|Crowley Park at Owen, Wisconsin|
Saturday, August 12, 2005
|Here's the sign indicating overnight camping rates.|
|...and the vista as you drive into the park. That's the Canadien National (sic) mainline from Stevens Point to Superior, Wisconsin you see there.|
|This next series of pictures were taken as I stood in one spot, near the entrance to the park, and panned from north to south along the railroad. In this north-looking shot we see the treeline at the left, the signal protecting the crossing of Third Street, and the lovely skies of Wisconsin. We had near-perfect weather for our entire trip.|
|Wouldn't this view look grand with a freight train blocking out those lovely buildings in the background?|
|Or how about this? There are a few old telegraph poles on this side of the track...|
|Looking further south, we find the city of Owen has even provided entertainment facilities for those long lulls between trains. You have to bring your own basketball, I think...|
|The treeline to the south will block your view of approaching north-bound trains from this vantage point.|
|Should you feel the call of nature, there are men's and lady's rest rooms available. You may need to bring your own light bulb, though...|
If you look through the trees you'll see a rather large motor home parked back in the trees. That's where the electrical hookups are.
|If B-ball isn't your forte, you'll notice a lighted baseball field has been provided for your enjoyment. Dunno if they play scheduled games here, but they might.|
|I couldn't resist the urge to take a shot up and down the mainline. Here's a shot looking north across 3rd, 4th, and 5th Streets at the CN depot.|
|This is looking south-east from the same spot. The grade crossing is County Trunk Hiway "D" (Paul Avenue) and the bridges are US 29.|
|And here's the Google map of the area in question. The line to Minneapolis-St. Paul cuts off to the west just above this cropped image. The line through here has two tracks, but I don't know whether it's considered double track or a siding. Also, there are several industrial spurs on the north side of town, not shown on this map.|
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