Tomahawk Railway

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Tomahawk Railway
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Marinette, Tomahawk & Western Railroad Boxcar.jpg
Boxcar from when the railroad was still called the Marinette, Tomahawk, and Western
Headquarters Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Reporting mark TR
LocaleNorthern Wisconsin
Dates of operation2005Present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length6 mi (9.7 km)

The Tomahawk Railway( reporting mark TR) is the trade name employed by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. to operate 6 miles (9.7 km) of railroad in northern Wisconsin. [1]



The Tomahawk Railway, currently owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has roots dating back to 1891, when the founder, William H. Bradley, organized the Wisconsin & Chippewa Railroad. In 1894, Bradley organized the Marinette, Tomahawk & Western Railway Company, then merged the W&C into the M.T. & W. in 1898. The main purpose of the railroad was to serve the timber and paper mills in the area at that time with its connection to the world via the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line. During the 1960s, the MT&W Railroad made daily runs to Kings Dam, and an occasional run to the boat factory located where the Harley-Davidson Plant is located today. By the late 1970s, the MT&W stopped providing service to Kings Dam and used the tracks there to store boxcars. It continued to provide service to the Owens-Illinois paper mill. In 2005, Genesee & Wyoming Inc., bought the Railway and renamed it the Tomahawk Railway.


Currently the Tomahawk Railway operates 6 miles of track, providing daily service to the pulpboard mill at Wisconsin Dam, owned by Packaging Corporation of America, as well as its own 105,000-square-foot warehouse located in Tomahawk. The TR handles over eight thousand carloads annually, consisting of coal, chemicals, scrap paper, woodpulp and pulpwood inbound, as well as pulpboard outbound from Wisconsin Dam to its connection with CN at Tomahawk.


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