Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:56 am

Buster Manning wrote: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

Nice quick work Buster.

Where be it? I've taken a photo of a train on the bridge in the background, and a buddy of mine almost fell into the body of water here.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:51 am

Alma, looking north on the GLC.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:54 am

Too quick SD80mac, but correct. Shot one of the steam locos on that bridge back in 2009.
Where be it? There is a wye less than a mile away.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:56 am

SD80MAC wrote:Alma, looking north on the GLC.


Yes, westbound on Ely Street @the GLC RR crossing in Alma, Gratiot County. Looking north west north along the former AA RR trackage with the bridge over the Pine River in the background. Final run of the remaining former AA RR passenger train between Toledo and Frankfort/Boat Landing/Elberta, was made on July 19, 1950.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Avnx » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:32 am

~Z~ wrote:Too quick SD80mac, but correct. Shot one of the steam locos on that bridge back in 2009.
Where be it? There is a wye less than a mile away.


Kilgore Road, just northwest of Avoca on the former C&O line from Port Huron to Saginaw.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:07 pm

Avnx wrote:
~Z~ wrote:Too quick SD80mac, but correct. Shot one of the steam locos on that bridge back in 2009.
Where be it? There is a wye less than a mile away.


Kilgore Road, just northwest of Avoca on the former C&O line from Port Huron to Saginaw.


Yes, it's Kilgore Road, at the former C&O Railway line, just northwest of Avoca and just north of M-136 in Kenockee Township, St. Clair County. The wye, less than a mile northwest of the crossing above, was part of the spur to the DTE Energy Greenwood Plant. Passenger train service between Saginaw and Port Huron, through Avoca and Yale, was discontinued many years ago.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:08 pm

Avnx wrote:Kilgore Road, just northwest of Avoca on the former C&O line from Port Huron to Saginaw.

Nothing gets by you guys, correct again.
Where be it? Bridge used to go over the river in center of photo.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:42 pm

The former LSMS in Dimondale over the Grand River
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:08 pm

Michael wrote:The former LSMS in Dimondale over the Grand River


Yes, it's the former LSMS Railroad trackage (later old NYC RR) over the Grand River in Dimondale, Eaton County. Final run of the remaining old LS&MS passenger train which was actaully the mixed train between North Lansing and Hillsdale, was made in 1934, and the trackage itself was abandoned between just southwest of Lansing and Albion in 1940. The old LS&MS bridge is just southeast of Bridge Street bridge over the river in downtown Dimondale.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:20 pm

Michael wrote:The former LSMS in Dimondale over the Grand River

Dargh, you guys just know these too quick! Good finding it.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:23 pm

You can post a picture of a railroad spike and somebody will eventually guess the location 8)
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:29 am

Where be it? In the background to the left of the building is a spur. Spur is no longer attached to the mainline behind it.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 pm

~Z~ wrote:Where be it? In the background to the left of the building is a spur. Spur is no longer attached to the mainline behind it.

Carter Lumber, Alpine Ave NW. Alpine Twp. Kent County, MI.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:07 pm

Standard Railfan wrote:
~Z~ wrote:Where be it? In the background to the left of the building is a spur. Spur is no longer attached to the mainline behind it.

Carter Lumber, Alpine Ave NW. Alpine Twp. Kent County, MI.

You're actually very close, yet far away :) Carter Lumber is correct, but the photo taken is not in Kent County. Thanks for mentioning Carter on Alpine though...was just looking at the map, and didn't realize they have a spur there, and it's also disconnected from MQT.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:29 pm

~Z~ wrote:
Standard Railfan wrote:
~Z~ wrote:Where be it? In the background to the left of the building is a spur. Spur is no longer attached to the mainline behind it.

Carter Lumber, Alpine Ave NW. Alpine Twp. Kent County, MI.

You're actually very close, yet far away :) Carter Lumber is correct, but the photo taken is not in Kent County. Thanks for mentioning Carter on Alpine though...was just looking at the map, and didn't realize they have a spur there, and it's also disconnected from MQT.


Carter Lumber, on the north side of US-223 (in the foreground), just east of the bridge over the NS (former Wabash Ry) RR main line, Adrian (actually in Madison Charter Township), Lenawee County.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:01 pm

There ya go. Standard was very close but good finding Rodney. I spotted that spur as I was enroute to Toledo yesterday and wanted to post it.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:08 am

I recognized the building as Carter immediately. As I look at the photo again, I see a guardrail that doesn’t exist on Alpine. :lol:

BTW, I believe that the old Carter lumber north of Cadillac had a spur off of the PRR.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:44 pm

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:21 pm

Michael wrote:Image



Wow! This is just a mile west of where I currently lives. It is the TTX Draco Division vehicle rack rail car repair shop on the south side of Williams Lake Road, west of Dixie Highway (US-24) in Waterford, Waterford Township, Oakland County. Its have a spur and yard tracks off the CN Holly Sub. I lives in Waterford for almost 65 years now. That Draco rail car repair place have been there for 40 years Prior to that It was the Dundee Cement Co. Draco was purchased by the TTX in 1988 and is currently the railroad contractor.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Go Rodney :D
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