Green Bay and Western Railroad


Green Bay and Western Railroad

Infobox SG rail
railroad_name=Green Bay and Western Railroad
logo_filename=Green bay route logo.gif
logo_size=100
old_gauge=
marks=GBW
locale=Wisconsin
start_year=1896
end_year=1993
successor_line=Wisconsin Central
hq_city=Green Bay, WI
The Green Bay and Western Railroad reporting mark|GBW served the transportation and freight haulage needs of northern Wisconsin for almost 100 years before it was absorbed into the Wisconsin Central in 1993.

For much of its operating history, the railroad was also known as the Green Bay Route.

Timeline

* 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, WI and 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 Railway to Vernon M. Bushman and a group of private investors.
* 1969: The GBW merges the Kewaunee Green Bay and Western Railroad into its corporate structure. The lines had been under shared management for over 70 years.
* 1978: The Itel Corporation purchases the Green Bay & Western.
* August 27 1993: The Green Bay & Western and the Fox River Valley Railroad were merged into a new Wisconsin Central subsidiary, the Fox Valley and Western RailroadWisconsin Central was, in turn, purchased by Canadian National railway in 2001.

ee also

* Western Refrigerator Line

External links

* [http://www.greenbayroute.com/ "Green Bay and Western Lines"]


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