Northern Pacific Heavy Weight

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    Found at the Kettle Moraine Railway Museum North Lake, WI.

    Canon AE-1
    Canon 50mm lens
    SFW 200

    The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was a railway that operated in the west along the Canadian border of the United States. Construction began in 1870 and the main line opened all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific when former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in central Montana on Sept. 8, 1883. The railroad served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. In addition the company had international lines to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The company was headquartered first in Brainerd, Minnesota, then in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1970 it merged with other lines to form the Burlington Northern Railroad.

    Abandoned-Stillgelegt Berlin, schager65, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jerry M. LaBoda 55 months ago | reply

      This is NP 1923, an Instruction car.

    2. Slider Jake 55 months ago | reply

      Jerry M. LaBoda Thanks for the ID on this old railcar.

    3. MILW157 29 months ago | reply

      This car is now at the depot in Oconomowoc, WI

    4. Terry_NYorks 28 months ago | reply

      For other images of Northern Pacific RR stock in the Clerestory group (including this coach, post restoration) : click here ... ... .

      And, for other relevant pictures, relating to Wisconsin, in the Group click here … … of which these (click here … ...) are mapped with Flickr's new 2015 group mapping functionality, provided always the underlying Flickr mapping has taken place.

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