Location: Detroit, MI - St. Aubin Clay Crossing

GTW CR Clay Ave CrossingSt. Aubin Avenue crossed the Michigan Central (Bay City Branch) and the GTW Mt. Clemens subdivision from Milwaukee Jct. to Port Huron just east of Milwaukee Junction. The crossing gates were controlled by a watchman from a small tower here.

Photo Info: Looking northeast, the tracks on the right were the GTW. The tracks to the left of the tower were Conrail. This photo was taken from a GTW train heading east in 1981. [Charles Geletzke Jr. photo]


Notes

Note from Charlie: For those of you who are familiar with the GTW, you can see that all three Farm Tracks are still in place. Over to the right long before demolition is the area where General Motor's future B.O.C. Poletown Assembly Plant will be constructed in about five more years. Oh yes, and way up on the hill on the left of the NYC you can still see Belt Line Jct. tower.

The gate, tower and crossing gates are owned 50% by the MC and 50% by the GT. The MC maintains and operates. [GT 1935 memorandum]


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Location: Detroit, MI - St. Aubin Clay Crossing

GTW CR Clay Ave CrossingSt. Aubin Avenue crossed the Michigan Central (Bay City Branch) and the GTW Mt. Clemens subdivision from Milwaukee Jct. to Port Huron just east of Milwaukee Junction. The crossing gates were controlled by a watchman from a small tower here.

Photo Info: Looking northeast, the tracks on the right were the GTW. The tracks to the left of the tower were Conrail. This photo was taken from a GTW train heading east in 1981. [Charles Geletzke Jr. photo]


Notes

Note from Charlie: For those of you who are familiar with the GTW, you can see that all three Farm Tracks are still in place. Over to the right long before demolition is the area where General Motor's future B.O.C. Poletown Assembly Plant will be constructed in about five more years. Oh yes, and way up on the hill on the left of the NYC you can still see Belt Line Jct. tower.

The gate, tower and crossing gates are owned 50% by the MC and 50% by the GT. The MC maintains and operates. [GT 1935 memorandum]


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Bibliography

The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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