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A partial collection of Green Bay Route freight car photos.



AHW 301 to 400 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 10'-7" IH 77 tons 5077 cu.ft.
Built 1977.05 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1981.05.11 Plover, Wis.

AHW 301-400 were added to the roster in 1978 after Itel Corp. purchased the railroad. Some of these ex-P&W cars had minimal patching, while others were completely repainted dark maroon with white lettering.

AHW 320 (1981.05.11)

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AHW 359 (1981.02.03)


AHW 2000 to 2099 
Box XM - reclassified XP (1/81)
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 10'-7" IH 77 tons 5077 cu.ft.
Built 1975.06 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1979.10.20 Plover, Wis.

AHW 2000-2099 were ex-Hartford and Slocomb boxcars. #2063 was unique that only the inside of the circular SSI logo was painted out; most others seemed to have a large square of paint covering the herald.

AHW 2063 (1979.10.20)

AHW 4000 to 4099 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 10'-7" IH 77 tons 5077 cu.ft.
Built 1977.12 - 1978.01 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Mark Mathu 1979.10 Dearborn, Mich.

Hundreds of exterior post boxcars were added to the AHW and GBW rosters after Itel purchased the railroads in the late 1970s. Most were single door cars, but some were double doors, such as these Ahnapee & Western cars built by FMC.

AHW 4000 (1979.10)

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AHW 4043 (1978.08)
AHW 4054 (2000)


GBW 45  
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 50 tons 3900 cu.ft.
Built 1962 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown North Fond du Lac, Wis.

GBW 45 was was built by Pullman-Standard as their PSX #45 in 1962, but it soon went to the GBW. It was one of the last boxcars P-S built with a six-foot door. It went to MOW service in 1973. This paint scheme was the GBW standard in the 1970s.

GBW 45

GBW 50 to 55 
Box LU
50'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 9'-6" IH 70 tons 4397 cu.ft.
Built 1971.06 & 1973.04 Thrall Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Fred Hoeser 1983.04.23 Winona, Minn.

Thrall Door boxcars arrived in the early 70s. They were used to carry hardboard products to Ford plants in the Detroit area. Some cars (#53, perhaps others) had 'WHEN EMPTY RETURN TO AGENT, B.N.R.R. DULUTH MINN.' in small lettering; others (#55, perhaps others) had 'WHEN EMPTY RETURN TO AGENT, C.M.ST.P.&P.R.R. COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO'.

GBW 55 (1983.04.23)

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GBW 52 (1992.10.)
GBW 54
GBW 55 (1992.08.29)


GBW 82 to 84 
Box XM
60'-9" IL x 9'-4" IW x 10'-11" IH 100 tons 6204 cu.ft.
Built 1963.12 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1980.04.15 Plover, Wis.

#80 - 81 were delivered new from Pullman-Standard in 1963; they were joined by three additional ex-McCloud River Railroad boxcars in 1971.

GBW 84 (1980.04.15)

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GBW 84 (1977.04)


GBW 90 to 99 
Box XM
60'-10" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-0" IH 77 tons 6357 cu.ft.
Built 1977.08 International Car Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: George Wiedner 2002.07.14 CN Shops Yard, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Used in paper mill service. GREEN BAY AND WESTERN lettering was larger than used on other cars.

WCCL 49001 (2002.07.14)

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GBW 95


GBW 200 to 209 
Box XAP - reclassified XP (4/69)
60'-9" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-9" IH 90 tons 6000 cu.ft.
Built 1963.09 Greenville Steel Car Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Charles Tomashek 1963.09 Port Jervis, N.J.

GBW 200-209 came from Greenville Steel Car Co. in 1963. Ten more similar cars came from ACF the following year.

GBW 206 (1963.09)

GBW 300 to 309 
Box XMP - reclassified XP (4/69)
50'-6" IL x 9'-4" IW x 10'-5" IH 75 tons 4954 cu.ft.
Built 1964.08 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke

GBW 300-309 were added to the roster in the 1960s to carry finshed paper products; by the 1990s some of the cars were modified to carry wood chips by having their doors modified.

GBW 307

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GBW 301


GBW 500 to 519 
Box XAP - reclassified XP (4/69)
50'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 70 tons 4923 cu.ft.
Built 1962.06 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1976.08.01 Norwood Yard, Green Bay

Numbers 500-519 were delivered dark green in '62 and used in auto parts business. Most were painted standard GBW yellow by 1973, but #517 is proof that several cars kept their original paint a few years longer. All were gone by 1983.

GBW 517 (1976.08.01)

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GBW 511 (1962)


GBW 600 , 604, 610 to 624 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-4" IW x 10'-5" IH 55 tons 3956 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1986.04.19 Elmira, N.Y.

Rebuilt in the late 1970s from GBW 650-691 with new doors and roller bearing trucks. These were the last 40' boxcars on the railroad. The 8' wide door types varied: #611 (Youngstown 8'), #619 (6-panel Superior 8'), the rest of the GBW 600-624 cars were similar but with 9' wide doors.

GBW 611 (1986.04.19)

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GBW 600 (1992.07)


GBW 601 to 603, 605 to 609 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-4" IW x 10'-5" IH 55 tons 3956 cu.ft.
Built 1947-1948 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1992.07

Otherwise similar to the other GBW 600-624 boxcars, a few had 9' wide doors.

GBW 607 (1992.07)

GBW 700 to 899 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 50 tons 3898 cu.ft.
Built 1950.11 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Mark Mathu 1971.04.04

GBW 700 to 899 were Pullman Standard PS-1 boxcars delivered in boxcar red with black ends in 1951. Some were repainted in solid boxcar red after the original Scotchlite lettering started to peel off. Around 1959 GBW/KGB started repainting cars in a bright caboose red. The HOME OF THE PACKERS logo was added in the early 1960s. Yellow replaced the bright red sometime around 1963-64 as the cars were shopped.

GBW 878 (1971.04.04)

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GBW 740
GBW 787 (1971)
GBW 821 (1964.04)
GBW 862
GBW 891 (1973.02.18)


GBW 900 to 949 
Box XME - reclassified XML (4/64); XMP (4/66)
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-5" IH 50 tons 3883 cu.ft.
Built 1959.06 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown 1978.10.16

GBW #900-949 were the first yellow boxcars on the railroad.

GBW 917 (1978.10.16)

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GBW 909 (1966)
GBW 933 (1962 ca.)


GBW 1100 to 1199 
Box XP
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 50 tons 3901 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1973.08 Plover, Wis.

These 100 boxcars had special interior fixtures to carry large rolls of finshed paper.

GBW 1135 (1973.08)

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GBW 1155 (1975)


GBW 1700 to 1719 
Box XL
50'-6" IL x 9'-5" IW x 10'-6" IH 80.5 tons 5020 cu.ft.
Built 1966.02 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Brian Pawlowski 2003.04.23

These 50' boxcars were unique in that they had no GBW herald.

GBW 1718 (2003.04.23)

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GBW 1709


GBW 1730 to 1759 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-0" IH 79.5 tons 5277 cu.ft.
Built 1974.10 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke

This is the standard Pullman-Standard 5277 cu.ft. boxcar.

GBW 1731

GBW 2400 to 2449 
Box XL
50'-6" IL x 9'-4" IW x 10'-6" IH 75 tons 4988 cu.ft.
Built 1967.08 Evans Products Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Jim Sands 1967

These double door boxcars arrived in 1967 and were mainly in paper mill service. GBW 2300-2349 were similar but with single plug doors.

GBW 2435 (1967)

GBW 2700 to 2709 
Box XL
50'-6" IL x 9'-5" IW x 10'-6" IH 75.5 tons 5050 cu.ft.
Built 1969.06 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Karen Buckarma 2003.07.12 Neenah, Wis.

