Main & RR

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High winds today have mocked the architectural stability of the A-frame by blowing over several sidewalk sandwich board signs downtown. But the rock cairns, recently acknowledged by the city of Ann Arbor with a Golden Paintbrush award, and today wedged together in the form of mortar-less arches, remain standing. [photo] [photo]

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  1. By John Floyd
    September 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm | permalink

    Yesterday, at the same location, about the same time, a steam locomotive from the Ft Wayne Historical Society (IN, not Det) chugged on its seasonal way by, assisted by an Ann Arbor RR diesel locomotive. Likely headed for a rail fan event in Durand or Owasso. Hearing the whistle and the sound of the steam engine never fails to give a thrill.

  2. By fridgeman
    October 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm | permalink

    Anyone know what is going on with the train noises in the vicinity of South Main? It seems that over the last 6 months or so, they have become much more frequent, especially in the early morning hours.

    At times, it sounds as though the train just parks and honks for endless minutes.