Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

UM Coal TrestleThe University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor received coal to power steam heating systems on campus. The coal reached the power plant via a short UM-operated branch line off the Michigan Central, east of the Ann Arbor station. The branch locomotives used electric locomotives for a time and then switched to diesel before discontinuing operations all together in the 1970's.

Photo Info/Credit: A 1968 photo of the coal dock on the spur to the University of Michigan power plant, taken from near the NYC main line. [Charles Geletzke]