Does anyone know which railroad this #49 belongs to? Photo was taken mid-1990s. Any guesses of where we were? I’m the little guy in red. Thanks for your help.
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Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WI.
Kewaunee Green Bay & Western #49.
An interesting history of the Kewaunee Green Bay Western #49 is shared on Mid-Continent's website written by John Gruber:
An excerpt from the website:
"2-8-0, American Locomotive Co., construction #67819, 1929
The #49 was one of four 2-8-0’s constructed in March 1929, by the American Locomotive Company’s Schenectady Works, for fast freight service on the Kewaunee Green Bay & Western across central Wisconsin from Kewaunee to Winona. These time-freights transported auto frames and other parts for the Ford Motor Company from their Detroit area plants to a Ford auto assembly plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. KGB&W’s line provided the middle link in the most direct route between Detroit and St. Paul, bypassing the congested Chicago area by crossing Lake Michigan on a car ferry."