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Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Toronto–Chicago day train Maple Leaf arriving Durand, Mich., April 25, 1971.

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Toronto–Chicago Maple Leaf stopping at East Lansing, Mich., Oct. 11, 1968, on first day of service for station adjacent to Michigan State University.

GTW No. 6405 heading the Inter-City Limited a…

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No. 6405 heading the Inter-City Limited at the Durand depot. Her front end, the paint chipped by impacts from roadbed debris, testifies to the high-speed service of which these engines were capable. No. 6405 was the last of the U-4-b class to remain in service.

July, 1954

GTW No. 6408 at Durand, Michigan, in the summ…

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No. 6408 at Durand, Michigan, in the summer of 1953, as it stopped at the depot with the Maple Leaf.

The distinctive turreted rooftop of the hist…

The distinctive turreted rooftop of the historic Durand depot pokes skyward behind U-3-b 4-8-4 No. 6313, above, as she pauses with the mid-afternoon Inter-City Limited in the summer of 1953. Peering over her shoulder is K-4-a Pacific No. 5629, famous for her steam excursions in the diesel era. She heads train No. 21 bound for Muskegon. No. 6313 was scrapped in 1960.

GTW 6332, one of the Trunk’s famous U-…

GTW 6332, one of the Trunk’s famous U-3-b class Northerns, rushes an eastbound passenger train, presumably the Chicago-Toronto Maple Leaf, across the C&O Mainline at Trowbridge tower. Note the brand new interlocking tower on the left, replacing the soon to be demolished tower on the right. 6332 was retired and scrapped in the late 1950s and the new tower was closed and demolished in 1973. Trains of GTW parent Canadian National (including Amtrak’s Blue Water) and C&O successor CSX still pass through the junction in the 21st century.

East Lansing, MI

6/7/1952

“New York Special,” Ann Arbor (Mi…

"New York Special," Ann Arbor (Mich.), September 1967

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The eastbound “New York Special,” a New York Central passenger train, stopped at Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan, on a Saturday in September 1967.

“New York Special,” Ann Arbor (Mi…

"New York Special," Ann Arbor (Mich.), September 1967

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The eastbound “New York Special,” a New York Central passenger train, stopped at Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan, on a Saturday in September 1967.

Amtrak’s Christmas Carol tour train sits at …

Amtrak’s Christmas Carol tour train sits at Greenfield Village for it’s Michigan stop.

Dearborn, MI

September 06, 2009

SP 4449 heads through a super-elevated curve…

SP 4449 heads through a super-elevated curve as it nears the Indiana border.

New Buffalo, MI

July 31, 2009