Based on "Back Thru the Times," compiled by Joyce Laabs, July 10, 2008
The "Fisherman's Special,," the Milwaukee Road's train operating for special summer service between Chicago and the northern lakes region, will not be run this year, according to railroad officials.
Milwaukee Road spokesmen explained that the train's schedule has been cancelled because of a request made by the office of Defense Transportation, which has emphasized that the equipment will be needed for military purposes.
Beginning May 28 and continuing until after Labor Day, the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha and Tomahawk trains on the valley division will extend their daily schedules to Star Lake. At present, those trains operate between New Lisbon and Minocqua.
The North Western Railroad's Flambeau, which operated between Chicago and Ironwood, also will probably become a war casualty.