George: I'm a real rail fan and I watch a lot of trains in downtown Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on the CP main line. I've seen trains that are entirely oil tankers in a consist run through the town. Most of these cars seem to be relatively new. The local people are insisting on low speeds for the oil trains and hopefully re-direct them to another route.So I'm watching the horses the other night from London Canada just across the boarder form Detroit and in the background I see a freight go by the race track with about 50 oil tankers in the consist. Is this the new oil pipe line into the US?
My train viewing spot is just a few feet from the tracks. When I worked I used to bring my lunch here and rail fan.
This area makes a lot of the stories on the 5:00 PM news for the number or people and vehicle accidents due to the tracks running parallel, close to the road and then there's where the road has side street meeting the main road and run over the the tracks.
One of the dangerous rail crossing points on the CP traks in downtown Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.