Detroit-Dequindre Cut

 

 

 

Dequindre Cut

Water Towers

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 1986 photo was taken looking north from the Division Street overpass. The track below was the route of the GTW passenger and commuter trains that ran from Brush Street Station to Royal Oak, Pontiac and Durand.  The Rickel & Co. silos still stand and are being used by Archer-Daniels- Midland. Note the rail spur in the lower right of the photograph.  This passage has since been converted to a walking/bike path running from Jefferson, north to Gratiot and the Eastern Market.
All photos David Held

 

 

 

 

Dequindre Cut

 

 

 

 

 

This 1999 photo, right, looking south, was taken from where the Rickel & Co. silos once stood (rubble on the left).

 

 

Dequindre Cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM 1225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right - Pere Marquette 1225 depats the Dequindre Corridor, passing under Adelaide Street and on to the Michigan Central freight yards. Below - Dequindre Cut with the Detroit Brewery and Schmidt's Brewery on the right and background.

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PH&N #406   PH&N #406

SHS Consolidation, PH&N #406, passes through the Dequindre Cut in front of the Detroit Brewing Co. and under Adelaide Street.

Dequindre Cut_11   PH&N 2-8-0 #406

Above view looking down the Dequindre Cut toward Milwaukee
Junction. The Adelaide Street bridge carries auto traffic over the tracks to the industrial customers on Merchandise Row.

 

PH&N #406, freshly serviced at Milwaukee Junction, returns to
the MC departure track to pick up a peddler freight heading north.