Jeff Baumann gives his reports on what's happening to the ex-GB&W in and
around Green Bay.
Jeff's reports are insightful, mixing the current news with information
on the history of the railroad and speculation on the future.
March 2015:Last Customer in Manawa
The last customer still left from the Green Bay to Manawa section of
the GB&W has stopped rail shipments apparently for good. Sturm
Foods in Manawa was the last customer left after the removal of the tracks
from New London to Green Bay over the course of the last 10 years. Track
sections and railroad signals have been removed and grade crossings have
been repaved. I expect the tracks from New London to Manawa will
eventually be removed and the trackbed returned to nature. At this time I
don't believe a Nature Trail will be built as the Black Creek to New
London section was allowed to return to nature.
Norwood Yard has been pretty quiet lately with only a few cars parked
by the Pickle Factory.