GB&W farewell excursion after WC takeover. Location was site of former station "Waterbury", a logging town, now a ghost town.
Southbound enroute to Green Bay passing the junction of the previous C&NW line to Oconto Falls and Antigo.
During an extended stay at CF due to a collision with a freight car, 261 steams next to the old Soo Line round house.
Ex C&NW, Fox River Valley, now WC, and soon to be renumbered to WC 2252, tied up for crew change 2 weeks after the end of the Green Bay & Western on ex GB&W mainline.
Northbound on a ferry run between excursions, MILW 261 stops for quick service in Neenah.
One week before the end of the line for the GB&W, a progressive lineup (321, 322, 323) sits during crew change at Merrillan, with a C&NW box on the interchange in the background.
Awaiting the trip southbound down the BN to the Twin Cities. 11:30AM
Eastbound EMPRE (East Mpls - Proviso) nears siding and a meet with a westbound at Merrillan. 12:25PM
Westbound on the ex Soo Line trackage from Mellen, WI to Ironwood, MI. 1:20PM
North Shore's run from Duluth prepares to reload at the ex Duluth & Iron Range depot on DM&IR trackage for the return along Lake Superior to Duluth. 2:05PM
The first or second WC train to travel the Superior Sub after purchase of the ex C&NW line by WC. 4:30 PM
The Empire Builder on time at LaCrosse. 10:30AM 450 was one of 2 experimental AC power units.
Yard job switching local cars at the west end of the yard.
This unit, unused at the time, was sitting in a private gravel yard that receives rock and sand products from Mississippi barges.
Removed track to the left led to Oconto Falls and originally on to Antigo. The main is still in existance as E&LS from Green Bay to Escanaba.