The October 2007 issue of the Semaphore features a brief overview of David Leider's Waupaca, WI, Summer of 1947 layout. Browse down below to see more photos and a detailed layout diagram. Photos courtesy of Jim Osborn.
Layout diagram PDF
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A Soo Line passenger train heads toward Chicago from its Waupaca station stop.
|Another view of the Chicago bound train as it rumbles across the Oak street bridge.|
|All is quiet at the Waupaca boarding house as the landlord's wife prepares dinner for the tenants. Next door, a day laborer awaits his ride home after a long day.|
|If you listen carefully you might hear the water wheel turning the belts at the Fisher & Fallgatter mill.|
|The day's efforts are being loaded into a reefer at the Northwestern Produce Company warehouse along the Green Bay and Western rail line.|
|The Green Bay and Western branch is in the foreground of the Standard Oil dealership. Behind it are the Soo Line tracks, then Johnson Oil, a Shell distributor. Both of companies were served by the Soo. A Soo Line local tends to its switch list while on the elevated mainline behind the tanks.|
|A potato warehouse laborer waits for a car drop so he can finish the day's task list.|
|#474 tends to the the pick-ups and drop-offs as it drifts toward the corner of Oborn & Ware Streets.|
Link to the Layout diagram PDF
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