Where Is It?

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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:42 am

Michael wrote:
railrod1949 wrote: That picture above was taken at the former rail crossing with US 223 between Adrian and Blissfield. Correct?


Yes. A little more on that line
http://www.michiganrailroads.com/stations-locations/110-lenawee-county-46/1245-grosvenor-mi


Finally located the exact spot in that shot above. The north end of that bit of track is just south of US-223 between Crockett Hwy and S. Grosvenor Hwy., in Palmyra Township, Lenawee County. Midway between Adrian and Blissfield.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:20 am

AARR wrote:1949, You are usually right about these things but I think the last customer was a small fertilizer dealer 1-2 miles south of Grosvenor Jct., not the MAC seed plant in Jasper. The MAC elevator in Jasper had been cut off by a rain washout. You're very good with research so maybe you can confirm which customer it was that was last.
railrod1949 wrote:The last rail customer was the MAC fertilizer on M-52 in Jasper south of Adrian at the sw end of the Morenci branch. That picture above was taken at the former rail crossing with US 223 between Adrian and Blissfield. Correct?


AARR, finally located the small fertilizer dealer (supplier). It was located on the south side of US-223 just west of the bit of abandoned track at where the J&S Auto Sales lot is now, between Crockett Hwy' and South Grosvenor Hwy., in Palmyra Township, Lenawee County.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:10 pm

As Z likes to say, where be it?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Buster Manning » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:04 pm

Pinconning, looking north from the intersection of W. 2nd St and S. Van Etten St at what was at one time the start of the Gladwin Branch....
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:32 am

Buster Manning wrote:Pinconning, looking north from the intersection of W. 2nd St and S. Van Etten St at what was at one time the start of the Gladwin Branch....


Yes, indeed, it's Pinconning, Bay County, looking north from the intersection of W. 2nd Street and S. Van Etten Street at one time was the start of the Gladwin branch of the former Michigan Central RR that ran to Gladwin. That branch was used by just a local freight train that ran on Saturdays only until its abandoned in 1962. The Gladwin local freight crew was based out of Bay City Wenona Yard. That intersection is two blocks east of M-13 in the famous cheese town.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm

Well done Buster and thanks for the details Rodney.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:31 pm

Another distraction
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:50 pm

Somewhere on the line between Durand and Saginaw?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby J T » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:39 pm

I like the twins with the same pose at the back of the truck. :lol:
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:32 pm

J T wrote:I like the twins with the same pose at the back of the truck. :lol:



Siamese twins actually. They are a package deal but they work hard.....Well, one of them does anyways :lol:
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby Michael » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:34 pm

~Z~ wrote:Somewhere on the line between Durand and Saginaw?



Both South and East of Durand
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby J T » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:32 pm

Michael wrote:
J T wrote:I like the twins with the same pose at the back of the truck. :lol:



Siamese twins actually. They are a package deal but they work hard.....Well, one of them does anyways :lol:


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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby JCinSummerfield » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:45 pm

The Lewis Ave crossing of the AA. Bedford Twp, Monroe County, just north of Temperance.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:03 pm

JCinSummerfield wrote:The Lewis Ave crossing of the AA. Bedford Twp, Monroe County, just north of Temperance.


Yes, indeed, its the Lewis Avenue crossing of the AA RR in Bedford Township. Monroe County. Just north of Temperance. Looking north towards the next two crossings which is W. Erie Road and Samaria Road. Final run of the remaining Ann Arbor Railroad passenger trains between Toledo, OH and Boat Landing/Elberta/Frankfort, was made on July 19, 1950. My late mom's late cousin lived in the white house on the north side of Samaria Road, just right next to the AA tracks in Samaria, Bedford Township. He retired from the GM plant in Toledo, OH. That house is now long gone. He passed away in January, 1991. Also, Lewis Avenue was part of old US-23 between Toledo and M-50 just east of Dundee.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:17 pm

Where be it? Non-Michigan:
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby AARR » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:30 am

Somewhere in WI?
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby fmilhaupt » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:15 am

Downtown Williston, North Dakota.

That there is Williston's Railroad Park, near their Amtrak depot.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:07 am

fmilhaupt wrote:Downtown Williston, North Dakota.

That there is Williston's Railroad Park, near their Amtrak depot.

Thou art correct - seen from the Empire Builder.
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Thu May 07, 2020 8:27 pm

ImageIMG_4261 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Where Is It?

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu May 07, 2020 9:54 pm

ConrailDetr​oit wrote:ImageIMG_4261 by tcamp7837, on Flickr


Well without any previous foresight I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess Detroit but beyond that no clue at all.
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