Railfanning

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Strthoky, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Today me and the family decided to make a day of rail fanning....

    It started with a train ride on the Michigan Transportation Museums Alco Switcher... were we caught some unusual pictures... of course the train ride cuts through an Air National Gaurd base... huh since I am military looks like I am gonna have to go on base for more pictures:D :D :D :D

    then we went to check out CN's port huron yard.. which was really dead.. must be the holiday weekend... so we stopped by the Amtrack station and stumbled upon the great history beneath us... literally... I found a way back towards the Saint Clair tunnel.. hmm the only no trespassing sign I seen the whole time was INSIDE the tunnel... and I only seen that one with my camera zoom ;) I did catch the original tunnel and the new one in the same picture..

    In all I think I got some GREAT shots!! Everything form MOW to Tunnels and Bridges!! Best part was the wife had a blast!! She even wanted to cross the bridge to see the Sarnia yard... because she heard it was the "Real Deal" :p well enough blabbing heres some pics!!!

    Attached Files:

  2. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    another

    Attached Files:

  3. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    more

    Attached Files:

  4. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    the tunnel

    Attached Files:

  5. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    In the previous picture you can see the old tunnel in the back ground...

    here is a drawbridge that is no longer used.. :(

    Attached Files:

  6. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Even my baby boy was having a good time!!

    Attached Files:

  7. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    A caboose!! something most model R.R's my age never really had the luxury of seeing.. :(

    Attached Files:

  8. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    And of course some more history..... to all who maay be interested there is a book on his life that has quite a few passages on his rail road experience ;)

    Attached Files:

  9. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    ahhh history :D it is hard to believe that this is the actual building Edison got his rail road start from... this is now a nice museum


    I also have a few picture of the Mt. Clemens Depot where he saved a young mans life... the young mans father ran the depot and thanked Edison by giving him a job... The Depot in Mt. Clemens is also a museum and I was told that Steam ran on the Mt. Clemens Subdivision untill the mid 60's!!

    Attached Files:

  10. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sweet! Keep the pictures coming.
  11. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    1,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great pictures. Loved the one of the little one. He is so cute.
  12. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks I have a bunch. I think I took almost 70 pictures:D

    Attached Files:

  13. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    here is some graffitti

    Attached Files:

  14. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    and some MOW equipment. I dunno why I bumped into this in the middle of july... but hey it is Michigan:rolleyes:

    Attached Files:

  15. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would you happen to know the specifics of that [aero]engine?

    Is it a centrifugal or axial flow engine? Too small and wide to be a J85.

    Oh well!

    Thanks great pictures again.
  16. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice railfannning pics.

    Does your baby want to drive. I was in the drivers seat with my dad when I was 2. He got a ticket.
  17. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    Those are really great railfan pictures you have there. Hope to see more of your pictures.
  18. NS/PCfan

    NS/PCfan New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Strthoky, nice pics on the tunnel and the museum. Since you live in the same state as me, you gotta check out the depot in Durand, lots of history with it and inside it too. Also there is cabooses in Lapeer, three as a matter of fact. Plus the Steam Railroad Institute just opened up its new building in Owosso. Whatever you do, don't check out the freight yards in Detroit, I happen to get kicked out of Livernois yard along with my Dad and my uncle.

    Brian
    Local Michigan railfan
  19. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2000
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great pix. Keep 'em coming.