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  • Photo day—Sutton Southbound

    Photo day—Sutton Southbound

    On the warm afternoon of 03 September 1985, a group of motor cars is southbound on the Southern Michigan Railroad. This location is located south of the River Raisin “high bridge”, as the line enters an s-curve heading towards Raisin […]

     
  • Photo day—Night crossing in Clinton

    Photo day—Night crossing in Clinton

    On the winter evening of 07 February 1987, Southern Michigan Railroad Plymouth 35-tonner O&M 57 poses with an ex-N&W Fairmont M19 motor car #64553. The Plymouth had returned from a day trip to Tecumseh, and was ready to be put […]

     
  • Avenue Tower, Springfield, IL—1992

    Avenue Tower, Springfield, IL—1992

    On a trip to Springfield, Illinois on 26 April 1992, I ran across Avenue Tower quite by accident, while driving around the town. There was no operator on duty, but I did manage to photograph the tower together with Illinois […]

     
  • Switcher in the wilderness

    Switcher in the wilderness

    By the late 1970s, in the early Conrail days, the Clinton Secondary Track between Clinton and Lenawee Jct., Michigan was being encroached upon by wild vegetation. On a hot July afternoon in July 1978, Edward D. Hodges photographed the southbound […]

     
  • Vision in blue

    Vision in blue

    The Lenawee County Railroad Company’s newest locomotive, an Alco S2 recently acquired from the George Silcott Company in Worthington, Ohio, glints in the morning sun at Adrian, Michigan on 09 October 1978. The LCRC had started operations in autumn 1977 […]

     
  • Switchers and more in Springfield

    Switchers and more in Springfield

    On Sunday, 26 April 1992, I found myself in Springfield, Illinois on my day off from the railroad in Iowa. I couldn’t miss visiting the shops of the “hometown” railroad in Springfield, the Chicago & Illinois Midland. Nothing was moving […]

     
  • Photo day—Sunny day at Staib

    Photo day—Sunny day at Staib

    Conrail GP-7 #5903 heads a southbound train approaching Staib Road, between Clinton and Tecumseh, Michigan, on 27 February 1982. Behind the locomotive are two empty flatcars from Pallox, Inc. in Clinton and a caboose. This was one of the last […]

     
  • Photo day—More BR from the 80s

    Photo day—More BR from the 80s

    Last week’s post, Riding Through the Leicester Gap, presented some photos from my 1983 trip to England. Here are a few remaining photos from that roll of film, taken at a different location. Milton Keynes Central is located on the […]

     
  • Photo day—Tecumseh twilight

    Photo day—Tecumseh twilight

    As the last rays of the late December afternoon sun fall on Tecumseh, Michigan, Conrail’s “Clinton Local”, has just crossed M-50 and is moving south alongside S. Evans Street. Tecumseh’s fire station is momentarily blocked as the train passes. Edward […]

     
  • Riding through the "Leicester Gap"

    Riding through the “Leicester Gap”

    I graduated from high school in 1983, and as a graduation present from my parents I received a plane ticket from the USA to the UK together with a Britrail Pass. I flew over in July of that year and […]

     
 

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