Your favorite train watching location

CPRailfan Oct 25, 2000

  1. CPRailfan

    CPRailfan TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the picture fitz! That is one beautiful locomotive! GO CANUCKS! [​IMG]

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  2. milwfreak

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    Next time you're in Chicago, go to B12 in Franklin Park. It's where the WC and the CP(owned by Metra) cross. The diamonds are about a mile east of Bensenville Yard. You'll see power from CP,WC,CN,UP,and IMRL to just name a few. Plus, the Indiana Habuor is real close too. Just avoid rush hour unless all you want to see are Metras.
     
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    Next time you're in Chicago, go to B12 in Franklin Park. It's where the WC and the CP(owned by Metra) cross. The diamonds are about a mile east of Bensenville Yard. You'll see power from CP,WC,CN,UP,and IMRL to just name a few. Plus, the Indiana Habuor is real close too. Just avoid rush hour unless all you want to see are Metras.
     
  4. CPRailfan

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    Thanks Mil, and welcome to Trainboard! [​IMG]
    When I'm in Chicago, that is one place I'll go for sure.
    -Been to Milwaukee lately? I know a lot of good places to catch a lot of trains.

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    Drew

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  5. Chessie_SD50_8563

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    Marion Ohio, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio, Monroe Falls Ohio, Worthington Ohio (just some of the places I have been I liked)

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  6. rsn48

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    There should be a new post called: "if I'd had a brain, I'd a watched...." When I was younger I moved around frequently (father armed forces - Canadian). But I lived in some spectacular railroading places, and they were all lost on me. The "could have beens, but never were..." lol. I lived in Chicago, Madison, Wis, in Elmhurst, where Chicago NorthWestern sent long long freight trains...Louisville, New York...all lost on me.... Well, I can say I am lucky now, and have had my "awakening."
     
  7. dave f

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    New Brighten, Pa, is where all the action is around here. It is where Conrails(now NS but I still call it Conrail) Chicago-New York and CSX's Chicago-Baltimore main lines cross over each other. Between the two, there are well over 100 trains daily on busy days.
     
  8. CPRailfan

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    Thanks for the response ChessieSD50! Marion, Ohio must be a great place, I hope to go there some time.

    rsn, Madison hey. I go there maybe once a year to visit relatives. Never seen many trains though, but I hear it's great for Wisconsin Southern action. WS comes through the north part of Milw. and I've seen a few of their trains.

    Dave, thanks for the reply. I haven't seen a lot of CSX or conrail, but sometimes either CSX or NS have power on the UP. I did see lots of CSX when I went to Florida and Wash D.C.

    I'll soon have a website, and I'll have all the hotspots in Milwaukee, with lots of info if anybody ever finds themselve in the Mil.
    I'll talk to y'all later [​IMG]

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    Drew

    What's that?
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    Sorry, gotta go!

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  9. heracles87

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. Also don't forget Crestline, Fostoria and Berea Ohio.
     
  10. Marylandrailfan

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    I grew up in Northern Virginia and as soon as I got my driver's license, I started making trips down to the Potomac yard in Alexandria.
    Southern end of old PRR electrification, I could see GG1's, E44's, Amtrak E's, and a variety of RF&P and Southern equipment. That yard is gone now and now I live Maryland. New favorite spots are the CSX Susquehanna bridge at Havre De Grace, the NS/Amtrak-CSX crossing at Halethorpe, and the Thomas Viaduct in Relay.

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  11. CPRailfan

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    Thanks for the reply, and welcome to Trainboard! [​IMG] I'll soon have my drivers license, and the first place I'm goin' is UP's Butler Yard!

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    Drew

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  12. CPRailfan

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    Hey Maxwell, about Galesburg this year???
    We could have a Trainboard booth, and give out little cups of lemonade [​IMG] Should we have a vote?


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    Drew

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  13. milwfreak

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    I don't think Galesburg can get here fast enough. Still over five months away and I all ready have my weekend planned out. This year, hopefully I won't spend half my paycheck like I did last year.

    If the 261 does make it, hope it goes down the BNSF to Savannah,IL and down the Peavine(Barstow sub) to Galesburg. I'll chase it both ways and get some nice shots.

    Eric
     
  14. BN9900

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    Well ALL of my places are taken.....but I will have to say CP LAGrange... On the IHB/BN Crossing everything but EJE and the kitchen sink goes through there. I lived in Chicago for 18 years, wish I was still there at times
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BN9900:
    Well ALL of my places are taken.....but I will have to say CP LAGrange... On the IHB/BN Crossing everything but EJE and the kitchen sink goes through there. I lived in Chicago for 18 years, wish I was still there at times<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Need to rephrase, there probably was a kitchen sink that went through there..along with all the odd ball stuff Alcos (other than the Belt) that were going to scrap. It's changed since I was last there two years ago, but you can still find interesting items running through there.
     
  16. Graphite

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    For BNSF: Gage, Oklahoma. Mostly container stuff and fast produce. Crews switch there, there is a 2-mile passing track, and the view to the west toward Amarillo in the setting sun is awesome. Also, the Canadian River Crossing and the Belva/ Quinlan/ Curtis Hill (now redone) pull west of Woodward, Oklahoma. The locos still generate a lot of thunder pulling up out of the River Valley, and it's somethin' ta watch.
    For my local shortline, Farmrail: 6 blocks east on the old Frisco branchline. Lot of history there. The once Orient line, then Frisco, interchanged with the Rock. All gone now.
    For UP- the Wye at Wagoner, Oklahoma. Also in Jenks, Oklahoma, you can sip a cool one and watch the UP sidle by (and very often knock the stuffing out of a wayward automobile trying to beat the "slow freights" to the 5th street crossing) in the air conditioned comfort of a former Frisco Combine turned diner and after-hours pub.
    All good pastimes.
    And if you're really interested, there are several good spots between Ardmore and Oklahoma City where you can find the occaisional broken-down Amtrak (and they complained about the TRACKAGE in that area as an excuse not to reopen the line from Dallas to OKC!!) 11 times I know of so far this year, leaving passengers stranded on the side.
     

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