GBW #318, #320, #314, and #319 ready for their next assignments.
Since the earliest days of the railroad, Wisconsin Rapids was a division
point on the Green Bay Route, where locomotives were readied and crews were
changed. This 1989 photo captured four GB&W Alcos ready for their next
- #318 - One of the Green Bay Route's Alco RS-27s leads the quartet of
power. This loco was originally a Chicago & North Western unit that
was purchased by the GB&W in the late 1960s to meet increased traffic
traveling between Ford Motor Company plants in Detroit and Minneapolis.
- #320 - An Erie Lackawanna C-424 acquired in 1980. Notice the yellow
steps and white number boards on this unit, which was the standard paint
scheme in the 1970s..
- #314 - Of the four locomotives on the track this day, Alco C-424 was the
only one that was purchased new by the GB&W.
- #319 - Another unit acquired in 1980, #319 was the only C-424 that the
Pennsylvania Railroad had on their roster.
A thanks goes out to Scott Janz
for sharing this photo.
Scott Janz photo, August 1989 .
This photo may not be reproduced without permission.