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By:T. P. Bruss
Dates:9/22/2018 - 12/20/2018
Album Info:Most of the photographs in this album were captured in Northeast Wisconsin (and a handful in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) in the fall of 2018, 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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GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local crosses Thilmany Rd. and traverses the former C&NW bridge over the Fox River as it services the Expera Specialty Solutions paper mill at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. Founded as the American Pulp & Paper Co. in 1883, it became Thilmany Pulp & Paper Co. in ‘89 after Oscar Thilmany bought out his partners and renamed it. It became Expera Specialty Solutions on 26 Jun. 2013, after KPS Capital Partners, LP, acquired it and Wausau Specialty Papers. The original Thilmany facility stood just out-of-frame to the left, until the majority of it was destroyed in 2013. The oldest part of that complex (the Eagle Paper & Flouring Mill) was saved and restored to house the Kaukauna Library and some offices. The bridge was built by American Bridge Co. of New York in 1911.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/7/2018 2:15:44 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local traverses the former C&NW bridge over the Fox River as it services the Expera Specialty Solutions (originally Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co.) paper mill (out-of-frame to the left) at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. The bridge was built by American Bridge Co. of New York in 1911.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/7/2018 2:15:58 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local parallels Thilmany Rd. and the Fox River as it services the Expera Specialty Solutions paper mill via former C&NW rails at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. The train was too long to fit the switchback to be shoved into the mill's stub yard all at once. Five or six woodchip gondolas can be seen parked on the grade leading up to the main line for now. Founded as the American Pulp & Paper Co. in 1883, it became Thilmany Pulp & Paper Co. in ‘89 after Oscar Thilmany bought out his partners and renamed it. It became Expera Specialty Solutions on 26 Jun. 2013, after KPS Capital Partners, LP, acquired it and Wausau Specialty Papers. Looking southeast from Thilmany Rd. (I presume). It should be labeled Stribley Rd., but it appears that the remnants of Stribley Rd. and Thilmany Rd. will now just be referred to as the latter (at least there are not any street signs to indicate otherwise). Portions of both roads were altered or removed during the destruction of the majority of the original Thilmany complex and simultaneous restoration of the oldest part of that facility (the Eagle Paper & Flouring Mill) in 2013 (out-of-frame to the right).
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/7/2018 2:16:21 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  47   Comments: 0
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local services the Expera Specialty Solutions paper mill via former C&NW rails at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. The mill's Model RK330 G4 Mobile Railcar Mover will soon extract a cut of cars which will be taken away by the local. The train was too long to fit the switchback to be shoved into the mill's stub yard all at once. Five or six woodchip gondolas can be seen parked on the grade leading up to the main line for now. The turnout in the foreground has been partially dismantled. To the right, a new turnout has been assembled next to the one it will soon replace. Founded as the American Pulp & Paper Co. in 1883, it became Thilmany Pulp & Paper Co. in ‘89 after Oscar Thilmany bought out his partners and renamed it. It became Expera Specialty Solutions on 26 Jun. 2013, after KPS Capital Partners, LP, acquired it and Wausau Specialty Papers.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/7/2018 2:16:37 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local services the Expera Specialty Solutions paper mill via former C&NW rails at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. The train was too long to fit the switchback to be shoved into the mill's stub yard all at once. Five or six woodchip gondolas can be seen parked on the grade leading up to the main line for now. Founded as the American Pulp & Paper Co. in 1883, it became Thilmany Pulp & Paper Co. in ‘89 after Oscar Thilmany bought out his partners and renamed it. It became Expera Specialty Solutions on 26 Jun. 2013, after KPS Capital Partners, LP, acquired it and Wausau Specialty Papers.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/7/2018 2:16:58 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local parallels Thilmany Rd. as it services the Expera Specialty Solutions (originally Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co.) paper mill (out-of-frame to the right) via former C&NW rails at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. The lock tender's house near Kaukauna Lock 1 is partially visible in the background at left.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 2:32:03 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  57   Comments: 1
