Remembering Historic Railways

Remembering Historic Railways (HM1ZEN)

Location: West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 34.604', W 83° 21.722'

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on the West Bloomfield Trail

Two railways came together here.
The West Bloomfield Trail follows the path of the Grand Trunk Railroad, built through the region in the 1880s. If you were standing here in 1900, you also would see a light rail trolley line that ran along Orchard Lake Road and turned to run beside this part of the Grand Trunk line. Built in 1899, it was one of many trolley systems in southeast Michigan that were bought by the Detroit United Railway (DUR) in 1901 to carry people and freight within Detroit and between surrounding towns.

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The West Bloomfield Trail is owned and operated by the West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Commission.
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 306153 N 4716517
Decimal Degrees42.57673333, -83.36203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.604', W 83° 21.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 36.24" N, 83° 21' 43.32" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4219 W Bloomfield Trail, West Bloomfield Township MI 48323, US
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