GBW 2700-2709 arrived in 1969; Similar car series 2710-2729 arrived in 1971 but only had a black outline GREEN BAY ROUTE herald.

GBW 2700 (2003.07.12)

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GBW 2719


GBW 2800 to 2899 
Box XL
50'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 55 tons 4860 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1977.10.13 St. Louis, Mo.

50' boxcars began appearing in the late 1960s; most remained in service though the early 1980s. This particular series of 100 were ex- Reading RR boxcars and carried a unique thin font for the cars numbers which only appeared on a few car series delivered in the late 1960s.

GBW 2802 (1977.10.13)

GBW 2900 to 2974 
Box XL
50'-9" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-5" IH 55 tons 4846 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Unknown 1977.10.02 Providence, R. I.

Seventy-five boxcars arrived in 1974. The cars were stretched from 40' riveted side boxcars by American-Fletcher leasing and carried the standard yellow paint scheme of the 1970s. Most 50-foot boxcars on the GBW had 8' doors, but this particular series had 9-foot doors.

GBW 2969 (1977.10.02)

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GBW 2943 (2005.07.08)


GBW 4000 to 4048 
Box XL
50'-9" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 55 tons 4885 cu.ft.
Built 1956.06
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke

In the 1970s, Chicago Freight Car Co. supplied several hundred 50' boxcars which were rebuilt from 40' riveted side cars. If you look at the photo you can see that the center panels were welded while the rest of the car side was riveted.

GBW 4045

GBW 4200 to 4399 
Box XM
50'-9" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 55 tons 4885 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos Bridge One, Cleveland, Ohio

Another class of the 50' boxcars rebuilt from 40' cars.

GBW 4220

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GBW 4292
GBW 4396


GBW 6000 to 6298 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 8'-6" IW x 8'-7" IH 40 tons 2955 cu.ft.
Built 1925.09 Pressed Steel Car Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Andy Laurent

In 1925 the CMStP&P ordered 5500 40' long, 40-ton cars with six side panels and 6'-0" doors, car numbers 708500-713999. and the Green Bay Route added 200 additional cars to the order (KGB 5500-5598, GBW 6000-6298, even numbers only). Some of these cars remained in service until the late 1960s.

GBW 6156

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GBW 6056
GBW 6062
GBW 6120 (1952)
GBW 6144


GBW 7000 to 7049 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-1" IH 77 tons 5347 cu.ft.
Built 1979.04 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke Norwood Yard, Green Bay

External-post boxcars were the standard for serving the paper industries in the 1970s and 80s.

GBW 7046

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GBW 7010 (1979.09.11)


GBW 7050 to 7199 
Box XM
50'-7" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-0" IH 77 tons 5300 cu.ft.
Built 1979.06 ACF Industries
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 2004.03.14 Goodview, Minn.

Several hundred external post "Railbox" type cars were added to the fleet beginning in 1978.

HS 6469 (2004.03.14)

GBW 7200 to 7407 
Box XM
50'-7" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-0" IH 77 tons 5300 cu.ft.
Built 1979.05 ACF Industries
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1989.08.21 Elmira, N.Y.

Most of the 7450-7649 cars were yellow with black lettering.

GBW 7369 (1989.08.21)

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GBW 7268 (1993.07.16)


GBW 7450 to 7649 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-0" IH 77 tons 5288 cu.ft.
Built 1979.08 thru 1979.10 Evans Products Co. / Seico
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1990.11.25 Elmira, N.Y.

GBW 7550-7599 plus a few cars in the low 7600- series were blue. These cars were intended for for Meridian & Bigbee RR, but reassigned by Itel.

GBW 7537 (1990.11.25)

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GBW 7546 (1994.08)
GBW 7581 (1979.10.30)
GBW 7604 (1990.11.25)
GBW 7613 (1993.05.16)


GBW 8000 to 8197 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-1" IH 77 tons 5347 cu.ft.
Built 1977.12 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1989.03.22 Elmira, N.Y.

