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A&W line a GB&W branch once again. When the Kewaunee River Bridge


was washed out in 1986, it was deemed unworthy of repair, and just a few years shy of its 100th birthday, the life of the A&W railroad came to an end, making its fi nal run on March 25, 1986.


For Mathu, Laurent, and many oth-


ers who grew up with the train as part of their day-to-day lives, looking back at the era of the railroad summons nostal- gia and a touch of sadness.


“I took it for granted that it would al-


ways be there,” Mathu says. “I thought it was eternal, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.”


Information for this article was garnered


from the exhaustive website devoted to North- east Wisconsin rail history, www.greenbayroute. com, as well as Stan Mailer’s astoundingly de- tailed book, Green Bay & Western, available from Hundman Publishers.


KEY Green = Green Bay & Western Railroad Orange = Ahnapee & Western Railway


RAILWAY MAP


This 1952 map shows the route of the Ahnapee & Western Railway with connections from the Green Bay & Western line. Graphic courtesy of Andy Laurent.


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