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Waukesha and Speedrail

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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 9:15 PM

Here is an old map showing the trolley line, but no gravel pits.

https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ht-bin/tv_browse.pl?id=5daea981540380b0168ef6610481e6e9

 

Here is a newer 1959 map, after the trolley line was abandoned, but it shows gravel pits.

https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ht-bin/tv_browse.pl?id=d14d9f95b9e14fb82729f05a55a1a901

 

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Waukesha and Speedrail
Posted by Speedrail Fan on Sunday, September 17, 2023 1:13 PM

Hello everybody. I am very interested in the Milwaukee area rapid transit, in the late 40s, and very early 50s. Today I got a book by Larry A. Sakar titled, Speedrail- Milwaukee's Last Rapid Transit. Many times in the book, the Waukesha Gravel Pit is mentioned, and I would like to know where it was. I know it is somewhere east of Waukesha, and I know that is where most of the Speedrail equipment was scrapped, but I would like to know where it actually was (in relation to present locations). I would appreciate any help, thanks!

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