These ex-P&W cars were never repainted.

GBW 8077 (1989.03.22)

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GBW 8020


GBW 8100 to 8198 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-0" IH 40 tons 3713 cu.ft.
Built 1930.09 Bettendorf Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke

Some of these cars were used in paper mill service into the 1970s.

GBW 8176

GBW 8302 to 8424 
Box XM
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-1" IH 77 tons 5347 cu.ft.
Built 1979.04 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1982.09.12 Baraboo, Wis.

Second-hand 50' boxcars came by the hundreds after Itel Corp. purchased the railroad. These are ex- New Orleans Public Belt Railroad; others were from East Camden & Highland RR and Wabash Valley RR.

GBW 8330 (1982.09.12)

GBW 10000 to 10099 
Box XM - reclassified XP (1/88)
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-1" IH 95.5 tons 5327 cu.ft.
Built 1979.04 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Fred Hoeser 1981.04

GBW 10000-10099 were 70-ton, 50'6", Plate C boxcars (former East Camden & Highland 2351-2499) which came to the railroad in three batches during 1981 - 1984. They had minimal repainting when put into GBW service. They went off the roster in 1991.

GBW 10063 (1981.04)

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GBW 10009 (1984.05)


GBW 14000 to 14048 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-0" (9'-6") IH 40 tons 3713 cu.ft.
Built 1930 Bettendorf Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Richard Hendrickson

Twenty-five double door boxcars arrived in 1930 for automobile service; they were later rebuilt as single door cars as shown in this photo. Note the deep side sill where the double door had been. The last of these cars were retired in 1970.

GBW 14038

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GBW 14026 (1960)


GBW 15000 to 15098 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-0" IH 40 tons 3713 cu.ft.
Built 1930 Bettendorf Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Andy Laurent ca. 1958 unknown

These 40' boxcars were rebuilt from 14000-series double door auto loaders. Scrutiny of the side sill shows the previous locations of the side bracing before the rebuild, and it is also interesting to note that these cars were for CLEAN loading only.

GBW 15030 (ca. 1958)

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GBW 7132 (1983.12.16)


GBW 16000 to 16299 
Box XP
50'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-2" IH 77 tons 5347 cu.ft.
Built 1979.12 & 1980.01 FMC Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Jim Sands 1980

External post car built by FMC.

GBW 16256 (1980)

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GBW 16006 (1990.11.25)
GBW 16103 (1991.09.11)
GBW 16282 (1989.05.22)


GBW 112000 to 112012 
Box XML - reclassified XL (4/69)
50'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-6" IH 50 tons 4872 cu.ft.
Built 1950.11 General American Transportation Corp.
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown 1969 Green Bay, Wis.

Ten green box cars were originally from a pool of 540 GAEX 50' damage-free box cars built from 1950-1955. They arrived about 1960 and were the first 50-foot boxcars on the GBW's roster.

GBW 112008 (1969)

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GBW 112008 (pre-1960)


GBW 375400 to 375517 
Box XP
60'-8" IL x 9'-6" IW x 11'-6" IH 85 tons 6659 cu.ft.
Built 1976.11 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Scott Janz 1993.11.11 Stevens Point, Wis.

Waffle-side auto parts boxcars came second-hand from Grand Trunk Western in 1988.

GBW 375516 (1993.11.11)

KGB 5500 to 5598 
Box XM
40'-6" IL x 9'-2" IW x 10'-0" IH 40 tons 3713 cu.ft.
Built 1925.10 Western Steel Car & Foundry
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown 1968 Atlanta, GA

Similar to GBW 6000-6298, but with 3/3/3 dreadnaught ends.

