US Railway Travelogue – Episode 9: USRAIL009

Episode 9 is part four of the Portland to Chicago leg of Tim Davies’ journey across the USA on the iconic Amtrak trains – for the this part of the journey, continuing on the Empire Builder train, from Red Wing, Minnesota, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Map showing Amtrak’s western routes, the Empire Builder along the top. Credit: Amtrak.
Logo of the Empire Builder – as seen on one of the Dining Car Menus. Credit: Tim Davies.
Map showing route of the Empire Builder. Credit: Amtrak.

Here are a few of the images that follow the route along with this episode of the US Railway Travelogue podcast.

Departing Red Wing along the Mississippi. Credit: Tim Davies.
Leisure craft and house boats along the Mississippi. Credit: Tim Davies.
Mississippi cross, Red Wing to Winona. Credit: Tim Davies.
On the banks of the Mississippi. Credit: Tim Davies.
Frontenac, Minnesota – a 19th Century Resort. Credit Molandfreak, CC BY-SA 3.0
Frontenac, a 19th Century Resort Town. Credit: Elkman, CC BY-SA 4.0
Mississippi River, with Lake Pepin, at Frontenac state Park. Credit: USDA, National Resources Conservation Service, in Public Domain.
Lake Pepin/Mississippi River. Credit: Jonathunder, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Ralph Samuelson – the inventor of water-skiing. Credit: Scinauticando.com, CC BY-SA 2.5.
So close… Credit: Tim Davies.
Passing farms whilst approach Winona. Credit: Tim Davies.
Passing more farms whilst approach Winona. Credit: Tim Davies.
The Mississippi again. It is amazing. Credit: Tim Davies.
And the Mississippi again. Credit: Tim Davies.
Winona Station, Minnesota. Credit: Tim Davies.
Winona Station building. Credit Tim Davies.
Winona, Minnesota. Credit: Tim Davies.
Crossing the river into Wisconsin. Credit: Tim Davies.
La Crosse Station, Wisconsin. Credit: Tim Davies.
La Crosse station, Credit Jonathunder, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Tomah Station, Wisconsin. Credit: Tim Davies
Amtrak Empire Builder at Tomah, Wisconsin. Credit: Mulad, in Public Domain.
Traffic waiting for the train to pass at Tomah. Credit: Tim Davies.
Tomah. Credit: Tim Davies.
Tomah. Credit: Tim Davies.
Approaching Wisconsin Dells. Credit: Tim Davies.
Wisconsin Dells, by the station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Wisconsin Dells from the station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Wisconsin Dells from the station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Wisconsin Dells. Credit: Tim Davies.
Wisconsin Dells station. Credit: Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.
Farming in Wisconsin. Credit: Tim Davies.
Farming in Wisconsin. Credit Tim Davies.
Nearing Portage. Credit Tim Davies.
At Portage. Credit: Tim Davies.
Portage Station, Wisconsin. Credit: Tim Davies.
Portage Amtrak Station. Credit: Mr. Granger, CC 0.
Columbus Station. Credit: charlie vinz, CC BY 2.0. (originally posted to Flickr by Mackensen.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbus, Wisconsin. Credit, Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.
Wisconsin Farm. Credit: Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.
Dustcarts and recycling just outside Milwaukee. Credit: Tim Davies.
Recycling outside Milwaukee. Credit: Tim Davies.
Inner City, near Milwaukee Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Historic Iowa Pacific rail car at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Credit: Tim Davies.
Empire Builder at Milwaukee Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Credit: Payton Chung, CC BY 2.0.

The next episode – Episode 10 – will see the final part of this stage of the journey on the Empire Builder, taking up the journey from Milwaukee and on to Chicago.

Music credits:

Theme: “Steam Railway”, AK012, Composer: Kimber-McTiffen; Track Number 1, Royalty Free from “The Special Interest Video Selection“; (AKM Music);

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