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Christopher Muller 06-26-2008 10:20 AM

Railfanning Milwaukee
 
I'll be in Milwaukee the second week in July... anyone have any "touristy" railfan spots to shoot. When I say touristy I mean places that are easy to get to, safe, won't be bothered, and yet see trains in photogenic areas.

Thanks.

CNWFreak 06-27-2008 02:12 AM

Duplainville outside of Milwaukee is a great place to photograph. Double track CP main line crosses a CN main line. I'd recomend parking on Marjean road. This link should help more.
http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/...ad.php?t=12526
Also some WSOR and Amtrak action depending on when your there.

Christopher Muller 06-29-2008 05:49 AM

Thanks for that site... some great info.

New question... do CP trains run through this spot or just Amtrak?

http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=s&lat=43....wuakee%2C%20wi

Seems very tight for freight traffic, but I have seen photos of the CP running through there. I ask because most of our time will be near Marquette. Does CP run through there or through the yard to the south?

DAKIBSRR 06-29-2008 03:16 PM

If you like yard work. There is a nice CP yard just a little east of Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers baseball). Follow any of the signs to the potawatomi casino (1721 W Canal St) or the ballpark from the expressway. There is limited parking next to the yard itself, but there is a cement walking/biking trail that follows the tracks, so if you don't mind walking a little you can park in one of the lots for the ballpark, it's less then 2 miles from the west end of the yard. Good luck.


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