THE
MILWAUKEE ROAD TOUR

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You will arrive at the Railroad Museum at 106 East 2nd Street, Westby, Wisconsin, USA.

 

You will pretend you are part of the crew of railroad workers on a portion of The Milwaukee Road route that ran through Westby for more than 100 years (1879 – 1981).

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Become a Railroad Worker!

Two people will be recruited to participate in a simulation of laying railroad tracks and driving spikes. This will be a competition between the two people to see who can drive the spike the fastest which makes it much fun and a great photo opportunity. After this hands-on activity the group will be seated in the Museum, a full scale replica of the original Milwaukee Road Train Depot that was built in 1879 and torn down in the 1980s.

All aboard on the Caboose!

At one end of the depot/museum sits the original Milwaukee Road Caboose that ran through Westby in the 1950s.  A short video that shows how the caboose was brought back to Westby in 2009 will be shown and people may look at historic railroad photos, and displays of the importance of the railroad to agriculture. The tour will conclude with a walk through the caboose and a group photo in front of the caboose.