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1872 Timetable

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First employee timetable of the Green Bay & Lake Pepin Railway.


The GB&LP began laying track west from Green Bay and reached New London on December 19, 1871 and regularly scheduled service began the following month.  The two trains, No. 1 & 2, became a regular fixture on the Wisconsin landscape  for the next one hundred and twenty years.

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GREEN BAY & LAKE PEPIN RAILWAY

TIME TABLE NO. 1

Takes effect Tuesday, January 23rd (1872), at 6 o'clock A.M.

For the Government and Information of Employees only.

TRAINS GOING WEST.

No. 1.

Distances
from
Green Bay.

 STATIONS.

Distances
from
New London.

TRAINS GOING EAST.

No. 2.

4.00 P.M. Dp. 0

GREEN BAY

40

10.45 A.M. Ar.
4.30

6.5

ONEIDA

33.5

10.15
5.25

17

SEYMOUR

23

9.20
6.12

23.5

BLACK CREEK

16.5

8.33
7.00

31

SHIOCTON

9

7.45
7.45 Ar.

40

NEW LONDON

0 7.00 A.M. Dp.

All trains and engines must come to a full stop before crossing Wolf River Bridge, and must not cross until ascertained if the draw is all right.

All trains must come to a FULL STOP before crossing other railroads, and within 400 feet of same.

In the State Of Wisconsin any Train upon either Road, arriving at the crossing first, will cross ahead; but no Train or Engine must cross another Railroad at a rate of speed exceeding six miles an hour.

"In all incorporated cities [in Wisconsin], Railroad Companies shall cause the Bell on the engine to be rung before crossing any of the streets of a city and their trains shall not go faster, until the same have passed all traveled streets of said city, than the rate of six miles per hour." (State law.)


Source: "The Story of the Green Bay and Western," by Ray and Ellen Specht.

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