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In General


Location / Name:
Hixton WI, Jackson County

What's Here:
Depot, well, no longer
"Enlarged" Siding

Data:
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 715
ZIP: 54635

Access by train/transit:
None

The Scoop:

Granted, there wasn't much here back when I did this guide back in 2012, but now there is even less.  After doing an update in October 2020, I noticed the depot has been razed - Jim noticed it had disappeared a few years ago, maybe around 2017-18???  And CN enlarged the siding in town by going from one to two tracks, giving them a way in and out on both ends, adding a crossover, and adding two additional short stubs for a propane terminal.  At least if you stop here now, you have the chance at catching some action.

I would like to give a big thanks to Jim Mihalek and his brother for the pictures.  Every year, they go out and document signals from the Minneapolis area (where Jim lives) down into Michigan and Ohio (where they grew up).  They do a great job and should be commended for their efforts!

About 30 miles to the north is the Chippewa Valley Railroad, a quarter sized railroad.  It is just south of Eau Clare in Eliva WI, off US 10 (exit 88 from i-94).

Acknowledgements:
Jim Mihalek
Open Railway Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
https://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/travel/rail/railmap.pdf Railroad map of Wisconsin

Getting Here

Take exit 105 off of I-94, and head SW on route 95, where you will see the freight shed on your left.  Mileages to "known" cities are on one of the maps.


Maps








Sights



1 - the Depot
2 - The Grainery
3 - The Siding
4 - The "dead" part of the Siding
5 - To the interstate




Pictures


the Depot











In 2020

A couple of new pictures from October 2020 when Jim was driving by.....






Other Stuff









Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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