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    Here's an interesting little shortline. At it's peak, it had 24 miles of track...now just 6.

    http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr080.htm

    It never went anywhere near Marinette, or West of Tomahawk (which one would assume would have constituted the "Western" portion of the name). Today it just serves a paper mill and a warehouse of its' own.

    One of its' old steam engines is in a park in Tomahawk, WI on display.

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    G&W bought the MT&W in 2005, today it is just the Tomahawk Railway (TR).

    https://www.gwrr.com/operations/rail...mahawk_railway
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    Some different power over time:

    This shot was taken on another GW line.
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    Am I the only one who is disappointed there's virtually no Genesee and Wyoming owned locomotives that seem to ever hit the (n scale) market? There's a bunch of shortlines that can be covered with the same basic paint scheme with a quick decal/tampo switch.
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    IM has RCPE and GEXR engines coming, maybe before 2018.

    Atlas did the MP15 and the GP38.
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    Heard that an MTW steamer got stuck & sank in a swamp near Tomahawk. Was it ever removed?

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    Interesting little track plan... could be the basis for a nice shelf layout...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Heard that an MTW steamer got stuck & sank in a swamp near Tomahawk. Was it ever removed?
    Never heard about that...lived there for 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-LineSoo View Post
    Never heard about that...lived there for 4 years.
    Grew up near Tomahawk for 18 years. During the 8th grade summer school, we took a field trip to a fellow student's home to view his father's army collection. During the trip, one of the kids mentioned this in passing by the place where the steamer had sunk. Don't know if there is a news story to corroborate this or if this was just a child's imagination.

    Have to come up with blank SW-1500 to emulate the TR engine shown above by jpwisc.

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    The last batch of Micro-Trains SW1500s includes a Genesee & Wyoming-painted offering with decals for Tomahawk Railway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Grew up near Tomahawk for 18 years. During the 8th grade summer school, we took a field trip to a fellow student's home to view his father's army collection. During the trip, one of the kids mentioned this in passing by the place where the steamer had sunk. Don't know if there is a news story to corroborate this or if this was just a child's imagination.

    Have to come up with blank SW-1500 to emulate the TR engine shown above by jpwisc.
    I'm guessing that would have either been going out toward Spirit Falls or Bundy... I'd guess Spirit Falls, as there's a lot of boggy swamp going W. of Tomahawk.

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    Dunno if any of you watch "Trains and Locomotives" on RFDTV, but I DVR all the episodes. Most recent was "First Generation Diesels Vol 2", and there was a great clip of a MT&W boxcar behind something-or-other...I think a GP-10. Cool to see! On another note, there was some great footage of a pair of Baldwin AS-616's working in the 1980's out in CA.

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    I have 3 MT&W boxcars, 2 are the same road #. I am planning to acquire 2 Bachmann 2-6-0s, one for the MTW & the other for the GBW. http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr080.htm has images of various engines used on the MTW.

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