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Mike Aufderheide

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Bedford Turntable?
« on: August 24, 2017, 01:45:59 PM »

Tim T Swan

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Re: Bedford Turntable?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 02:19:53 PM »
Absolutely!  Part of the roof of the Shea Mill is visible in the upper left of the photo.  The mill was torn down sometime after 1940, as was the Bedford TT and roundhouse with the nearly full abandonment of the B&B Branch.

The other photos are neat, too.  I especially like the one of the Monon F3 set passing beneath the Roosevelt Road overpass.  It includes a seldom seen view of one of the C&WI steam switchers that switched all Dearborn train consists except ATSF's.  The other F3 shot shows a sister set laying over on the Dearborn freighthouse lead.  The RS2 shot with Business Car #1 in its short-lived 2-tone gray scheme might be in Monon.  All these shots were taken in 1947 or 48.

Mike Aufderheide

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Re: Bedford Turntable?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 06:09:58 PM »
Cool, see Tim, I learned something from drawing your plan! :<}

Regards,

Mike