Clinton Junction to Bardwell, WI
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Is this the line that runs adjacent to I-43 just east of Beloit? I remember seeing a diamond when I was a kid and it was protected by searchlights.
You are correct about that. The section of track... I'm guessing was pulled out in the early 80's. I do remember seeing the remains of telegraph poles and wires still up around that time, and it may sound crazy, but in the early 80's there was still remains of an interlocking tower West of Darien where the two lines crossed. This was once part of Milwaukee Roads "Southwest Line" that ran from Sturnavent (near Racine) West towards Kansas City, if I remember my Milwaukee Road.
There are still a few telegraph poles left along the line and you can see the embankment adjacent to I-43 as well. Too bad this line was pulled up.