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local parallels Thilmany Rd. as it services the Expera Specialty Solutions paper mill via former C&NW rails at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. The small shed at left looks like a scale house. Founded as the American Pulp & Paper Co. in 1883, it became Thilmany Pulp & Paper Co. in ‘89 after Oscar Thilmany bought out his partners and renamed it. It became Expera Specialty Solutions on 26 Jun. 2013, after KPS Capital Partners, LP, acquired it and Wausau Specialty Papers.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 2:32:22 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  50   Comments: 2
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local crosses what used to be Stribley Rd. as it services the Expera Specialty Solutions paper mill via former C&NW rails at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18. At right, the mill's Rail King Model RK330 G4 Mobile Railcar Mover will soon extract a cut of cars which will be taken away by the local. Founded as the American Pulp & Paper Co. in 1883, it became Thilmany Pulp & Paper Co. in ‘89 after Oscar Thilmany bought out his partners and renamed it. It became Expera Specialty Solutions on 26 Jun. 2013, after KPS Capital Partners, LP, acquired it and Wausau Specialty Papers. This portion of what used to be Stribley Rd. is now just a driveway to the trailer storage lot. It appears that the remnants of Stribley Rd. and Thilmany Rd. will now just be referred to as the latter (at least there are not any street signs to indicate otherwise). Portions of both roads were altered or removed during the destruction of the majority of the original Thilmany complex and simultaneous restoration of the oldest part of that facility (the Eagle Paper & Flouring Mill) in 2013 (behind me).
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 2:32:35 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  62   Comments: 2
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local passes White City Park and approaches Lawe St./Hwy. 55/Hwy. 96 as it ascends the grade from the banks of the Fox River back up to the former C&NW main line at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 2:32:52 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local approaches Lawe St./Hwy. 55/Hwy. 96 as it ascends the grade from the banks of the Fox River back up to the former C&NW main line at Kaukauna, WI on 26 Sep. '18.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 2:33:09 AM
Location:  Kaukauna, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 6226 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local works the Little Chute Industrial Park via former C&NW rails at Little Chute, WI on 18 Jun. '14. I haven't found a name for the facility on the right; it has a covered spur but the turnout has been gone for quite a while. The tan building at left is Absolute Supply, 1560 Bohm Dr. The tall facility in the background is Land O'Lakes Farmland Feed, 1700 Bohm Dr., an active rail customer.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 2:33:21 AM
Location:  Little Chute, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  55   Comments: 1
CN 9530, et al.
Title:  CN 9530, et al.
Description:  A CN local works the Little Chute Industrial Park via former C&NW rails at Little Chute, WI on 18 Jun. '14. Train had two locomotives, GTW 6226 and CN 9530. I haven't found a name for the facility on the right; it has a covered spur but the turnout has been gone for quite a while. The tan building at left is Absolute Supply, 1560 Bohm Dr. The blue-gray building on the left is Land O'Lakes Farmland Feed, 1700 Bohm Dr., an active rail customer.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:46:16 AM
Location:  Little Chute, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  49   Comments: 2
CN 9530, et al.
Title:  CN 9530, et al.
Description:  A CN local works the Little Chute Industrial Park via former C&NW rails at Little Chute, WI on 18 Jun. '14. Train had two locomotives, GTW 6226 and CN 9530. I haven't found a name for the facility on the right; it has a covered spur but the turnout has been gone for quite a while. The tan building at left is Absolute Supply, 1560 Bohm Dr. The tall building on the left is Land O'Lakes Farmland Feed, 1700 Bohm Dr., an active rail customer.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:46:36 AM
Location:  Little Chute, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  43   Comments: 1
CN 9530, et al.
Title:  CN 9530, et al.
Description:  A CN local approaches Depot St. while headed southwest via former C&NW rails at Little Chute, WI on 18 Jun. '14. Train had two locomotives, GTW 6226 and CN 9530. The facility at right is Crystal Print, Inc., 500 Hart Ct., an active rail customer.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:46:49 AM
Location:  Little Chute, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
CN 9530 and GTW 6226
Title:  CN 9530 and GTW 6226
Description:  A CN local approaches Depot St. while headed southwest via former C&NW rails at Little Chute, WI on 18 Jun. '14. The facility at right is Crystal Print, Inc., 500 Hart Ct., an active rail customer. I believe the depot stood on the north side of the tracks (left). In 1889 it stood on the south side (right) and what was then the north end of Verstegen St. The street was re-named Wilson St. at some point and what was once the north end of it is now part of the Crystal Print property.
