Cooke Park

[+] Cooke Park is a City of Green Bay park located in the middle of the Village of Ashwaubenon.
[+] The park is now home to the National RailRoad Museum.
middle west
[+] The museum displays a wide variety of rolling stock and other railroad equipment.
goose in flight
[+] A Canadian goose flies past a Janesville & Southeastern locomotive.
train crossing creek
[+] The park enjoys a site on the Fox River at Dutchman's Creek. The train operates on a loop which crosses the creek twice.
north spur
[+] North spur
[+] Restoration is a major museum activity. Some equipment arrives as little more than a hulk. This is the shell of a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (Milwaukee Road) locomotive.
early days
[+] Visitors view the first locomotives in 1959. On the left is the "General Pershing".
locomotive row
[+] Locomotive row
train returning over creek
[+] The train returns over the creek.
[+] Jordan spreader. This model is rigged for grading and distributing track ballast. The smaller blade underneath is equipped with a flanger for adjusting ballast between the rails. (A Jordan spreader which is used for snowplowing would have a large V-plow mounted on the front.)

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