Where Is It?

Posts that don't fit in the other train categories. Off Subject Chit Chat I tell you. :)

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:09 am

You guys are hot.. not the right island yet though :)
Webmaster
Railroad photos on Railroadfan.com
User avatar
~Z~
Sofa King Admin
 
Posts: 10501
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:14 pm
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:10 pm

~Z~ wrote:You guys are hot.. not the right island yet though :)


I want to know how you got to that image :!:
https://goo.gl/maps/UVBRJAbD2hJ2
DaveO
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Between here and there

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:26 pm

DaveO wrote:
~Z~ wrote:You guys are hot.. not the right island yet though :)


I want to know how you got to that image :!:
https://goo.gl/maps/UVBRJAbD2hJ2

You got the right spot, that's St Kitts in the Caribbean. How I got to that image... so I was browsing some spots when researching summertime vacation. Was looking at a couple airports to see what is potentially serviced by just a single stop between my home city and where to vacation so we aren't switching planes a number of times. Was showing my kiddos on a map where the service desk agent I was talking to was from (Jamaica) and thought to look at an island I've visited before, St Kitts. Found you could potentially fly GR to miami on a new service that's being offered this year, then miami to St Kitts. Pulled up street view to follow the railroad around the island, which I rode back in 2009. Saw this particular street view, and wanted to include it as a "where is it?" post :)
Here's a gallery with some photos I took from that trip:
http://railroadfan.com/gallery/thumbnails-1613.html
Image
Webmaster
Railroad photos on Railroadfan.com
User avatar
~Z~
Sofa King Admin
 
Posts: 10501
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:14 pm
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:14 pm

~Z~ wrote:
DaveO wrote:
~Z~ wrote:You guys are hot.. not the right island yet though :)


I want to know how you got to that image :!:
https://goo.gl/maps/UVBRJAbD2hJ2

You got the right spot, that's St Kitts in the Caribbean. How I got to that image... so I was browsing some spots when researching summertime vacation. Was looking at a couple airports to see what is potentially serviced by just a single stop between my home city and where to vacation so we aren't switching planes a number of times. Was showing my kiddos on a map where the service desk agent I was talking to was from (Jamaica) and thought to look at an island I've visited before, St Kitts. Found you could potentially fly GR to miami on a new service that's being offered this year, then miami to St Kitts. Pulled up street view to follow the railroad around the island, which I rode back in 2009. Saw this particular street view, and wanted to include it as a "where is it?" post :)
Here's a gallery with some photos I took from that trip:
http://railroadfan.com/gallery/thumbnails-1613.html
Image


It definitely had the sugarcane railroad look.
Knew it wasn't Cuba, too prosperous looking. Yes, really.
Didn't look like Puerto Rico which you dismissed.
Also dismissed the DR.
That left Jamaica where from what I gather online, the bauxite mines ship by rail to the port. But not on that kind of track work.
So it had to be St. Kitts. I started from the station and clicked on the streetview images that matched the road, track, housing scenario.
And voila.
DaveO
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Between here and there

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby SteveHiuzenga » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:05 pm

Here is an easy one......
20190303_195624.jpg
User avatar
SteveHiuzenga
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 774
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:10 pm
Location: Zeeland

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:31 am

Muskegon :) Corner of Edgewater St and Thompson Ave down near Pere Marquette Beach.
Webmaster
Railroad photos on Railroadfan.com
User avatar
~Z~
Sofa King Admin
 
Posts: 10501
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:14 pm
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby SteveHiuzenga » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:43 am

that road is in really bad shape, i am surprised it has not be resurfaced, but when it is, I am sure these leftovers will be gone....
User avatar
SteveHiuzenga
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 774
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:10 pm
Location: Zeeland

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:44 am

~Z~ wrote:Muskegon :) Corner of Edgewater St and Thompson Ave down near Pere Marquette Beach.



Yup, that's looking southwest along Thompson Avenue towards the east shore of Lake Michigan from Edgewater Street in Muskegon, Muskegon County. Just a couple of blocks west of the west shore of Muskegon Lake.
railrod1949
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 876
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:19 am
Location: Waterford, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby J T » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:31 am

Looking at the satellite image, it appears that some street running once occurred on Thompson St. Where did those tracks go? How long ago were they removed?

