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Guide to the Chicago,​ St.​ Paul,​ Mpls & Omaha Railroad Eau Claire Depot Records,​ 1880-​1969

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Summary Information

Title: Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad. Eau Claire Depot: Records

Inclusive Dates: 1880-1969

Creator: Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad. Eau Claire Depot

Call Number: Eau Claire Mss BI; Eau Claire Micro 27; Micro 1167

Quantity: 27.2 c.f. (28 archives boxes, 14 flat boxes) and 16 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr.

Abstract: Records documenting the railroad's facilities, operations, and personnel in the Eau Claire region including extensive information on agriculture, businesses, and communities in west central Wisconsin. The Eau Claire Depot served as a regional headquarters. Its records contain correspondence of the depot agent with local community agents and with the head office in St. Paul; reports on community business conditions, needs, and the role of the railroad in local industry; blueprints of railroad buildings and trackage and of area businesses; extensive employee case files and performance records; and information on a 1922 strike and threatened strikes in 1946 and 1948.

Language: English

Biography/History

In 1863 the Tomah and Lake St. Croix Railroad Company was organized by a number of prominent men from the counties of west central Wisconsin. Joseph G. Thorp and Richard F. Wilson represented Eau Claire county's interest in this railroad. Construction on the road began in 1867 and the line reached Eau Claire in 1870.

The Tomah and Lake St. Croix line was taken over in 1866 by the West Wisconsin Railway. In 1878 the bankrupt West Wisconsin was purchased by the Chicago, St. Paul, and Minneapolis Railway Company. The latter became the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad Company after an 1880 merger with the North Wisconsin Railway Company. Subsequently, in 1882, the majority of the stock was purchased by the Chicago and Northwestern Company. Although connected to the Chicago and Northwestern System, the Omaha Road continued to operate under its own name until 1925 and retained a corporate existence until 1972. The Chicago and Northwestern System discontinued passenger service in Eau Claire in 1963. During its existence the Chicago, St. Paul, and Minneapolis Railway Company laid 177.5 miles of track. The track laid by the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad Company (1882-1925) covered 1,648 miles.

The Eau Claire Depot was designed by Charles Frost who is recognized for his contribution to small railroad station design. The depot represents a Richardsonian Romanesque architecture style. The Omaha facilities in Eau Claire served as a primary depot and office for all of the surrounding stations in west central Wisconsin communities.

Sources ross, Joseph, comp.Railroads of North America: A Complete Listing of All North American Railroads, 1827 to 1986 , n.p., 1986.aney, William F. “The Building of Wisconsin Railroads,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 19 (June 1936): 307-403. aylor, Mary. “Final Report: Intensive Historic/Architectural Survey of the City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin,” unpublished, 1983.

Scope and Content Note

The collection of Eau Claire depot records for the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad Company have been organized in three series: COMMUNITY RECORDS, BLUEPRINTS, and PERSONNEL RECORDS. The bulk of the collection spans from the 1920s through the 1940s. The collection is particularly strong in the areas of community development, the role of the railroad in community and local industries, and personnel files.

The series of COMMUNITY RECORDS is arranged alphabetically by community name and thereunder alphabetically by subject. Whenever possible the subject term assigned by the records' creator was retained; however, in a few cases subject terms were modified slightly for clarification.

Types of records in this series include correspondence, blueprints, and reports. The correspondence is primarily between the Eau Claire depot agent and local agents in the various community railroad stations. Scattered correspondence from the railroad's head office in St. Paul, Minnesota to the Eau Claire agent is also included. The correspondence provides information on routine railroad matters such as machinery platforms, sidewalks, the cleaning of ash pans, and the handling of mail. Other railroad matters documented include employees, depots, trackage, and joint facilities with other major railroads. A large portion of the correspondence in this series is concerned with community industries and local agriculture. Industries, such as lumber, produce, pickle, and fuel companies, applied to the railroad for trackage rights and water supply. Frequently, the correspondence pertaining to local businesses documents company beginnings, name changes, physical plant growth, production changes, and the closing of a company. Local agriculture is reflected in the correspondence pertaining to cream, milk, stock, and strawberry shipments. The materials in this series also provide information on towns that have become defunct. The correspondence in the subject files is enhanced by the accompanying blueprints. The blueprints were usually attached to correspondence items.

The series COMMUNITY RECORDS was microfilmed for preservation reasons. All of the materials within this series were microfilmed with the exception of some blueprints. If the correspondence accompanying the blueprint referred to colored markings on the print, the blueprint was not microfilmed. Nor was the blueprint filmed if it was oversized. In these two circumstances, a target reading “Blueprint Removed and Filed With Blueprint Series” was filmed in the place of the blueprint. A copy was made of the relevant letter which was attached to the blueprint. The blueprints removed during microfilming are a sub-series of the BLUEPRINTS series.

The BLUEPRINTS series primarily comprises blueprints not attached to correspondence. It is arranged alphabetically by community name. Generally, the blueprints depict railroad buildings, railroad trackage, and community businesses. The blueprints in this series are rolled and are identified by community name on the outside of the roll. A separate file consists of the blueprints removed from COMMUNITY RECORDS during the microfilming process. This sub-series also is arranged alphabetically by community name and thereunder alphabetically by subject.

The final series, PERSONNEL RECORDS, is arranged in three sub-series: strike materials, employee files, and employee performance records. The strike materials provide documentation on a strike in 1922 and called strikes in 1946 and 1948 by Omaha employees. The 1922 materials provide information on employee shortages caused by the strike, effect of the strike on railroad services, administrative policies, and violent interactions between the strikers and new employees hired as replacements. The 1946 and 1948 materials document administrative policies and procedures for strikes that were called but not acted upon.

