|An overturned coach sits next to the Merrillan turntable.
This is the turntable in Merrillan, not having one of its better
days! It sat between the GB&W main and the Omaha Road (CStPM&O,
later C&NW) branch to Marshfield,
east of the Omaha Road main line. It was owned jointly by both roads
with a track running between the two lines and past the turntable. The
Omaha had a two stall engine house just off this track and perhaps the
GB&W kept an engine there as a backup, but we're not sure.
The overturned coach
may be a C&NW car; the number and pattern of the windows do not
match any of the GB&W coaches that I am aware of.
I wonder who the
people in the photo are? The two men at the far end of the car are
probably with one of the railroads... perhaps the couple peeking out
from the left side of the photo own the house seen behind them?
photo is from the collection of Bob Gile.
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 division point.
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
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