At the Mad City Model Railroad show last weekend, there was an N-scale layout that featured an excellent model of the Chicago & North Western Railway’s lakefront station in Milwaukee. It was created by modelers of Midwest Modutrak, and they deservedly won the award for best layout of the show.Continue reading C&NW Lakefront Station in miniature
With its gorgeous views of northern Wisconsin, and easy biking, there is a lot to love about the Bearskin State Trail. What I love the most however, is the wonderful history that looms over the trail. It was built on a former Milwaukee Road rail bed (and 13 trestles). As you enter at the trail head in Minocqua and cross the trestle over Lake Minocqua, it’s easy to get thrown back in time.
Chicago & North Western engine 1385, heading the Prosperity Special in the spring of 1982.