Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cancel for August 16: Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway


Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul RY (aka The Milwaukee Road) CDS from August 16, 1899.


A couple of months ago my family toured the US visiting grandparents and one excursion took us to the Wisconsin Dells. In the Dells is a located a club that restores small steam engine locomotives and cars like you might find in a city park or zoo. The locomotive, tender and volunteers above belong to this club, the Riverside and Great Northern Railway.
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The club's short stretch of tracks are laid on the original mainline of The Milwaukee Road, a former Grade I US railroad that ran from Chicago to the Pacific.


My daughter Emily poses in a fiberglass minature of an old Milwaukee Road diesel locomotive on the site of the Riverside and Great Northern Railway's station, shops, and mechanical sheds.

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