Rail Innovation Timeline – 1800s
FreightWaves Classics: Refrigeration helped railroads move fresh food nationwide (Part 2)
C&WI 55th Street Station
FreightWaves Classics/Fallen Flags: The Katy served the southcentral region of the nation
Minneapolis, MN: CGW Boom Island Railyard and Roundhouse
Hoboken, NJ: Lakawanna/DL&W Ferry Terminal
St. Paul, MN: 1885 Northern Pacific Como Yard and Car Shop
FreightWaves Classics: Refrigeration helped railroads move fresh food nationwide (Part 1)
Buffalo, NY: 1897 Aban/ADM Milling/Pillsbury/Great Northern Grain Elevator
Chuck Frey posted
Back in the early 1980s, when Milwaukee was still an industrial powerhouse, Butler Yard could be a very busy place - as it was in this scene from 1984.
Mike Cleary: In the late 1970s, ten scheduled freights each way through Butler. Now there is one each way.
Chris Keating: Don't worry, it's usually 170+ cars long so it's really two trains.
Geoff McCormick: Mike Cleary That must have ended in the early 80s because I remember going to Clyman to watch trains in the early to mid 80s and getting skunked for hours more often than not.....
Mike Cleary: Geoff McCormick At that time there were five each way through Clyman, three each way from Green Bay via the Shoreline and two each way from Fond du Lac. Seems like they were often bunched so you could spend a long time on any of those lines without seeing anything.
In Feb 2019, UP closed the mechanical shop and eliminated 450 mechanical positions. [JSonline]
Dennis DeBruler commented on Chuck's post
I checked out a topo map to confirm that the current diesel fuel storage tank was probably built in the old turntable location.43°06'20.5"N 88°03'47.0"W1958 Wauwatosa Quadrangle @ 1:24,000
I think this is the mechanical shop that they closed in 2019.
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