At the west end of the old Sappi property, the tracks used to cross Lakeshore Dr. However, following where those tracks went doesn't appear to lead to Thompson St. Was there another set of tracks that hooked to the northwest and through the property where Balcom's Cove Condos currently stand?

Screen Shot 2019-03-05 at 8.27.50 AM.jpg
User avatar
J T
Hates Supper
 
Posts: 10473
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:23 pm
Location: Grand Rapids

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:39 am

Possibly GTW ferry dock tracks were in that area?
J T wrote:Looking at the satellite image, it appears that some street running once occurred on Thompson St. Where did those tracks go? How long ago were they removed?

At the west end of the old Sappi property, the tracks used to cross Lakeshore Dr. However, following where those tracks went doesn't appear to lead to Thompson St. Was there another set of tracks that hooked to the northwest and through the property where Balcom's Cove Condos currently stand?

Screen Shot 2019-03-05 at 8.27.50 AM.jpg
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...
User avatar
AARR
Ann Arbor RR Nerd
 
Posts: 30214
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:39 pm
Location: Washington, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby EWRice » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:44 am

The tracks crossing the street served the building just over the road (what is now part of Torresen Marine, used to build refrigerators I believe). The street tracks were part of the muskegon street railway line. I know they went through Blufton, and I believe all the way to Pere Marquette beach. Somewhere I have an article about that line.

GTW docks were about 1/2 - 3/4 mile east of the picture. The location of the diamond is still visible where the GTW crossed tge PM.
EWRice
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 366
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 7:07 pm
Location: Muskegon, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:59 am

2 railroads intersected here
Image
User avatar
Michael
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 7412
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:52 pm
Location: Plymouth, Michigan

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:34 pm

Michael wrote:2 railroads intersected here
Image



Not in Michigan!~ Oak Harbor, OH. Former W&LE RR over the NS RR.
railrod1949
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 876
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:19 am
Location: Waterford, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:36 pm

Michael wrote:2 railroads intersected here
Image


I'm going with the U.P. between Ironwood and Bessemer. Looks like Soo Line and the DSS&A.
PatAzo
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 836
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:20 pm

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:14 pm

PatAzo wrote:
Michael wrote:2 railroads intersected here
Image


I'm going with the U.P. between Ironwood and Bessemer. Looks like Soo Line and the DSS&A.



Yup, the old DSS&A over the C&NW between Bessemer and ironwood in the da UP. In Bessemer Township, Gogebic County. Passenger train service on the ex C&NW between Ironwood and Watersmeet was discontinued many years ago. Passenger train service on the exDSS&A was discontinued many years as well.
railrod1949
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 876
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:19 am
Location: Waterford, MI

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby SteveHiuzenga » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 am

User avatar
SteveHiuzenga
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 774
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:10 pm
Location: Zeeland

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby SteveHiuzenga » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:54 am

The ovals, as they are referred to my locals, is the current road that goes around Pere Marquette Park along Lake Michigan...that road is on top of the right of way that was once there....the Muskegon Streetcar Company gave the land to the city when they went out of business and the city just put a road where the tracks were. The tracks did indeed go along Lakeshore Drive, just along the north side of it. For a while every driveway had rail going across them but over time the have all been removed or simply paved over.
User avatar
SteveHiuzenga
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 774
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:10 pm
Location: Zeeland

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 am

Good job on that last one PatAzo. Here's another.
Image
User avatar
Michael
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 7412
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:52 pm
Location: Plymouth, Michigan

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:44 am

Michael wrote:Good job on that last one PatAzo. Here's another.
Image


It's a Pleasure when the road name is translated into English
DaveO
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Location: Between here and there

Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby 80mac » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:19 am

DaveO wrote:
Michael wrote:Good job on that last one PatAzo. Here's another.
Image


It's a Pleasure when the road name is translated into English

15114 Laplaisance Rd
Monroe, Michigan..... At least that's my best guess :)
80mac
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:37 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Chit Chat Babble Room

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

x