A post relating to the Southern Michigan Railroad Society (SMRS)

 
 
  • 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 […]

     
  • Photo day—motor cars at Clinton

    Photo day—motor cars at Clinton

    In 1984 and 1985, the Norfolk Southern Railway was retiring their remaining motor cars from service. Retired cars were taken to the NS yard at Bellevue, OH, from where they were sold off in batches. There was much anticipation as […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Clinton Engines building

    SMRS and the Clinton Engines building

    Since 1982, the Southern Michigan Railroad Society’s headquarters has been located at the corner of Clark and Division Streets in Clinton. Formerly known as the Clinton Engines Building, the property has served the SMRS as an office, museum, workshop, station […]

     
  • Southbound Clinton Local at Tecumseh, MI.

    Setting the scene—Part 2

    At the dawn of the 80s, I was a high-school student in Tecumseh, and starting to meet other friends interested in trains. The visit of the Michigan Artrain to Tecumseh in Spring 1980 was a key occasion. The train was […]

     
 

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