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Wisconsonian Returns to the Rails After 40-year Hiatus

Amtrak train arriving behind passenger Jack Holzhueter, preparing to board at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Jack Holzhueter of Mazomanie, Wisconsin, prepares to board Amtrak train no. 7, the westbound Empire Builder, which is arriving behind him on the Canadian Pacific mainline in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, on the afternoon of April 29, 2010. From the 1940s into the 1960s, Holzhueter frequently rode passenger trains on the Chicago & North Western. While he has more recently traveled by train in Europe and the Northeast Corridor, this was the first time he had boarded a passenger train in his home state since the creation of Amtrak in 1971--not an unusual tale. He had, however, ridden Wisconsin's special circus train in 1985 and 2000. And, he wants to take Amtrak from Wisconsin again soon.
Alternate Title Preparing to Board Amtrak Passenger Train at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (editor's title)
Source Scott Lothes, Corvallis, Oregon
Coverage Spatial, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; Temporal, April 29, 2010
Rights Scott Lothes
Date Created 2010-04-29
Resource Type
Extent 12.8 megapixel RAW file
Depicted Railroad
Location Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Train Type Passenger train
Equipment, Locomotive P42DC
Builder, locomotive General Electric
Creator Description Scott Lothes grew up in West Virginia and Ohio, and has a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for three years as the assistant editor of an engineering magazine, and then spent two years living, traveling, and teaching English in Asia. He won the 2003 Trains magazine photography contest and was co-winner of the Center's 2006 Creative Photography Award. Lothes has been a freelance writer, photographer and Web designer since 2005, and he joined the Center's staff in 2008.
Collection Scott Lothes Collection
Train Name Empire Builder
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