KGB 5538 (1968)

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KGB 5518


GBW 200 to 214 
Covd. Hopper LO
100 tons 4750 cu.ft.
Built 1978.11 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Unknown 1996

Fifteen covered hoppers arrived in 1990 and carried a distinctive pink paint job with painted-our reporting marks. Some cars were Farmers Co-op, others Albert City Elevator, all were ex-RREX (General Electric Rail Services Corporation).

GBW 201 (1996)

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GBW 208


GBW 6000 to 6074 
Covd. Hopper LO
102.5 tons 3000 cu.ft.
Built 1990.11 Trinity Industries
Full roster information

GBW 6006

GBW 9000 to 9099 
Covd. Hopper LO
36'-6" IL x 10'-0" IW 100 tons 3000 cu.ft.
Built 1981.07 - 1981.09 U.S. Railway Equipment (Evans Products Co.)
Full roster information
Photo credit: Unknown 1993

Hoppers typically used to haul sand and other aggregates from Badger Mining in Taylor, Wis.

GBW 9040 (1993)

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GBW 9001
GBW 9005 (1988.02.07)
GBW 9005 (1983)
GBW 9012 (1993.06.11)
GBW 9081 (1992.02.27)
GBW 9088 (1992.09.13)
GBW 9096 (1985.01.12)


GBW X414 , X415 
Covd. Hopper
33'-0" IL x 10'-4" IW
Built 1949.06 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown 1969

Hoppers #414, 415 were modified as covered hoppers in the 1960s and used to supply sand to the engine facilities in Green Bay and Wisconsin Rapids.

GBWX 414 (1969)

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GBWX 414 (1995.04)


GBW 141  
Flat FM
37'-4" IL x 9'-1" IW 40 tons
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Door County Historical Museum ca. 1940 Sawyer, Wis.

This unique flatcar had tanks added to transport milk and cream from the Van Camp Condensory in Casco, Wis. to the Van Camp plant in Sturgeon Bay.

GBW 141 (ca. 1940)

GBW 10 to 17 
Gond. LP - reclassified LG (1/74); GB (4/75)
41'-6" IL x 9'-5" IW x 9'-10 IH 50 tons 3740 cu.ft.
Built 1941
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Jim Sands / Vern Wigfield 1980.10. Green Bay, Wis.

The GB&W converted eight ex-DT&I 7000-series 41'6" gons into wood chip cars with side extensions in 1969. The side extensions were removed in the late 1970s.

GBW 12 (1980.10.)

GBW 20 to 29 
Gond. GB
52'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 5'-0" IH 100 tons 2094 cu.ft.
Built 1977.07 Thrall Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1980.04 Green Bay, Wis.

Ten gondolas arrived from Thrall in 1977. Originally yellow with black lettering; there were painted red with white lettering in the 1980s.

GBW 21 (1980.04)

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GBW 21 (2005.07.03)
GBW 25
GBW 28 (1978.05.12)


GBW 30 to 39 
Gond. GB
52'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 4'-6" IH 77 tons 2340 cu.ft.
Built 1966.04 Thrall Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Menzies ca. 1996.06 Van Dyne, Wis.

Built by Thrall Corporation. Originally boxcar red, painted yellow by December 1972, then red in the 1980s.

GBW 30 (ca. 1996.06)

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GBW 33 (2002.09.24)
GBW 35 (1974.12.26)


GBW 140 to 149, 180 to 184 
Gond. GT
77 tons
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Jim Sands / Vern Wigfield 1980.10. Green Bay, Wis.

These gondolas were primarily used for slab wood loading between Kress (milepost 159) and Green Bay Packaging on Quincy Street in Green Bay, although they also were used as idler cars at the Kewaunee car ferry docks. The cars were marked NOT FOR INTERCHANGE.

GBW 140 (1980.10.)

GBW 5500 to 5534 
Gond. GB
52'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 5'-0" IH 98 tons 2500 cu.ft.
Built 1983.10 Constructora Nacional de Carros de Ferrocarril (CNCF)
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1995.06.10 Franklin Park, Ill.

