GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 313
Access by train/transit:
Detroit People Mover at the Grand Circus station
Amtrak at the Baltimore St station
The M-1 Rail / QLine Streetcar System runs north/south on Woodward Avenue,
on a path that saw old trolleys and PCC cars in "the old days". Service
began in 2017, 61 years after the last streetcar was removed from Woodward Ave.
The system is the second line in the U.S. that is hybrid: It can run off
either the overhead line, or from an onboard battery.
The system has two styles of platforms: Center Running, and Curb
Running. The first three stations at the north end are center
running like the old streetcar system: Grand Blvd, Baltimore St, and
What came before: the venerable PCC car.....
GPS Coordinates: 42.372234, -83.074110
The car barn, maintenance shops, whatever you want to call it, is at the
very north end of the line beyond the last station on the line, Grand Blvd.
Right outside the shops on Woodward Ave is a short section of single track
between there and the two tracks that run down Woodward. I'm guessing that
this is where the trains turn around for the return trip south into downtown.
GPS Coordinates: 42.370642, -83.073552
GPS Coordinates: 42.368743, -83.072328
This station is across the street from the Amtrak station.
GPS Coordinates: 42.368007, -83.072321
Here you can catch the three times daily Wolverine to Chicago to the west, or Pontiac
to the north.
Power feed between Willis and Canfield, across from and at McDonalds.
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while
trying to help others.
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.
For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my
indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented
I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while,
an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or
disoriented. Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the
railroads on them. If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job
of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads. Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous
and/or other stuff.
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit
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