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Re: Akron Railroad Crossing Questions
Jeremy, Are you speaking of the old DBC&W? That line entered Akron just south of town, and the spot can easily be located on the ground. You are correct in that the DBC&W crossed the main road west of town at an angle heading northwest. Once that part is figured out, it's not too hard to figure out where the ROW is between Akron and Bay City. What may be throwing you off a bit is that the DBC&W served a coal mine about a mile east of Akron on the south side of the main road, perhaps a quarter mile/half mile south. Until about two years ago, the coal mine site was rather obvious and being used as a parking spot for a local farmer's pile of stuff. He has since erected a large pole barn on the site and cleaned it up considerably.