The sub-series of employee performance record books, 1887-1931, includes information on employee starting date; reasons and date of termination; employee performance and involvement in accident incidents; and changes in job titles. A large portion of the employee performance records pertain to brakemen. Most of the volumes are arranged or indexed alphabetically. The volumes overlap considerably in date and what distinguishes one volume from another is unclear.

Employee case files, arranged numerically by file number, contain applications, employment histories, and termination sheets. The applications usually include employee name, address, age, race, and occupation. Employment histories are summaries of action taken by the company and include records of promotions, warnings, and discharges. Five percent of the case files also contain additional information in the form of letters and memos.

The sub-series of employee case files represents a five percent sample of an original 4000 case files. The first step in the sampling involved arranging the files numerically by file number. A database was created which included the names of the individuals, their file numbers, and the year in which they began employment with the railroad. The total number of individuals beginning work in a given decade, and the total number of individuals whose last name started with a particular letter of the alphabet were calculated. These totals provided two variables for the total population, year of employment and first letter of surname, with which to test the sample.

Next a table of random numbers was used to select a five percent sample. When a designated folder did not exist, as was relatively common in the low numbers, the nearest file was chosen. The variables to be used in testing the sample were obtained by tallying the number of occurrences in the sample for each first letter of the surname, and the number of individuals starting on the railroad in a given year. Finally, a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire history department compared the variables for the sample with those for the total population. The sample was compared to the universe of employee case files (4000 files) using the SPS-X sub-routine called Ttest. The test calculated “T” value estimates and the probability of their statistical significance, comparing year of hire and first letter of surname. The T-test results were statistically significant at the .01 level or in other words the sample was 99 percent reliable.

The sample is somewhat larger than 5 percent because in addition to complete files, the first and last document of every file was retained because of the high genealogical content. Two hundred complete files constitute the bulk of the sample.

The records are arranged numerically by file number. Indices by case file number, employee surname, and year of employment date provide access to the employee case files and are available at the Eau Claire Area Research Center.

Administrative/Restriction Information

Acquisition Information

Presented by Philip Atkinson, Eleva, Wisconsin, 1986. Accession Number: M86-085, M86-264

Processing Information

Processed by Debra Anderson, 1989.

Search Terms/Subject Terms

  • Agriculture—Wisconsin
  • Railroads—Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin—Commerce
  • Wisconsin—Economic Conditions

Contents List

Eau Claire

Micro

27/Micro 1167

Series: Community Records

Altoona

Reel 1

Frame 001002

Depot, 1912 May

Reel 1

Frame 003004

Ice House Relocation, undated

Reel 1

Frame 004A-

023

Industry Track Agreements, 1955 June

Reel 1

Frame 024-127

Joint Facility Charts, 1923-1928

Ashland

Reel 1

Frame 128-138

Interchange of Cars, 1922 February

Reel 1

Frame 139-144

Machinery Platform, 1937 August-September

Reel 1

Frame 145-283

Railway Crossing, 1892 September-1941 August

(Scattered)

Reel 1

Frame 003-004

Track Extension, 1939 November-1940 November

Reel 1

Frame 315-346

Tracking, Proposed, 1938 December-1941 May

Augusta

Reel 1

Frame 347-381

Opening of Stiles Street, 1920 May-1921 August

Reel 1

Frame 382-391

Right of Way, 1963 February-March

Barksdale

Reel 1

Frame 392-420

Dupont Powder Company, 1908 July-1912 June

Bayfield

Reel 1

Frame 421-448

Industry Trackage-James Peterson and Sons, 1939

August-December

Reel 1

Frame 449-515

Transfer Railway Co., 1904 May-1924 October

Bayport

Reel 1

Frame 516-538

Drainage, 1914 September-1916 May

Reel 1

Frame 539-617

Trackage, 1924 October-1931 March

Bennett

Reel 1

Frame 618-681

Drainage Ditches, 1910 May-1911 August

Benoit

Reel 1

Frame 682-691

Request for Cattle Pass, 1941 July-August

Bibon

Reel 1

Frame 692-814

Connection Between Omaha and Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway, 1907 January-1930 March

Reel 1

Frame 815-831

Handling of Heaters, 1933 October-November

Reel 1

Frame 832-838

Livestock, 1930 May

Black River Falls

Reel 1

Frame 839-842

Depot, 1911 November

Reel 1

Frame 843-845

Empire State Oil Company, Lease, 1961 May

Reel 1

Frame 846-892

Hog Fuel Shipments, 1925 December-1928 June

Reel 1

Frame 893-907

Lease of Flat Cars, 1941 April-May

Reel 1

Frame 908-912

Limestone Unloading Pit, 1945 July

Reel 1

Frame 913-933

Sawdust Shipments, 1920 December-1924 May

Reel 1

Frame 934-957

Stock Shipments, 1911 July; 1926 April-1927 January

Reel 1

Frame 958-1072

Station Force, 1941 May-1942 October

Bloomer

Reel 2

Frame 001-009

Trackage, 1945 April; December

Burkhardt

Reel 2

Frame 010-061

Clearances, 1942 October-1944 August

Cable

Reel 2

Frame 062-067

Proposed Sale, 1940 March

Cameron

Reel 2

Frame 068-085

Carload Cream Shipments, 1941 February-December

Reel 2

Frame 086-114

Equipment/Abbott's Dairy 1940 December-1943 April

Reel 2

Frame 113-125

Transfer Platform, 1945 March-November

Reel 2

Frame 126-136

U.S. Mail Matters, 1919 July-September

Camp Douglas

Reel 2

Frame 137-160

Rental of Cars, 1939 May-1942 November

Reel 2

Frame 161-178

Roadway to Depot, 1940 December-1941 June

Chili

Reel 2

Frame 179-199

Cream Shipments, 1928 December-1930 January

Reel 2

Frame 200-212

Elm Street Crossing, 1926 April-June

Reel 2

Frame 213-248

Passenger Service, 1921 January-July

Reel 2

Frame 249-262

Trackage, 1924 June; December

Chippewa Falls

Reel 2

Frame 262-429

Freight Depot, 1921 June-1962 May (Scattered)

