Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:53 pm

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:58 am

A quick find Standard Railfan. Another end of the line
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:25 am

Millington?
Michael wrote:A quick find Standard Railfan. Another end of the line
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Buster Manning » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:41 am

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

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:09 am

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:35 am

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:43 am

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:19 am

I was referring to Escanaba.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:01 pm

Where be it?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:42 pm

Old Grand Rapids Times loading dock?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:50 pm

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:30 pm

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:59 pm

~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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:11 pm

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 am

Another "end of the line"
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:57 am

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:50 pm

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.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:29 pm

This location is in Michigan but it has nothing to do with Michigan railroading
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:33 pm

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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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby DaveO » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 pm

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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