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Some context on the Interurban trains of Washtenaw County

Although we’re all very happy here in Saline that the road work on Michigan Avenue and the related downtown streetscaping is well behind us, it was pretty cool last summer seeing all those lengths of Interurban tracks come out of the ground. 859 more words

Former interurban depot in Garrett

Traces of interurban railway lines is another favorite of mine. Here’s another remnant of the Toledo and Chicago Interurban Railway. According to Craig Berndt’s book about the railway, this house on South Cowen Street in Garrett, which is in DeKalb County, was converted into a depot for the interurban in 1927. 128 more words

Off my trolley - redux - interurban branchlines - 1

This post has always been popular, too….

A good, if rather conventional, place to start with interurban layouts, is the conventional branch line.  Some electric railroads were no more than a branch line in total.  484 more words

Layout Design

Off my trolley - redux - streetcars and trolley layouts

As I’m in Stuttgart this week, I thought I’d repost the three most popular posts since I started blogging three or more years ago.  I’ve updated them a little, too.  621 more words


VINTAGE POINT: Clang, clang, clang went the trolley

An old shot looking west along Grand River shows the interurban tracks that once ran through downtown Farmington.

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Vintage Point

Electrical substation once served interurban

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but one of the most interesting things I read about and study with history is electric interurban lines. Although many of them did not last very long, they were still an important part of transportation history. 147 more words