Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Wed May 16, 2018 9:59 am

This used to be a rail yard and industrial area. Long time ago.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 am

DaveO wrote:This used to be a rail yard and industrial area. Long time ago.

Imagerail yard by Dave O, on Flickr


Somewhere along Woodward Avenue, M-1, between Detroit and pontiac.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:42 am

This sure looks like Woodward Ave in Oakland County, but even if true I don't know exactly where.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 16, 2018 12:09 pm

Along the Detroit River? Perhaps the Detroit Terminal?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Pixl » Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 pm

Traverse City in front of the Hotel Indigo?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Wed May 16, 2018 1:31 pm

You got it. Woodward and Maple (15 Mile) in downtown Birmingham

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Wed May 16, 2018 1:51 pm

Michael wrote:You got it. Woodward and Maple (15 Mile) in downtown Birmingham

blueheron13 wrote:This sure looks like Woodward Ave in Oakland County, but even if true I don't know exactly where.


Yes, indeed, it's Woodward Avenue, M-1, looking southeat, just south of Maple Road in Birmingham, Oakland County.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Wed May 16, 2018 3:52 pm

blueheron13 wrote:This sure looks like Woodward Ave in Oakland County, but even if true I don't know exactly where.


You did much better than 2 other people I thought for sure would get it :shock:

Previously known as Hunter Blvd. This was the original railroad route through Birmingham. The now CN/GTW Holly Sub being relocated to the east during the 1930's.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 16, 2018 4:21 pm

Would you happen to have a map of the original ROW. I cannot envision how it would have looked.
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blueheron13 wrote:This sure looks like Woodward Ave in Oakland County, but even if true I don't know exactly where.


You did much better than 2 other people I thought for sure would get it :shock:

Previously known as Hunter Blvd. This was the original railroad route through Birmingham. The now CN/GTW Holly Sub being relocated to the east during the 1930's.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:06 pm

Went across from Sherman Drive and 11 Mile in Royal Oak over to Woodward.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Wed May 16, 2018 8:44 pm

AARR wrote:Would you happen to have a map of the original ROW. I cannot envision how it would have looked.
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blueheron13 wrote:This sure looks like Woodward Ave in Oakland County, but even if true I don't know exactly where.


You did much better than 2 other people I thought for sure would get it :shock:

Previously known as Hunter Blvd. This was the original railroad route through Birmingham. The now CN/GTW Holly Sub being relocated to the east during the 1930's.


Generally speaking. Woodward was under the now southbound lanes. Just to the east roughly where the southbound left lane is was the interurban. It continued along Woodward through downtown Birmingham.

Leaving Royal Oak, the railroad followed the now Sherman Drive and then north under what is basically the left lane of northbound Woodward. It bypassed downtown Birmingham using what later was Hunter Blvd(now Woodward). Then as it came to the big hill at Long Lake, it veered northerly along the hillside back to the existing(and current) alignment. You can see much of that alignment with the current NOT 3D google aerial image.

As for the track in Birmingham, look at the 1921 Sanborn Maps in the following link https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03931_005/
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:52 am

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Thu May 17, 2018 5:25 am

Thanks guys :D
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri May 18, 2018 11:10 am

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm

I think this is Star of the West in Quincy.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:47 pm

AARR wrote:I think this is Star of the West in Quincy.
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Yes, indeed, it's Star of the West at the foot of Church Street. on the south side of the now INER RR aka the Little River RR in Quincy, Branch County. The shot above is looking south. Final run of the remaining passenger train on the former LS&MS RR (the Old Road), later NYC System RR, between Toledo, OH and Elkhart, IN, was made on November 19, 1956. Quincy is also located on US-12 betwween Coldwater and Jonesville.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 18, 2018 12:53 pm

I finally guessed one right. If this were baseball my batting average would be about .004. :oops:
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AARR wrote:I think this is Star of the West in Quincy.
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Yes, indeed, it's Star of the West at the foot of Church Street. on the south side of the now INER RR aka the Little River RR in Quincy, Branch County. The shot above is looking south. Final run of the remaining passenger train on the former LS&MS RR (the Old Road), later NYC System RR, between Toledo, OH and Elkhart, IN, was made on November 19, 1956. Quincy is also located on US-12 between Coldwater and Jonesville.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri May 18, 2018 1:43 pm

I posted that one specifically with you in mind AARR :)
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Re: Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 18, 2018 1:46 pm

Thanks, I accept your gratuity :mrgreen:
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