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Colfax Railroad Museum 8/08/2009

by Chris Guenzler

I drove into Colfax and saw the ex Soo Line Mainline and then spotted the reason I drove into this town.

The Colfax Railroad Museum is housed in this ex Soo Line Sandstone Station Building in Colfax, Wisconsin. The museum was closed when I arrived but through the windows I could see the large collection of lanterns and railroad china that they have collected through the years. I will now start my outside picture taking as the thunder claps could be heard.

A caboose on display west of the station building.

Part of the exhibits are under cover.

Soo Line Caboose 273.

Soo Line Outside Braced Box Car 36400.

Soo Line Coach 991.

The station by the ex Soo Line Mainline.

An ex Milwaukee Road Baggage Car.

Caboose 018.

Soo Line GP-30 703.

Diesel Switcher is known as the Chipmunk Express.

Block signal with the Soo Line 703.

Mining locomotives.

A piece of railroad equipment.

Another caboose.

Milwaukee Road Caboose X00127.

A passenger car.

Logging Camp Car. This was my last railroad stop of the day and I drove the last fifty miles into Hudson, Wisconsin. I stopped at KFC for the Buffet Dinner then checked into the Best Western Hudson House for the night. My last full day in Wisconsin had been a great one.