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CN&W in Wisconsin

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CN&W in Wisconsin
Posted by fisker4jc on Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:14 PM

When did the CN&W line between Eland and Rhinelander, WI get abandoned? 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:31 PM

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by fisker4jc on Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:55 PM

Thanks

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, April 22, 2023 7:23 PM

fisker4jc

When did the CN&W line between Eland and Rhinelander, WI get abandoned? 

 
I assume that you meant C&NW?
 
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Posted by Lakeshore Sub on Saturday, April 22, 2023 7:48 PM

As the article that Bear listed indicates, the line may have been abandoned in the early 80's but there was very little traffic on the line once the former Flambeau 400 stopped running. Traffic flowing to Ashland had really slacked off by the 1970's so I would say that the line was really closed down in 70's, just like many other parts of the C&NW.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:00 PM

There was heavy iron ore traffic between the mines in the Ironwood, Mich. area, and the ore dock at Ashland.  Probably some winter season all-rail ore movement south of Ironwood.  The last mine closed in 1967.

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