Back before we were born, the GTW Mainline from Port Huron to Battle Creek, passed through the middle of the City of Flint, down through the Chevrolet Manufacturing Complex, up the hill to Corunna Road Yard, and continued westward.
In the area of Elms Road, north of Maple Road, it headed off to Battle Creek, on what is today the Flint Subdivision.
Back in the fifties, the GTW Mainline was moved to the south, away from the center of the City of Flint, and joined the old alignment near Elms Road. The tracks of the "Old Main Line" were renamed to the "Old Main Line" ..... and there were two sections of the Old Main Line, the eastern part, where AC Spark Park used to be, and of which Elba Steve keeps everybody aware of what is happening out there. And the western part, that ends just west of Linden Road, the Red Line on the map.
And along in there sometime, there was a Wye created at West Flint that today skirts around the west side of the Genesee Valley Golf Course.
I don't know when most of the tracks around there were removed, but when I was still working in Flint, the entire Old Main Line, both the east, and the west, sections were still there. All of it, except for about a three or four block long section between Harrison Street and the Flint River.
Today, it's all just about gone.
And back to Mundy. It is Mundy Township, that's where the name came from. There used to be a true Wye out there. Looking at the map within the yellow circle you can still the old ROW. The Flint Subdivision Mainline is still there, and the curved track around the Golf Course is still there, but the section of the Old Main Line that butted up to The Estates of Genesee Valley is gone.
We used to use that track to store empties for the GMPD/Otterburn Plant.
In the orange circle there is still a Wye, left. That's the only place left in Flint to turn a locomotive, if the need arises.
And if Train 500 was going out there, it's a pretty good chance they needed to turn their power for some reason.
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