Thirty-five general-service gondolas arrived in October 1983. They were identical in appearance to a large order of Missouri Pacific cars (643550-643821) built earlier that year.

GBW 5510 (1995.06.10)

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GBW 5533


KGB 7001 to 7039 
Gond. GH
40'-0" IL x 9'-5" IW x 4'-4 1/2" IH 50 tons 1597 cu.ft.
Built 1924.04 Rogers
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke

The Hart gondolas (7000-series) are ex-Wisconsin & Michigan cars built in 1924 and in service into the 1970's.

KGB 7023

GBW 150 to 174 
Hopper HMA
20'-6" IL x 9'-4" IW 89 tons 1500 cu.ft.
Built 1964.07 Bethlehem Steel
Full roster information
Photo credit: Wolf Kirchmeir 1998.06.18 Blind River, Ontario

Second-hand ore cars from the LS&I were primarily used in ballast trains.

GBW 171 (1998.06.18)

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GBW 162 (1985)
GBW 164


KGB 401 to 420 
Hopper HM
33'-0" IL x 10'-4" IW 50 tons 2145 cu.ft.
Built 1949.06 Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown 1972

Pullman Standard car based on the 1935 AAR standard. By 1970 most cars were painted yellow. Some remained in service until late 1980s, then sold to Wisconsin paper mills.

GBW 418 (1972)

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KGB 412 (1968.11)
KGB 418 (1980)


KGB 4501 to 4569 
Hopper HM
30'-5" IL x 9'-6" IW x 6'-4" IH 50 tons 1682 cu.ft.
Built 1905
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke Mid Continent Railway Museum

KGB 4567

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GBW 135


KGB X190  
Maint. of Way

Built Jordan
Full roster information
Photo credit: Andy Laurent 2000 Green Bay, Wis.

This ballast spreader / plow was on the roster from the late 1930s into the Wisconsin Central era.

KGBX 190 (2000)

AW 3000 to 3004 
Refrig. RB
33'-0" IL x 8'-5" IW x 7'-3" IH 35 tons 1999 cu.ft.
Built 1923-24 MDT
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Andy Laurent ca. 1953 Sturgeon Bay

A&W had several ex-MDT wood reefers on the roster in the 1940s & 1950s. The ice bunkers weren't used, and the cars served as insulated boxcars to ship Door County canned goods.

AW 3004 (ca. 1953)

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AW 3001 (ca. 1950)


GBW 11100 to 11235 
Refrig. RPL
50'-0" IL x 9'-0" IW x 9'-0" IH 66 tons 4050 cu.ft.
Built 1970.06 & 1970.08 Pacific Car & Foundy
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos 1989.08

These ex-Bangor & Aroostook insulated boxcars arrived in the late 1980s and were only on the roster for a few years.

GBW 11138 (1989.08)

GBW 19000 to 19059 
Refrig. RB
40'-0" IL x 9'-0" IW x 9'-1" IH 50 tons 3270 cu.ft.
Built Fruit Growers Express
Full roster information
Photo credit: Jim Sands 1966

Note the boxcar red ends on this car.

GBW 19029 (1966)

GBW 21000 to 21038 
Refrig. RBL
40'-0" IL x 9'-2" IW x 9'-1" IH 5 tons 3330 cu.ft.
Built 1955.04-1955.05 American Car & Foundry
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1979.08 Plover, Wis.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the GBW acquired 40' and 50' refigerator cars to replace the wooden WRX reefers which had served for the previous forty years. This car is typical of the 40' 19xx- thru 21xx- cars acquired during 1964-67 from several builders.

GBW 21014 (1979.08)

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GBW 21007 (1978.01)
GBW 21014 (1978.09.14)


GBW 22040 to 22089 
Refrig. RBL
50'-0" IL x 9'-2" IW x 9'-10" IH 70 tons 4589 cu.ft.
Built 1969.01 ACF Industries / Evans
Full roster information
Photo credit: Bob Welke 1979.12.26 Green Bay, Wis.

