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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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Passenger Depot

A Soo Line passenger train heads toward Chicago from its Waupaca station stop.

Girder Bridge
Another view of the Chicago bound train as it rumbles across the Oak street bridge.
Boarding House and depot
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.
Fisher & Fallgatter Mill
If you listen carefully you might hear the water wheel turning the belts at the Fisher & Fallgatter mill.
Northwestern Produce
The day's efforts are being loaded into a reefer at the Northwestern Produce Company warehouse along the Green Bay and Western rail line.
Oil Company
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.
Potato Warehouse
A potato warehouse laborer waits for a car drop so he can finish the day's task list.
Seed Company
#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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