Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan (Fri, 2 Mar 2001)
I ran across your website and thought I'd make a few additions that I'm not sure you're aware of. In Kalamazoo, Michigan we have a few objects of interest. There is one semaphore in service (the only one I have seen this side of the state besides in Manistee) on the Norfolk Southern, ex-Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry Grand Rapids branch. It is the northward approach to the BO interlocking and is in a permanent "approach" position, at the crossings of Portage and Vine streets. The other is a strange sort of imposter...it is located on the NS,former Grand Rapids and Indiana southward approach to the interlocking. It is an active single target signal, but with a metal semaphore-like blade in the approach position bolted to it. Thanks to Ben Higdon Location: Manistee, Michigan (Sat, 15 Jul 2000) There is a distant semaphore near US-31 crossing north of the drawbridge over the Manistee River. It is an approach semaphore used in conjunction with the absolute signal for bridge alignment at Manistee. The semaphore is for southbound movements towards the bridge. Special thanks to Tom LaMaire Location: Saginaw, Michigan A CSX industrial track serving large GM Casting plant. On the west side of the N. 16th St (correction N. 6th St). crossing there is a fixed approach semaphore protecting the junction of this track with the former Pere Marquette main (as of 10/98). Special thanks to Rich Frey Saginaw Semaphore correction (Fri, 26 Jan 2001) I would like to make a correction for the location of the semaphore in Saginaw MI, i was there two days ago and discovered it quite by accident since the road it is off of is a dead end, it is off of N 6th street, and not N 16th street, there is no N 16th street. Thanks to Todd Sestero for leading us down the correct path.