"For Railroad lovers" Grand Haven Things to Do Tip by Toughluck

Grand Haven Things to Do: 7 reviews and 17 photos

  Pere Marquette #1223
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  • Pere Marquette #1223 - Grand Haven
      Pere Marquette #1223
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  • Water & Coal Tender - Grand Haven
      Water & Coal Tender
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  • Coaling Station 1925 (300 Ton Capacity) - Grand Haven
      Coaling Station 1925 (300 Ton Capacity)
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  • Great Western Caboose - Grand Haven
      Great Western Caboose
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  • 1946 Auto Box Car (57,000 lbs) - Grand Haven
      1946 Auto Box Car (57,000 lbs)
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Grand Haven was an active port along Lake Michigan. Industry built here and the river acted as a passageway inland. Later the railroads arrived. Grand Haven has kept the memory of their railroads alive down at the local park.

Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive #1223 [Class N-1, 2-8-4] Berkshire Type. Built in 1941, it weights 400 tons and holds 22 tons of coal and 22,000 gallons of water.

Pere Marquette Auto Box Car #72222 Built in 1946. It weights 57,000 lbs

Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 Built in 1941, all steel construction, weights 45,000 lbs.

Great Trunk Western Caboose No. 77915 Built in 1897 of wood. Weights 43,000 lbs.

Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower Built in 1925 of concrete and steel. It stands 79' tall and holds 300 tons of coal.

For more details, see my Early 20th Century Rail Power travelogue.

Address: North Harbor Dr
Directions: River front on N. Harbor Dr, east, between 1st and 2nd streets.

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2008
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