Grand Crossing  Contributor's Pick!       
While there are many railroad bridges that cross the Grand River, there are none quite as picturesque as the swing bridge linking Ferrysburg with Grand Haven. Here Michigan Shore's southbound road train is seen with all three of the railroad's engines crossing the river. The conductor must close and reopen the bridge for river traffic after the train has cleared, as the bridge hasn't been staffed in decades. In the CSX era right up until the sale of the line in 2005, the conductor rode in a caboose on the end to expedite this process.
Date: 8/21/2015 Location: Ferrysburg, MI   Map Show Ferrysburg on a rail map Views: 233 Collection Of:   Jonathon Leese
Locomotives: MMRR 2019(GP38) MMRR 2057(GP38) MMRR 1216(SW1200)    Author:  Jonathon Leese
Grand Crossing
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Railfanning
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Jacob Werling General Great shot! 4/26/2016 8:56:27 AM
ERIK HOLTYN General Very cool. 4/26/2016 12:10:32 PM
Olaf Junges General Sweet! 4/27/2016 2:02:00 AM

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