The Francis J. Wiener         
The WC 1, an SW1 named in honor of Francis J. Wiener, now resides at the end of the line at the Camp 5 Logging Museum in Laona, Wisconsin.
Date: 7/19/2005 Location: Laona, WI   Map Show Laona on a rail map Views: 5367 Collection Of:   Brett Barker
Locomotives: WC 1(SW1)    Author:  Brett Barker
The Francis J. Wiener
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Name Type Comments Date
John J. Poshepny General Who was Francis J. Wiener? Nice to see that unit preserved. 6/19/2006 8:23:59 PM
Collin Reinhart General Nice loco 10/21/2006 12:31:25 PM
Collin Reinhart General Cool 10/21/2006 12:31:38 PM
evan touw General yes, who was mr. Wiener? 10/22/2006 10:51:40 PM
Rob Dickson General It's my understanding that FJW was a Judge or Lawyer that was instrumental in the forming of the Wisconsin Central LTD. 2/11/2007 4:01:37 PM
Joe Magruder General He was a retired Soo Line employee who was WC's unofficial company photographer at the North Fond du Lac yard and shops until his death in 1990. 8/13/2007 12:31:04 AM
Larry Hawkes General My favorite EMD locomotive! They make great yard goats!! Nice picture. 10/27/2007 12:10:18 AM
Heather Tautges General Joe is correct as to who my grandfather was. The engine was a great worker in the WC yards until it was retired to the museum. I used to be able to look out my bedroom window at it in the yards, now it is quite a drive to see it! Thank you for the wonderful picture. 11/18/2007 7:49:45 PM
George Sillett General an SW1 I think our group is trying to restore one, We also have an RS3 being repaired. 3/9/2010 9:12:58 AM
Henry Wendall General yes got o gauge model GTW run it as a kid 8/19/2010 9:03:41 PM
Robert Jackson General Great Picture! Does this unit run? Does it pull passengers? I would really like to see this nice old loco! Seen on RRPA homepage 10-13-2010! 10/13/2010 1:45:27 PM
David Wiener General This engine was named after my father. I submitted a story about how the engine came to be, to the owner of the slide. I hope he posts it here. While the engine is in running condition it is not used on the railroad. It is a nice static display at the end of the museum's line. 7/10/2011 11:42:00 AM
Fred Stuckmann General Nice shot and great history, thanks. 8/30/2011 10:11:43 AM
Tom Dethmers General Is it still up there in 2017? Nice shot, great looking old engine. 2/14/2017 10:15:39 PM

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