The Gregarious Railfan
Prairie du Chien, WI  53821  (population, 5,653 (2017))          

GPS:  N 43.05188, W 91.14244   Google map   

Scanner:   BNSF, 161.100; WSOR, 160.575

Railroads:   BNSF Chicago Division, Aurora Sub; Wisconsin Southern, Prairie du Chien Sub

Description:   Prairie du Chien is a small city in west central Wisconsin, located on the Mississippi River. The double
track BNSF main runs north-south through the heart Prairie du Chien and sees about 44 trains in 24 hour time
frame. The crossing at Blackhawk Ave which is the downtown area main street offers a clean parking lot with a tiny
park and includes a picnic table across Illinois St. from the tracks.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   45

Nearby RR stuff:   Crawford Junction N 43.01568, W 91.12971, WSOR meets the BNSF just west of the Prairie du
Chien airport.  Access is by way of a dirt road west off Stuckey Rd. To my knowledge this is a public road; of course
the diamond itself is off limits.    The Depot Restaurant is located next the BNSF tracks on St Feriole Island in a
former Burlington Depot. N 43.05243, W 91.15908

Breakfast:   Huckleberry's Restaurant 1916 S Marquette Rd N 43.02911, W 91.12785

Fast Food:   McDonald's 602 S Marquette Rd, N 43.04496, W 91.14073  

Ice Cream:    Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 1212 S Marquette Rd, N 43.03627, W 91.13828

Pub and Grub:   Fort Mulligan's Grillpub 214 W Blackhawk Ave, N 43.05157, W 91.14846

Lodging:   Quality Inn and Suites 37268 US-18, N 43.02775, W 91.12653

TRAINS Article:   May 2019

Visitor info:   Trip Advisor