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Re: Missaukee Branch-Michelson
Posted by RUN 8 on 5/26/2015, 8:05 am, in reply to "Missaukee Branch-Michelson"
My mother, Bessie Gray grew up on a 40 acre farm that the railroad went through. She was one of nine children of James & Mabel Gray that lived off of Gray Rd. in Missaukee County. She told me of how my grand mother would, after hearing the whistle, go to the tracks, wave her apron to stop the train so someone could board it! The train came through on Tuesday & Thursday. I think it came from Cadillac on Tuesday, laid over and or worked at Michelson & returned on Thursday. My mother was born in 1916, the middle of nine children. The farm was sold in 1952 after James Gray died. My grand mother Mable then moved to Lake City. I remember as a kid the railroad grade with most ties still remaining. A couple ties looked fairly new! Across Gray Rd. we would play on place called "the sand hill", a "cut" where the railroad went through. You can still see the remains of this line. Just east of Merritt on the north side of M-55 you can see bridge abutments at the Muskegon River.
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