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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Marquette Rail- Up Close and Personal

Walking today wasn't pleasant. Too wet to ski or snowshoe, too uneven and icy for walking most places. So I went to the back of our property and walked the railroad tracks to Gordon Road and back.

The "bridge" is the overpass above the road.

railroad tracks

There's still one of the old mile markers very near our property. This one indicates 130 miles to Saginaw, Michigan. The tracks no longer go that far. They reach only to Baldwin. East from there the right-of-way has become a rail trail. But I guess if I want to walk to Saginaw I know how far it will be!

railroad mileage marker

While I was walking home I heard the train, and soon it came around the bend. Plenty of time to step away from the tracks and catch a couple of pictures. Notice the new paint scheme again. We get one of the nice-looking engines all the time now.

Marquette Rail

They sure go by fast!

Marquette Rail

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Lin said...

Be careful by the tracks!

My walking outside has been curbed for now. I miss it. Can't wait for a warm day here and there to get back out there.

sage said...

I get drawn in by train tracks and feel blessed when I get to see a train!

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Secondary Roads said...

That would have been a nice walk.

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