Milwaukee & Northern Rolling Stock
A crop of Whiting-Paper1ws.jpg reveals M&N 2, 0-4-2, posed in front of the George A. Whiting Paper mill, a M&N customer on the Neenah Branch, at Menasha, Wis., circa 1882 or 1885. This locomotive was built by Mason in 1872 for M&N and was named Plymouth. Photograph courtesy of the Neenah Historical Society.
A crop of Whiting-Paper2ws.jpg reveals M&N 336 boxcar spotted next to the smoldering ruins of the George A. Whiting Paper mill, a M&N customer on the Neenah Branch, at Menasha, Wis., ca. 24 August 1888. Photograph courtesy of the Oshkosh Public Museum.
Magnification of a photograph of the Elkhart Lake depot reveals M&N 712 boxcar spotted near the Elkhart Lake depot circa the 1870s. I was curious about the small doors in the upper half of the car’s ends. According to fellow Society members Wally and Rich, these doors facilitated loading pieces of lumber which could be as long as the boxcar. Loading lumber through the side doors would limit the lengths of the boards to only about half of the length of the boxcar. Photograph courtesy of the Neenah Historical Society.