First & William

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Train engine and one double-decker passenger rail car are positioned near the parking lot at First & William for public tours, as part of Friday’s Green Fair. According to a city press release, the train cars are former Metra bi-level gallery cars that were refurbished by the Great Lakes Central Railroad. This type of passenger car could serve on a commuter line between Ann Arbor and Detroit or between Ann Arbor and Howell, according to the city. [photo] [photo]

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  1. June 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm | permalink

    40 years ago there was a streetcar parked in that spot, in anticipation of restarting streetcar service between downtown and campus. That never happened.

  2. June 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm | permalink

    Purchased by the Great Lakes Railroad – refurbished at state expense by MDOT. Breathless updates on the process may be found in the project updates at [link]