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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby hoborich » Thu May 07, 2020 10:17 pm

Those look like streetcar tracks with the bricks between the rails.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby GTW6401 » Thu May 07, 2020 10:25 pm

Mt. Elliott and Mack Avenue, former DSR Grand Belt Line.

Streetcar service was discontinued on June 24, 1948. The line was converted over to motor bus operation becoming the DSR's sixth streetcar line to be abandoned after World War II. The bus route was eliminated in September 2009.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Fri May 08, 2020 9:12 am

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Pixl » Fri May 08, 2020 11:39 am

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Mon May 11, 2020 9:30 am

There should be ample clues in the picture to make this relatively easy to locate.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Fred » Mon May 11, 2020 10:22 am

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby PatAzo » Mon May 11, 2020 6:33 pm

Lordstown Ohio just down the road from Larry's Truck Electric. I'm assuming it's part of their collection.

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed May 13, 2020 11:36 pm

Where be it? Photo taken in 2010:
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu May 14, 2020 12:38 am

~Z~ wrote:Where be it? Photo taken in 2010:


Lake Cora on the West Michigan RR between Paw Paw and Lawton?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Thu May 14, 2020 6:45 am

Agree with MQT. Is that where J_T took the famous picture of an engine floating on grass?
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~Z~ wrote:Where be it? Photo taken in 2010:


Lake Cora on the West Michigan RR between Paw Paw and Lawton?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu May 14, 2020 9:39 pm

You are correct. That is indeed where JT took his floating on grass pic.
Here's another... hints: taken in 2009, and that fresh dirt around these traction motors should be a clue :)
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 pm

AARR wrote:Agree with MQT. Is that where J_T took the famous picture of an engine floating on grass?
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~Z~ wrote:Where be it? Photo taken in 2010:


Lake Cora on the West Michigan RR between Paw Paw and Lawton?


Yes, indeed, its Lake Cora on the south side of the West Michigan RR ROW in Paw Paw Township. Van Buren County, Actually between Paw Paw and Lawrence, not between Paw Paw and Lawton. Passenger train service on the former Pere Marquette RR was discontinued between Lawton and Hartford many years ago.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu May 14, 2020 10:15 pm

~Z~ wrote:You are correct. That is indeed where JT took his floating on grass pic.
Here's another... hints: taken in 2009, and that fresh dirt around these traction motors should be a clue :)


Walled Lake? One of the Trucks off the F unit scrapped on site from COE Rail?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon May 18, 2020 11:59 am

MQT1223 wrote:Walled Lake? One of the Trucks off the F unit scrapped on site from COE Rail?

Not Walled Lake area, no. Lets keep trying and will give more hints if needed. That 2009 date is pretty important.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Mon May 18, 2020 1:45 pm

Is that an ALCO truck? Saginaw perhaps?
~Z~ wrote:You are correct. That is indeed where JT took his floating on grass pic.
Here's another... hints: taken in 2009, and that fresh dirt around these traction motors should be a clue :)
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon May 18, 2020 2:39 pm

AARR wrote:Is that an ALCO truck? Saginaw perhaps?

Unsure of the make, but not Saginaw area. The town this photo was taken in no longer has rail service, removed just before this pic was taken.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Mon May 18, 2020 2:56 pm

Greenville?
~Z~ wrote:Is that an ALCO truck? Saginaw perhaps? Unsure of the make, but not Saginaw area. The town this photo was taken in no longer has rail service, removed just before this pic was taken.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:03 pm

AARR wrote:Greenville?
~Z~ wrote:Is that an ALCO truck? Saginaw perhaps? Unsure of the make, but not Saginaw area. The town this photo was taken in no longer has rail service, removed just before this pic was taken.


Greenville came out in 2007 or 08, Ionia in 2009.

Is this the one Geep that got freeze damage on the Michigan Shore?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon May 18, 2020 3:04 pm

AARR wrote:Greenville?

Ding, there ya go :) pretty sure I shot this on N Court St. We rode our bikes by there after our Taco Bell fuel stop a few years ago. Shot the pic in 2009 on my way back from shooting 1225 near Ithaca, then followed the recently torn up line from Greenville back to Lowell.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:08 pm

~Z~ wrote:
AARR wrote:Greenville?

Ding, there ya go :) pretty sure I shot this on N Court St. We rode our bikes by there after our Taco Bell fuel stop a few years ago. Shot the pic in 2009 on my way back from shooting 1225 near Ithaca, then followed the recently torn up line from Greenville back to Lowell.


Dang it really? I thought Greenville had been up for a year or two by then.
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