Reel 2

Frame 430-770

Passenger Depot, 1918 November-1969 October

(Scattered)

Reel 2

Frame 771-1015

Water Supply and Stockyards, 1925 March-1959 July

(Scattered)

Clayton

Reel 3

Frame 001-030

Trackage, 1928 November-1930 January

Comstock

Reel 3

Frame 031-057

Trackage, 1931 July-September

Cornell

Reel 3

Frame 058-070

Cattle Pass, 1926 May-June

Reel 3

Frame 071-089

Coal Shipments-Cornell Wood Products Co., 1930

January

Cumberland

Reel 3

Frame 090-107

Sidewalks, 1924 May-1926 May

Deer Park

Reel 3

Frame 108-121

Creamery Site, 1932 October-1933 July

Reel 3

Frame 122-141

Station Facilities, 1914 May-1916 October

Delco

Reel 3

Frame 142-154

Trackage, 1930 January

Drummond

Reel 3

Frame 155-169

Rust Owen Co., 1933 August

Eagle Point

Reel 3

Frame 170-176

Grain Doors, 1939 June-July

Eau Claire

Reel 3

Frame 177-183

A.F. Schwahn & Sons, 1947 August-September

Reel 3

Frame 184-199

Armour & Company-Trackage, 1934 May-1939 April

(Scattered)

Reel 3

Frame 200-202

Briggs Transfer Co., 1948 November

Reel 3

Frame 203-218

Cast Stone Construction Co., 1920 June; 1928 July-

August

Reel 3

Frame 219-231

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railway,

1936 December-1948 August (Scattered)

Reel 3

Frame 232-250

Chippewa Valley Produce Company-Trackage, 1923

January; 1924 July-August

Reel 3

Frame 251-264

City of Eau Claire, 1934 January; December; 1935

January

Reel 3

Frame 265-311

Consumer Service Co., 1930 November-1949

September (Scattered)

Reel 3

Frame 312-589

Coordination of Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls

Facilities, 1933 May-1937 March (Scattered)

Reel 3

Frame 590-714

Coordination of Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls

Facilities-Miscellaneous, 1934 (original order retained)

Reel 3

Frame 715-733

Damaged Property, 1926 September-December; 1929

April

Reel 3

Frame 734-798

Dells Paper and Pulp Company-Trackage, 1922

August-1928 September (Scattered)

Reel 3

Frame 799-807

Eau Claire Cold Storage Company-Trackage, 1934

October-December

Reel 3

Frame 808-838

Eau Claire Milk Producers Association-Trackage, 1928 June; August; 1943 June; 1944 April-May; September

Reel 3

Frame 839-862

Eau Claire Pad Company-Trackage, 1928 November-

1936 September (Scattered)

Reel 3

Frame 863-878

Farmers Cooperative Spur, 1922 December; 1923

September

Gillette Rubber Company

Reel 4

Frame 001-063

Joint Trackage, 1925 December-1942 June

(Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 064-105

Joint Trackage With Chippewa Valley Produce, 1920

May-1929 June (Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 106-117

Tunnel for Joint Trackage, 1926 May; December

Reel 4

Frame 118-129

Interchange Track, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul

Railway Company, 1923 July

Reel 4

Frame 130-295

Joint Facilities with Green Bay and Western Railroad

Company, 1918 January-1940 August (Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 296-315

Kaiser Lumber Company-Trackage, 1923 May;

December; 1924 January

Reel 4

Frame 316-344

Libby McNeil and Libby Co.-Trackage, 1924 April-

August; 1927 August-October

Reel 4

Frame 345-359

McDonough Manufacturing Company-Trackage, 1923

December; 1924 January

Reel 4

Frame 360-502

Northern States Power Company, 1920 March-1962

January (Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 503-505

Peters Meat Products Company-Trackage, 1953

December

Reel 4

Frame 506-519

Private Crossing McDonough Street, 1925 March-June

Reel 4

Frame 520-532

Reid Murdock Company-Trackage, 1925 October

Reel 4

Frame 533-610

S. Gilson Lumber Company-Trackage, 1927 October-

1937 March (Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 611-623

Soo Line Railway, 1929 February; 1949 June-August

Reel 4

Frame 624-633

Sterling Paper and Pulp Company-Trackage, 1940

January; 1949 October

Reel 4

Frame 634-640

Switching Service, 1941 May-June

Reel 4

Frame 641-714

Trackage, 1905 June-1940 August (Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 715-805

U.S. Rubber Company-Trackage, 1941 August-1949

June (Scattered)

Reel 4

Frame 805A-

814

White Machine Works-Trackage, 1943 October; 1949

January

Elk Mound

Reel 5

Frame 001-005

Pickling Station-Trackage, 1925 May-June

Reel 5

Frame 006-012

Station Facilities, 1907 February-1926 January

(Scattered)

