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  • Photo day—At the interchange

    Photo day—At the interchange

    On a snowy day in January 1982, Lenawee County Railroad Alco S-2 #1 “Addison J. Comstock” waits near the Norfolk & Western Railway diamond in Adrian, Michigan. The crew is having a conversation on the ground as they await a […]

     
  • Jackson's lonely RPO car

    Jackson’s lonely RPO car

    In early 1989, I drove to Jackson, Michigan to do an interview for a university journalism assignment. Afterwards, with a few frames left on the roll of film to use up, I drove by the Amtrak depot looking for something […]

     
  • Photo day—Alcos in the snow

    Photo day—Alcos in the snow

    It is 22 December 1985, and Lenawee County Railroad #2 “George Crane” has just spotted former-Ann Arbor Railroad RS-2s #301 and #303 (carrying reporting marks “SMRX”) on the west leg of the wye at Lenawee Junction, Michigan for delivery to […]

     
  • Portrait of a local

    Portrait of a local

    In the late afternoon light of 09 December 1981, Edward Hodges photographed Conrail’s northbound Clinton Local crossing Bidwell Street in Tecumseh, Michigan. The local is running on the Clinton Secondary Track and originated at Air Line Yard in Toledo, Ohio. […]

     
  • Photo day—Early N7 at Toledo

    Photo day—Early N7 at Toledo

    Conrail class N7 caboose #21511 brings up the rear of a unit coal train in the Toledo, Ohio area in January 1982. I found this negative in an old envelope of Toledo shots, but with no information other than the […]

     
  • Budd's siding (1976)

    Budd’s siding (1976)

    On an August afternoon in 1976, Edward Hodges photographed the equipment for the Clinton Local outside the Budd Company plant in Clinton, Michigan. Although this is the fifth month of Conrail’s existence, the equipment on this day remains completely in […]

     
  • Switching at the Junction

    Switching at the Junction

    Looking like a scene from the 1960s, this photograph was taken at Lenawee Junction, Michigan on the Lenawee County Railroad on 03 November 1986. The LCRC is switching equipment of the Southern Michigan Railroad following a weekend display in Blissfield […]

     
  • Photo day—Nasby winter blue

    Photo day—Nasby winter blue

    Conrail SD50 #6706 sits on the head of an eastbound train, waiting for a new crew in the siding just west of Nasby Tower in Toledo, Ohio on 03 February 1985. Delivered November 1983, #6706 is still one of the […]

     
  • Photo day—By Stanley Tower

    Photo day—By Stanley Tower

    Stanley Tower, located at the north end of Conrail’s Stanley Yard near Toledo, Ohio, was an important junction. In the 1980s, Conrail trains departing the yard could here access the Toledo Branch, the former Toledo & Ohio Central line to […]

     
  • November morning in Clinton

    November morning in Clinton

    On the morning of 03 November 1987, the Southern Michigan Railroad’s (SMRS) Plymouth switcher #57 is warming up in front of the group’s headquarters/museum building in Clinton, Michigan. Lettered for the long-defunct Ohio & Morenci Railroad, #57 was SMR’s only […]

     
 

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