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|Waupaca Electric Light and Railway Company|
|Termini|| Waupaca Soo Line Depot|
|Owner||Waupaca Electric Light and Railway Company|
|Operator(s)||Waupaca Electric Light and Railway Company|
|Line length||5.12 mi (8.2 km)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||Unknown Voltage Overhead lines|
The Waupaca Electric Light and Railway Company was set up in 1898 as successor to the Waupaca Electric Light Association. It opened July 4, 1899 with regular service from July 9. Service was typically hourly.
The single line ran 5.12 miles from the Soo Line Depot via Oak St., Mill St., Main St., Fulton St. and Highway 22 to King on Rainbow Lake. The Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Home in King housed 600 Civil War Veterans and their wives, who provided much of the lines ridership. A small station was located near the Veterans Home in King. From there it continued on to the Grand View Hotel which served vacationers visiting the Waupaca Chain of Lakes
The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad was a Class I railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Midwest United States. Commonly known since its opening in 1884 as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was merged with several other major CP subsidiaries on January 1, 1961, to form the Soo Line Railroad. As time passes, more and more Soo Line equipment is being repainted into the Canadian Pacific's current paint scheme, slowly erasing the Soo's identity as a subsidiary railroad.
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, Union Navy, Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War. Founded in 1866 in Springfield, Illinois, and growing to include hundreds of posts across the nation, it was dissolved in 1956 at the death of its last member, Albert Woolson (1850–1956) of Duluth, Minnesota. Linking men through their experience of the war, the G.A.R. became among the first organized advocacy groups in American politics, supporting voting rights for black veterans, promoting patriotic education, helping to make Memorial Day a national holiday, lobbying the United States Congress to establish regular veterans' pensions, and supporting Republican political candidates. Its peak membership, at more than 490,000, was in 1890, a high point of various Civil War commemorative and monument dedication ceremonies. It was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), composed of male descendants of Union Army and Union Navy veterans.
No. 1 & 2 Four wheel gravel cars. Built in 1899 by James Jensen, a Waupaca boat builder
No. 10 Single truck open passenger car, purchased used in 1899
No. 12 Single truck open passenger car, purchased used in 1899
No. 16 Single truck enclosed passenger car provided year-round service. Known as the "Winter Car." Purchased new in 1900 from the Jewett Car Co., Newark Ohio. Equipped with Peckham trucks, General Electric Motors, cherry woodwork and ratin seats.
No. 17 Single truck open passenger car. Probably purchased in 1900 at the same time as No.16 and having the same equipment.
No. 19 Double truck open passenger car. May have been purchased in 1905 at the time of a planned but never constructed extension to Camp Cleghorn.
Two open trailer passenger cars. Purchased used in 1899.
Single truck baggage smoker car. Purchased used in 1899. The car body is still in existence. Owned by the Waupaca Historical Society and on display at their Waupaca railroad depot museum.
The line was losing money from 1917 and closed on July 4, 1925 after exactly 26 years service.
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