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Date: 10/21/04 22:00
Visiting Green Bay, WI
Author: mmrailfan

I'll be in Green Bay to see the Cowboys and Packers Game on Sunday... are there are train spots to check out besides the National Railway Museum?

Date: 10/22/04 06:10
Re: Visiting Green Bay, WI
Author: kevink

I'm not how the recent rounds of acquisitions have affected things since I have not been up that way since just after the WC bought the Ore Lines from the UP. Most of the rail action is on the northwest side of town. The ex-CNW yard is at the intersection of I-43 and US41/141. If you start there and work your way east and south you will find the ex-GBW yard (or what remains of it). If you're short on time, I'd stick with the museum. If you have four - five hours to kill, you could drive out to Stevens Point, WI. This is still a major terminal for the CN's ex-WC operations.

Date: 10/22/04 06:30
Re: Visiting Green Bay, WI
Author: chico

or, plan some "lag" time in the Neenah area, where the CN comes together from a few directions, including the Green Bay line.

Date: 10/22/04 09:13
Re: Visiting Green Bay, WI
Author: WC_4ever

Green Bay seems to be a shadow of its former self. The GB&W shop complex has all been torn down, the C&NW roundhouse has been removed, and there just don't seem to be as many trains as there were before the CN takeover.

The museum is on Broadway on the far south end of town, and definitely worth the trip!The place to catch railroad action is at the old CNW yard on the northwest side of town. Take Broadway Street all the way north towards the US43 bridge over the Fox River (Tower Bridge). There will be a 90 degree curve in the road to the west, and that road will deadend into the CN (old CNW) yard office. There are always yard jobs working, and Velp Avenue is handy to get from one end of the yard to the other. There is also a bridge over the center of the yard off Velp, at Atkinson Dr. Get a mapquest map and you should do alright.

Between the museum and the CNW yard there are a few sites to see. The old Milwaukee (SOO) yard is now an intermodal terminal. When you cross the tracks south of the Mason Street viaduct, look west towards the terminal (Oakland Avenue yard). The ex-GBW yard is 2 blocks north of Mason Street, again west of Broadway. The former C&NW passenger station has been rehabed into a wonderful restaurant (Titletown Brewery) and is just north of Dousman Street.



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