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Found this on a calender at work that promotes the wherehouse that now ocupies the old shop buildings. Probobly violating a copywrite law but oh well
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This is the pic

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thanks scooterb still aint got the hang of posting here yet

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I guess I need to explore more but haven't had the time.
I had no idea the tracks ran thatfar back between what I assume where the old car/locomotive shps that the covered hoppers and boxcar is on. Also didn't notice the track that runs back where the open top hopers are behind the shops. Do they load or unload in that stucture over the track?

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I am no expert on Jackson yard so if anyone is in the know please feel free to chime in. I labeled what I understand is the commerce around Jackson Yard

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Kerry e mailed this pic to me last night and I asked him to share it with the board.

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The big buildings look very much like the Michigan Central shops at St. Thomas only larger. Where these MC shops at one time?

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If i remember correctly (happens sometimes) they are ex-MC shops. I think i remember seeing Michigan Central markings on the buildings.
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I knew it looked like the shops at St. Thomas. Same architecture.

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What you have labeled "Ballast Pit" is not so. Only place they unload ballast is downtown, right across from the depot. Switch comes off Freight Main 3 right in front of the depot and curves around a bit to the south then straightens out eat again and then goes over a pit where they can dump the ballest then grab it with a front end loader.
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Untill the last 3 year or so didnt the ballast pit used to be back there?
I thought I remembered an unloading site back there at one time.

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yes there is a pit at the location indicated but it does't look like it's used all that much anybody's guess as as good as mine as to what it is used for now

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Great pic of Jackson Yard!

The ballast pit has always been downtown at the old coach yard. The covered shed in the middle of the yard is for protection against the elements for the RIP track.

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What is labeled Ballast pit what was it? there is still a pit there

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I've never seen it up close, could it be a pit for a conveyor for unloading covered hoppers?

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