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Maintenance-of-Way and other non-revenue equipment used by the Green Bay Route.

Bob Welke provided the genesis of the roster.  It has been supplemented with information in Official Railway Equipment Registers.

In the late 1940s, much of the railroad's modest passenger car fleetwas converted to M of W use.  In 1969 KGB equipment was reassigned to GBW. There was a general renumbering of the equipment in early 1980.

 
ID Marks Car Numbers Total Type Link Built Retired Builder Notes
Pre-1940 1940s-1960s 1970s 1980s-1990s
1 GB&W 01, 2, 165, 241, 1024 W180 4 Wrecking 1930s Wrecking #01 renumbered W180 by 1930s. Based on car numbers, #241 was probably a former 33' flat car and #1024 a former 34' box car.
2 GB&W 12, 948 3 Steam Excavator
3 GB&W 1 1 Spreader
4 GB&W 1 1 Pile Driver Worked with Tank #2. Wrecked in a derailment at Independence, perhaps in the 1930s.
5 KGB&W 1 1 Flanger
6 GB&W X1, 698 2 Cinder
7 GB&W 1, 2, 3, 4, 60, 61, 76, 538, 706, 728, 734 11 Boarding No more than 7 Boarding cars on the roster at any one time.
8 GB&W 1, 2 2 Flanger
9 GB&W 1, 2, 6, 71, 72, 75, 1090 7 Tool No more than 5 Tool cars on the roster at any one time.
10 GB&W 12, 3, 400 , 476, 746 6 Construction #746 was reclassified as Painter car #746 in 1909.
11 GB&W 1, 2 2 Tank Horizontal steel tank mounted on a flat car. Often worked with Pile Driver #1.
12 GB&W X2, X3, 28, 742 4 Boat Flats
13 GB&W X4 1 Flat
14 GB&W 99 1 Business 1943 Began as a GBW&StP parlor car, pre-1896. Reconfigured as a business car in 1901.
ID Marks Pre-1940 1940s-1960s 1970s 1980s-1990s Total Type Link Built Retired Builder Notes
15 GB&W C159 1 Cinder Ex- Waupaca & Green Bay RR, purchased for $300 in 1922.
16 GB&W 500 1 Business 1904 1945 Pullman Palace Car Co. Ex- Western Union car 'Morse.'
17 GB&W 746 1 Painter Was Tool car #746 prior to 1909.
18 KGB 70017040 X7001 to 7039 X7001 to 7040 X122 to X128 17 Gondola 1924.04 Rodger Ballast Car Co. Hart gondolas. Purchased from Wisconsin & Michigan RR. Scattered numbers. Added X7040 in 1971 from A&W.
19 GBW X1 1 Flat 1916.06 40' flat car.
20 GBW X2 X2 1 Flat 1945.03 International Railway Car & Equipment Mfg. Corp. 60'-2" overall length; Vulcan trucks; 20" fish belly center sill; 3" oak deck; 140,000 capy (70-ton)
21 GBW X3 X3 X129 1 Flat 1945.05 40' flat car.
22 GBW X8 1 Transfer Caboose 1954 Former road caboose #08. Converted to a transfer caboose 1949.04, reconstructed as road caboose #608 in 1954.02.
23 GBW X10, X12 X10, X12 2 Transfer Caboose 1960s Former road cabooses #010, #012. Converted to transfer cabooses 1949.04.
24 GBW X20 to X22 3 Former 60' mail-baggage #20 to #22.
25 KGB X32 1 Transfer Caboose 1950 Former road caboose KGB #032.
26 GB&W X44 1 1891 Ohio Falls Car Co. Former 50' coach #44. In MOW service in the 1930s.
27 GBW X50 1 image Former 60' passenger-baggage #50.
28 KGB X60 1 Former 60' passenger-baggage #60.
29 KGB X75 1 Former 60' mail-baggage #75.
30 KGB X76 1 1909.03 1963 Former 60' mail-baggage car #76. To X76 in 1948. Now at Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
ID Marks Pre-1940 1940s-1960s 1970s 1980s-1990s Total Type Link Built Retired Builder Notes
31 KGB X86 1 Former 60' coach #86. Converted to work car 1949.04.
32 A&W X94 1 1893 1950.03.31 Former 60' coach A&W 94. Renumbered X94 1935.01.
33 GBW X107, X109 2 Former 60' coaches #107, #109. Converted to work cars 1949.04.
34 GB&W X165 1 Snow Flanger 1960 ca. Approximate 40' long car with bay window at one end.
35 GB&W B172 1 Former 44' coach #34. In MOW service in the 1930s.
36 A&W X183 1
37 KGB X190 X190 X190 1 Spreader O.F. Jordan Co. Jordan model 2-200 spreader. Former Michigan & Wisconsin RR #1001 (built ca. 1923 b/n #493). It was severely damaged in an accident early in its career on the W&M and sold in pieces to the KGB&W.
38 KGB X200, X201 1 Flat 1916
39 GBW X501 to X511 X5, X6 X130, X131 6 Dump 1925 - 1928 Western Wheeled Scraper Co. 20� CY Western side dump cars
40 GB&W 600 600 1 Business 1918 1972 American Car & Foundry Co. Acquired 1944.
41 GB&W 603 603 1 Business 1972 Ex caboose #603.
42 GBW X1201 X1201 X120 1 Ballast 1924 American Car & Foundry Co. 30'-6" Roger "Max-end" ballast car.
43 GBW X1203 X1203 X121 1 Ballast 1927 American Car & Foundry Co. 33'-2" Roger ballast car.
44 KGB X4335 1 Probably ex- flat car KGB&W #4335
45 KGB X5054 1 Probably ex- box car KGB&W #5054
46 A&W 7040 1 Gondola 1924.04 1971 Rodger Ballast Car Co. Hart gondola, formerly part of KGB 7001-7040. Acquired early 1960s and a plow attached to one end. To GBW in 1971.
ID Marks Pre-1940 1940s-1960s 1970s 1980s-1990s Total Type Link Built Retired Builder Notes
47 GBW X45 X45 1 Tool 1957.06 40' steel boxcar, ex PSX #45. Placed in service in June 1973. In service until 2005.
48 GBW X106 1 Flat Built from underframe of 60' coach #106.
49 KGB X414, X415 X414, X415 2 Sand Rebuilt from former hoppers KGB #414, 415.
50 GBW X603 1 Flat 1972 The underframe of business car #603 (scrapped 1972) was used around Norwood Yard as a flat car for at least two years.
51 GBW X604 1 Transfer Caboose 1967 Former road caboose #604. Used as a transfer caboose around Green Bay.
52 GBW 14018 1 Box 1930 1973.06 Bettendorf Car Co. 40' wood boxcar. Replaced by X45.
53 GBW X132 to X135 4 Dump Differential Car Co. Difco side dump cars. Ex-Oliver Mining. placed in service 1980.06
54 GBW 150 to 174 25 Ballast 1964.07 Bethlehem Steel Corp. One-bay hopper. Ex- LS&I #8500-8599.
55 GBW X9481 1 Tank Marked 7885 gallons.
56 GB&M 1 Office/paycar 1874.04 Haskell & Barker Cost $4500.
 

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