Depot Doings: LaCrosse, IN / Benton Harbor, MI / Breckinridge, MI / Greenville, MI / Newaygo, MI / Barboursville, WV / Marlinton, WV

Featured Chesapeake & Ohio depots on the blog this month are those in Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia:

  • C&O Depot – LaCrosse, IN – 10/11/75
  • C&O Depot – Benton Harbor, MI – 6/9/73
  • C&O Depot – Breckinridge, MI – 5/81
  • C&O Depot – Greenville, MI – 5/5/83
  • C&O Depot – Newaygo, MI – 11/6/86
  • C&O Depot – Barboursville, WV – 8/2/84
  • C&O Depot – Marlinton, WV – 6/79

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Train Wreck at Michigan Central Station – September 16, 1940

“At 11:10 am a New York Central train derailed in front of the Michigan Central Ann Arbor Michigan station. The force of the impact turned the locomotive on its side and stacked up the cars behind it. Various cars in the consist contained coal, oil and liquid asphalt. Surprisingly the engineer and firemen were able to crawl unharmed from the wreck, but a man riding behind the engine was killed and burned. The force of the impact was so great that rails and cross ties were ripped from their foundations and thrown 30 feet.”
Published in Issue:
Ann Arbor News September 16, 1940
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Wabash Railroad Steam Feature for July 2018

Featured Wabash Railroad steam subjects for this July post include various locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan:

  • WAB #526 – Chicago, IL – 8/29/48
  • WAB #1502 – Grand Rapids, MI – 1940
  • WAB #2068 – Des Moines, IA – 1939
  • WAB #2507 – Landess, IN – 2/39
  • WAB #2917 – Decatur, IL – 2/22/53
  • WAB #2921 – Decatur, IL – 9/11/48

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Detroit’s Michigan Central Station Restoration

Video courtesy of Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV via YouTube.


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Depot Doings: Framingham, MA / Galion, OH / Mackinaw City, MI / Muncie, IN / Chatham, NY / Elkhart, IN / Bucyrus, OH / Sandusky, OH

Featured New York Central depots on the blog this month are those in Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and New York:

  • NYC Depot – Framingham, MA – 2/29/00
  • NYC Depot – Galion, OH – 12/22/78
  • NYC Depot – Mackinaw City, MI – 9/1/78
  • NYC Depot – Muncie, IN – 5/8/88
  • NYC Depot – Chatham, NY – 8/96
  • NYC Depot – Elkhart, IN – 9/21/01
  • NYC Depot – Bucyrus, OH – 10/4/13
  • NYC Depot – Sandusky, OH – 10/4/13

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Grand Trunk Western Railway Steam Feature for February 2018

Featured Grand Trunk Western Railway steam subjects for this February post include various locations in Illinois and Michigan:

  • GTW #6302 – Chicago, IL – 11/5/40
  • GTW #6312 – Battle Creek, MI – 8/53
  • GTW #6332 – Pontiac, MI – 7/56
  • GTW #6336 – Chicago, IL – 12/30/54
  • GTW #8318 – Battle Creek, MI – 7/50
  • GTW #8373 – Muskegon, MI – 7/19/57

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Pere Marquette Railway Steam Feature for November 2017

Featured Pere Marquette Railway steam subjects for this November post include various locations in Michigan and Illinois:

  • PM #345 – Wyoming, MI – 9/18/49
  • PM #720 – Wyoming, MI – 9/49
  • PM #1016 – Chicago, IL – 7/4/47
  • PM #1024 – Wyoming, MI – 9/19/49
  • PM #1103 – New Buffalo, MI – 9/24/49
  • PM #1110 – Wyoming, MI – 9/19/49

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