Ellsworth

Reel 5

Frame 013-030

Lease for Driveway, Fences, 1919 August-September

Elmwood

Reel 5

Frame 031-041

Elevator Site-Elmwood Lumber and Grain Co., 1919

February-June; 1920 April

Reel 5

Frame 042-061

Industry Trackage, 1942 May-September

Reel 5

Frame 061-076

Unloading Platform, 1920 January-August

Reel 5

Frame 077-098

Water Pipes, 1913 October-November

Elmwood-Weston

Reel 5

Frame 099-239

Retire Tracks, 1934 April-1935 July

Elroy

Reel 5

Frame 240-252

Chicago and Northwestern Handling of Omaha

Business, 1926 June-August; 1929 October

Reel 5

Frame 253-292

Joint Facilities with Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company, 1915 October-1927 December (Scattered)

Reel 5

Frame 293-326

Unloading Pit, 1934 August-1935 September

Glover

Reel 5

Frame 327-335

Station Grounds, 1917 January

Grandview

Reel 5

Frame 336-346

Marble Quarry, 1932 June-1934 January (Scattered)

Granton

Reel 5

Frame 347-355

Right of Way, 1962 February

Reel 5

Frame 356-379

Trackage Sites, 1944 August-1947 May

Reel 5

Frame 380-386

Unloading Platform, 1946 January-August

Hannibal

Reel 5

Frame 387-839

Train Service, 1911 June-1935 September (Scattered)

Hayward

Reel 5

Frame 840-846

Express Matters, 1932 April

Reel 5

Frame 847-857

LCL Merchandise Cars, 1941 October-November

Reel 5

Frame 858-992

Station Force, 1927 April-1929 August; 1934

November-1935 May; 1952 (Scattered)

Hudson

Reel 6

Frame 001-193

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railroad

Bulletins, 1907 March-1937 October (Scattered)

Reel 6

Frame 194-205

Cleaning Engine Ash Pans, 1926 August

Reel 6

Frame 206-216

Handling of Merchandise, 1941 January-April

Reel 6

Frame 217-222

Depot, 1892 September; 1913 July

Reel 6

Frame 223-224

Sand Stove and Fittings, 1922 August

Reel 6

Frame 225-235

Shops, 1890 September; 1918 November; 1919

August

Reel 6

Frame 236-431

Switch Engine Service, 1917 May-1948 June

Humbird

Reel 6

Frame 432-455

Location of Section Tool House, 1938 July-September

Hustler

Reel 6

Frame 456-476

Creamery Site-Proposed Trackage, 1916 February-

November

Reel 6

Frame 477-557

Stock Shipments, 1912 March-1932 December

(Scattered)

Itasca

Reel 6

Frame 558-569

Welfare Facilities for Trainmen, 1945 October; 1946

April-June

Jim Falls

Reel 6

Frame 570-581

Sunday Service for Milk Shipments, 1928 June-July

Knapp

Reel 6

Frame 582-590

Machinery Platform, 1920 May

Koll

Gravel Pit

Reel 6

Frame 591-601

Fences, 1912 December-1913 February

Reel 6

Frame 602-612

Lease, 1907 May-June

Reel 6

Frame 613-615

Loading Logs, 1928 December

Reel 6

Frame 616-629

Loading Sand, 1909 July-August

Lakeland Junction

Reel 6

Frame 630-633

Flagman Shanty, 1941 October

Reel 6

Frame 634-653

Interlocking Plant, 1941 December

Lampson

Reel 6

Frame 654-711

Trackage, 1946 April-October

Levis

Reel 6

Frame 712-731

Ditch and Drainage Matters, 1912 August-1914

February

Reel 6

Frame 732-750

Dwelling House, 1907 May-1917 October (Scattered)

Reel 6

Frame 751-757

Section Tool House, 1927 April-August

Marshfield

Reel 6

Frame 758-761

Abandoned Lines-General, 1938 January

Reel 6

Frame 762-784

Cheese Shipments, 1921 January-May

Reel 6

Frame 785-833

Cinder Pit, 1916 August-1928 January (Scattered)

Reel 6

Frame 834-861

Express Matters, 1911 October-1912 April

Reel 6

Frame 862-869

Grade Crossing, 1936 January-May

Reel 6

Frame 870-922

Icing Facilities, 1910 December-1928 February

Reel 6

Frame 923-933

Machinery Unloading, 1923 March-June; 1940 June

Reel 6

Frame 934-942

Passenger Depot-“Welcome Home” Sign, 1946

February-1947 August

Reel 6

Frame 943-944

Right of Way, 1948 July

Reel 6

Frame 945-953

Yard Expenses, 1931 March

Menomonie

Reel 7

Frame 001-007

Clearance Matters, 1934 September-1945 January

Reel 7

Frame 017-020

Passenger Station Depot, undated

Reel 7

Frame 008-012

Seal Records, 1932 April-December

Reel 7

Frame 013-016

Switching, 1946 September

Reel 7

Frame 021-058

Trackage-Menomonie Fuel and Supply Co., 1929

November-1930 September

Merrillan

Reel 7

Frame 077-110

Coal Tickets, 1933 August-October

Reel 7

Frame 111-120

Construction of Cement Block Manufacturing Company

1946 May-August

Reel 7

Frame 121-154

Crossing Flagmen-Pearl Street, 1936 May-1939

January

Reel 7

Frame 059-071

Depot, 1880 April; 1909 December

Reel 7 Frame 072-076

Derailings, 1941 January

Reel 7

Frame 155-190

Turntable, 1942 October-1943 September

Reel 7

Frame 191-205

Western Union Matters, 1944 October-1945 May

Millston

Reel 7

Frame 206-238

Retire Portions of Valuation Tracks 1 and 3, 1931

August; 1934 February-March; 1940 April-May; 1941 January-February

Reel 7

Frame 239-262

Right of Way Fence, 1921 August-1928 December

(Scattered)

