A Line in Time

A Line in Time (HMHDD)

Location: Amherst Junction, WI 54407 Portage County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 28.166', W 89° 18.782'

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Can a village live to tell the tale of two railroad lines and a depot?

The railroads originated as a means to transport lumber to mills in the Stevens Point area. As times changed, farm products such as potatoes became the main freight on trains.

An underpass relieved the hazards of having two sets of tracks cross Main Street in Amherst Junction. Voyagers used the sheltered stairway as a passage between tracks.

Salesmen, summer sightseers, and hobos rode the trains to reach their Amherst Junction destination.

The Tomorrow River Trail is constructed on an old railroad grade that crosses through a sandy outwash plain, the Arnott Moraine, and a landscape sculpted by glaciers.

Photos courtesy of Scott Janz.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 316022 N 4926616
Decimal Degrees44.46943333, -89.31303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 28.166', W 89° 18.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 28' 9.96" N, 89° 18' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2880 Tomorrow River State Trail, Amherst Junction WI 54407, US
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