Detroit Yards

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steveandrews
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Detroit Yards

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Hi all,

I will be visiting Detroit for the first time in March. I am looking to visit freight yards from all operators. What yards are there? Where are they? Are they visible from public property?
Many thanks for all information, Steve Andrews

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M.D.Bentley
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Re: Detroit Yards

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Detroit is kind of a big place. When will you be here and where will you be staying ?

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Standard Railfan
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Re: Detroit Yards

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The Wayne County Map page at MichiganRailroads.com will probably be a good place to start your research...

http://www.michiganrailroads.com/maps/c ... ty-maps-82

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Re: Detroit Yards

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The busiest yards would be Rougemere for CSX in Dearborn, Oakwood for NS in Melvindale, Flat Rock and Flint for CN, and River Rouge, Livernois, and North Yard for Conrail (first is in River Rouge, latter two in Detroit). Best bet for public viewing are the roads along the east side of CSX Rougemere. Good parking available at west end of NS Oakwood also.
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steveandrews
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Re: Detroit Yards

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Hi,

I will be in Troy all day on Thursday, March 19th.

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