Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:52 am

Is this somewhere in Bay City?
PatAzo wrote:The yard tracks in the picture were pulled up in the 80's. Train still pass on both sides of this location but none of them are CN.

PatAzo wrote:Here's is one for GTW fans. The track was partially still in place in the early 80's along with the brick building. The city will be easy to guess away at but can you pin down the exact location? Check the old maps.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:51 am

A good guess but not Bay City, head west. A less remarkable spot on the GTW. Between the tracks was a brick roadway. It looked as if back in the day they handled LCL traffic here. By the 70's the tracks were mostly there along with a scale. It was rarely used at that point. The track was pulled up in the 80's in a grade crossing elimination project.

AARR wrote:Is this somewhere in Bay City?
PatAzo wrote:The yard tracks in the picture were pulled up in the 80's. Train still pass on both sides of this location but none of them are CN.

PatAzo wrote:Here's is one for GTW fans. The track was partially still in place in the early 80's along with the brick building. The city will be easy to guess away at but can you pin down the exact location? Check the old maps.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Buster Manning » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:15 am

Ionia?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:11 am

Buster Manning wrote:Ionia?


Not Ionia curve to the south now. Trains pass on both sides of this location, but not the CN. In 1955 when this was taken there were three railroads passing here, now just one.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:47 am

PatAzo wrote:
Buster Manning wrote:Ionia?


Not Ionia curve to the south now. Trains pass on both sides of this location, but not the CN. In 1955 when this was taken there were three railroads passing here, now just one.

https://goo.gl/maps/c2tNATVKxZgcuVZD9
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:15 pm

DaveO wrote:
PatAzo wrote:
Buster Manning wrote:Ionia?


Not Ionia curve to the south now. Trains pass on both sides of this location, but not the CN. In 1955 when this was taken there were three railroads passing here, now just one.

https://goo.gl/maps/c2tNATVKxZgcuVZD9


That's the area. The brick building was on Michigan Ave. The Pennsylvania was behind the photographer. The GTW (Chicago & Kalamazoo Terminal) is in the picture and beyond that was the New York Central. The GTW yard track was pulled up when the CK&S out to Lake St was pulled up in the 80's.

A map of the trackage in 1928 https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4113km.gla00131/?sp=33&r=0.133,0.593,0.891,0.415,0

A view in 1980.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Great picture to guess Pat!
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:25 pm

A Google image search will turn this up straight away. But it's another interesting piece of railroad history. The building has been a foundry, a depot, a furniture store and today an office building.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:32 am

PatAzo wrote:A Google image search will turn this up straight away. But it's another interesting piece of railroad history. The building has been a foundry, a depot, a furniture store and today an office building.


The building as it stands today. Much like it did 100 years ago except no electric trains.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:44 am

Somewhere around Kalamazoo?
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PatAzo wrote:A Google image search will turn this up straight away. But it's another interesting piece of railroad history. The building has been a foundry, a depot, a furniture store and today an office building.


The building as it stands today. Much like it did 100 years ago except no electric trains.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:56 am

Yes. One of two interurban depots still standing, both in good condition.

AARR wrote:Somewhere around Kalamazoo?
PatAzo wrote:
PatAzo wrote:A Google image search will turn this up straight away. But it's another interesting piece of railroad history. The building has been a foundry, a depot, a furniture store and today an office building.


The building as it stands today. Much like it did 100 years ago except no electric trains.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:36 am

The interurban station on N. Rose Street at NW corner of W. Water Street. Kalamazoo. Now the PNC Office building.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:46 am

ImageIMG_4112 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Is it a spur off Livernois Yard?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Negative. This spur has not been used in many years.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Is it off Conrail on Detroit east side?
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:Is it a spur off Livernois Yard? Negative. This spur has not been used in many years.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:52 pm

Yes. But dont know what customer this would have went to when in use.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:40 am

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:Yes. But dont know what customer this would have went to when in use.


it is off the Conrail Terminal extention? Or off the one that goes down to the river.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:48 am

It was connected to former Detroit Terminal Trackage and quite possible that Detroit Terminal was the last RR to use this spur, not Conrail.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:23 am

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:It was connected to former Detroit Terminal Trackage and quite possible that Detroit Terminal was the last RR to use this spur, not Conrail.


That spur is near E McNichols Avenue and Dequindre Road, Detroit Correct?
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