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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Is this Barron Street looking west towards Morton Salt?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:11 pm

Correct.

This was switched by a Conrail Job out of River Rouge Yard after making a reverse move at Delray and onto CSX. The spur crossed the Forman Wye and Gates St.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:48 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:Correct.

This was switched by a Conrail Job out of River Rouge Yard after making a reverse move at Delray and onto CSX. The spur crossed the Forman Wye and Gates St.


Yes, I recognized, that location. It's the old Conrail spur to the Morton Salt Company plant on Flora Street and the CRH Ready Mix on Forman Street from the connection with the Conrail Detroit Line at Delray with reverse move onto CSX. The spur crossed the Forman Wye, and Gates and Forman streets toward the Rouge River. All in Detroit, Detroit Public Schools district, Wayne County. Its have a Detroit, MI 48209.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:42 am

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:04 am

Based on the tires sitting out, overgrown sidewalks, thinking Detroitland?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:07 am

Is this the produce warehouse near Milwaukee Jct?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:21 am

You guys are right about it being Detroit but it is not Milwaukee Junction.
There are active tracks off in the distance near the old water tower

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:22 pm

Michael wrote:You guys are right about it being Detroit but it is not Milwaukee Junction.
There are active tracks off in the distance near the old water tower

AARR wrote:Is this the produce warehouse near Milwaukee Jct?
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I don't see any active tracks near downtown Detroit where the old water tower is located. It's off the connection with the Detroit Connecting RR. I think ConrailDetroit know the location in the above shot.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:39 pm

CSX runs on those "Active Tracks" by the water tower. :wink:
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:40 pm

[quote="ConrailDetr​oit"]CSX runs on those "Active Tracks" by the water tower. :wink:[/quot

Got it finally!! North end of Hammond Street, just south of Michigan Avenue (US-12). Building in the shot above is Olympic Steel. The southeast end of the CSX West Detroit Branch is north of the Edsel Ford Expressway (I-94). The old Water Tower is located between the Ford Expressway and Buchanan Street. All in Detroit, Detroit Public Schools district, Wayne County.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:40 am

You got it. I knew ConrailDetroit would know it too. There are several embedded rails along that area.
I meant "active tracks" more in the sense of not abandoned. :)
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PereMarquette1223 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 pm

Hidden in plain sight...

Tracks are in place here, but gone for a half of a mile north of the pictured location. In fact they stop right at the bushes on the right side of the photo. This spur has been featured on this thread before, so hopefully that might help if one bothers to look back. Any later in the year and the rails are hidden in the weeds, so most people might not even realize they are still here! Rails are nearly buried in the dirt themselves. Development to the north of this spot has made it virtually impossible to see trains in this spot again unless a building came down, so I doubt these rails will have a future.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:36 pm

MQT1223 wrote:Hidden in plain sight...

Tracks are in place here, but gone for a half of a mile north of the pictured location. In fact they stop right at the bushes on the right side of the photo. This spur has been featured on this thread before, so hopefully that might help if one bothers to look back. Any later in the year and the rails are hidden in the weeds, so most people might not even realize they are still here! Rails are nearly buried in the dirt themselves. Development to the north of this spot has made it virtually impossible to see trains in this spot again unless a building came down, so I doubt these rails will have a future.


I'm thinking you are at 3990 Roger B Chaffee Memorial Blvd SE in Grand Rapids looking at AutoMatrix?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:44 am

~Z~ wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:Hidden in plain sight...

Tracks are in place here, but gone for a half of a mile north of the pictured location. In fact they stop right at the bushes on the right side of the photo. This spur has been featured on this thread before, so hopefully that might help if one bothers to look back. Any later in the year and the rails are hidden in the weeds, so most people might not even realize they are still here! Rails are nearly buried in the dirt themselves. Development to the north of this spot has made it virtually impossible to see trains in this spot again unless a building came down, so I doubt these rails will have a future.


I'm thinking you are at 3990 Roger B Chaffee Memorial Blvd SE in Grand Rapids looking at AutoMatrix?


Yes,argeed, That's the place at 3990 Roger B Chaffee Memorial Blvd., SE in Grand Rapids.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PereMarquette1223 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:11 pm

Very impressive Mr. Admin... very impressive.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby EWRice » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:42 am

Where am I?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:26 pm

EWRice wrote:Where am I?

Looks like you are in Grand Haven. Seen in the D Baker & Son Lumber parking lot, looking south at the middle school football field lights in the distance, Charter Communications across the tracks.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby EWRice » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm

Too easy. I will have to drive deeper.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:58 pm

~Z~ wrote:
EWRice wrote:Where am I?

Looks like you are in Grand Haven. Seen in the D Baker & Son Lumber parking lot, looking south at the middle school football field lights in the distance, Charter Communications across the tracks.



Yes, that's looking south along the Mid Michigan RR toward Grant Avenue from the Pennoyer Avenue crossing. D Baker and Son Lumber on the right and Charter Communications on the left. All in Grand Haven, Grand Haven Area Public Schools district, Ottawa County. The former C&O Railway line run between Muskegon and Holland.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:33 pm

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