Part 5 of the comprehensive 1990s GTW series features the former Detroit Toledo Shoreline Route from Delray Tower in Detroit to Lang Yard in Toledo. Locations visited include Delray, Ecorse, Wyandotte, Trenton and Monroe.
Get in-depth look at coal handling procedures at Detroit Edison’s Monroe Power Plant. This power plant, served by GT and Conrail as well as lakeboats, receives over 9 million tons of coal per year by rail and uses rotary dumpers, conveyors, bulldozers and scrapers to get the coal where it’s needed. See all this, plus rail-grinding and track-laying from the sub-roadbed up.