Where Is It?

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Is this on a Conrail Branch off CSX's Detroit Line? I don't know it's official name but it looks like the company that receives box car and steel coil cars.
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DaveO wrote:
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"Marine Railway"

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Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station.
Yes, Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station on Sleeping Bear Dunes Road. Looking northeast toward Lake Michigan, in Glen Arbor Township, Leelanau County, MI

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AARR wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:50 am
Is this on a Conrail Branch off CSX's Detroit Line? I don't know it's official name but it looks like the company that receives box car and steel coil cars.
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Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:46 am
Image20200713_103504 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
Now Comau Dearborn on Wyoming Road.
Back in 1975, Conrail called it the Oakman Spur.

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Thanks DaveO. Does it still get rail service? Normally there are coil steel and box cars all over the place. It looks pretty barren in this picture.
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Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:48 am
AARR wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:50 am
Is this on a Conrail Branch off CSX's Detroit Line? I don't know it's official name but it looks like the company that receives box car and steel coil cars.
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:46 am
Image20200713_103504 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
Now Comau Dearborn on Wyoming Road.
Back in 1975, Conrail called it the Oakman Spur.
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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DaveO wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:48 am
AARR wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:50 am
Is this on a Conrail Branch off CSX's Detroit Line? I don't know it's official name but it looks like the company that receives box car and steel coil cars.
ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:46 am
Image20200713_103504 by tcamp7837, on Flickr
Now Comau Dearborn on Wyoming Road.
Back in 1975, Conrail called it the Oakman Spur.
Yes, Comau-Dearborn on west side of Wyoming Avenue, south of W. Warren Ave., looking north in Dearborn, Wayne County. It's at the north end of the Oakman Spur off the connection with the CSX Detroit Line.

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AARR wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:09 am
Thanks DaveO. Does it still get rail service? Normally there are coil steel and box cars all over the place. It looks pretty barren in this picture.
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Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:48 am
AARR wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:50 am
Is this on a Conrail Branch off CSX's Detroit Line? I don't know it's official name but it looks like the company that receives box car and steel coil cars.
Now Comau Dearborn on Wyoming Road.
Back in 1975, Conrail called it the Oakman Spur.
It's listed as being Comau Pico. They do industrial automation. Not likely to get rail service for their needs.

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Well, back in the day ( YES, I can say that :-) ) This was part of a service that Conrail offered called SteelNET. A steel shipping and warehousing service. And later Dearborn steel. Use to love catching that job and taking a break to watching whatever movie was playing on the screen that you could see from the track & listening on a portable am radio.

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M.D.Bentley wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Well, back in the day ( YES, I can say that :-) ) This was part of a service that Conrail offered called SteelNET. A steel shipping and warehousing service. And later Dearborn steel. Use to love catching that job and taking a break to watching whatever movie was playing on the screen that you could see from the track & listening on a portable am radio.
Those inconsiderate train drivers never turned off their headlights :D

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Where be it?
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Baldwin?
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Where be it?Image
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~Z~ wrote:
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Where be it?
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Michigan Shore Railroad at E Manahan Ave and Wood St in Muskegon Heights.

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You got it right DaveO. Seen while biking from Grand Rapids to PJ Hoffmaster in Muskegon.
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Looks muddy ~Z~. Did you get a little dirty? :)
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You got it right DaveO. Seen while biking from Grand Rapids to PJ Hoffmaster in Muskegon.
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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DaveO wrote:
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~Z~ wrote:
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Where be it?
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Michigan Shore Railroad at E Manahan Ave and Wood St in Muskegon Heights.

Yup, indeed its at E Manahan Avenue and Wood Street in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon County. Looking east along the MS RR spur to Webb Chemical.

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Yup, indeed its at E Manahan Avenue and Wood Street in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon County. Looking east along the MS RR spur to Webb Chemical.
Looking west actually away from Webb Chemical.
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Where be it? It's not in Michigan, but Indiana, so I left the road name on there.
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~Z~ wrote:
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Where be it? It's not in Michigan, but Indiana, so I left the road name on there.
There can only be 1 or 2 hundred railroad streets in Indiana :shock:

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Shipshawanna?
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Where be it? It's not in Michigan, but Indiana, so I left the road name on there.
There can only be 1 or 2 hundred railroad streets in Indiana :shock:
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Not Shipshawanna, but it is in the northern 1/3 of Indiana. Maybe that'll reduce it to 100/3 to 200/3 (33 to 66) of the railroad streets to check. School to the right, and left side of Railroad St is where the ROW once was.
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