Reel 7

Frame 263-277

Temporary Spur Track, 1940 July-September

Minong

Reel 7

Frame 278-283

Right of Way, 1947 May

Reel 7

Frame 284-301

Safety Conditions, 1944 October-December

Mondovi

Reel 7

Frame 302-319

Unloading Device, 1948 July-August

Reel 7

Frame 320-322

Western Union Matters, 1946 September-October

Neillsville

Reel 7

Frame 323-330

Depot-Autos Driving on Platforms, 1941 August

Reel 7

Frame 331-336

Drainage Matters, 1939 July-August

Reel 7

Frame 337-353

J.B. Inderrieden Company-Trackage, 1930 January;

1943 June-July

Reel 7

Frame 354-359

Merchandise Cars, 1942 January

Reel 7

Frame 360-369

Station Force, 1945 October-December

Reel 7

Frame 370-411

Switching Matters, 1942 July-November

Reel 7

Frame 412-449

Tibbets Ice and Fuel, 1942 March-December

Reel 7

Frame 450-478

Trackage-Burley Elevator Company, 1923 March-

August

New Auburn

Reel 7

Frame 479-487

Drainage, 1927 March-Hay

New Richmond

Reel 7

Frame 488-520

Agent, 1941 December-1945 March

Reel 7

Frame 521-570

Clearance Matters, 1943 July-1944 May

Reel 7

Frame 571-573

Engine House, 1929 April

Reel 7

Frame 574-601

Oil Unloading Device, 1945 January-1948 October

Reel 7

Frame 602-775

Snow Fences, 1905 March-1947 September

Reel 7

Frame 776-802

Trackage-Strand Ski Company, 1943 August-1945 May

Reel 7

Frame 803-884

Willow River Lumber Company, 1911 February-1919

December

0jibway

Reel 7

Frame 885-905

Guidelines for Log Jammer, 1943 November-1944

February

Reel 7

Frame 906-908

Pipelines and Unloading Devices, 1947 July

Osseo

Reel 7

Frame 909-914

Oil Unloading Device, 1948 March

Reel 7

Frame 915-959

Pickle Company Station Site, 1924 January-December

Park Falls

Reel 8

Frame 001-196

Assigned Log Flats-Edward Hines Lumber Company,

1941 August-1944 April

Reel 8

Frame 197-303

Atwood Lumber Company-Track Materials Contract,

1914 December-1937 July (Scattered)

Reel 8

Frame 304-333

Discontinuance of Passenger Service, 1933 January-

April

Reel 8

Frame 334-367

Electric Railway Crossing for Park Falls Lumber

Company, 1916 March-1917 May; 1943 May

Reel 8

Frame 368-373

Flambeau Paper Company, 1938 December

Reel 8

Frame 374-416

Hog Fuel Cars, 1932 December-1936 August

(Scattered)

Reel 8

Frame 417-429

Ice Requirements, 1937 August-1938 December

(Scattered)

Reel 8

Frame 430-679

Log Train Service, 1927 October-1942 April

Reel 8

Frame 680-689

Passenger Service, 1938 April-June

Reel 8

Frame 690-692

Sleeping Quarters, 1944 August

Reel 8

Frame 693-696

Unloading Platform, 1940 June-July

Reel 8

Frame 697-868

Train Service, 1909 March-1937 May (Scattered)

Radisson

Reel 8

Frame 869-879

Station Grounds-Historical Building, 1935 May-1937

January (Scattered)

Reel 8

Frame 880-889

Train Service, 1905 October-1907 December

(Scattered)

Rice Lake

Reel 8

Frame 890-904

Bridge No. 698, 1931 September; 1935 September-

1936 June

Reel 8

Frame 905-909

Car Repairer, 1914 January-1918 December

Reel 8

Frame 910-965

Ice Requirements, 1938 December-1944 December

Reel 8

Frame 966-970

Log Shipments, 1930 April

Reel 8

Frame 971-974

Operation of Road Engines, 1936 July

Reel 8

Frame 975-980

Park Fence, 1942 November-1943 March

Reel 8

Frame 981-988

Station Force, 1926 March

Reel 8

Frame 989-1029

Yard Tracks, 1939 August-1941 December

River Falls

Reel 9

Frame 001-012

Coal Storage Bin, 1949 October-December

Reel 9

Frame 013-046

Ice Supply, 1926 December-1934 January (Scattered)

Reel 9

Frame 047-117

Mail Matters, 1916 March-1922 April

Reel 9

Frame 118-131

New Station, 1915 August-November

Reel 9

Frame 132-248

Stockyards, 1902 November-1930 November

(Scattered)

Reel 9

Frame 249-278

Trackage for Whitcomb-Campbell, 1908 June-1909

March

Roberts

Reel 9

Frame 279-282

Removal of West Bound Passing Track, 1942 August;

December

Reel 9

Frame 283-329

Stockyards, 1913 November-1937 December,

(Scattered)

Reel 9

Frame 330-440

Trackage-Hemp Company, 1920 March-1936 August

(Scattered)

Rockmont

Reel 9

Frame 441-458

Telegraph Station-Assigned Hours, 1919 February-

1931 November

Roxby

Reel 9

Frame 459-540

Gravel Pit, 1902 January-1935 May (Scattered)

Reel 9

Frame 541-655

Trackage-Bayfield County Highway Commission, 1930

April-1943 March (Scattered)

Sarona

Reel 9

Frame 656-670

Station Facilities, 1905 March; May

Reel 9

Frame 671-681

Station Personnel, 1925 April-December (Scattered)

Reel 9

Frame 682-695

Stockyards, 1906 August-September; 1923 May;

1943 May-June

Seeley

Reel 9

Frame 696-707

Check of Station Accounts, 1928 January; 1929 April;

