A rare color photo of steam power on the Green Bay Route.
Green Bay & Western #251 leads a southbound freight near Sawyer, Wis. in
this undated photo from the collection of the Door
County Historical Museum.
Although #251 was never an Ahnapee & Western engine,
it appears to have been the regular power assigned to trains on the A&W in
the 1930's. Some other 2-6-0 moguls and occasionally a 2-8-0 consolidation
appear in photos from this era, but photo of this engine literally outnumbers
the others by a ratio of five to one.
The weeds growing between the rails are a testament to the deferred
maintenance that the branch line to Sturgeon Bay saw by the time of the Great
Depression. Mogul #251 was scrapped in