CN 2279         
A CN through freight passes the Main St. overpass and approaches the former Sherry St. grade crossing while heading south at the north end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 24 Mar. '19. The guard rail at right marks the former Sherry St. grade crossing. The WC (later SOO) depot stood on the north side of Sherry St. on the east side of the tracks. It was built in 1891, to replace 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, significantly larger yard (extending southwestward from Winneconne Ave.) was built, but a map from 1909 shows the yard here.
Date: 3/24/2019 Location: Neenah, WI   Map Show Neenah on a rail map Views: 97 Collection Of:   T. P. Bruss
Locomotives: CN 2279(ES44DC)    Author:  T. P. Bruss
CN 2279
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Northeast WI, Spring 2019
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Mike Maskel General NICE SHOT 5/8/2019 11:29:14 AM

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