Busy 2 Hours on the Southside of Milwaukee

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SE Wisconsin Railfan
Had one of the busiest Friday evenings in a while at what was one of Milwaukee's nicest railfan locations - Waterford Ave or Powerton for those who are older. It is still a great spot but the parking restrictions SUCK. Can't park any closer than about 100 yards from the tracks. Also the stupid posts in the road to make it a no whistle crossing always mess up shots.

In less then 2 hours caught 5 trains. CP 277, CP 281, INRD 800 and 2 Amtrak Hiawatha's. Amazing how the last couple of weeks even the Hiawatha's are running late. That night it was almost 1/2 hour behind just running from Milwaukee to Chicago.

Here some pics from the evening.

What a colorful consist on Train #277 by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Train #277 a bit later than normal with an StLandH unit #5651 and ICE #6451 City of LeClaire home of the American Pickers by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Right on the heels of #277 is a section of Train #281 also with DME power by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Running with its fly open DME #6097 is helping with a section of Train #281 westbound by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Rounding the curve at Waterford Ave INRD #9009 and #9010 are working with loads eastbound by kschmidt626, on Flickr

INRD #9009 and #9010 are eastbound with loads on Train #800 in the setting sun by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Train #800 with INRD #9009 eastbound about to meet 1/2 hour late Amtrak Hiawatha by kschmidt626, on Flickr

With Amtrak #90200 the remains of the original F40 in the lead the Hiawatha is eastbound by kschmidt626, on Flickr

Keith Schmidt


SE Wisconsin Railfan
Thanks for the nice comments. I agree the INRD 90Macs are some great looking locomotives and they are massive. Sounded good climbing the grade out of Milwaukee. I'm not sure why there was someone in the cab of the second unit on Train CP #281. Possibly a deadhead move back home terminal ?? Didn't notice until I starting working with the photo.


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