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Mid-Continent Media Kit
Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63 Restoration


PHOTO GALLERY 1
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CAPTION INFO: Noted postcard photographer J.M. Colby recorded this scene of Chicago & North Western coach #469 (Mid-Continent's Milwaukee Lake Shore Western coach #63 in its later paint scheme) in 1910 at Eland, Jct., Wisconsin on a northbound train destined for Antigo, Rhinelander, and Ashland. Photo credit: Marathon County Historical Society, Wausau, Wisconsin.
CAPTION INFO: Mid-Continent's coach #63 as it appeared in its final service for the Chicago & North Western Railway: as an office for the railroad's Wood Street Potato Mart in Chicago. Mid-Continent Railway Museum members rescued the car shortly after this photo was taken in 1970. Photo credit: Ray Buhrmaster photo.
CAPTION INFO: Mid-Continent's coach #63 as it appears today (November 2000), awaiting restoration. Art Nouveau artist Edward Colonna's influence can be scene on such interior features as the panel above the door, the column detailing on the water closet, seen at left at the end of the car, and in printed patterns on ceiling panels. Photo credit: Paul Swanson.
CAPTION INFO: Mid-Continent's coach #63 as it appeared in November before restoration began. Investigative work has revealed as many as twenty coats of paint on the exterior of the car. These will be scientifically analyzed to help accurately restore the car to its 1890 condition. Photo credit: Paul Swanson.
CAPTION INFO: Mid-Continent curator Don Ginter (left) confers with restoration Project Manager Glenn Guerra, as they study the Art Nouveau wood carvings of artist Edward Colonna inside Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63. Photo credit: Paul Swanson.
CAPTION INFO: Mid-Continent curator Don Ginter (right) confers with restoration Project Manager Glenn Guerra, as they discuss the labeling of paint samples taken from the car before restoration work can begin. Photo credit: Paul Swanson.
CAPTION INFO: Art Nouveau artist Edward Colonna in 1923. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: The ornate capital and column that decorate the corner of the woman's restroom in Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: The carving about the end doorway in Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63 illustrates the curving elements of ornamentation prevalent in Art Nouveau design. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: This wood carving located between two side window openings resembles an Ionic Capital and fluted column found in classical Greek and Roman architecture. The Art Nouveau touch is the small indentation in the center which resembles a sprouting seed. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: This close-up shows the ornate column capital at the corner of the woman's restroom in Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: This close-up of the carving about the end doorway in Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63 illustrates the curving elements of ornamentation prevalent in Art Nouveau design. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: Restoration Project Manager Glenn Guerra marks an identifying code on a ceiling panel from Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: A Mid-Continent Railway museum steam train prepares to depart from the museum's authentic depot at North Freedom for a 1-hour ride over a branchline built in 1907. The museum offers rides from mid-May through mid-October. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.
CAPTION INFO: This map of the Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western Railroad dates from before 1893. The MLS&W opened up northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan to tourists and vacationers from Milwaukee and Chicago. Photo credit: Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society.

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