Spooner Railroad Park
Spooner Railroad Park is an epicenter of railroading history in Wisconsin. The original turntable is completely intact, and 7 stalls of the original roundhouse are still standing…..all is in restorable condition. The City of Spooner recently acquired the property for the park. History is waiting to be revisited here in Spooner.
And that is what we intend to do….bring it back!
The original depot is currently in use as a museum, and a rail excursion line operates on connected trackage just north of the area.
The city of Spooner, in Washburn County Wisconsin, was once a major hub of railroad activity in the north-western region of the state. Spooner was at the intersection of "the Great Omaha X" of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad.
Four original rail lines, completed by 1883, made up the "X":
- the Hudson line running south-west from Spooner to Northline Junction (near Hudson),
- the Altoona line which ran south-east to Eau Claire.
- the Ashland line running north-east to Ashland and Bayfield,
- the Itasca line running north-west to Duluth-Superior
Join us as we embark on this wonderful adventure. X marks the Spot in Spooner.
If you are interested in sharing your voice on the Spooner Railroad Park, please contact the City of Spooner for upcoming meeting times and location. Spooner Railroad Park Board: 715-416-4622