Todd's Railfan Guide to
FLAT ROCK MI
One of the larger yards in the Detroit area is CN's Flat Rock Yard. There is plenty of action around, even though you do not have access to the inner workings of the yard.
Running parallel to Fort Ave are several lines running north-south between Toledo and Detroit, and back in the "old" days, I betcha there was almost non-stop railroading and railfanning along the stretch where these lines ran parallel!As always, if you have something to add or correct, my email is here
Getting here is easy, via I-75.
The best exit to take for southbounders is exit 32, West Road. Head west to Hall Road and hang a left. Going this way will take you past the fire station. When you reach Van Horne, take a right, and go almost a mile to Peters Road on your left and take that. Peters Road will bring you along the side of the yard down to Vreeland Road.
If you're coming up from Toledo, take exit 29, Gibraltar Road west to (~ 1 mile) Hall Road and take a right. You will be facing the southern side of the yard when you hit Vreeland Road.
The above map in a PDF
The above map was found here
1 CN Flat Rock Yard
3 Ford Plant
4 Tracks - Take Your Pick
Woodhaven Fire Department - Main Station - Station 1
From Google Maps, Street View
This Google map shows you where the fire stations are in the area, altho the one on Hall Road is not listed.
Last Modified 09-Sep-2013