Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad

Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad Company existed as a functioning narrow gauge railroad from 1874 to 1880, when it was bought by the Chicago and North Western Railway. Originally it was a narrow gauge railroad with connections between Galena, Illinois and Platteville, Wisconsin, with later additions reaching up to Woodman on the Wisconsin River. After the C&NW buyout of the line the three foot narrow gauge was changed to standard gauge of four feet, eight and one-half inches in 1882. The rails between Galena and Benton, Wisconsin were torn out sometime in the 1940s. The line continued to run between Benton and Platteville until a few decades later when those rails were also torn out. Only a few of the structures that served as stations and depots for the G&SWRR exist today. In Cuba City a caboose and a few items from the C&NW days are on display.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135694715
  • 9786135694710