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Andre Wehrle's Collection
 
1/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:8/23/2007 - 8/22/2016
Album Info:The "Ghost Rails" album...abandoned ROWs, overgrown tracks and railbanked lines used only for car storage.
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The Red Board
Title:  The Red Board
Description:  On the o/s ex-C&NW line just south of the McCoy Road crossing, looking north.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 1/8/2007 8:22:42 PM
Location:  Fitchburg, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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UP ex-CNW o/s looking NW
Title:  UP ex-CNW o/s looking NW
Description:  Looking northwest on the Union Pacific (originally Chicago & Northwestern) line from Camp Douglas. Rusty rail tops, vegetation poking up between the rails, and a red board blocking the line in the distance indicates a train has not run through here for some time. The first bridge in the distance is Highway 12/16, and the second is Interstate 90/94.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 1:44:15 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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UP o/s track looking SE toward CP main
Title:  UP o/s track looking SE toward CP main
Description:  Looking the opposite direction from the location of the previous picture, we can see the switch where this line connects to the CP Tomah Subdivision (ex-MILW main). This used to be the location of a diamond where the MILW and C&NW crossed. Across the street in the background is the beginning of the Omaha Bike Trail, which follows the former CNW ROW to Elroy where it changes over to the 400 State Trail. This trail continues to Reedsburg where active track begins again, as the WSOR Reedsburg Subdivision.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 1:47:11 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking NW again
Title:  Looking NW again
Description:  A slightly different angle from the first picture. I'm not sure, but I think this line is out of service from here to Wyeville, where the UP Adams subdivision comes in from the east, and it becomes active again northwest toward Black River Falls.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 1:51:39 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Closer NW view
Title:  Closer NW view
Description:  A third shot looking northwest, clearly showing the red board, the Highway 12/16 and Interstate bridges, and the poor condition of the track.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 1:54:43 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking NW from Highway 12/16 bridge
Title:  Looking NW from Highway 12/16 bridge
Description:  That's the Interstate 90/94 bridge in the distance.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 1:59:50 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Another NW shot looking down at crossover switch
Title:  Another NW shot looking down at crossover switch
Description:  A crossover to another track that's in even worse shape than the main.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 2:03:47 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking SE from Highway 12/16 bridge
Title:  Looking SE from Highway 12/16 bridge
Description:  Looking toward the area the first, third and fourth pictures were taken from. The second track appears to just end in the weeds.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 2:06:47 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Zoomed in shot looking SE from bridge
Title:  Zoomed in shot looking SE from bridge
Description:  The CP Tomah Subdivision is visible going left to right in the distance.
Photo Date:  8/23/2007  Upload Date: 8/25/2007 2:10:29 AM
Location:  Camp Douglas, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Lacy Road looking north
Title:  Lacy Road looking north
Description:  Looking north on the former C&NW main between Janesville and Madison, abandoned by UP in 1997 and railbanked by the cities of Fitchburg and Oregon.
Photo Date:  8/28/2007  Upload Date: 9/29/2007 8:34:50 PM
Location:  Fitchburg, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Lacy Road looking south
Title:  Lacy Road looking south
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Photo Date:  8/28/2007  Upload Date: 9/29/2007 8:37:21 PM
Location:  Fitchburg, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Grass growing on the old C&NW
Title:  Grass growing on the old C&NW
Description:  Again looking north from Lacy Road.
Photo Date:  8/28/2007  Upload Date: 9/29/2007 8:38:01 PM
Location:  Fitchburg, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Former MILW/GBW interchange
Title:  Former MILW/GBW interchange
Description:  Looking northwest toward Hudson Street, you can see the path that used to be taken by the connecting/interchange track between the Green Bay & Western and Milwaukee Road lines. The diamond was located a short distance down the former GBW line at left. All that remains of the interchange track is the rails in the crossing.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:03:25 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Former MILW interchange track ROW
Title:  Former MILW interchange track ROW
Description:  Another view looking northwest.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:19:08 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Former southwest quadrant of the diamond
Title:  Former southwest quadrant of the diamond
Description:  Looking west, we see the path taken by another connecting track.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:22:00 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Former MILW ROW looking southeast from Hudson Street
Title:  Former MILW ROW looking southeast from Hudson Street
Description:  Looking towards Oneida Street. These tracks came out in 1999.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:22:49 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking SE at former MILW MP 198.17
Title:  Looking SE at former MILW MP 198.17
Description:  On the post at left.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 1:00:29 AM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Another angle of the northwest quadrant of the diamond
Title:  Another angle of the northwest quadrant of the diamond
Description:  One more view of the former junction site.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:23:25 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Cutoff
Title:  Cutoff
Description:  Rails to nowhere in the Hudson St. crossing.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:03:44 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Out of Service indeed
Title:  Out of Service indeed
Description:  The former Milwaukee Road, later Wisconsin Central LTD crossing at the intersection of Dousman and Fisk Streets is still intact, including this antique crossbuck sign. There hasn't been a train here since 1999. View looking south on Fisk Street.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:32:37 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Intersection of Dousman and Fisk looking southeast
Title:  Intersection of Dousman and Fisk looking southeast
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:33:29 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Another southeast view
Title:  Another southeast view
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:34:00 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Old MILW ROW looking northwest from Dousman & Fisk
