The depot for the Milwaukee Road rail line in Arlington, Iowa, (Fayette County) in about 1910. Gates Brown, Farwell Brown's uncle, was a physician for this town from 1903 to 1917 when it had a population of around 800. Arlington was on the railroad line that came down from West Union through Arlington and on through Strawberry Point and down through Cedar Rapids. In the early decades of the twentieth century there was a lack of good highways in the state and almost every town in Iowa had its own train depot. The Milwaukee Road operated this route into the 1920s.