Where Is It?

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I know the location because of an offline hint.

Here's another hint (for 1949). This is the Star of David.
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Michael wrote:Another "end of the line"
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It represents what was the end of the line for many people.
It is also about 250 feet west of a long abandoned interurban route.

They have a library there. They also have a 2 axle boxcar inside. But it's not a college.
The exterior of the building hints at what it represents.
I've been there several times but never went inside. I've traveled by there on the route of that along abandoned interurban countless times.
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The view from up above
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Michael wrote:The view from up above
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Benton Harbor, MI. If not, more hints please.

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Benton Harbor, MI. If not, more hints please.
The interurban line that it ran next to here was part of the Detroit United Railway.
I thought for sure you would get this.
You should have passed this site many times over the years.

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DaveO wrote:
railrod1949 wrote:
Benton Harbor, MI. If not, more hints please.
The interurban line that it ran next to here was part of the Detroit United Railway.
I thought for sure you would get this.
You should have passed this site many times over the years.

On the google map I checked every town libraries along the Detroit United Railway routes but nothing the one in the picture above.

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railrod1949 wrote:
DaveO wrote:
railrod1949 wrote:
Benton Harbor, MI. If not, more hints please.
The interurban line that it ran next to here was part of the Detroit United Railway.
I thought for sure you would get this.
You should have passed this site many times over the years.

On the google map I checked every town libraries along the Detroit United Railway routes but nothing the one in the picture above.
I said has a library, didn't say it was a library :D
The Holocaust Center which is the west side of Orchard Lake north of 12 Mile in Farmington Hills. Orchard Lake Road having been the greater part of the route of the DUR Orchard Lake Division from Farmington to Pontiac. It left Orchard Lake Road up in the lakes region.

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railrod1949 wrote:
Michael wrote:The view from up above
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Benton Harbor, MI. If not, more hints please.
I'n not aware of anything like this in Benton Harbor.
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Jochs wrote:I'n 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

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Yes, it's is the Holocaust Memorial Center which is located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road, on the west side, just of 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, Oakland County. That building is new to me. Motormen and conductors on the old DUR streetcars that ran between Farmington and Pontiac were based out of Farmington.

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Michael wrote:
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. :lol:
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.
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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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Where be it? Obviously not Michigan. Walked up to this location, and recognized it from a few railpictures.net photos that I've seen.
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On the old Algoma Central north of Ste. St. Marie in Canada?
~Z~ wrote:Where be it? Obviously not Michigan. Walked up to this location, and recognized it from a few railpictures.net photos that I've seen.
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~Z~ wrote:Where be it? Obviously not Michigan. Walked up to this location, and recognized it from a few railpictures.net photos that I've seen.
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Devils Gate Bridge on the Georgetown Loop Railroad?
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MQT1223 wrote:Devils Gate Bridge on the Georgetown Loop Railroad?
No, but getting closer.. it's on UP trackage in either California or Oregon.
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~Z~ wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:Devils Gate Bridge on the Georgetown Loop Railroad?
No, but getting closer.. it's on UP trackage in either California or Oregon.
I liked AARR's answer. :shock:
The iconic UP deck plate girder type trestle in California is at the Keddie Wye. Which this is not.
This style of bridge is common out west. So what makes this bridge photogenic :?:
That highway underneath?

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~Z~ wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:Devils Gate Bridge on the Georgetown Loop Railroad?
No, but getting closer.. it's on UP trackage in either California or Oregon.
The Former Western Pacific bridge in Portola?
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MQT1223 wrote:
~Z~ wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:Devils Gate Bridge on the Georgetown Loop Railroad?
No, but getting closer.. it's on UP trackage in either California or Oregon.
The Former Western Pacific bridge in Portola?[/quot
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DaveO wrote:This style of bridge is common out west. So what makes this bridge photogenic :?:
That highway underneath?
Hm, maybe it is a bit more common than I thought. Appears it's the longest tressle on UP's Cascade Sub in Oregon, 515 feet long. Hopefully that helps. It's probably visited often for photos as it passes over a pretty main highway.
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~Z~ wrote:
DaveO wrote:This style of bridge is common out west. So what makes this bridge photogenic :?:
That highway underneath?
Hm, maybe it is a bit more common than I thought. Appears it's the longest tressle on UP's Cascade Sub in Oregon, 515 feet long. Hopefully that helps. It's probably visited often for photos as it passes over a pretty main highway.
Salt Creek Bridge over Salt Creek and Route 58 about 14 miles southeast of Oak Ridge, OR

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DaveO wrote:
~Z~ wrote:
DaveO wrote:This style of bridge is common out west. So what makes this bridge photogenic :?:
That highway underneath?
Hm, maybe it is a bit more common than I thought. Appears it's the longest tressle on UP's Cascade Sub in Oregon, 515 feet long. Hopefully that helps. It's probably visited often for photos as it passes over a pretty main highway.
Salt Creek Bridge over Salt Creek and Route 58 about 14 miles southeast of Oak Ridge, OR
There we go :) I was out there last week Saturday. Didn't hear a train anywhere around, signals on the drive to Eugene that day were all red too. Most sidings had cars in storage.
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