Eastside Camera Club Itinerary, Pere Marquette 1225, December 2, 2023

  1. 7:45 AM: carpool departs from Walmart parking lot at M-59 (Hall Road) and Mound, in the parking spaces behind Arby's
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Lunch, group photo with the train as a backdrop, photos of families, elves, street performers, and locomotive close-ups.
  8. 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.
  9. 5:00 PM?: 42.623180, -83.055403 back to Walmart Parking Lot, 44905 Mound Rd, Sterling Hts, MI 48314