Rugby Junction, Wisconsin
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Rugby Junction is an
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in the town of
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, Washington County,
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, United States.


History

The night of October 16, 1901, two
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-bound freight trains collided on the Wisconsin Central Railway tracks between Colgate and Rugby Junction. Two cars derailed, but no injuries were reported. The Wisconsin Central Railway amalgamated with the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie in 1961 to form the
Soo Line Railroad The Soo Line Railroad is the primary United States Rail transport, railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway , one of seven U.S. Class I railroads, controlled through the Soo Line Corporation. Although it is named for the Minneapolis, ...
. In a drastic effort to cut costs, the Soo Line created the Lake States Transportation Division, but that did not come out too good. The Soo Line sold its obtained Chicago-Minneapolis mainline (
Waukesha Subdivision The Waukesha Subdivision or Waukesha Sub is a railway line owned and operated by the Canadian National Railway. It meets the Neenah Subdivision to the north in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and runs south to Chicago, Illinois. History Construction of ...
) to the Wisconsin Central Ltd. in 1987. The WC operated for fourteen years before being usurped by the
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in 2001.


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Unincorporated communities in Washington County, Wisconsin Unincorporated communities in Wisconsin {{WashingtonCountyWI-geo-stub