The Gregarious Railfan
Trempealeau, WI 54661   (population, 1611 [2013])

GPS: N 44.0045, W 91.4427   Google map   

Scanner: BNSF: 160.695 [39], Marine 156.650  

Railroad:  BNSF Chicago Division, St Croix Sub

Description: Trempealeau, Wisconsin is located in Southwestern Wisconsin on the Mississippi River.  BNSF freights from
and to both Aurora and Galesburg to the Twin Cities wind along the Mississippi on the East bank.   Across the river
with a distant view (almost a mile), is the Canadian Pacific/Amtrak also to the Twin Cities.  

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 45

Nearby: More food options and more trains can be seen in La Cross, Wisconsin about 22 miles south.

Other interesting or fun stuff: There are great views of the river traffic with large tows negotiating the nearby
Lock and Dam #6

Gregariousness quotient: Low

Local Pub and grub: The historic Trempealeau Hotel across the street, which offers very reasonably priced ($45 to
55) rooms, European style (Shared Baths.), has a great restaurant ($$$) for lunch and dinner (Try the Walnut Balls,
The Seared Tuna, or the Walleye Sandwich).

Best choice for lodging: A great place to stay with a great view of the trains is The Inn on the River in
Trempealeau not more than 40 yards from the tracks and 60 yards from the river. Caution: be serious about train
watching as you will hear trains all night long.
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Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
December 2014
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