Restaurant, the ex Michigan Central Depot
GPS Coordinates: 42.321159, -85.181727
The ex Grand Trunk Western Depot
GPS Coordinates: 42.312069,
The vintage pictures are from the library's website. There is now a hedge line between the depot and the tracks, so pictures of the depot with a train is not possible. Good shots of afternoon EB and morning WB trains can be had from here.
More info on this depot at: http://www.caascm.org/showcases/1
GPS Coordinates: 42.319229, -85.145825
GPS Coordinates: 42.316438, -85.148071
This yard is located across from the gigantic Kellogg plant on Porter St.
GTW/CN's Battle Creek Yard
GPS Coordinates: 42.339920, -85.138345
the Ralston Purina Cereal Plant
GPS Coordinates: 42.318878, -85.190867
Also note, on the left side of the shot below, is the Amtrak station, and to the right, we can see where Washington St has a new overpass, over the railroad and stream.
the Post Cereal Plant
GPS Coordinates: 42.311206, -85.162747
Crossing gates and signals in front of the Post Plant
Two sets of signals located at the mainline split for EB traffic. Almost all of the signals in town are mounted on cantilever bridges, as these are.
First set of signals for WB traffic after passing the Amtrak station.
Between the two sets of signals above is
this pair of signals for EB traffic. I
need a detail picture of it if anyone is in the area.
For EB traffic, across from the Amtrak Station, and next to Capitol Ave SW
Two sets on individual masts for EB traffic
and a double set on a cantilever bridge for WB's next to Capitol Ave SW
I'm taking a guess that the EB signals here replaced the two cantilevered signals at location #4
For GT/CN trains leaving the yard and heading west. A couple more pix below.
Two sets of signals here. A single mast mounted signal for trains inbound to the yard, and two sets on a cantilever for outbounds.
GPS Coordinates: 42.320568, -85.199110
This cool example of early 1900's architecture is on the west side of town, on Kendall just off Dickman. Too bad Bing doesn't do birds eye views in Battle Creek :-( If you take a walk around the building and look in the windows, you will see a very early fire alarm telegraph.
Battle Creek Police Department HQ
The Battle Creek police headquarters is at North Division St and John W Patterson Way
AND, speaking of the police department in Battle Creek, on Sunday March the 1st, 2015, CBS had it's debut of Battle Creek, a new cop show. Unlike other shows, I don't know if it is filmed in Battle Creek as many others are, but at least in the opening credits, they feature two clips of trains, which because of the cantilever signal bridge, certainly could have been filmed in Battle Creek. I wonder when they will have a story about a Cereal Killer? :-).......
No time for set-up, Denver caught the Wolverine coming thru around 2:00PM on February 28th, 2015.
Last but not least, a few busses caught around town
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