Photo Date:  9/26/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:47:07 AM
Location:  Little Chute, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 9530(GP40-2LW) GTW 6226(GP38-2)
Views:  42   Comments: 1
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  The local power rests at its usual parking spot on the yard lead at the CN, former C&NW, yard at Appleton Junction, WI on 30 Sep. '18. I thought this might be the locomotive I saw a few years ago, on which all four number boards had a different font. However, after watching it move around on subsequent days, it looks like only the number board on the front at right is mismatched. The north leg of the wye is partially visible at lower right.
Photo Date:  9/30/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:47:24 AM
Location:  Appleton Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 3
CSX 403 and CSX 436
Title:  CSX 403 and CSX 436
Description:  An interesting pair of foreigner visitors lead a through freight across Towmen Rd. while headed northeast via CN rails at Shawano Junction, Fox Crossing (originally Town of Menasha until 14 Apr. '16), Winnebago Co., WI on 30 Sep. '18. 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. MillTown Paper, Inc., 1286 Ehlers Rd., an active rail customer, is partially visible in the background.
Photo Date:  9/30/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:47:40 AM
Location:  Shawano Junction, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CSX 403(AC44CW) CSX 436(AC44CW)
Views:  46   Comments: 2
IC 9605 and CN 9530
Title:  IC 9605 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local pulls 19 cars across 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 2 Oct. '18. It sure was nice of the railroad to complete some much-appreciated brush clearing along the tracks here, so that train nuts like me can capture better views of their trains.
Photo Date:  10/2/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:47:52 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  IC 9605(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
GTW 6226
Title:  GTW 6226
Description:  A CN local passes the W. Cecil St. overpass (Timothy Hamblin Bridge) as it returns to the south end of the former SOO yard at Neenah, WI on 3 Oct. '18. The W. Cecil St. overpass (Timothy Hamblin Bridge), erected to eliminate the grade crossing, opened to traffic on 20 Nov. '07.
Photo Date:  10/3/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:48:06 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 6226(GP38-2)
Views:  43   Comments: 1
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local approaches S. Lawe St. as it prepares to spot a boxcar for the Neenah Paper mill (formerly Fox River Paper Co.), 600 S. Vulcan St. (at right), via former C&NW rails on Grand Chute Island in 'The Flats' at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. The Fox River Paper Co. was founded in 1883. It experienced numerous changes in ownership between 1961 and 2007, when it was purchased by Neenah Paper, Inc. The Neenah Paper Co. was organized in 1885, taking over a mill started by the Patten Paper Co. in 1873. The water at left is the last remaining scrap of what was once the South Channel of the Fox River through 'The Flats.' Old maps reveal that the west end of the South Channel was filled in at some point between 1916 and 1957. Most of the remainder of the South Channel was filled in the following years. This remaining portion forms the confluence with a mill race which connects West’s Power Canal (a.k.a. West’s Canal, a.k.a. Grand Chute Island Canal) to the Fox River. The mill race passes under the Neenah Paper facility. Edward West bought Grand Chute Island and excavated the canal in 1870 to provide water power for the industries which he speculated would be built soon after. He was right. Over the past several years, I have notice that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/9/2018 2:48:20 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 2
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local crosses E. South Island St. and S. Vulcan St. as it prepares to spot a boxcar for the Neenah Paper mill (formerly Fox River Paper Co.), 600 S. Vulcan St. (at right), via former C&NW rails on Grand Chute Island in 'The Flats' at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. The Fox River Paper Co. was founded in 1883. It experienced numerous changes in ownership between 1961 and 2007, when it was purchased by Neenah Paper, Inc. The Neenah Paper Co. was organized in 1885, taking over a mill started by the Patten Paper Co. in 1873. South Island St. used to run along the north bank of the South Channel of the Fox River through 'The Flats.' Old maps reveal that the west end of the South Channel was filled in at some point between 1916 and 1957. Most of the remainder of the South Channel was filled in the following years. The last remaining portion (out-of-frame to left) forms the confluence with a mill race which connects West’s Power Canal (a.k.a. West’s Canal, a.k.a. Grand Chute Island Canal) to the Fox River. The mill race passes under the Neenah Paper