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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Trains and tracks throughout Michigan


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Photo by DarrylW4.
While unused tracks throughout the state are being repurposed as recreational trails (aka rails to trails), many are still being utilized by both passenger and commercial trains. Following is a glimpse at some of the tracks and trains of Michigan, past and present.

Today on Michigan in Pictures, a photo entitled this train must dead end by freckles~ is featured.

farlane writes about this Fall photo:
Kathy is from Ann Arbor. This photo might be too. It is part of a set of Fall 2006 photos that you will want to check out.
While trying to locate another photo for this story in the Absolute Michigan Photo Pool on Flickr, I found this one at right, along with some interesting facts. DarrylW4 writes:
"Michigan doesn't have many rail tunnels. In fact, there are exactly two -- one in Detroit to Windsor, the other in Port Huron to Sarnia. The favorite of most rail fans seems to be the Port Huron tunnel owned and operated by Canadian National. This tunnel sees a good amount of traffic including much of the traffic from the CN/IC Flint Sub and Amtrak's International. The Port Huron Amtrak station was constructed between the yard and tunnel making it a great rail fanning location with views of both the tunnel and yard (and access to wash rooms during station hours)."
Click on DarrylW4's picture to read the rest of the story

Take a look at this train must dead end by Michigan in Pictures
View search results for 'train' in the Absolute Michigan Photo Pool on Flickr
Chug on over to the results of keyword search 'train' on Absolute Michigan
Read about the Pere Marquette Railway on Wikipedia
You can visit MichiganRailroads.com to learn more about trains past and present

# posted by Tami @ 11:24 AM
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