Title:  Old MILW ROW looking northwest from Dousman & Fisk
Description:  The ROW is completely overgrown in the near distance.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:34:26 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Closer up view looking southeast again
Title:  Closer up view looking southeast again
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:34:42 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Looking northwest through Dousman & Fisk intersection
Title:  Looking northwest through Dousman & Fisk intersection
Description:  The rails in the road here are the only remaining rails of the former MILW main downtown.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 10:34:59 PM
Location:  Green Bay, WI
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Mountain Bay Trail terminus
Title:  Mountain Bay Trail terminus
Description:  Looking west from Lakeview Drive. This was once the beginning of the ex-C&NW line to Wausau.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:53:06 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Mountain Bay Trail terminus looking east toward Lakeview Drive
Title:  Mountain Bay Trail terminus looking east toward Lakeview Drive
Description:  The location of the former grade crossing is still visible in the road. The active grade crossing on the left is the CN (ex-WC/FRVR/C&NW) line north to the UP of Michigan.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:53:48 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking east across Lakeview Dr. at where the C&NW used to split
Title:  Looking east across Lakeview Dr. at where the C&NW used to split
Description:  What looks like a piece of an old crossing gate is used as a fence to block off the path the tracks used to take to the former location of the switch.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:54:04 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Ex-GBW ROW looking west at Pamperin Park
Title:  Ex-GBW ROW looking west at Pamperin Park
Description:  This is on the CN branch line (former GB&W main) on the west side of Green Bay. These tracks are gone as of 2012.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:15:33 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Rail in the leaves
Title:  Rail in the leaves
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:22:21 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Looking east from same location
Title:  Looking east from same location
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:23:05 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking west at Duck Creek bridge
Title:  Looking west at Duck Creek bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:26:04 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Horizontal looking west at bridge
Title:  Horizontal looking west at bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:27:00 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Looking south from east end of Duck Creek bridge
Title:  Looking south from east end of Duck Creek bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:28:07 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Looking south from middle of Duck Creek bridge
Title:  Looking south from middle of Duck Creek bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:29:01 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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J on the Duck Creek bridge
Title:  J on the Duck Creek bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:29:47 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  364   Comments: 3
Low angle of track on the Duck Creek bridge
Title:  Low angle of track on the Duck Creek bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:30:45 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Looking north from Duck Creek bridge
Title:  Looking north from Duck Creek bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:33:59 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Out of the dirt
Title:  Out of the dirt
Description:  Why is this rail sticking vertically out of the ground near the Duck Creek bridge??!
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:32:52 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Side view of Duck Creek RR bridge
Title:  Side view of Duck Creek RR bridge
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:35:44 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Brittany, Emily, IAN, Dale, Haley, Dakota and Madilynn
Title:  Brittany, Emily, IAN, Dale, Haley, Dakota and Madilynn
Description:  The marks left by some prior wanderers along the ex-GB&W steel ribbon.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:36:49 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Curve looking west from just west of Duck Creek
Title:  Curve looking west from just west of Duck Creek
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:42:59 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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West of Duck Creek looking back east
Title:  West of Duck Creek looking back east
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:43:40 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Curve W of Duck Creek looking west
Title:  Curve W of Duck Creek looking west
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:45:08 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Curve looking east
Title:  Curve looking east
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Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:46:18 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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Depression in the ballast under a joint
Title:  Depression in the ballast under a joint
Description:  This could be dangerous...if revenue trains ever operated over this section, which they don't.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:47:11 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Looking west from former CTH FF (Hillcrest Dr.) crossing
Title:  Looking west from former CTH FF (Hillcrest Dr.) crossing
Description:  A few hundred feet east of this location, we go from unused railroad to vacant, unkempt gravel trail.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:48:16 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Former GB&W ROW looking east across CTH FF
Title:  Former GB&W ROW looking east across CTH FF
Description:  The sign for Milepost 6 is still intact on the left. The end of track is just beyond the visible limits of this picture.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:49:12 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
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MP 6 on the old GB&W west of town
Title:  MP 6 on the old GB&W west of town
Description:  This is an "orphan" milepost, one of the few railroad artifacts remaining intact west of the end of track.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:49:54 AM
Location:  Howard, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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A wintry Wild Goose State Trail
Title:  A wintry Wild Goose State Trail
Description:  The problem with uploading a photo 3 1/2 years after it was taken. I don't remember the exact location, could have been anywhere between Minnesota Junction and Burnett on this former C&NW line from Janesville to Fond du Lac.
Photo Date:  1/26/2009  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 5:20:28 PM
Location:  Burnett, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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