facility (the bridge over the mill race can be seen in the background at left). Edward West bought Grand Chute Island and excavated the canal in 1870 to provide water power for the industries which he speculated would be built soon after. He was right. Over the past several years, I have noticed that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:49:09 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local clears E. South Island St. and crosses S. Vulcan St. as it prepares to spot a boxcar for the Neenah Paper mill (formerly Fox River Paper Co.), 600 S. Vulcan St., via former C&NW rails on Grand Chute Island in 'The Flats' at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. The Fox River Paper Co. was founded in 1883. It experienced numerous changes in ownership between 1961 and 2007, when it was purchased by Neenah Paper, Inc. The Neenah Paper Co. was organized in 1885, taking over a mill started by the Patten Paper Co. in 1873. South Island St. used to run along the north bank of the South Channel of the Fox River through 'The Flats.' Old maps reveal that the west end of the South Channel was filled in at some point between 1916 and 1957. Most of the remainder of the South Channel was filled in the following years. The last remaining portion (out-of-frame to left) forms the confluence with a mill race which connects West’s Power Canal (a.k.a. West’s Canal, a.k.a. Grand Chute Island Canal) to the Fox River. The mill race passes under the Neenah Paper facility (the bridge over the mill race can be seen in the background at left). Edward West bought Grand Chute Island and excavated the canal in 1870 to provide water power for the industries which he speculated would be built soon after. He was right. Over the past several years, I have noticed that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:49:28 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  53   Comments: 2
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local clears S. Vulcan St. as it prepares to spot a boxcar for the Neenah Paper mill (formerly Fox River Paper Co.), 600 S. Vulcan St., via former C&NW rails on Grand Chute Island in 'The Flats' at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. The Fox River Paper Co. was founded in 1883. It experienced numerous changes in ownership between 1961 and 2007, when it was purchased by Neenah Paper, Inc. The Neenah Paper Co. was organized in 1885, taking over a mill started by the Patten Paper Co. in 1873. The small white, building background right is a replica of the Vulcan Street Plant, the country's (world's) first Edison hydroelectric central station designed to serve both residential and commercial customers. It began operation 25 Nov. 1882. This replica stands at the approximate location of the original. This generator was identical to its more famous twin, which was installed in the Appleton Paper and Pulp Co. mill 3/4-mile upstream and began supplying electricity 30 Sep. ‘82. That one was commercial only, although it did also supply the paper mill owner’s, Henry J. Rogers, neighboring home. There is a surprising amount of inaccurate and inconsistent information regarding these two electrical facilities on the internet. Over the past several years, I have noticed that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:49:47 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  54   Comments: 1
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local approaches the former C&NW swing bridge over the Fox River Navigation Canal in 'The Flats' at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. I haven't noticed a builder's plate, but according to bridgehunter.com, the Warren through truss swing bridge was built in 1908. Train was headed for Kimberly and Combined Locks. Over the past several years, I have noticed that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:50:01 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local crosses the Fox River Navigation Canal via the former C&NW swing bridge in 'The Flats' at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. I haven't noticed a builder's plate, but according to bridgehunter.com, the Warren through truss swing bridge was built in 1908. Train was headed for Kimberly and Combined Locks. Over the past several years, I have notice that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:50:17 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  49   Comments: 1
GTW 5856
Title:  GTW 5856
Description:  A CN local crosses the Newberry Trail as it starts to ascend the grade out of 'The Flats' while headed northeast via the former C&NW rails at Appleton, WI on 6 Oct. '18. Train was coming off of the swing bridge over the Fox River Navigation Canal as it headed for Kimberly and Combined Locks. It is difficult to imagine that this trail used to be a 2-lane street, although not a heavily trafficked street, up until a couple of decades ago. Over the past several years, I have notice that some misinformed individuals erroneously refer to ‘The Flats’ as ‘Oneida Flats,’ or some variation of same. However, the historic, industrial heart of Appleton is simply ‘The Flats.’
