Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:31 pm

PatAzo wrote:WAMX power with one well used GP35.

With a bit of detective work you should be able to locate this spot. This was shot from a public roadway. ....you haven't seen any of these on the GDLK.


Wichita.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:26 pm

DaveO wrote:
PatAzo wrote:WAMX power with one well used GP35.

With a bit of detective work you should be able to locate this spot. This was shot from a public roadway. ....you haven't seen any of these on the GDLK.


Wichita.


Wichita on the Kansas and Oklahoma. There was even a unit in Penn Central paint behind everything else.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:18 pm

A small but interesting spot in railroad history.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:19 am

Somewhere on DT&I's Dearborn Branch?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:22 am

AARR wrote:Somewhere on DT&I's Dearborn Branch?


It was not on the DT&I. The location boasted two depot's in it's day. Today you would drive past without realizing anything had been there.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:39 am

PatAzo wrote:
AARR wrote:Somewhere on DT&I's Dearborn Branch?


It was not on the DT&I. The location boasted two depot's in it's day. Today you would drive past without realizing anything had been there.


Well that is top running third rail which eliminated my first guess of the Detroit River Tunnels. Plus it looks kind of too rural :P

The Michigan United Railways did use top running third rail. But where? TBD.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:19 am

Rochester?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:25 am

DaveO wrote:
PatAzo wrote:
AARR wrote:Somewhere on DT&I's Dearborn Branch?


It was not on the DT&I. The location boasted two depot's in it's day. Today you would drive past without realizing anything had been there.


Well that is top running third rail which eliminated my first guess of the Detroit River Tunnels. Plus it looks kind of too rural :P

The Michigan United Railways did use top running third rail. But where? TBD.


Monteith Junction
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:45 am

DaveO wrote:Monteith Junction


Monteith Junction south of Martin. This depot was just north of 114th Ave on the interurban line from Kalamazoo to G.R. Behind the photographer the interurban from Battle Creek to Allegan crossed. About 1/4 mile east was a depot where the Allegan-Battle Creek line crossed the GR&I.

Here is a nice web page following the interurban line. Scroll on down and there is a picture of the depot on the GR&I and a couple maps.

http://godwin.bobanna.com/interurban_gr_kalamazoo.html
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:38 am

ImageIMG_2124 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:39 am

Near Monroe?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Avnx » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:27 pm

Somewhere in between Erie and LaSalle Michigan on the NS Detroit line, track 2 looking north.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:43 pm

Avnx wrote:Somewhere in between Erie and LaSalle Michigan on the NS Detroit line, track 2 looking north.

North view from Cousino Road between the NS and CN lines.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:56 pm

Correct
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:34 pm

DaveO wrote:
Avnx wrote:Somewhere in between Erie and LaSalle Michigan on the NS Detroit line, track 2 looking north.

North view from Cousino Road between the NS and CN lines.



Yes, indeed, it's looking north from Cousino Road in LaSalle Township, Monroe County. Final run of the remaining passenger trains on the former Conrail Detroit Lines was made on April 3, 1995 when Amtrak trains 352 and 353 between Detroit and Toledo was rerouted to operate between Detroit and Pontiac. Passenger service on the ex D&TSL RR was discontinued many years ago.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:06 pm

It's not a big deal but its Detroit & Toledo Shore Line (D&TSL) or often stenciled D&TS
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Jochs » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:52 pm

AARR wrote:Near Monroe?
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:ImageIMG_2124 by tcamp7837, on Flickr


No poles on the right look like Consumers...Monroe is served by Detroit Edison. Their poles are slightly different.
Here's an example by the abandoned Trenton Plant in Trenton, MI.
I've only ever seen poles like these in and around Detroit, west to Ann Arbor, south to Monroe.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:10 pm

Where be it?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Buster Manning » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:44 pm

Looking east on E. 14th St. in Traverse City...first crossing is the south leg of the wye and the crossing in the backgound is the main and siding heading down to Beacon...just behind the photographer is the Traverse City Whiskey Company tasting and showroom
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:16 pm

~Z~ wrote:Where be it?



Yes, it's E. 14th Street looking east towards Cass Avenue and the west shore of Boardman Lake in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, First crossing in the foreground is the wsouth leg of the wye. The far crossing in the background was once the main track of the former C&O Railway between Grand Rapids and Petoskey. Final run of the remaining former C&O railway passenger trains 25/26 between GR and Traverse City, was made on October 29, 1966.
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