Lots of trains thru Merrillan, Wisconsin.
The title of this postcard - "Lots of trains thru Merrillan,
Wisconsin" - sums it up!
This Northern Photo Company postcard
postmarked March 12, 1913 captures a winter scene in the western Wisconsin
town. The end of an westbound Green Bay & Western passenger train is
on the left side of the photo and a southbound Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha is pulling into the station. The
large building to the left rear of the depot is the Hotel Campbell which
was built jointly by the two railroads.
Paul Extension (ca. 1892) - A map published by the Village of Merrillan
shows the proposed Green Bay Route's extension with Merrillan as a major
Road Crossing (1907) - The GB&W and Omaha Road crossing at
in Merrillan (1913) - Lots of trains thru Merrillan, Wisconsin.
Map (1916) - Right-of-way map of Merrillan issued by the Green Bay &
Western in 1916.
Wreck (1920) - An overturned coach sits next to the Merrillan turntable.
Train (1969) - A westbound plow train approaching Sand Road on the west
edge of Merrillan.
Crossing (1976) - Eastbound Train No. 2 passes the Merrillan depot
painted in "C&NW 400" colors.
(2001) - Ex-GBW / Omaha Road Merrillan Depot, now used by the Union