50' insulated boxcars began replacing wooden Western Refrigerator Lines (WRX) reefers in the 1960s. Note the double plug doors and unique car number font on these cars.

GBW 22045 (1979.12.26)

GBW 23000 to 23009 
Refrig. RB
50'-0" IL x 9'-4" IW x 9'-10" IH 75 tons 4595 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Mark Mathu

Ten insulated boxcars with 10' wide plug doors were added in 1967 and they remained on the roster until 1993. The paint scheme shown was the standard applied to almost all boxcars in that era.

GBW 23001

GBW 50000 to 50049 
Refrig. RBL
52'-6" IL x 9'-6" IW x 10'-6" IH 68.5 tons 5327 cu.ft.
Built 1981.08 Fruit Growers Express
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Jim Eager 1981.08

GBW 5000 was one of fifty 12' door Plate C insulated boxcars built by Fruit Growers Express for the GBW in 1981. The paint is practically still wet in this photo taken soon after it went into service. A handwritten list that from a former GB&W shipper's 'car service' files from the era says these cars were "assigned loads," but I do not have information on what industry was assigned these cars.

GBW 50000 (1981.08)

WRX 9000 to 9014 
Refrig. RB
40'-0" IL x 8'-4" IW x 7'-11" IH 43 tons 2638 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Fallen Flags RR Photos

These cars lettered for DRY BLOOD LOADING ONLY were probably most commonly used at Green Bay area slaughterhouses, such as Leibman Packing.

WRX 9001

WRX 9000 to 9999 
Refrig. RS
33'-2 5/8 IL x 8'-4 3/8" IW x 7'-5" 13/16" IH 40 tons 1970 cu.ft.
Built 1929 American Car & Foundry
Full roster information
Photo credit: unknown 1965.02 Atlanta, Georgia

Western Refrigerator Lines started in 1929 with a fleet of 500 wood refrigerator cars for GB&W customers; by the 1960s most of the remaining cars were painted gray and had the simplified lettering scheme shown.

WRX 9015 (1965.02)

More images:
WRX 9010
WRX 9047 (1951.10.)


WRX 9350 , 9351 
Refrig. RBL
51'-1 7/8" IL x 9'-3" IW x 10'-3 1/2 IH 77 tons 4870 cu.ft.
Built FGE
Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Jim Eager 1968.11 Alexandria, Virginia

Western Refrigerator Lines #9350-9351 had a short life on the WRX roster in the late 1960s, but these two cars were then repainted and renumbered to GBW 22090-22091 in 1971 and remained in service through the end of the GBW in 1993.

WRX 9350 (1968.11)

More images:
WRX 9350


WRX 9400 to 9452 
Refrig. RB
40'-0" IL x 8'-4" IW x 7'-11" IH 43 tons 2638 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Jim Sands 1968

WRX 9400 cars were all steel insulated cars with plug doors. The lettering shown was typical of many of the cars in the late 1960s and beyond.

WRX 9412 (1968)

WRX 9650 to 9699 
Refrig. RB
38'-0" IL x 8'-5" IW x 7'-5" IH 40 tons 2372 cu.ft.
Full roster information

Some of the original WRX reefers were assigned to the 9650- series in the 1960s; several of these wood cars remained in service until 1975.

WRX 9670

WRX 9776 to 9799 
Refrig. RBL
38'-0" IL x 8'-5" IW x 7'-5" IH 40 tons 2372 cu.ft.
Full roster information
Photo credit: Jim Sands 1968 Marshalltown, Iowa

The 9700- cars carried this simplified paint scheme.

WRX 9785 (1968)

WRX 11525  
Refrig.

Full roster information
Photo credit: Collection of Green Bay TV Service and Trains

In the 1930s some WRX reefers had billboard advertising like this one lettered for Hamilton Canning Company of New London, Wis. The lettering practice was banned by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1937.

WRX 11525
 

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