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Monday, January 7, 2013

How Far to Saginaw, Michigan?

Just a little piece of railroad memorabilia today. I see this mile marker all the time when I go into Scottville, but these are the kinds of things I end up never taking pictures of, because it seems as if they will always be there. And then, one day, they are gone. So, I took its picture.

Pere Marquette Railroad mile marker 129

This is a mile marker from when this was the Pere Marquette Railroad. It indicates that there are 129 miles (by rail) to Saginaw. These are the tracks that are now Marquette Rail, and that go in back of my house.

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Jackie said...

Cool! I'm glad you did! I like pictures like this.

I love old fences and fence posts!:-)

Secondary Roads said...

I don't recall seeing a mile marker like that on the train line near the town where I grew up. I think it was a C & O line, but I'm not sure about that. Anyway, it's good to document those "things that will always be there," because they probably won't.

Tony Laplume said...

I love making note of these artifacts of the past. Thanks for passing this one along!

John Sealander said...

It's good to capture things while they are here. I have put off photographing so may things, only to discover that they had disappeared when I was finally ready to take the shot...

Sharkbytes said...

Jackie- There aren't a lot of these mileposts left, so I'm glad I got it too.

Chuck- some roads used less interesting metal signs

Tony- I try to get some railroad ones on here every so often

John- they seem to disappear too fast. Thanks for your comment.

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