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C & O near Allegan
Posted by GAP
on 12/15/2018, 11:27 am
My grandmother lived north of Allegan and when I was a lad we would usually go to visit her and mow her lawn on Saturdays. Once I went with my uncle on a Friday. Everything seemed about the same until I heard a nearby train horn. It was then I realized that the C&O line from Holland was just over the hill, close but out of sight. I didn't know much about the C&O but I did know that they only went to Allegan on Tuesdays and Fridays. So I had missed a pretty rare sight. Then I had questions that still remain unto this day. What did they have for power? How long was the train? As Maxwell Smart would say, "missed it by that much."