The 4000 Foundation will be hosting guided tours of the La Crosse Short Line Railroad Heritage Museum in Copeland Park on the following dates and times. Admission is free and open to the public.
The La Crosse Short Line Railroad Heritage Museum was established in Copeland Park in 1963. It consists of: Burlington steam locomotive No. 4000, built in 1930 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for high speed passenger service for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad. It was retired from service in 1955; Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 0359, built by the Milwaukee Road at their West Milwaukee shops in 1883. It last saw service as a drovers car, and was retired in 1961; and Grand Crossing interlocking tower.
Built in 1928 to replace the original structure, it protected and controlled the mainline crossings of the Milwaukee Road, the Burlington and The Chicago & North Western railroads. It was the last manually operated interlocking tower in Wisconsin. The tower was retired when Grand Crossing was automated in 1991, and relocated to Copeland Park through the efforts of The 4000 Foundation.
Saturday, June 2nd – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 7th – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 18th – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
You never know what you’re going to get when you turn onto a county highway in Wisconsin–it might be straight as an arrow through corn and soybean fields for dozens of miles, or it might be a twisting, turning, sightseer’s adventure...See more...
We will be featuring a new ongoing photo series from Bob Good! Check back periodically! We also feature a new photo that is shared with us on Instagram. Your photo could be next! Just snap a photo and use #explorelacrosse I have photographed national...
The Children’s Museum of La Crosse is proud to be a participant in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free...