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The Homecoming

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The Homecoming
The Homecoming �2007 Story: AS the big snowflakes fall gently to the ground, the young married couple embrace for the first time in what seems as a long while. He has been away from home taking care of an ailing friend. In anticipation of his arrival, she came early. She has kept the home fires burning, tending to their home and the children. Now she is so very glad the train has brought him home, safe and sound in her arms again. History: This beautiful old style depot was built in Durand, WI in 1882. The Milwaukee Railroad serviced Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, stopping at Durand on the way. It was used as a passenger train until 1957 and kept hauling freight until 1968. It has a narrow gauge track, which made it easier for passenger and freight cars to go around corners, but before it could pass through Durand and that strip to Nelson, all the wheels had to be changed from the regular wide gauge to the narrow gauge, which took time and maybe one reason why the RR was discontinued in 1968. (Special thanks to Bernard Brantner for the history on the depot.) This is available as 8 x 10 lithograph prints and 5 x 7 greeting cards
Posted on November 18, 2009

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