Michigan Central 1910 (questions)

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Michigan Central 1910 (questions)

Postby Passenger » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:14 am

First see this photo:

Live Third Rail: 1910
http://www.shorpy.com/node/18216

Caption:
Detroit circa 1910. "Michigan Central R.R. tunnel." Another in a series of views of the approach to the St. Clair Tunnel under the Detroit River. Please note: LIVE THIRD RAIL, DO NOT TOUCH. 8x10 inch glass negative.


Note: Under-running third rail. I suppose it was electric due to ventilation issues in tunnel.

Does anyone have a picture of the sort of loco that would have been in this tunnel?

Also any operational information about the tunnel operation would be appreciated. Particularly with respect to changing locomotives at each end.

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Re: Michigan Central 1910 (questions)

Postby shlustig » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:38 am

IIRC, asked and answered some time ago on the New York Central Forum.

Also, the NYCS Historical Society has done articles on the Detroit River Tunnel operations in the "Central Headlight".

Trains Magazine has also done a feature on that operation.
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Re: Michigan Central 1910 Detroit tunnel photos

Postby CarterB » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:03 pm

Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!
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Re: Michigan Central 1910 Detroit tunnel photos

Postby Passenger » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:39 am

CarterB wrote:http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/us/DRT.htm


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