1930 May

Severona

Reel 9

Frame 708-722

Highway Crossing, 1928 April-June

Shell Lake

Reel 9

Frame 723-734

Stockyards, 1940 June; November

Reel 9

Frame 735-751

U.S. Mail, 1919 June-August; 1943 May

Reel 9

Frame 752-866

Water Supply, 1903 December-1939 November

(Scattered)

Sheppard

Reel 9

Frame 867-974

Interlocking Plant, 1912 January-1942 February

(Scattered)

Reel 9

Frame 975-1005

Telegraph Station-Assigned Hours, 1913 February-

1944 February (Scattered)

Sioux

Reel 10

Frame 001-067

Station Facilities, 1909 August-1914 April (Scattered)

Snider

Reel 10

Frame 068-083

Log Shipments, 1910 January-1911 January

Reel 10

Frame 084-111

Retirement of Tracks, 1935 March-September

Solon Springs

Reel 10

Frame 112-237

Trackage, 1928 July-1942 December (Scattered)

South Range

Reel 10

Frame 238-249

Check of Station Accounts, 1928 October; 1929 July;

1930 April

Spooner

Reel 10

Frame 250-271

Chandler Gravel Pit, 1932 July-1936 August

(Scattered)

Reel 10

Frame 272-308

Cleaning and Washing Boxcars, 1937 July-1943

October (Scattered)

Reel 10

Frame 309-327

Clerical Force in Roadmaster's Office-Assigned Hours,

1918 October-1920 March

Reel 10

Frame 328-637

Eating House and Hotel, 1901 October-1940

September

Reel 10

Frame 638-772

Electric Lights, 1906 February-1931 September

(Scattered)

Reel 10

Frame 773-798

Express Matters, 1922 February-1930 November (Scattered)

Reel 10

Frame 799-1297

Ice Supply, 1923 December; 1929 April-1948

February

Reel 11

Frame 001-019

Inspection of Heated Refrigerator Cars, 1912

February-1923 February (Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 020-131

Passenger Station Facilities, 1912 September-1927

March (Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 132-138

Roadmaster's Office, 1943 July

Reel 11

Frame 139-229

Water Supply, 1902 June-1920 December (Scattered)

Springbrook

Reel 11

Frame 230-277

Stockyard, 1913 June-1918 October (Scattered)

Spring Valley

Reel 11

Frame 278-357

Iron Ore Washer Building, 1904 May-1917 March

(Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 358-469

Rock Spur, 1902 May-1936 December (Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 358-469

Slag Pile, 1901 August-1935 January (Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 470-606

Spur and Sidetracks, 1907 March-1925 September

(Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 607-672

Stockyards, 1920 September-1939 November

(Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 703-766

Trackage, 1923 March-1925 October

Reel 11

Frame 767-806

Water Supply, 1908 August-1939 November

(Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 807-838

Wire Crossing, 1925 August-1927 July (Scattered)

Stanton

Reel 11

Frame 839-855

Check of Station Accounts, 1928 January-1930 April

(Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 856-881

Closing Station-Caretaker, 1930 February-1935

January (Scattered)

Stinnet

Reel 11

Frame 882-906

Abandonment of Station, 1944 February-December

(Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 907-911

Loading Dock, 1936 July-August

Reel 11

Frame 912-931

Overhead Bridge with Soo Line, 1927 July-1939

November (Scattered)

Reel 11

Frame 932-938

Retirement of All Valuation Track No. 1, 1942 July-

December, (Scattered)

Stowell

Reel 12

Frame 001-027

Track Retirements, 1941 August-September; 1942

March-June

Strum

Reel 12

Frame 028-054

Cattle Pass, 1917 February-April

Reel 12

Frame 055-056

Depot, undated

Reel 12

Frame 057-107

Mail Matters, 1919 August-1937 December

(Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 108-290

Stockyards, 1903 February-1947 September

(Scattered)

Sweden

Reel 12

Frame 291-404

Spur Trackage, 1900 July-1942 December (Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 405-433

Station Facilities, 1927 April-August; 1944 February-

June; 1948 August

Sydney

Reel 12

Frame 434-439

Freight, 1909 November

Reel 12

Frame 440-445

Passing Track, 1942 August

Trego

Reel 12

Frame 446-499

Caretaker, 1944 July-1952 September (Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 500-563

Check of Station Accounts, 1927 October-1952 August

Reel 12

Frame 564-572

Highway Crossing, 1923 December; 1925 July

Reel 12

Frame 573-576

Mail Matters, 1922 December; 1942 January

Trow

Reel 12

Frame 577-591

Retirement of Passing Track, 1941 September-1942

June (Scattered)

Truax

Reel 12

Frame 592-620

Stockyards, 1906 October-1935 November

(Scattered)

Tunnel

Reel 12

Frame 621-661

Drainage Matters, 1919 October-1921 August

(Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 662-683

Employees, 1915 December-1942 June (Scattered)

Turtle Lake

Reel 12

Frame 684-695

Mail Matters, 1923 March; 1938 December; 1945

December

Reel 12

Frame 696-738

Stockyards, 1900 August-1936 June (Scattered)

Tuscobia

Reel 12

Frame 739-743

Sale of Land, 1934 July

Reel 12

Frame 744-766

Telegraph Station-Assigned Hours, 1919 February-

1944 September (Scattered)

Valley Junction

Reel 12

Frame 767-769

Depot, undated

Reel 12

Frame 770-1070

Interlocking Plant, 1900 November-1926 May

(Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 1071-1214

Joint Station Facilities, 1902 September-1933 June

(Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 1215-1274

Mail Matters, 1921 March-1923 November; 1932

March

Reel 12

Frame 1275-1313

Stockyards, 1898 November-1928 May (Scattered)

