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  • Photo day—Fresh paint at Clinton

    Photo day—Fresh paint at Clinton

    On a sunny Thanksgiving weekend in 1978, Ed Hodges photographed Conrail’s “Clinton Local” at rest behind the Budd Company in Clinton, Michigan. The train is tied down on the main line, with no crew present. It had arrived from Lenawee […]

     
  • Replicating an NYC speeder

    Replicating an NYC speeder

    The mid to late-1980s was the age of the railway motor car on the Southern Michigan Railroad, which owned the line between Clinton and Lenawee Junction, Mich. The recent large sales of used motor cars by the Norfolk and Western […]

     
  • A Working Day on the LCRC

    A Working Day on the LCRC

    By Mark D. Comstock Photography-The author This article originally appeared in the Winter 1988 edition of “The Cross Tracks”. I have long wanted to follow a working day in the life of our southeast Michigan neighbor, the Lenawee County Railroad. […]

     
  • The Staib Road shuffle

    The Staib Road shuffle

    On 31 May 1987, the southbound Southern Michigan Railroad “caboose train” (made up of Plymouth switcher #57 and 1-2 caboose cars) has just crossed Staib Road, heading for Tecumseh. The single-ended siding at Staib (which once served Tecumseh Crop Service) […]

     
  • Photo day—Fall Festival 1986

    Photo day—Fall Festival 1986

    The parade is over, and the 1986 Clinton (Mich.) Fall Festival is coming to an end. At the Southern Michigan Railroad, the day isn’t over. A crowd of parade-goers is now descending on railroad, ready to ride back to their […]

     
  • Photo day—DMU at Bedford St Johns

    Photo day—DMU at Bedford St Johns

    A two-car DMU stands at St Johns Station in Bedford, England on 26 July 1983. It will shortly depart for the nearby town of Bletchley. Bedford St. Johns was a stub station at this time, with only one platform and […]

     
  • Photo Day—Weekend rest

    Photo Day—Weekend rest

    On a Saturday afternoon in August 1980, Conrail GP-7 #5645 is spending the weekend on the spur into the Budd Company plant in Clinton, MI, at the end of CR’s Clinton Secondary track. It arrived on Friday evening from Lenawee […]

     
  • Trip to Poland—30 years ago

    Trip to Poland—30 years ago

    In the summer of 1990, Poland was a country entering a new era. The communist regime had been voted out the previous September, and many changes were underway as the country left the Soviet sphere and headed towards the European […]

     
  • Photo day—VIA 6420 at Windsor

    Photo day—VIA 6420 at Windsor

      On the cold morning of 8 December 1990, VIA Rail Canada F40PH-2 #6420 rests at Windsor, Ontario waiting for a departure to Toronto later in the day. To the left can been seen the Renaissance Center in Detroit, and […]

     
  • Atlas gets a delivery of Rock

    Atlas gets a delivery of Rock

    The time the Rock came to Tecumseh In 1977, an enormous fire destroyed the Hayden Mill, located along the DT&M spur in Tecumseh, Michigan. Following the fire, the property was acquired by Charles J. Steffens, owner of the Atlas Mill […]

     
 

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