Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Jetlink wrote:
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:Can anyone guess without closely looking at the hints in the picture.

ImageIMG_0323 by tcamp7837, on Flickr


My first off the cuff guess is somewhere on the BNSF (former BN) high line. in Montanna? maybe Washington state. I won't be able to get more zero-ed in than that with out blowing up the picture and studying the clues.

still waiting for the crossing protection to activate ! :-)
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:41 pm

M.D.Bentley wrote:still waiting for the crossing protection to activate ! :-)


What happens when you have to stop and flag? :twisted:
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby hoborich » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 pm

I'm thinking New Orleans?


That was my guess too. We used to drive down US-90 from Biloxi to New Orleans when I was stationed at Keesler AFB, back in the 60s. That "Evacuation Route" sign is also a good hint. I-10 wasn't built yet.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:29 pm

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:13 am

Michael wrote:Image


Somewhere in SE Michigan on the CN, NS or CSX. Or on the CN in the da UP.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:29 am

The location of this photo has something to do with Greenfield Village
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby 80mac » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:32 am

Michael wrote:The location of this photo has something to do with Greenfield Village

Smith Creek MI on the Mt.Clemens Sub.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 am

80mac wrote:
Michael wrote:The location of this photo has something to do with Greenfield Village

Smith Creek MI on the Mt.Clemens Sub.



Yes, Smith Creek, MI on CN Mt. Clemens Sub, looking southwest. The CN bridge over the water of the Smith creek can be seen in the foreground. The final run of the remaining old GTW passenger train between Port Huron and Detroit, was on July 17, 1954. Looking southwest along Main Street, toward Road 704 on the right, in Kimball Township, Saint Clair County.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:02 pm

80mac wrote:
Michael wrote:The location of this photo has something to do with Greenfield Village

Smith Creek MI on the Mt.Clemens Sub.


That would explain why I thought I'd been there when I first saw the photo. There's a new signal (part of the CTC installation) by the grade crossing just beyond the curve in the distance...
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm

Smiths Creek it is. Good job 80mac and thanks for the details Railrod1949
Close by this spot was the original location of the depot that now sits at Greenfield Village
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:50 pm

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:58 pm

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:01 pm

Michael wrote:Image


Definitely looks like Yale.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:41 pm

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:
Michael wrote:Image


Definitely looks like Yale.


Yes, definitely Yale, looking east, along North Street crossing the former C&O, later Chessie, later CSX, now the H&E. That line once ran to Port Huron but have been truncated to the DTE Energy Plant. That crossing is just east of M-19 in Yale, St. Clair County.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:18 pm

railrod1949 wrote:
GreatLakesRailfan wrote:
Michael wrote:Image


Definitely looks like Yale.


Yes, definitely Yale, looking east, along North Street crossing the former C&O, later Chessie, later CSX, now the H&E. That line once ran to Port Huron but have been truncated to the DTE Energy Plant. That crossing is just east of M-19 in Yale, St. Clair County.


And on the other side of the garage in the picture is the church I went to for several years... 8) I've been across that crossing hundreds, if not thousands of times over the years.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:11 pm

Well done.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:15 pm

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby BDG » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:30 pm

PatAzo wrote:Image

Thomson Road over the old Air Line near Niles.
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-1 ... --,00.html
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:39 pm

BDG wrote:
PatAzo wrote:Image

Thomson Road over the old Air Line near Niles.
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-1 ... --,00.html


That was fast. Thompson Rd. The Air Line yard was located here at the East end of the Michigan Centrals Niles yard.

https://goo.gl/maps/MAqVDHrkhWS2

If your interested in history fall or late winter are goods times to visit. You can locate the old humps when the leaves are off the trees.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:00 pm

PatAzo wrote:
BDG wrote:
PatAzo wrote:Image

Thomson Road over the old Air Line near Niles.
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-1 ... --,00.html


That was fast. Thompson Rd. The Air Line yard was located here at the East end of the Michigan Centrals Niles yard.

https://goo.gl/maps/MAqVDHrkhWS2

If your interested in history fall or late winter are goods times to visit. You can locate the old humps when the leaves are off the trees.


Yes, it's Thompson Road, looking west along the old Air Line, later NYC, toward the old Air line Yard and toward the connection with the old Michigan Central RR, north east of Niles in Howard township, Cass County. Passenger train service on that line was discontinued many years ago and the trackage itself was torn up in 1944.
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