A post relating to the state of Michigan

 
 
  • Steam railroading with George Camp—Part 3

    Steam railroading with George Camp—Part 3

      Freight Service by George W. Camp George W. Camp (1905-1998) was a member of the Southern Michigan Railroad Society in the mid-1980s, and submitted three articles for publication in the SMRS newsetter, The Cross Tracks, based on his experience of […]

     
  • Photo day—Coe Rail 52

    Photo day—Coe Rail 52

    On the sunny spring day of 08 April 1990, Coe Rail Alco S2 #52 is delivering empty cars to the C&O (CSX) at Wixom, Michigan. Coe Rail (CRLE) was incorporated in 1984 and operated over a section of the former-Grand […]

     
  • Photo day—SMRS at night

    Photo day—SMRS at night

    A Southern Michigan Railroad train, with locomotive O&M #57 and caboose NYC #21692 is seen northbound, just south of Tecumseh, Michigan, on 17 October 1987. The “Yard Limit” sign indicates the start of the Tecumseh yard, where the train must […]

     
  • Steam railroading with George Camp—Part 2

    Steam railroading with George Camp—Part 2

    Passenger Service by George W. Camp George W. Camp (1905-1998) was a member of the Southern Michigan Railroad Society in the mid-1980s, and submitted three articles for publication in the SMRS newsetter, The Cross Tracks, based on his experience of […]

     
  • Steam railroading with George Camp—Part 1

    Steam railroading with George Camp—Part 1

      by George W. Camp George W. Camp (1905-1998) was a member of the Southern Michigan Railroad Society in the mid-1980s, and submitted three articles for publication in the SMRS newsetter, The Cross Tracks, based on his experience of working […]

     
  • SMRS gets some A5s

    SMRS gets some A5s

    In the mid 1980s, the Norfolk and Western Railway was in the process of retiring its track motor cars (speeders) from service. The cars were being replaced by hi-rail trucks, and the retired cars were sent to the N&W yard […]

     
  • Motor car at Tecumseh Junction

    Photo day—at Tecumseh Junction

      A photo from the archives for today. The author’s Fairmont M19-F-2 motor car, built for the Norfolk & Western Railway and delivered to Crewe, Virginia in 1950, passes the depot at Tecumseh Junction on 26 May 1986, running on […]

     
  • SMRS trailer car

    A new trailer car for the SMRS

    In the summer of 1988, the Southern Michigan Railroad Society was experiencing its highest-ever ridership levels. The motor car train in service was often full, and there was a need for more equipment—fast. We had several former-N&W “gang” motor cars […]

     
  • SMRS booth in Clinton

    Promoting the SMRS—early efforts

    The Southern Michigan Railroad Society was formed in 1982, with the purpose of acquiring Conrail’s Clinton Secondary Track from Lenawee Junction to Clinton, Michigan for use as a museum railroad. The track would come later; initially the SMRS needed to […]

     
  • CK office

    Night shift at CK office

      A previous post on the Clinton Engines building included a photo taken looking in to the operator’s office we has set up. I just ran across this slide from the same photo shoot, taken from inside the office, with […]

     
 

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