Aug 14, 2007, 10:22 AM
Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust
Ranney WI, Kenosha County
Ranney, Wisconsin (also known as Rogers Siding) is a ghost town in southeastern Kenosha County, Wisconsin located at Bain Station Road and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (now the Canadian Pacific) in the town (now village) of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Records show that the last CMStP&P passenger train stopped at the Ranney Station prior to 1862, but the Ranney post office opened in 1885 and lasted into 1906. The Bain Station of the KD Line was located just east of Ranney, and remained into the 1940s. Rogers Siding itself was a KD Line team track just west of Green Bay Road for area farmers who would load their produce for rail shipments; the siding itself was removed in the 1980s. The last house in Ranney, the former KD Line yardmaster's house, was demolished in 2003, and the area is now devoid of all traces of community except for continuing railroad activity on the KD Line and the Canadian Pacific. Much of the property there is now owned by an electric utility company.
Maps and aerial photos for 42°33′11″N 87°54′18″W / 42.553017, -87.904894Coordinates: 42°33′11″N 87°54′18″W / 42.553017, -87.904894
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I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow
Aug 29, 2007, 07:57 AM
Re: Ranney WI, Kenosha County
Thank you Gypsy. This is only about 5 miles from my home.
Jul 21, 2012, 02:12 AM
I am wondering what records show that "the last CMStP&P passenger train stopped at the Ranney Station prior to 1862" because the railroad (then known as the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul - CM&StP) was not built through this area until 1872. The Chicago & North Western's KD Line crossed the CM&StP at this location where a tower was located that remained into the 1930's.
May 26, 2013, 04:39 PM
I can't believe that I am just now stumbling on this. rcawdorswife, did you find anything when you went there? I know there seems to be a bit of wetlands.
May 26, 2013, 09:15 PM
I'm going to try this place. I hope WE Energies doesn't run me off tomorrow.
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