Reel 12

Frame 1314-1353

Telegrapher-Assigned Hours, 1915 December-1926

February (Scattered)

Waller Pit

Reel 13

Frame 001-078

Fence Matters, 1921 April-1936 January (Scattered)

Reel 13

Frame 079-114

Sale of Land, 1930 September-1935 June (Scattered)

Reel 13

Frame 115-180

Track Retirement, 1934 November-1942 October

(Scattered)

Reel 13

Frame 181-306

Wedges Creek and Trackage, 1898 February-1934

June (Scattered)

Warren

Reel 13

Frame 307-352

George Warren Co.-Trackage, 1898 October-1899

September; 1914 April; 1916 June

Reel 13

Frame 353-403

Pickling Station-Trackage, 1906 April-December

Reel 13

Frame 404-417

Strawberry Shipments, 1924 June-July

Wascott

Reel 13

Frame 418-445

Check of Station Accounts, 1928-1943

Washburn

Reel 13

Frame 446-461

Car Department Work Force, 1929 April-May; 1930

January; April

Reel 13

Frame 462-486

Crossing at Fourth Avenue East, 1927 June-August

Reel 13

Frame 487-603

Excelsior Products Company-Trackage, 1920 May-

1936 May (Scattered)

Reel 13

Frame 604-607

Handling of Company Coal, 1928 December; 1934

March

Reel 13

Frame 608-771

Kenfield and Lamoreaux-Trackage, 1902 March-1929 October (Scattered)

Reel 13

Frame 772-774

Mail Matters, 1918 October

Reel 13

Frame 775-839

Sprague Lumber Company-Trackage, 1910 May-

November

Weston

Reel 14

Frame 001-079

Assigned Hours, 1915 December-1931 December

(Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 080-130

Check of Station Accounts, 1920 August-1931 January

(Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 131-185

Engine House, 1909 June-1917 April (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 186-192

Mail Matters, 1923 January-February

Reel 14

Frame 193-215

Moving Terminal to Elmwood, 1921 January-1928

February (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 216-242

Private Pipeline for Henry Bates, 1925 May-November

Reel 14

Frame 243-261

Retirement of Spur Track, 1925 May-June

Reel 14

Frame 262-356

Starr Lumber Company-Trackage, 1904 March-1910

May (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 357-436

Thies Pickle Company-Water Supply, 1925 June-1935

May (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 437-474

Water Supply, 1910 April-November; 1920 January

Reel 14

Frame 475-583

Weston Lumber Company-Trackage, 1919 July-1934 September (Scattered)

Wildwood

Reel 14

Frame 584-702

Station Facilities, 1903 March-1949 August

(Scattered)

Wilson

Reel 14

Frame 703-931

Assigned Hours and Caretaker, 1915 December-1949

August (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 932-1030

Check of Station Accounts, 1921 February-1952 March

(Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 1031-1112

Closing of Station, 1950 August-1953 July (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 1113-1117

Depot, 1908 August

Reel 14

Frame 1118-1122

Grain Doors, 1939 December-1940 January

Reel 14

Frame 1123-1159

Mail Matters, 1915 May-1946 June (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 1160-1169

Nestle's Food Company-Private Crossing, 1927

December-1928 January

Reel 14

Frame 1170-1203

Standard Oil Company-Unloading Apparatus, 1920

June-1921 May (Scattered)

Reel 14

Frame 1204-1217

Stockyards, 1939 September; 1943 June-July

Woodville

Reel 15

Frame 001-047

Drainage Ditch, 1915 August-1916 December

Reel 15

Frame 048-986

Freight Depot-Electric Lights and Leases, 1926

September-1942 September (Scattered)

Reel 15

Frame 087-101

Highway Condition, 1918 May

Reel 15

Frame 102-158

Stockyards, 1904 July-1939 September (Scattered)

Reel 15

Frame 159-202

Storage Track, 1913 June-November

Miscellaneous

Reel 15

Frame 203-205

Cave (East of Roberts), 1917 May

Reel 15

Frame 206-209

Crossing Gates, 1917 May

Reel 15

Frame 210-211

Depot, 1912 February

Reel 15

Frame 212-216

Derrick Cars, circa 1914 May; 1915 August

Reel 15

Frame 217-220

Ditch (South of Baldwin), 1915 April-May

Reel 15

Frame 221-236

Engine Houses, 1902 April; 1913 February, July; 1927

June

Reel 15

Frame 237-255

Smoke Jacks, 1902 April-1929 November (Scattered)

