Jochs wrote:I'm not aware of anything like this in Benton Harbor.
I'll bet he was thinking of the train rides at Eden Springs Park (Formerly the House of David) in Benton Harbor
Not there, either.
There MAY have been something like that back in the day, but since this thread has become "Where did I Google Earth" it is not Eden Springs Park, as nothing like that exists there today.
There is a small "yard" at the engine house where they stage trains, and all of the tracks go to one track too their loop. The east trestle over the valley is currently being rebuilt, and the west trestle is still (barely) standing, waiting for more funds to come in so it can be rebuilt. Eventually, they are hoping to be able to cross the trestles again, perhaps in a couple of years.
Down in the valley, there is something that kinda looks like the photo, but it doesn't have tracks in it. It is the old race track where they used to race their mini cars at the House of David Amusement Park. This track, however, is concrete, and now like an island of concrete.
The racetrack is located in the background here. I don't seem to have any good photos of it.
I have a photo of part of the racetrack, as well as the east trestle over the valley which is currently being rebuilt. This photo was taken last year in October.
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