Eastbound Train No. 2 passes the Merrillan depot painted in "C&NW 400"
Alco C-424 #313 approaches the diamond at Merrillan in this 1976 photo.
The depot is painted in a unique green and gold paint scheme to match the
C&NW's "400" trains. The depot got this paint job in the
1950s, and by the mid-70s it had begun to show its age. By 1978 it was
repainted gray with white trim.
This photo was taken by Bob Larson of Portola, California. He's a pro, as proven by his
photos in the book Western Pacific Trackside with Bob Larson
(Morning Sun books, 2000). He
grew up in Eau Claire and recently retired as a Union Pacific engineer on
the Feather River division.
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.
- Merrillan Bridge Collapse (1968) - The wreck at the East Fork of Halls Creek on the east edge of Merrillan
when the bridge collapsed in August 1968.
Train (1969) - A westbound plow train approaching Sand Road on the west
edge of Merrillan.
(2001) - Ex-GBW / Omaha Road Merrillan Depot, now used by the Union