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  • 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 […]

     
  • Transfer time at Beaubien

    Transfer time at Beaubien

    Conrail GP-15-1s #1699 and 1675 lead a southbound transfer run across the Grand Trunk Western diamonds at Beaubien Tower in Detroit, Michigan on 16 June 1990. Beaubien Tower was located on the former-Michigan Central/New York Central Bay City Branch between […]

     
  • Photo day—Switcher on the bridge

    Photo day—Switcher on the bridge

    Conrail SW-7 switcher #8841 leads a switch run off the the east end of the Maumee River bridge, at CP “Maumee”, on 30 July 1989. At this time Conrail had an intermodal ramp on the Toledo Central Union Terminal property, […]

     
  • Photo day—IC at Kankakee

    Photo day—IC at Kankakee

    On the warm summer afternoon of 09 August 1990, Illinois Central Railroad SD20 #2012 leads sisters #2031 and #2038 past the Kankakee, Illinois Amtrak depot on a southbound grain train. Lead locomotive #2012 was originally built for the Southern Railway […]

     
  • Last visit to Bryan, OH—August 1990

    Last visit to Bryan, OH—August 1990

    Bryan, Ohio, located on Conrail’s ex-NYC main line in western Ohio, was a regular place to visit in the mid to late-1980s. Together with friends who volunteered on the Southern Michigan Railroad at Clinton, Michigan, it was common for us […]

     
  • Riding the CSR-1 with Dale, Walt and the rest of the guys

    Riding the CSR-1 with Dale, Walt and the rest of the guys

    by Edward Hodges Photos by the author CSR stood for the Clinton Switch Run—the Conrail designation for the local freight that ran from Toledo, Ohio to Clinton, Michigan on the remaining portion of the NYC branch that used to run […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 

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