DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

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DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby Burb8145 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:00 pm

I know the path that the DT&SLERR interurban took north of Monroe, but I'm not sure of the path it took through Monroe and from Monroe south into Toledo-I assume it ran alongside what's now Dixie Highway?

I know there's a substation still there in Erie and that there's also a Substation Road in the same vicinity, though. I also know that it used Maple Boulevard to enter Monroe from the north and Stickney Street to enter Toledo.
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Re: DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby Michael » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:56 pm

I think there is only one area around LaSalle where it diverged from Dixie Hwy for a short distance. Otherwise it was on either the east or west side of Dixie Hwy down to Toledo.
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In Monroe, I think there was more than one line. They acquired the line along Elm Street along the river and also north along Monroe Street.
It certainly looks like it came down Maple Street (what is now the ITC R/W) as well but I can't find that on any old topos
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Re: DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby Burb8145 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:01 pm

Michael wrote:I think there is only one area around LaSalle where it diverged from Dixie Hwy for a short distance. Otherwise it was on either the east or west side of Dixie Hwy down to Toledo.

In Monroe, I think there was more than one line. They acquired the line along Elm Street along the river and also north along Monroe Street.
It certainly looks like it came down Maple Street (what is now the ITC R/W) as well but I can't find that on any old topos


Nice maps. I'm surprised by the fact that there are no unique-looking telephone poles along the old interurban ROW through LaSalle. However, I did notice some unique telephone poles along Noble Street between Maple and Monroe, so maybe it went that way.

Also, how did it swing from Dixie Highway to Stickney? Did it involve cutting through Alexis Junction?
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Re: DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:47 pm

Not sure if this about the D&TSL RR or the DM&T SL interurban .
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Re: DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby Michael » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:10 pm

I may be confusing the 2 lines. The Interurban, Detroit, Monroe & Toledo Short Line went the route I mentioned but the Detroit & Toledo Shoreline RR is now the NS line through Monroe. a little to the east of the other I believe.
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Re: DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:17 pm

https://goo.gl/maps/wB2Ap The NS # 1 main runs along Kentucky ave. The NS # 2 main runs along Eastchester st. The Former D & TSL RR ( now CN Shoreline Sub ) was east of the NS # 2 main along Railroad st. I am not sure where the DM&T crossed the Raisin River.
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Re: DT&SLERR Route through/south of Monroe

Unread postby JStryker722 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:51 am

Michael wrote:I may be confusing the 2 lines. The Interurban, Detroit, Monroe & Toledo Short Line went the route I mentioned but the Detroit & Toledo Shoreline RR is now the NS line through Monroe. a little to the east of the other I believe.

Actually the Detroit & Toledo Shore Line is the CN Shoreline Subdivision. The Michigan Central and LS&MS mains are both the NS Detroit Line,NB and SB respectively.

The Detroit & Toledo Shore line was originally jointly owned by the GTW and the NKP/N&W until 1980? when GTW purchased N&W's half and merged it and the Detroit,Toledo & Ironton into the GTW roughly during the same time frame.
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