Need Beer Line map?

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Need Beer Line map?
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Monday, December 04, 2017 10:54 AM

Couple of articles but no map?

however I did find a Beer Line bike path but I have no idea how close it follows the orginal ROW-

http://city.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cityDCD/DowntownMilwaukee/RiverWalk/maps/BEERLINERWMap.jpg?Original

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:51 PM

Model Railroader magazine has had multiple articles about it (about 14 altogether).  Multi-part series in 2009 and 2017, plus solo articles in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  Usually those have maps and photos. 

There might also have been an article on it in Trains, but I can't quickly find a reference right now.

- PDN.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:37 PM

When you find one olet me know

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:38 PM

Let me know when you find it

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Posted by LensCapOn on Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:22 AM

the Milwaukee Road Historical Association would be a good source. They had an issue in their magazine on it several years ago. (I have one and live on the old Beer Line)

 

They may have the map or still offer the old issue. Also, the path is such a small part of the beer line and new construction makes it impossible to follow the true path.

 

Good Luck.

 

https://www.mrha.com/

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Posted by LensCapOn on Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:28 AM

Just found this on a Bing Search. Looks to be the basic historical society map.

 

https://visualstoryteller.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/milwaukee-beer-line.jpg

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, December 08, 2017 1:09 PM

Most Busineses on the beer line are gone. I used to get a freight train that stoped by the Star Yeast Co and now they are gone. Does Miller still get any cars?

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Posted by Norm48327 on Friday, December 08, 2017 3:56 PM

Raymond,

Having sampled some of the products the microbreweries have been providing in recent years I can believe the day of the large brewries such as Anheiser Busch and Coors have seen their best days and are wondering how to get their market share back. The microbreweries produce a wide variety of beer and ales ranging from India Pale to Dark Stout and some of them are excellent.

Hopefully, microbrewers have taken on the traditions of old Europe and drawn people to their product. I would hazard a guess the days of rail transport and their ingredients may be going the way of coal. Just my two cents worth.

Norm


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