Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Saginaw Yard from a C-130



Former Pere Marquette Railroad's Saginaw Yard viewd from 11,000 feet from the fine flying 191st Six Pack's C-130H while en route to CRTC Alpena for live fire training in May 2007.

Saginaw Bay Southern RR, now operates out of this yard. The yard has three main lines branching away from it. To the north and west was the former Ludington Sub, north and east was the Bad Axe Sub and from the south was the line to Plymouth / Detroit / Toledo and a junction to Port Huron.

The yard is almost empty compared to photos of it in the 1940's. This is the second time I have been able to take an overhead shot of the yard. The close up to the round house is now used by the BLUEWATER MICHIGAN CHAPTER of the NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.bluewaternrhs.com/ .

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