I had never been in the town of Tomahawk, WI, until last week as the wife and I passed through on the way to Three Lakes, WI. I'm glad I stopped as it appears like the railroad in that town is rapidly shrinking, just like it is in just about every other town in the USA
Their main depot still stands and is obviously being used as a business:
Unfortunately, the yard that is (or should I say 'was') right next to the depot has recently been torn out
There was a single worker there, loading used ties into a gondola on the single remaining track. I was really bummed to see a stack of switch stands that had been removed and there was no one around to ask if I could have one!!! (I didn't want to bother the guy who was loading the ties.)
In this photo, I'm assuming all the area that is now dirt and grass between the tank car and the depot was once a yard that is no more:
What I found odd was that there was ribbon rail laying right next to the depot. So I'm assuming there must've been enough traffic at one time to justify the ribbon rail, but that traffic must've vanished...
Just outside of town, not far from the depot, are a few train sheds from what is apparently the Tomohawk Railway's main service facility. The service buildings are just steal sheds, so I didn't photograph them, but in front of one of the sheds was this Budd car! Does the Tohomawk own this, I wonder?
Snooping around a bit more, I found a "hidden treasure"...
This platform caboose has apparently been sitting there for quite a long time... I'm assuming based on the height of the pine tree that is growing-up through the tracks right in front of the caboose
And last but not least, the Tomahawk Railway yard office appears to be a depot as well:
I would've liked to have seen some motive power and some actual trains, but being late on a Saturday afternoon, all the trains were apparently sleeping so I had to be content with the photos I got.