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:50:33 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5856(GP38-2)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
CN 8954 and CN 8848
Title:  CN 8954 and CN 8848
Description:  A CN container train approaches Kampo Rd. as it heads southwest via a remnant of the former C&NW main line at Neenah, WI on 6 Oct. '18. Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 loom in the background. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished. The former SOO main line, also in use by CN, is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:50:50 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8954(SD70M-2) CN 8848(SD70M-2)
Views:  46   Comments: 1
CN 8954 and CN 8848
Title:  CN 8954 and CN 8848
Description:  A CN container train approaches Kampo Rd. (technically no longer Kampo Rd.) as it heads southwest via a remnant of the former C&NW main line at Neenah, WI on 6 Oct. '18. The former SOO main line, also in use by CN, is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:51:04 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8954(SD70M-2) CN 8848(SD70M-2)
Views:  54   Comments: 1
CN 8928 and CN 8893
Title:  CN 8928 and CN 8893
Description:  A CN container train passes the W. Bell St. overpass and approaches Kampo Rd. (technically no longer Kampo Rd.) as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 6 Oct. '18. A remnant of the former C&NW main line is visible at left.
Photo Date:  10/6/2018  Upload Date: 11/11/2018 2:51:22 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 8928(SD70M-2) CN 8893(SD70M-2)
Views:  46   Comments: 2
CN 5458 and IC 1031
Title:  CN 5458 and IC 1031
Description:  A CN container train crosses Sherman Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI on 7 Oct. '18. I was standing approximately where the former C&NW rails used to cross the road.
Photo Date:  10/7/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:45:25 AM
Location:  Town of Oshkosh, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 5458(SD60) IC 1031(SD70)
Views:  48   Comments: 1
CN 2035, et al.
Title:  CN 2035, et al.
Description:  A CN through freight approaches Hwy. M as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Medina Station, Town of Dale, Outagamie Co., WI on 8 Oct. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 2035 and GECX 7366. The WC built a depot here somewhere between 1871, when the line was laid, and 1889, when I recently found it depicted on a map. The site was labeled as Medina Station on maps until at least 1915. The depot stood approximately where the CN microwave tower now stands, just out-of-frame to the right.
Photo Date:  10/8/2018  Upload Date: 10/9/2018 3:49:53 AM
Location:  Medina Station, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2035(C40-8)
Views:  89   Comments: 1
CN 2035 and GECX 7366
Title:  CN 2035 and GECX 7366
Description:  A CN through freight approaches Hwy. M as it heads southeast via former SOO rails at Medina Station, Town of Dale, Outagamie Co., WI on 8 Oct. '18. The WC built a depot here somewhere between 1871, when the line was laid, and 1889, when I recently found it depicted on a map. The site was labeled as Medina Station on maps until at least 1915. The depot stood approximately where the CN microwave tower now stands, at right.
Photo Date:  10/8/2018  Upload Date: 10/9/2018 3:50:00 AM
Location:  Medina Station, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2035(C40-8) GECX 7366(C40-8W)
Views:  103   Comments: 1
CN 2893 and UP 6200
Title:  CN 2893 and UP 6200
Description:  A CN through freight approaches Kampo Rd. as it heads southwest via a remnant of the former C&NW main line at Neenah, WI on 11 Oct. '18. Neenah Foundry Plant 2 & Plant 3 loom in the background. Plant 2 opened in 1960 and Plant 3 was built in 1967. Plant 1 opened in 1918 and stood about a mile to the north, until it was closed in 1994 and eventually demolished. The former SOO main line is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  10/11/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:45:42 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 2893(ES44AC) UP 6200(AC44CW)
Views:  43   Comments: 2
GTW 5850 and CN 9530
Title:  GTW 5850 and CN 9530
Description:  A CN local passes Milepost 214 and approaches N. State St. as it heads northeast via former C&NW rails along the backside of College Ave. at Appleton, WI on 14 Oct. '18. There are two milepost markers, a newer one on a fence post next to the telephone pole, and an older one halfway up the telephone pole. The large brick building partially visible above the locomotive is Good Company, a restaurant established in 1980. The building was built between 1895 and '01 by the Marshall Paper Co., a.k.a. Marshall Bros. Wholesale Paper or Marshall Bros. Paper. The company was founded in '93 by Simon and Samuel G. Marshall, father and son. Train was headed for Little Chute and Kaukauna.
