A post relating to the state of Michigan

 
 
  • Weekend rest

    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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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—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 […]

     
  • Photo day—Spring day on the Clinton Branch

    Photo day—Spring day on the Clinton Branch

    On a May afternoon 43 years ago, Edward Hodges captured Conrail’s southbound Clinton Local as it headed for Lenawee Junction, Michigan. The location for this May 1977 photo is just north of the Staib Road crossing between Clinton and Tecumseh. […]

     
 

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