Where Is It?

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Standard Railfan wrote:North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI. Looking West along the former Chicago & North Western connection to the former P&H crane factory. The factory is now an industrial park which includes the Escanaba & Lake Superior car maintenance plant.
Yes, that's North Lincoln Road which is also US-2, US-41 and M-35, Escanaba, MI, Delta County, MI This looking west along the former Chicago & North Western RR to the former P&H crane factory. That factory is now an industrial park which includes the Escanaba & Lake Superior car maintenance plant. The building at the left in the above shot is the Drifter's Family Restaurant. The building on the right in the above shot is now a U Haul moving rental trailer and truck dealer, formerly a K Mart (Big K) store which closed in October, 2017. The final run of the remaining C&NW RR passenger trains which was the Peninsula 400 that ran between Chicago and Ishpeming, MI with stop at Escanaba, was made 60 years ago this coming July 15.

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A quick find Standard Railfan. Another end of the line
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Millington?
Michael wrote:A quick find Standard Railfan. Another end of the line
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PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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Yale, looking NW off of M-19 with an A&W to the right of the photographer :D

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Buster Manning wrote:Yale, looking NW off of M-19 with an A&W to the right of the photographer :D
Agreed, it's Yale, St. Clair County. looking NW along the Huron and Eastern RR, formerly the C&O railway,later Chessie, later CSXT. The road in the foreground is M-19 (N. Main Street) and the street, just west of M-19, is 1st Street. Passenger train service on that line between Saginaw and Port Huron, was discontinued many years ago.
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Michael wrote:A quick find Standard Railfan. Another end of the line
That was fairly easy. I have stopped at the Holiday station across the street dozens of times.

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Standard Railfan wrote:
Michael wrote:A quick find Standard Railfan. Another end of the line
That was fairly easy. I have stopped at the Holiday station across the street dozens of times.
No such Holiday stationstore anywhere in Yale. There is a Sunoco gas station on the south side of town and a Marathon gas station about a mile north of that Sunoco Gas Station both in Yale.

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I was referring to Escanaba.

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Where be it?
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Old Grand Rapids Times loading dock?
~Z~ wrote:Where be it?
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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AARR wrote:Old Grand Rapids Times loading dock?
~Z~ wrote:Where be it?
I go with that but I think it was the Grand Rapids Press?

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Righto guys, Grand Rapids Press it is. After riding back from Fuller Junction on the north side of GR, headed back south into downtown and noticed this spot on the edge of an MSU facility.
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~Z~ wrote:Righto guys, Grand Rapids Press it is. After riding back from Fuller Junction on the north side of GR, headed back south into downtown and noticed this spot on the edge of an MSU facility.
And video to go with that courtesy of a link I found posted by Saturnalia posted about 5 years ago.

https://youtu.be/HEFwK5hPSX0

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DaveO wrote:
~Z~ wrote:Righto guys, Grand Rapids Press it is. After riding back from Fuller Junction on the north side of GR, headed back south into downtown and noticed this spot on the edge of an MSU facility.
And video to go with that courtesy of a link I found posted by Saturnalia posted about 5 years ago.

https://youtu.be/HEFwK5hPSX0
Yes, indeed, its the old Grand Rapids Press loading dock spur line north to a connection with the old GTW Grand Rapids sub, now Grand Rapids Eastern in Grand Rapids, Kent County.

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Another "end of the line"
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Michael wrote:Another "end of the line"
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It represents what was the end of the line for many people.
It is also about 250 feet west of a long abandoned interurban route.

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Seems like I've seen this before. Battle Creek?
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Michael wrote:Another "end of the line"
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It represents what was the end of the line for many people.
It is also about 250 feet west of a long abandoned interurban route.
PatC created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to see Don Simon no more they want AARR I'm chopped liver, well if you want AARR this is what I'll give ya, bad humor mixed with irrelevant info that'll make you roll your eyes quicker than a ~Z~ banhammer...

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This location is in Michigan but it has nothing to do with Michigan railroading

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Michael wrote:This location is in Michigan but it has nothing to do with Michigan railroading
Is this on a college campus? The building in the background looks like a library.

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NS3322 wrote:
Michael wrote:This location is in Michigan but it has nothing to do with Michigan railroading
Is this on a college campus? The building in the background looks like a library.
They have a library there. They also have a 2 axle boxcar inside. But it's not a college.
The exterior of the building hints at what it represents.
I've been there several times but never went inside. I've traveled by there on the route of that along abandoned interurban countless times.

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