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Boxcar Derailment
Engine #25 and Crew
#302 Builders plate
Mogul #38 Builders Photo
Mogul #53
KGB&W Combine
Locomotive #20
GBW #101 (1938)
GB&W #302
GB&W #255
KGB&W #350
A&W X94
GBW #141
GB&W #399
KGB&W #257
FA-1 Builders Photo
"Roamer" China
HH 660 #101 at Norwood
A&W 3004
'51 Freight Train
Sleek Power
Ferry Yard
FA Train
'58 Freight Train
New Equipment
AHW #600
#309 High Hood
#310 Builders Photo
#302, #307 at Norwood
FA-1 Power
40' PS-1 Boxcar
RS-11 #309
#311 Builders Photo
End of an Era
Hard-Working RS-2
C-424 #311
Pullman-Standard Boxcar
RS-2 #304
C-424 #312
Caboose #609
C-424 #313
RS-3 #306
Caboose #607
RS-27 #310
#315 Builders Photo
CNW 902
RS-2 #301
S-1 #102
S-1 #103
S-2 #201
RS-2 #302
RS-3 #305
RS-3 #307
RS-27 #310
Plow Train
Ballast Tamper
S-1 #102
RS-2 #301
RS-2 #303
C-424 #314
Business car #603
Burnt Boxcar
C-430 #315
WRX 9350
Business Car 1776
C-424 #313
Leaving Bridge Yard
"All Red" RS-2
1776 at Wis. Rapids
Plover Plume
RS-2 #304
RS-20 #308
RS-2 #304
RS-27 #317
#315 in Shop
#315 in Wisconsin Rapids
Precision National 901
McGee Promoted
Train No. 1 at Norwood
Caboose 615
#310 at Green Bay
Conrail #2486
GB&W Adds Boxcars
Jordan Spreader
GBW #315
Switching Power
Transfer Caboose
Transfer Caboose #101
Cupola Caboose
Alco Smoke!
Caboose #112
Auto-Train #901
Takin' Care of Business
LR&W on the GB&W
One Bay Open Hopper
Homer E. McGee #312
No. 4 at Amherst Junction
Wisconsin Rapids Winter
#320 at Whiting
Wisconsin Rapids Power
C-420/424 hoods
Business Train
Caboose #101
#323 at Wisconsin Rapids
#305 on the FRVR
#321 in Winter
Jordan Spreader
Dusk in Plover
#323 in Howard
"Sprint" Train No. 10
RSD-15 #2404
Homer E. McGee
Crew on No. 2
Train No. 4 at Plover
Alco RSD 15 #2405
C-420 #323
GBW #312
Trio of Power
West End of Norwood
RS-20 #305
WC #308
#319 on the CALM
Ex-GB&W in Arkansas
AHW Boxcar #4054
Caboose #101
Caboose #112
Boxcar #1001
Jordan Spreader X190
Caboose 115
What's Left of Norwood?
Side Dump Cars
GBW Gondola
605 Rediscovered!
RS-2s on the Move
Ex- GBW #308
Jeep FC 170 hi-rail
Car 54, Where Are You?
New Paint for #313
The End is Near for #22

Did you know...

Reload this page for more GREEN BAY ROUTE facts.

GBW #306 meets the end of the line in Antoine AK, and three Alco Centuries ponder an uncertain future.

Click on any of the small photos to see a full-sized image.


GBW #306
, a chopped-nose RS-3, sits partially dismantled in the summer of 1999.

The other end of #306
in 1999.

Dismantling #306
in December 2000.

The end of the line.


GBW #319
in the summer of 1999.

#319, December 2000.

#320, December 2000.

#321, December 2000.

When the Green Bay & Western was purchased by the Wisconsin Central and merged into its Fox Valley and Western subsidiary in 1993, its fleet of Alcos were deemed excess and sold off.  Four of the locos wound  up on the Caddo, Antoine & Little Missouri Railroad Company in Arkansas.

History of the Caddo, Antoine & Little Missouri Railroad

The Caddo, Antoine & Little Missouri Railroad was a Union Pacific (ex- Missouri Pacific) branch line which was sold to the Arkansas Midland Railroad in February 1992. The line extended 53 miles from the Union Pacific interchange at Gurdon, Arkansas north to Bird's Mill, Arkansas. The principal shipper on the line is International Paper Company at the south end of the line, with additional lumber and building materials shippers at Bird's Mill on the far north end of the line. A storm in December 1993 caused washouts and landslides on the branch, leading the Arkansas Midland to discontinue service to all but the track serving International Paper at the far south end of the branch.

The Caddo, Antoine & Little Missouri Railroad was organized by the shippers on abandoned end of the branch to restore service. The Interstate commerce Commission authorized the C.A.L.M to enter into an agreement with the Arkansas Midland for trackage rights over the last 3 miles still in operation to allow the railroad to directly interchange with the Union Pacific. The C.A.L.M. started operation in early April 1994, with four ex- GBW locomotives. It ended operation on August 10, 1996, mainly over a dispute with the Arkansas Midland on the amount of compensation for the trackage rights to the Union Pacific interchange. The ex-GBW locomotives fell into disrepair.  Operation on the branch line briefly restarted as the Caddo Valley Railroad, but when the main customer and owner of the line closed, the Caddo Valley shut down.

RS-20 #306

This loco was scrapped in December, 2000.  Most parts including the cab and radiator end went to Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, TN for use in their Central of Georgia RS-3 restoration. The short nose, long hood, and other small pieces are stored in White Hall, Arkansas.

C-424 #319, 320, 321

These photos show the locos as they appeared in 2001.

A first-hand reports says that rodents are chewing the wires up and other critters are living inside.  They cannot be transported in their present condition because of wheel problems.  One unit actually had a bead welded on the back of the wheel in place of a broken flange. All have cut-out cylinders due to blown power assemblies. Each will probably take around $15,000 just to make roadworthy.

These photos were taken by  Ed Bowers in the summer of 1999 and December 2000.  Click on any of the small photos on the right to see a full-sized image.

...good news!

Alco Century 424s #319, #320, and #321 were purchased by the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad in September 2001. They were delivered to the railroad in September 2002 and are being rehabilitated for operation.

Go here for a complete list of other Green Bay Route locos which saw service on other railroads.

Notice:  These images are owned by Ed Bowers and may not be reproduced without permission.

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