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Reed City,
Michigan
1974

where Chessie and Penn Central crossed paths



After crossing Lake Michigan on the Chessie's car ferry Badger, the Wx4 team progressed eastward along the C&O right-of-way to Reed City, a busy place when predecessors Pere Marquette and Pennsylvania Railroad crossed there. By September, 1974, the C&O freight office was closed, the passenger depot - which once sat at the diamond - was gone, and the Penn Central tracks appeared little used.

Today, it's all gone - the freight station subsequently was demolished and the nearest rail is 18 miles away from Reed City.

The three photos at page bottom, taken a little later the same day, show an eastbound C&O freight somewhere on the now-abandoned trackage between Reed City and Farwell.

You can find photos of Reed City's passenger station at Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum

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