We visited a farmer's market in downtown Appleton on a Saturday.
I walked over the Oneida Street bridge to enjoy the view of the old historic area down by the Fox River.
|Here's a panoramic view looking west from Oneida Street.|
|Looking northeast. The biggest old building so bright in the sunshine was some old mill, and is now apartments.|
|Looking southeast just to the right of the above picture. This big chunk of land is actually an island in the Fox River.|
And I get done taking pictures and I'm walking back to downtown Appleton to the north when I hear a train horn.
I don't know much about the streets where they would blow for crossings, and I didn't get the direction.
The sound could have come from the main to the north of downtown, where the tracks run toward Green Bay and are more likely to have a train.
And after 5 minutes I hear it again and then know it is an eastbound train coming down into the river valley.
That's the best pictures I've ever taken in Appleton,
and I didn't need a pole or kite to do it.
The train is short.
I suppose it is going to Appleton Paper Coated Products and similar plants on the south side of the Fox River.
I guess they use two engines because this track has grades,
it drops into the river valley and climbs back up the south side and then drops back to river level at the mills.
They stop at a signal protecting a drawbridge that is out of sight ahead,
and it takes some time for the dispatcher to check the bridge status.
There's pictures of the area on the wc2scale website,
I think you can get back to my page from the wc2scale site.
Here's a picture from 15 years earlier of the
Fox River trestle and AC power in 1996
and I couldn't get back to my web page from there.
Link to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
( the index page is now on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011. And I will have to also keep the Next Generation index up-to-date also )
This page was filmed and wrote in late July 2011