WAND - Tyler Forks Arch
Looking south from the nearby Wisconsin state highway 77 (which also has a bridge, but that isn't in BH yet)
Photo taken by Bruce Oldenberg
BH Photo #516004
Railroad was operated by WC, Soo Line RR, WC Ltd, then embargoed in the mid 1980's. Re-started by shortline operator Wisconsin and Michigan Railway Company (WIMI) with reporting mark WAND. Their last train in 1995 was a funeral train to remove 30 cars, locomotives, cabooses, Algoma Central passenger cars, and a Jordan Spreader. Rails were removed in the late 1990's.
The old village or train siding of Tyler Forks is a mile west of this arch.
The arch is in a 'dip' in the railroad. In the 'early' days, a caboose was parked here while a train was working nearby. Some cars rolled fast downhill, into the caboose, killing the conductor.
- January 21, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added categories and other stuff
- January 21, 2022: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg