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    Laona, WI




    The ÔÇ£4-spotÔÇØ Steam Locomotive "PRAIRIE" style

    was built in 1916 by the Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
    brought to Laona for use in the logging industry

    classification based on wheel arrangement.

    The PRAIRIE style is a 2-6-2,
    which means there are 2 leading wheels,
    6 coupled driving wheels, and 2 trailing wheels.

    The first American Prairie type
    were built in 1900 by Brook
    for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
    for use in the Mid-West prairies

















    The Camp 7 caboose
    is an 18 passenger "up in the air" cupola style caboose.
    It was originally the Duluth, Mesabi, & Iron Range caboose #589
    The Camp 5 caboose was Soo LineÔÇÖs Caboose No. 147.




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    Thumbs up Northern Wisconsin Wilderness



    tranquil pond with blue sky reflection
    lily pads, cattails
    & Northern Wisconsin wild flower bloom









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    Arrow Antigo, Wisconsin

    Antigo, Wisconsin








    The city was founded in 1878 by Francis A. Deleglise
    The log cabin (foreground) in which Deleglise lived is preserved and on display
    at the Langlade County Museum Grounds (background)







    The Langlade County Museum
    housed in the 1902 Carnegie library building
    The building housed the Antigo Public Library from 1905 to 1997.








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    Smile Antigo, Wisconsin

    Antigo, Wisconsin





    Chicago & North Western

    The 440 locomotive
    is a 2-8-0 Baldwin constructed in 1900
    and is a close relative of the Chicago and Northwestern 175
    the last steam engine to travel through Antigo in 1957

    During 1917, the peak year of railroad travel in northern Wisconsin
    it is estimated that 77% of all freight
    and 98% of all passengers traveled by rail

    after the turn of the century,
    railroadÔÇÖs transported large quantities of agricultural goods to market
    During its peak, the Antigo rail depot
    saw 10,000 rail cars of potatoes pass through during the harvest season

    railroad passenger service was secondary to the moving of timber

    By World War I,
    passenger increased their rail traveling in order to visit seldom-seen relatives
    or even to shop in the big cities of Milwaukee and Chicago

    from 1917 to 1950, the railroad operated ÔÇ£fish runsÔÇØ
    special cars carried fishermen on trips
    to resorts in northern Wisconsin or MichiganÔÇÖs Upper Peninsula

    info from Langlade County Historical Society













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    Smile Lake Nokomis - Tomahawk, Wis.






    The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe


    Dutch Mill
    on Lake Nokomis - 6 miles North of Tomahawk, Wis.

    the building built and used as a filling station

    6-bladed windmill
    In the top of the tower is an electric motor that drives a gearcase
    The gearcase is connected to an axle that runs the blades




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    Really nice pics Jim, as always.

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    Smile Tomahawk Wisconsin - Budd Rail Diesel Car




    something you wouldn't expect to see in Wisconsin,
    an Alaska Railroad

    Budd Rail Diesel Car
    RDC or Buddliner
    a self-propelled diesel unit railcar

    1949ÔÇô62,
    398 RDCs were built
    by the Budd Company
    of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    History
    ARR 712-
    #712 of the Alaska Railroad
    Built:1951
    (New York City's only Budd RDC-2)
    owned by the Alaska Railroad since 1986

    (RDC-2)- an 85 ft baggage and 70 seat passenger coach configuration
    powered by two Detroit Diesel Series 110 diesel engines

    RDC-1 - All-passenger configuration with control vestibules at each end.
    RDC-2 - Mostly passenger with a small baggage compartment at one end.
    RDC-3 - Half-passenger, half Baggage/Rolling Post Office.
    RDC-4 - No passenger, half baggage/half RPO (only 73ft long)
    RDC-9 - Powered Centre Car - no control vertibules, only usable as middle car with other RDCs.



    Linky


    photo taken September 2010 @ the Tomahawk Rail Yards,
    Buddliner was on route to a special needs camp (www.eaglecovecamp.org)
    near Rhinelander












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    Smile Tomahawk, Wisconsin



    Marinette, Tomahawk & Western RR
    No. 19

    2-6-0
    Circa 1924
    located @ Tomahawk, Wisconsin






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    Smile States' Highest and Lowest Points



    The view from the lookout tower
    @ the Wisconsin state highpoint ,
    Timm's Hill - 1,951feet

    This is the view of Bass Lake,
    Wisconsin Rustic Road #62
    and Highpoint Village











    Rustic Road #62
    @ High Point Village
    Bass Lake in the foreground
    & Timm's Hill in the background
    with observation tower atop the Hill











    A few other "high Points" in other states



    Florida Highest Point Britton Hill, FL
    345 feet

    Delaware Highest Point Ebright Azimuth, DE
    448 feet

    Louisiana Highest Point Driskill Mt., LA
    535 feet

    Mississippi Highest Point Woodall Mt., MS
    806 feet

    Rhode Island Highest Point Jerimoth Hill, RI
    812 feet

    Illinois Highest Point Charles Mound, IL
    1,235 feet

    Indiana Highest Point Hoosier Hill Point, IN
    1,257

    Ohio Highest Point Campbell Hill, OH
    1,549 feet

    Iowa Highest Point Hawkeye Point, IA
    1,670 feet

    Michigan Highest Point Mt. Arvon, MI
    1,979 feet

    Missouri Highest Point Taum Sauk Mt., MO
    1,772 feet

    New Jersey Highest Point High Point, NJ
    1,803 feet

    Wisconsin Highest Point Timms Hill, WI
    1,951feet



    the lowest point in Colorado
    is at the Kansas border @ 3320 feet

    so, even an ant hill at the lowest point in Colorado,
    would be 1369 feet higher than the highest point in Wisconsin





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    Smile Wisconsin Town Halls




    Above:

    Historic Ring School
    @Timm's Hill/Omega Wisconsin

    Below:
    Building near Ring school


    Note the similar construction on the building (Cupola)



    I'm thinking the lower building photo may be another school
    or
    It may be a Town Hall

    Wisconsin rural history of old Town Halls,

    somehow I think small politics is good politics

    As I tour the rural Wisconsin areas,
    it is hard not to notice town, village and county halls
    where the areas business gets done without huge buildings.. what democracy should be about

    The attraction of this town hall was the porch with chairs.
    Life was much simpler 100 years ago.

    I have traveled past many halls,
    but this is one of the few I stopped to take a photo of.
    You can easily get carried away taking photos . . . cool old church,
    cool bridge, cool barn, , must stop, cool town hall
    keep going need to ride










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    Thumbs up Wisconsin Rustic Road System




    Wisconsin Rustic Road System



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