GBW #305 with a Fox River Valley Railroad engine at Wausau WI.
Dwindling traffic in the late 1980s due to a loss of carferry service
on Lake Michigan and the loss of the Mississippi River bridge
at Winona left the Green Bay Route with an excess of diesel power on the line.
The railroad leased some of their units to other railroads to help balance the
power requirements. GBW #305 found itself on loan to the Fox River
Valley Railroad. The FRVR began operations on in 1988 and was finally merged
with the GB&W in 1993, bringing 130 years of the Green Bay Route to an
This undated photo from the collection of Bob Schoneman
GB&W #305 with an ex-C&NW engine on the FRVR at Wausau, Wisconsin.
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