I've made a map and picture CD of what I know about railroads of this area.
The CD grew from coverage of 40 miles of track called the Bessemer Line,
to coverage of a large area over 5 counties and three railroads.
Most of the train pictures were taken from 1975 to the mid 1980's. A lot of track and right-of-way was photographed just before the rails were ripped out.
I wrote it in 'html', and you just buy a CD, use your Internet browser program, insert the CD and type or choose the start line. The rest is just like viewing the Internet, without messing around with the slow phone lines. And these pictures are bigger and better quality than I show on my web pages because I use bigger files on the CD.
Park Falls-Mellen-Ashland area
BURLINGTON NORTHERN ex-NORTHERN PACIFIC Railroad maps and pictures, Superior to Ashland, Wisconsin.
C&NW BAYFIELD INDEX of very few pictures of the Chicago & Northwestern west / southwest of Ashland, Wisconsin.
Mostly a large Terraserver/USGS map and aerial photo series of the line from Spooner to Bayfield
I spent all the time 'following' the tracks, and here I present them all in a row on a page. It's very convenient.
C&NW Ashland-Hurley Maps and aerial photos only.
SNOW PLOWING near IRONWOOD, and probably most memorable for me. A whole roll of film on one dash through the snow.
Trestle 7. About three miles east of Moquah or two miles west of Ashland Junction.
This is not a 'complete' researched history of the railroads; it's just what I've seen. And that's a lot. It's nearly every print and slide I found in my collection that applies to the abandonned tracks. Two hundred pictures of trains, four hundred of the right-of-ways, and a whole bunch of maps.
I've had several requests from people saying they'ld pay for a print of 'every thing' I have, but they didn't realize how large my collection is and how trivial some scenes are, such as watching fungus grow on a creosote pole. I've made this CD as an inexpensive way to catalog my collection and aid others in their modeling and historical efforts.
(My immediate use of the funds is to buy 3" aluminum telescoping tubing to make the "world's second-tallest monopod" to get my pole-cam up to 35 feeet.)
My E-mail address,click here
You may mail payment of $ 17 for US-mailed copies to:
Bruce Oldenbergto Second Page showing sample Track picture page of CD
2360 Jelinski Circ.
Plover, WI 54467
to Third Page showing sample train picture from CD
Page wrote May 19th, June 4th, 15th, 2002