- Green Bay and Western Railroad
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Green Bay, WIThe Green Bay and Western Railroad reporting mark|GBW served the transportation and freight haulage needs of northern Wisconsinfor almost 100 years before it was absorbed into the Wisconsin Centralin 1993.
For much of its operating history, the railroad was also known as the Green Bay Route.
* 1896: The Green Bay and Western Railroad is formed from the bankruptcy proceedings of the
Green Bay, Winona and Saint Paul Railroad. The existing route, which was originally built by the Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railroad, linking Green Bay, WIand East Winona, WI, forms the bulk of the new railroad.
August 1, 1906: The Green Bay and Western acquired a majority of shares/interest in the Ahnapee and Western Railway.
* 1929: The GBW establishes the Western Refrigerator Line Company (WRX) to operate a 500-car fleet of reefers.
May 31, 1947: The Green Bay and Western Sells off the Ahnapee and Western Railwayto Vernon M. Bushman and a group of private investors.
* 1969: The GBW merges the
Kewaunee Green Bay and Western Railroadinto its corporate structure. The lines had been under shared management for over 70 years.
* 1978: The
Itel Corporationpurchases the Green Bay & Western.
August 27 1993: The Green Bay & Western and the Fox River Valley Railroadwere merged into a new Wisconsin Centralsubsidiary, the Fox Valley and Western RailroadWisconsin Central was, in turn, purchased by Canadian National railway in 2001.
Western Refrigerator Line
* [http://www.greenbayroute.com/ "Green Bay and Western Lines"]
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