Where Is It?

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Is this the small plywood dealer in Ferndale?
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I've had sneezes that lasted longer than that Where is it?
Yes. Bond Plymouth :)
AARR wrote:Is this the small plywood dealer in Ferndale?
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I would agree with AAARRR.....the new wall around the sub-station is a hint to me...

How recent is this photo?? Haven't seen any cars there for quite a while....

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Michael and all, keep those good industrial siding pictures coming 8)

I'm with you Buster, I haven't seen rail car service at Bond or Inland in Pontiac for that matter in a long time.
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Buster Manning wrote:I would agree with AAARRR.....the new wall around the sub-station is a hint to me...

How recent is this photo?? Haven't seen any cars there for quite a while....
July 2018. Google puts the date on their street views.

Google Earth shows a car spotted at Inland on 7/5/18.
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Michael wrote:I've had sneezes that lasted longer than that Where is it?
Yes. Bond Plymouth :)
AARR wrote:Is this the small plywood dealer in Ferndale?
Michael wrote:Image
Yes, Bond Plywood on E Saratoga Street, east of Hilton Road, looking south. in Ferndale, Oakland County. North of the west end of Moterm. The spur is east off the connection with the CN/Amtrak Line.

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I did see a boxcar on that spur a couple times this year. Bond Plywood rarely gets much anymore.

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Is this the old paper plant in Howell?
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It is Howell. I am not certain if it is the old paper plant.
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Michael wrote:Image

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Ok, it's formerly International Paper.
Michael wrote:It is Howell. I am not certain if it is the old paper plant.
AARR wrote:Is this the old paper plant in Howell?
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Michael wrote:It is Howell. I am not certain if it is the old paper plant.
AARR wrote:Is this the old paper plant in Howell?
Michael wrote:Image
Yes, its Howell

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Michael wrote:It is Howell. I am not certain if it is the old paper plant.
AARR wrote:Is this the old paper plant in Howell?
Michael wrote:Image
Yes, its Howell, Livingston County. Looking south from McPherson Park Drive in the foreground. The spur was off the connection with the CSXT RR main line. Final run of the remaining old C&O railway passenger train nos. 11, 12, 14 and 15, the Pere Marquette, between Detroit and Grand Rapids with stop in Howell (train nos. 14 and 15 only) was made on April 30, 1971. The former International Paper Plant was closed last year.
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In Michigan
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Michigan Shore either on the line that went to Sappi or the one towards Nugent Sand in Muskegon? Power line poles look familiar.
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EWRice wrote:In Michigan
This looking east along the Michigan Shore RR spur to the former Sappi Paper plant in Muskegon.

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EWRice wrote:In Michigan
This looking east along the Michigan Shore RR spur to the former Sappi Paper plant in Muskegon.
Looking west down the Sappi branch, but where. There is a hint in the middle of the picture. It is far easier to see in person and for a number of years this spot was very busy.

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Is that where the GTW ferry dock track crossed?
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EWRice wrote:In Michigan
This looking east along the Michigan Shore RR spur to the former Sappi Paper plant in Muskegon.
Looking west down the Sappi branch, but where. There is a hint in the middle of the picture. It is far easier to see in person and for a number of years this spot was very busy.
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Correct. Approximately one rail length from where I stood is two short sections of rail that replaced the GTW diamond. The discoloration in the grass is where the diamond was.

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EWRice wrote:Correct. Approximately one rail length from where I stood is two short sections of rail that replaced the GTW diamond. The discoloration in the grass is where the diamond was.
Yes, its the diamond crossing of the Michigan Shores RR old Sappi Paper plant spur and the old GTW ferry dock track with the old GTW RR ferry on the right just west of McCracken Street and just east of the old Sappi Paper Plant site. The Lake Express car ferry dock is about a mile east of McCracken Street. The old GTW RR ferry dock was at the foot of McCracken Street. All in Muskegon, Muskegon County.

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