An early postcard of the Amherst Junction overpass.
This postcard image was taken in 1910. The GB&W crossed over the
Soo Line at Amherst Junction. Originally a grade separation, the trestle
shown was replaced by a concrete viaduct by the early 1920s.
Wisconsin Central 4-4-0 #101 is stopped at the unique two-level
station. Although the basic structure is long gone, traces of it still
remain almost one hundred years later -- including the concrete foundations of
the Soo Line shelter on the lower level
and the diagonal path which cuts up the hill.
Postcard photo by H. Montgomery.
Postcard, dated April 5, 1910.
From the collection of Scott Janz.