Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 pm

AARR wrote:Hartford?
~Z~ wrote:Where be it?
ROW off to the left. The trail pictured is a named trail.

Not Hartford. Trail is within 50 miles of Detroit
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:21 pm

First thought was somewhere along Lakelands Trail in Livingston County. But I couldn't find a spot that matched the picture.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:31 pm

blueheron13 wrote:First thought was somewhere along Lakelands Trail in Livingston County. But I couldn't find a spot that matched the picture.



Got it!! It's General Squier Road aka Co. Road 68 at the crossing with the former GTW RR Cass City Sub, now the Polly Ann Trail, about a mile south of Dryden, MI midway between M-24 and M-53 in Dryden Township, Lapeer County. The former GTW RR ROW ran between Pontiac and Caseville, MI. It's 44.6 miles north of Detroit.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 pm

railrod1949 wrote:
blueheron13 wrote:First thought was somewhere along Lakelands Trail in Livingston County. But I couldn't find a spot that matched the picture.



Got it!! It's General Squier Road aka Co. Road 68 at the crossing with the former GTW RR Cass City Sub, now the Polly Ann Trail, about a mile south of Dryden, MI midway between M-24 and M-53 in Dryden Township, Lapeer County. The former GTW RR ROW ran between Pontiac and Caseville, MI. It's 44.6 miles north of Detroit.

Good work RailRod :) 44.6 miles eh? I was guessing it was well within 50 miles, but guess I was right on the border of that.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:32 pm

Another rail trail
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:53 pm

Michael wrote:Another rail trail
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Big Rapids?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:40 pm

Your on the right track MQT.....former track
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:22 pm

MQT1223 wrote:
Michael wrote:Another rail trail
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Big Rapids?


Sand Lake, Kent County, on the former GR&I, later Pennsylvania RR, later PC, later Michigan Northern RR, now the Fred Meijer White Pine Tail. Looking south toward Cedar Springs, Rockford, Comstock Park and Grand Rapids. 32.3 miles south of Big Rapids. The street in the foreground is E. Lake Street. The building on the left is the Independent Bank. Final run forever of the remaining old Pennsylvania RR passenger train, The Northern Arrow, train 519 Fridays only/early Saturday mornings northbound) and train 520 (Sundays only southbound) between Fort Wayne, IN and Mackinaw City through Sand Lake, was made on early Saturday morning, September 2, 1961 northbound and Monday, September 4, 1961 southbound.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:11 pm

Good Job Railrod
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:32 pm

Where be it? Red line is where the ROW was.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:39 pm

That's in Lenawee County on the old Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad. Found the intersection: Bierman Rd and Fike Rd.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:43 pm

I haven't tried putting up one of these in a while. Let's try this one:

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:20 pm

~Z~ wrote:Where be it? Red line is where the ROW was.



Yes, indeed, it's the old Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad, later old NYC RR the Old Road, now the old ROW at Bierman and Fike roads near Riga in Riga Township, Lenawee County. Between Riga and Otawa Lake. Final run of the remaining passeger train on the Old Road, between Toledo, OH and Elkhart, IN through Riga and Ottawa Lake, was made on November 19, 1956,
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:14 pm

There were tracks here many years ago, now a trail. Not in Michigan.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:16 pm

Milan?
blueheron13 wrote:I haven't tried putting up one of these in a while. Let's try this one:

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:17 pm

Toledo?
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:There were tracks here many years ago, now a trail. Not in Michigan.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:22 pm

AARR wrote:Milan?
blueheron13 wrote:I haven't tried putting up one of these in a while. Let's try this one:

ImagePB230767 by Brian Mohr, on Flickr


Not Milan. Along a different NS line.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:34 pm

AARR wrote:Toledo?
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:There were tracks here many years ago, now a trail. Not in Michigan.

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Keep going south.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:39 pm

blueheron13 wrote:
AARR wrote:Milan?
blueheron13 wrote:I haven't tried putting up one of these in a while. Let's try this one:

ImagePB230767 by Brian Mohr, on Flickr


Not Milan. Along a different NS line.


Although same line, looks like the end of Enterprise Drive near Oakwood Jct.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby blueheron13 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:52 am

Not a cul de sac. This is actually a T intersection, although one street is newer and may not be in Google maps, though it is in satellite imagery.
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