The Gregarious Railfan
La Crosse, WI 54603 (population, 51,522 [2013])

GPS: N 43.84529, W 91.22895; (Grand Crossing)   Google map   

Scanner: BNSF 160.695 [39], 161.100 [66]; CP 160.770 [44], 161.520 [94]; DM&E ?

Railroads: BNSF Chicago Division, St Croix Sub; Canadian Pacific, Soo Line Division, Tomah Sub

Description: Railroad tracks owned by Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) pass through La Crosse
providing freight service. The former Milwaukee and La Crosse Railroad/Milwaukee Road/Soo Line and now Canadian
Pacific Railway runs through the city as well. It provides the track on which the La Crosse Amtrak station is located,
and is a stop for the Empire Builder providing cross-country passenger rail service.  Grand Crossing is accessed by a
gravel/dirt road found off Gillette Street at N 43.84780, W 91.22242

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 60   Amtrak’s Empire Builder stops twice each day

Nearby RR stuff: La Crosse Amtrak Station N 43.83348, W 91.24645

Local breakfast: La Crosse Family Inn N 43.85334, W 91.24693

Local Pub and grub: The Railyard Pub & Grill N 43.83178, W 91.24947 Not real RR themed (yet?) but next to
the tracks.

Lodging: US-53 south of I-90  
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at
twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the Internet and TRAINS Magazine.  I would welcome
pictures, additions, or corrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at
gregariousrailfan@gmail.com
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2014
TRAINS Hot Spots Guidebook
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