Eastside Camera Club Itinerary, Pere Marquette 1225, December 2, 2023
- 7:45 AM: carpool departs from Walmart parking lot at M-59 (Hall Road) and Mound, in the parking spaces behind Arby's
- 9:15 AM: arrive at 42.994030, -84.170734 500 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867, to take some photos of the train getting a head of steam while loading passengers. It departs at 10:00 AM.
- 10:00 AM: 42.997585, -84.188518 Robbins Furniture, 1231 W Main St, Owosso, MI 48867, where the train passes an old furniture warehouse which is now a fitness gym.
- 43.0604829,-84.3043193 Carland Grain Elevator, across the street from 4261 N Carland Rd, Carland, MI 48831, where the train passes an old country grain elevator.
- 43.1758874,-84.4634475 Cleveland & McClelland, 1.3 miles west of 8000 E Cleveland Rd, Ashley, MI 48806, where the train steams through empty farmland.
- Our next stop is 43.189090, -84.478195, 231 Lynn Street, Ashley, MI 48806, but to avoid roads they close to control traffic, take S McClelland Rd 1 mile north, then use GPS to loop you around to 231 Lynn Street, where the train will unload and backup through it's steam to the other end of town.
- Lunch, group photo with the train as a backdrop, photos of families, elves, street performers, and locomotive close-ups.
- 42.909446, -83.982298 Durand Train Station, 200 Ann Arbor St, Durand, MI 48429, where there's a Christmas tree display, an extensive model railroad, and a beautiful old passenger train station.
- 5:00 PM?: 42.623180, -83.055403 back to Walmart Parking Lot, 44905 Mound Rd, Sterling Hts, MI 48314