Pickerel/Pearson area

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Things To Do in the Area

Fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, casino, biking, logging museum, antiques and crafts, golf, train rides, ice fishing, snowmobiling  

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Sunset over Pickerel Lake in Northern Wisconsin.

Ride the Lumberjack Steam Train

About the Train (See Video)

The “4-spot” Steam Locomotive was built in 1916 by the Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. It was purchased September 22, 1926 and was brought to Laona for use in the logging industry. The steam engine pulls two all-steel passenger coach cars, and three cabooses.

The "4-spot" is the only "PRAIRIE" style steam locomotive operating in the state of Wisconisn. The "PRAIRIE" style  steam locomotive is a classification based on wheel arrangement.  The PRAIRIE style  is a 2-6-2, which means there are 2 leading wheels, 6 coupled driving wheels, and 2 trailing wheels.