The Train Depot at the historical
village is the former passenger train depot for the C&NW
railroad which was located on East Beacon Avenue.
The depot was built in 1923, replacing the original
station that dated from the 1870's. In 1905, eight
passenger trains per day called at New London.
Trains with names such as 'The Flambeau', 'The Twin
Cities Express', and 'The Fox River Express' took
travelers to cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee,
Minneapolis, and Ashland.
The last passenger and mail trains
came through New London in 1954. Freight trains
the depot until 1982 when the railroad closed the
agency. The depot stood empty for several years
but was moved to its current location in 1987.
Inside the Depot -
The village's Chicago and North Western depot contains
displays of railroad artifacts and memorabilia.
Shown to the left and below are a few
examples of the museum's exhibits.
Did you know that New London was once a ski-town?
In the depot you can view a ski train schedule of
yesteryear. It features a special Sunday "Ski
Time" train that came to New London from Chicago
via Milwaukee for skiing at 'Mo-Ski-Tow Heights'
View the collection of
that includes a diesel engine, boxcar, and two cabooses.