Reel 15

Frame 256-261

Station Platforms, 1915 June; 1916 June

Eau Claire Mss BI

Series: Blueprints

Box 2

Altoona

Box 2

Angus

Box 2

Anson

Box 2

Arnold

Box 1 & 2

Ashland Junction

Box 5

Augusta

Box 2

Baldwin

Box 1 & 5

Barksdale

Box 2

Barronett

Box 5

Beldenville

Box 2

Bennett

Box 2

Benoit

Box 2

Black River Falls

Box 1

Bloomer

Box 2

Boardman

Box 2

Brill

Box 2

Burkhardt

Box 1

Cable

Box 2

Cameron

Box 2

Camp Douglas

Box 2

Cedarhurst

Box 1

Chetek

Box 2

Chili

Box 1

Chippewa Falls

Box 2

Clayton

Box 2

Clear Lake

Box 2

Cobban

Box 2

Columbia

Box 2

Comstock

Box 2

Cornell

Box 2

Cumberland

Box 1

Dauby

Box 2

Deer Park

Box 2

Donald

Box 1

Drummond

Box 1

Eagle Point

Box 2

Earl

Box 2

Eau Claire

Box 2

Eleva

Box 3

Ellsworth

Box 5

Elmwood

Box 5

Elroy

Box 5

Fairchild

Box 3

Fall Creek

Box 1

Grandview

Box 3

Granton

Box 5

Hammond

Box 3

Hannibal

Box 3

Haugen

Box 3

Hawthorne

Box 1

Hayward

Box 3

Hines

Box 1

Houghton

Box 3; 5

Hudson

Box 3

Hughey

Box 5

Humbird

Box 3

Hustler

Box 3

Jim Falls

Box 5

Kaiser

Box 3

Knapp

Box 5

Koll

Box 3

Kurth

Box 3

Lakeside

Box 3

Lampson

Box 5

Lemington

Box 5

Levis

Box 5

Linderman

Box 5

Marshfield

Box 3

Mason

Box 5

Menomonie

Box 3

Merrillan

Box 3

Midvale

Box 3

Millston

Box 3

Minong

Box 3

Mondovi

Box 3

Narrows

Box 5

Neillsville

Box 1

New Auburn

Box 3

New Richmond

Box 3

Norma

Box 3

Northline

Box 3

Oakdale

Box 3

Ojibwa

Box 5

Osseo

Box 4

Phipps

Box 4

Price

Box 5

Requa

Box 5

Rice Lake

Box 4

Richardson

Box 4

Roberts

Box 4

Rockmont

Box 4

Rodell

Box 4

Rusic

Box 1

Salmo

Box 4

Sarona

Box 4

Sauntry

Box 4

Seeley

Box 5

Shawtown

Box 4

Shell Lake

Box 5

Slag Pile Spur

Box 5

Solon Springs

Box 5

Spooner

Box 4

Spring Brook

Box 5

Spring Valley

Box 4

Stanton

Box 4

Stowell

Box 5

Strum

Box 1

Summit Spur

Box 4

Superior

Box 5

Sydney

Box 5

Teegarden

Box 5

Trego

Box 4

Trow

Box 4

Truax

Box 4

Tunnel

Box 5

Turtle Lake

Box 4

Tuscobia

Box 4

Valley Junction

Box 4

Warren

Box 4

Wascott

Box 1

Washburn

Box 5

Wilson

Box 4

Winter

Box 4

Wyeville

Box 4

Yarnell

Blueprints Removed from Microfilmed Correspondence

Box 6

Folder 1

Altoona

Box 6

Folder 1

Ashland

Box 6

Folder 1

Bayfield

Box 6

Folder 1

Bayport

Box 6

Folder 1

Chippewa Falls

Box 6

Folder 2

Camp Douglas

Box 6

Folder 3

Eau Claire

Box 6

Folder 4

Elmwood

Box 6

Folder 4

Elmwood-Weston

Box 6

Folder 4

Glover

Box 6

Folder 4

Koll

Box 6

Folder 4

Marshfield

Box 6

Folder 4

Merrillan

Box 6

Folder 4

Millston

Box 6

Folder 4

Neillsville

Box 6

Folder 5

Roxby

Box 6

Folder 5

Sheppard

Box 6

Folder 5

Solon Springs

Box 6

Folder 5

Spooner

Box 6

Folder 5

Spring Valley

Box 6

Folder 5

Sweden

Box 6

Folder 5

Tuscobia

Box 6

Folder 5

Valley Junction

Box 6

Folder 5

Waller Pit

Box 6

Folder 5

Warren

Box 6

Folder 5

Washburn

Box 6

Folder 5

Weston

Box 6

Folder 5

Woodville

Box 6

Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Series: Personnel Records

Eau Claire

Micro 27/Micro

1167

Strike Materials

1922 Strike

Reel 15

Frame 262-602

Correspondence, 1922 July-August

Reel 15

Frame 603-902

Telegrams, 1922 August

Reel 16

Frame 001-224

Correspondence, 1922 September

1946 Called Strike

Reel 16

Frame 225-368

Embargo Notices and Other Instructions, 1946 May

1948 Called Strike

Reel 16

Frame 369-471

Office of Superintendent Communications, 1948 May

Eau Claire Mss BI

Employee Case Files

Box 7

51-482

Box 8

484-770

Box 9

754-1097

Box 10

1063-1616

Box 11

1618-2563

Box 12

2082-2643

Box 13

2644-3175

Box 14

3176-3716

Box 15

3622-4319

Box 16

4368-4831

Box 17

4838-5263

Box 18

5265-6222

Box 19

6168-6332

Box 20

6333-6427

Box 21

6429-6538

Box 22

6539-6643

Box 23

6644-6763

Box 24

6764-6933

Box 25

6934-7049

Box 26

7050-7291

Box 27

7292-7456

Box 28

7457-7652

Box 29

7653-7817

Box 30

7785-7966

Box 31

7697-8164

Box 32

8165-8350

Box 33

8351-8566

Box 34

8567-8781

Employee Performance Record Books

Box 35 Folder 1

Brakemen, 1887 August-1898 September

Box 36-37

1892 September-1926 November

Box 35 Folder 2

1894 January-1913 January

Box 38 Folder 1

1895 March-1912 February

Box 38 Folder 2

1898 May-1912 June

Box 39 Folder 1

1902 April-1931 May

Box 39 Folder 2

1902 September-1914 November

Box 40 Folder 1

1903 April-1913 August

Box 40 Folder 2

1906 August-1912 May

Box 41 Folder 1

1907 September-1912 September

Box 41 Folder 2

1907 December-1912 September

Box 42 Folder 1

1910 April-1912 November

Box 42 Folder 2

1910 November-1912 July

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