Photo Date:  10/14/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:45:58 AM
Location:  Appleton, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5850(GP38-2) CN 9530(GP40-2LW)
Views:  46   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses Garfield Ave. as it works the northwest end of the former C&NW yard on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 15 Oct. '18. They have just returned from servicing Chemtrade (formerly General Chemical Corp.) east of Washington St. The former C&NW depot/yard office is partially visible behind the locomotive. The station sign says Neenah but it is actually located in Menasha. The border between the Twin Cities is about 750 feet to the south (right). The depot/yard office was built by the C&NW in 1965. The former Graphic Packaging International facility, originally Marathon Corp., 160 Washington St., stands at left. The oldest part of the facility was built in Apr. '47 to manufacture cartons for food packaging. The land had previously been used for stave and lumber drying yards for Menasha Wooden Ware. The facility operated continuously until the end of '16, when Graphic Packaging International abandoned 228 hard working Americans by moving production out-of-state.
Photo Date:  10/15/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:46:11 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses Garfield Ave. as it works the northwest end of the former C&NW yard on Doty Island at Menasha, WI on 15 Oct. '18. The former C&NW depot/yard office is the tan building partially visible at left. The station sign says Neenah but it is actually located in Menasha. The border between the Twin Cities is about 750 feet to the south (left). The depot/yard office was built by the C&NW in 1965. The blue facility partially visible at left is Warehouse Specialists, Inc., 257 Garfield Ave., Menasha, WI. Built ca. 1965 by Remick Transfer Co., Inc., it used to receive rail service, but has not for quite some time.
Photo Date:  10/15/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:46:28 AM
Location:  Menasha, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  41   Comments: 1
CN 3084, et al.
Title:  CN 3084, et al.
Description:  A CN unit train of tank cars passes the W. Bell St. overpass and approaches Kampo Rd. as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 3084 pulling and ? pushing. At left, SOO 519043 rests on former C&NW rails. Quite an usual spot to find a solitary autorack. Plus, I don't encounter SOO equipment near this former SOO main line often enough, so I was compelled to attempt to incorporate it within the scene. Unfortunately the natural lighting was less-than ideal.
Photo Date:  10/15/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:46:45 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3084(ET44AC)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
CN 3084, et al.
Title:  CN 3084, et al.
Description:  A CN unit train of tank cars crosses Kampo Rd. (just out-of-frame to left) as it heads northeast via former SOO rails at Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. '18. Train had two locomotives, CN 3084 pulling and ? pushing. A remnant of the former C&NW main line, now relegated to a passing siding, is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  10/15/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:47:01 AM
Location:  Neenah, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  CN 3084(ET44AC)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses the Shawano Lake Outlet Channel and approaches E. 5th St. as it heads southeast with 5 boxcars via former SOO rails at Shawano, WI on 16 Oct. '18. In the foreground, a mallard hen and drake contemplate migrating southward for the winter.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:47:19 AM
Location:  Shawano, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 2
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses the Shawano Lake Outlet Channel and approaches E. 5th St. as it heads southeast with 5 boxcars via former SOO rails at Shawano, WI on 16 Oct. '18. Near the middle of the scene, several mallards contemplate migrating southward for the winter.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 2:47:35 AM
Location:  Shawano, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  50   Comments: 1
NS 473160
Title:  NS 473160
Description:  A CN local (powered by GTW 5857, partially visible at right) services the Seneca Foods facility via former SOO rails at Shawano, WI on 16 Oct. '18. I haven't discovered what the old foundation in the foreground used to be.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:31:38 AM
Location:  Shawano, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Views:  57   Comments: 0
