Steam service around Detroit

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Steam service around Detroit

Postby Engineer James » Mon May 30, 2005 4:02 pm

Does anyone know when they last saw a steam locomotive in operation around the Detroit Metro Area?? I tought that the Detroit Salt Works, and even DTE still ran steam through the 1990's. if anyone has information on Detroit Steam, it would be appreciated. :P :P
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Postby MikeF » Mon May 30, 2005 4:35 pm

I don't know about the Salt Works or much of anything else in Detroit, but I do know the Grand Trunk Western commuter service between Detroit and Durand was one of the last bastions of steam in the U.S., with many of the trains steam-powered as late as 1960.

Of course, there are the steamers at the Ford Museum in Dearborn.
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Postby Daudio » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:16 pm

James,

Does anyone know when they last saw a steam locomotive in operation around the Detroit Metro Area??


Go over to Greenfield Village and watch a Mason Bogie, or a beautiful 4-4-0 haul passengers around the property !

Last time I saw steam on common carrier tracks was N&W's #1218, what about 15-20 years ago.
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