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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:02 am

Where be it?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Avnx » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:42 am

Maybee, Michigan. Raisin Street crossing on the former DT&I.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:59 am

Avnx wrote:Maybee, Michigan. Raisin Street crossing on the former DT&I.

That is correct.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:04 pm

~Z~ wrote:
Avnx wrote:Maybee, Michigan. Raisin Street crossing on the former DT&I.

That is correct.
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Indeed, Raisin Street, Maybee, Monroe County. Looking northeast across the former DT&I RR. Passenger train service on the former DT&I RR main line, was discontinued many years ago.
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Re: Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:09 am

Wixom
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:35 am

Michael wrote:Wixom


Indeed, that the southeast corner of Pontiac Trail and Wixom Road, Wixom. Looking south. The old team track is off the former CSXT main track (now LSRC). Final run of the old C&O Railway remaining passenger train between Bay City and Saginaw and Detroit, was made on October 29, 1950. The houses in the distance are located on Wainstock Street.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:38 pm

Here is a bit of track from from a main line built in the 1800's that stretched across a relatively small part of Michigan.
This portion survived until the 1970's serving 1 industry then left abandoned.
A small portion of original track (which connects to an active line) also exists on the other side of the highway and appears to still be used for storage.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:32 pm

Is that the line north of Lenawee Jct?
Michael wrote:Here is a bit of track from from a main line built in the 1800's that stretched across a relatively small part of Michigan.
This portion survived until the 1970's serving 1 industry then left abandoned.
A small portion of original track (which connects to an active line) also exists on the other side of the highway and appears to still be used for storage.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 pm

AARR wrote:Is that the line north of Lenawee Jct?
Michael wrote:Here is a bit of track from from a main line built in the 1800's that stretched across a relatively small part of Michigan.
This portion survived until the 1970's serving 1 industry then left abandoned.
A small portion of original track (which connects to an active line) also exists on the other side of the highway and appears to still be used for storage.
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Hints please?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:47 pm

railrod1949 wrote:
Hints please?

He only posted a couple of hours ago and gave a few hints.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:43 pm

~Z~ wrote:
railrod1949 wrote:
Hints please?

He only posted a couple of hours ago and gave a few hints.


Southeast of Blissfield on US-223.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:50 pm

railrod1949 wrote:
~Z~ wrote:
railrod1949 wrote:
Hints please?

He only posted a couple of hours ago and gave a few hints.


Southeast of Blissfield on US-223.



I'd say more NW but yes you got it. This is part of what was originally the Chicago and Canada Southern Railway then later known by many other names.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_and_Canada_Southern_Railway
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:50 pm

Nice guess 1949. Did you mean west of Blissfield on the old Morenci Branch near Grosvenor?
railrod1949 wrote:Southeast of Blissfield on US-223.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:02 pm

You were super close AARR and my description did sound like that orphaned portion of the SMRS
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:14 pm

The last customer was a small fertilizer dealer. I've seen a picture of one of the last carloads delivered to it.
Michael wrote: Here is a bit of track from a main line built in the 1800's that stretched across a relatively small part of Michigan.
This portion survived until the 1970's serving 1 industry then left abandoned.
A small portion of original track (which connects to an active line) also exists on the other side of the highway and appears to still be used for storage.

Southeast of Blissfield on US-223. I'd say more NW but yes you got it. This is part of what was originally the Chicago and Canada Southern Railway then later known by many other names.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_and_Canada_Southern_Railway
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:39 pm

AARR wrote:The last customer was a small fertilizer dealer. I've seen a picture of one of the last carloads delivered to it.
Michael wrote: Here is a bit of track from a main line built in the 1800's that stretched across a relatively small part of Michigan.
This portion survived until the 1970's serving 1 industry then left abandoned.
A small portion of original track (which connects to an active line) also exists on the other side of the highway and appears to still be used for storage.

Southeast of Blissfield on US-223. I'd say more NW but yes you got it. This is part of what was originally the Chicago and Canada Southern Railway then later known by many other names.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_and_Canada_Southern_Railway
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:47 pm

AARR wrote:The last customer was a small fertilizer dealer. I've seen a picture of one of the last carloads delivered to it.
Michael wrote: Here is a bit of track from a main line built in the 1800's that stretched across a relatively small part of Michigan.
This portion survived until the 1970's serving 1 industry then left abandoned.
A small portion of original track (which connects to an active line) also exists on the other side of the highway and appears to still be used for storage.

Southeast of Blissfield on US-223. I'd say more NW but yes you got it. This is part of what was originally the Chicago and Canada Southern Railway then later known by many other names.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_and_Canada_Southern_Railway
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The last rail customer was the MAC fertilizer on M-52 in Jasper south of Adrian at the sw end of the Morenci branch. That picture above was taken at the former rail crossing with US 223 between Adrian and Blissfield. Correct?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:31 am

railrod1949 wrote: That picture above was taken at the former rail crossing with US 223 between Adrian and Blissfield. Correct?


Yes. A little more on that line
http://www.michiganrailroads.com/stations-locations/110-lenawee-county-46/1245-grosvenor-mi
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:29 am

1949, You are usually right about these things but I think the last customer was a small fertilizer dealer 1-2 miles south of Grosvenor Jct., not the MAC seed plant in Jasper. The MAC elevator in Jasper had been cut off by a rain washout. You're very good with research so maybe you can confirm which customer it was that was last.
railrod1949 wrote:The last rail customer was the MAC fertilizer on M-52 in Jasper south of Adrian at the sw end of the Morenci branch. That picture above was taken at the former rail crossing with US 223 between Adrian and Blissfield. Correct?
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