Clinton Iowa

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Clinton Iowa
Posted by GTW4914 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 3:34 PM

I was wondering is it okay to watch trains at the old passenger station without getting into trouble with trespassing. I was there back in 2001 and 2007 didn't have any issues i was wondering if anything has changed. 

Bruce
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Posted by freightcarguy on Monday, July 09, 2018 7:39 PM

The UP bought the old CNW passenger station a couple of years ago.   The area next to the tracks is posted but the parking lot on the southwest side of the station is not, and that is a railfan hang-out spot. I haven't had any problems but others have reported that they were chased out if they wandered too close to the tracks.   The area on the other side of the tracks used to be a residential neighborhood, but ADM bought everyone out and demolished all of the houses.  AFAIK the streeets are still public property and nothing is posted so it is also a good place to railfan and there are some nice shady places.

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Posted by Gramp on Monday, July 09, 2018 9:04 PM

UP also intends to replace its Mississippi River bridge with one that won't require a swing bridge.  I think some of the ADM land is to be used for it and a buffer zone, since trains will be moving at faster, noisier speeds than they travel now.  They won't have to stop for barge traffic.

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Posted by Dasco on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:55 PM
There are trails north of the bridge along the river that give you a nice view of the bridge and get you pretty close to the tracks as well.
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Posted by GTW4914 on Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:20 AM

Thank you for the responses, Much appreciated.

 

Bruce

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