GTW #6323 Excursion to Grand Rapids - 1961

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GTW #6323 Excursion to Grand Rapids - 1961

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:44 am

This may have been shared here before, found this neat video of Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4 #6323 pulling an excursion into Grand Rapids in 1961. The majority of the film is of the engine sitting at the Leonard St. station, but the first scene is somewhere just east of GR. The audio is the train whistling through Ada, recorded "a few minutes before the first scene". I'm having trouble placing the shot. The photographer was clearly up on a bridge or large hill. The terrain doesn't really make sense for the Crahen, Beltline or Leffingwell overpasses, though I know a lot has changed in nearly 60 years. Anyone have any guesses?

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Re: GTW #6323 Excursion to Grand Rapids - 1961

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:26 pm

I remember that being mentioned as Leffingwell the last time I saw it posted
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Re: GTW #6323 Excursion to Grand Rapids - 1961

Unread postby tsinoms » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:07 pm

I can see the hill shot being leffingwell before it was industrialized.
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