Milwaukee & Northern Rolling Stock

Some historical information and photographs of M&N rolling stock.

Rolling Stock
M&N 712 at Elkhart Lake, Wis., circa the 1870s. Photograph courtesy of the Neenah Historical Society.

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.