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Plymouth in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Plymouth Railroads

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
1. Plymouth Railroads Marker
Inscription.  Railroads first came to Plymouth in 1871 with two major rail lines crossing here. The first companies operating here were the Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan Railroad (West-West) and the Holly, Wayne & Monroe Railway (North-South). The railroad companies were very fluid early on, changing hands frequently. Ultimately, the Pere Marquette Railroad took over both lines. Through the years, the tracks have also been owned by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, the Chessie System, and CSX-the company that owns the tracks today. The railroads allowed Plymouth to thrive as a commercial manufacturing location.

[CSX] generously made this railroad crossbuck with flashing lights and bell for the Plymouth Historical Museum. The lights and sound were activated by Dave Reitzel, Ralph Moote, and Jim Walker, Museum volunteers.
 
Erected by Plymouth Historical Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 42° 22.338′ N, 83° 27.988′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
2. Plymouth Historical Museum
Located in downtown Plymouth, Michigan.
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Church Street. Located at the Plymouth Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 S Main St, Plymouth MI 48170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chessie Caboose 904151 (here, next to this marker); Fire Tower Bell (a few steps from this marker); The Plymouth Plank Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles G. Curtiss House (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth (about 400 feet away); Baker House (about 500 feet away); The Conner Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, April 9, 2021
3. Plymouth Railroads Marker
Marker in front of working railroad crossbuck
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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