and BCOL 4610
Title:  CN 2220 and BCOL 4610
Description:  A CN through freight approaches Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via a remnant of the former C&NW main line (now relegated to a passing siding) at Neenah, WI on 14 Jul. '19. The former SOO rails, also in use by CN, run parallel on this side of the train.
Photo Date:  7/14/2019  Upload Date: 9/6/2019 1:50:16 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2220(ES44DC) BCOL 4610(C40-8M)
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