Milwaukee Talk => Retro Milwaukee Photos or Files => Topic started by: sourpuss on January 27, 2010, 07:05:34 AM

Title: North Milwaukee Railroad Station.
Post by: sourpuss on January 27, 2010, 07:05:34 AM
This photo is dated June 1969.  My mother took it, as she wanted to make a water color painting of it.  I would like to know if the station still exists?  What railroad was it served by?  Location?    

Title: Re: North Milwaukee Railroad Station.
Post by: jimjimmy on April 17, 2010, 11:17:40 PM
North Milwaukee station no longer exists. I grew up just a few blocks from this station. I am not sure when it stopped serving passengers, but it was at one time, a busy spot for the Milwaukee Road. The Soo Line had trackage rights on one of the two lines that passed this station, so it may have been possible that the Soo also served passengers. A third line diverged a short distance to the south, and served the breweries downtown, as well as a couple of lumber yards, an oil products company, American Motors, and other industries. It was know as the Beerline B. The station was located at 33rd & Cameron. (between Hampton on the South, and villard on the north. There was an old wooden Railroad hotel on 35th and Cameron that served the railroad's passengers. By the 50's and 60's the station was being used by switch engine crews that worked assembling, and breaking up trains in Glendale Yards, just to the south of the old station. They also operated the short "way freights" that picked up, and dropped off cars along the local right of way. The station was torn down sometime in the 80's. In the 50's and 60's, A.O. Smith Company was producing so many car and truck frames,that the railroad was working 24/7 just shipping their goods. They also recieved much of their steel by rail.