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses the junction with the former C&NW right-of-way, now the Mountain-Bay State Trail, while servicing the Seneca Foods facility (out-of-frame to left) via former SOO rails at Shawano, WI on 16 Oct. '18. The interlocking tower that once guarded the junction stood to the right, south of SOO tracks and east of C&NW tracks, until it was torn down circa 1995. I thought the tower stood by the clump of trees on this side of the boxcar, but a review of others' photographs on this site as well as some old maps has proven that my recollection of the tower's location was erroneous. There are remnants of a foundation there, but it must have been something else.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:31:57 AM
Location:  Shawano, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local prepares to spot three boxcars at the Seneca Foods facility via former SOO rails at Shawano, WI on 16 Oct. '18. Milepost 318 can be seen in the shadow of the train to the right.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:32:08 AM
Location:  Shawano, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local prepares to spot three boxcars at the Seneca Foods facility via former SOO rails at Shawano, WI on 16 Oct. '18. Milepost 318 can be seen in the shadow of the train to the right.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:32:24 AM
Location:  Shawano, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local parallels McDonald Rd. and crosses Hwy. T (out-of-frame to left) as it pulls 4 boxcars south via former SOO rails at Lunds, WI on 16 Oct. '18. Many of the trees to the right grow within the foundation of the depot.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:32:38 AM
Location:  Lunds, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 2
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses Hwy. F and approaches the station sign as it pulls 4 boxcars southeast via former SOO rails at Nichols, WI on 16 Oct. '18. Train was headed back to Neenah from Shawano.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:32:56 AM
Location:  Nichols, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses Brugger Rd. as it pulls 4 boxcars south via former SOO rails at Town of Black Creek, Outagamie Co., WI on 16 Oct. '18. Train was headed back to Neenah from Shawano.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 11/15/2018 2:33:08 AM
Location:  Town of Black Creek, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses the bridge over W. State St./Hwy. 54 and approaches the junction with the former GB&W right-of-way as it heads south with four boxcars via former SOO rails at Black Creek, WI on 16 Oct. '18. The former GB&W right-of-way is now the Newton Blackmour State Trail. Train was headed back to Neenah from Shawano. It did not seem as though they were slowing down to service the CHS Larsen Cooperative, but when I photographed them later at Mackville Station, they had added a pair of tank cars to their consist.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 10/17/2018 3:11:49 AM
Location:  Black Creek, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  57   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local crosses the junction with the former GB&W right-of-way as it heads south with four boxcars via former SOO rails at Black Creek, WI on 16 Oct. '18. The former GB&W right-of-way is now the Newton Blackmour State Trail. The old signal relay case still has GB&W, as well as WCL, stenciled on its door. Train was headed back to Neenah from Shawano. It did not seem as though they were slowing down to service the CHS Larsen Cooperative, but when I photographed them later at Mackville Station, they had added a pair of tank cars to their consist.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 10/17/2018 3:12:00 AM
Location:  Black Creek, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
GTW 5857
Title:  GTW 5857
Description:  A CN local rounds a curve and approaches Hwy. O as it heads southeast with six cars via former SOO rails at Mackville Station, Town of Center, Outagamie Co., WI on 16 Oct. ‘18. Listed as Mackville Station on some old maps, distinguishing it from the community of Mackville which is 1-mile due east of here, it is listed as Mackville on some time tables. The station sign, which read Mackville, was stolen between 13 Jun. and 9 Jul. ’14, not long after I posted a photograph of it on this site. I presume it was stolen; I would think if the railroad had removed the sign they would have removed the posts as well. Both posts stood barren for quite a while. One of the posts still stands next to the track, the other lies on the ground. Some remnants of the depot’s foundation are hidden in the overgrowth. Part of the passing siding can be seen at right, it has been truncated at Hwy. O. What remains forms a spur which could be used to service the idle facility partially visible to the right (most recently Southwest Stainless & Alloy, previously Stainless Tubular Products). The cool, old barn in the background has a loading dock extending to the spur.
Photo Date:  10/16/2018  Upload Date: 10/17/2018 3:12:11 AM
Location:  Mackville Station, WI
Author:  T. P. Bruss
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Locomotives:  GTW 5857(GP38-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 1


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