The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon (GRGH&M) Railway was once a part of a community of electrical railroads that unfold throughout southern Michigan within the early a part of the 20 th century. for almost 30 years, the railway attached Grand Rapids with Muskegon and Grand Haven at the Lake Michigan shore. the quick and common provider it provided reworked existence in Coopersville, Nunica, Berlin (now Marne), Fruitport, and different smaller groups alongside the way in which. furthermore, the railway and the boats of the Goodrich and Crosby steamship traces supplied an in a single day reference to Chicago and Milwaukee. relocating either humans and freight, this interurban had an immense effect on either neighborhood and neighborhood economies. pictures of Rail: The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway lines the background of the electrical interurban in West Michigan, telling the tale of the expansion, operation, and eventual death of a major electrical railway within the sector.
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The 1st tracks from the left are the store tracks. This portion of the development housed autos present process upkeep and service paintings. The 5 units of song at the correct have been garage tracks, the place automobiles have been stored out of the elements once they weren't in use. forty three In Muskegon Heights, automobiles stopped at a depot situated on Peck road, a block south of McKinney (now Broadway). a couple of hundred ft past this aspect, they entered the tracks of the Muskegon Traction and lighting fixtures corporation for the rest of the journey. during this photo, passengers are boarding motor vehicle No. 17, a passenger-baggage blend vehicle, headed east towards Grand Rapids. In Muskegon, automobiles approached the downtown on Pine highway. The view during this postcard scene is calling north on Pine highway from the intersection with Apple road. within the distance, an interurban vehicle is forthcoming from West Walton road to show north and proceed to Western street. forty four Lake Line vehicles the town streetcar music alongside Western road, among Pine road and the GRGH&M depot at the nook of 7th road. This postcard view indicates the block among Jefferson and primary Streets. journeys to Muskegon resulted in the depot backyard on 7th highway and Western street. autos have been saved the following among journeys. within the distance is the Muskegon store development, which used to be used to examine vehicles and make minor upkeep. massive maintenance have been continually made on the major store development in Fruitport. forty five In 1913, the GRGH&M outfitted a station in Spring Lake. The stucco construction stood on the nook of Jackson and Savage Streets. A separate freight condo, no longer noticeable during this photo, stood at the back of the construction. In 1917, the corporate put in a substation within the freight residence to aid stability the facility at the department. New automatic substation expertise allowed the apparatus to operate instantly and didn't require an operator. a mixture passenger-freight motor vehicle is touring east alongside Savidge highway in Spring Lake. the bigger interurban motor vehicle dwarfs an early car sharing the line with it. forty six This portion of the line among Spring Lake and Ferrysburg used to be referred to as “the willows,” for the bushes that coated both sides of the line. rather than following the line farther west, the interurban line angled southwest to the bridge, crossing the Grand River at Mill element. The ready look after on the bridge is seen within the heritage, to the perfect of the auto. This postcard view indicates the north method of the Grand River Bridge. The constructions within the foreground housed the bridge operators and kept apparatus. within the historical past alongside the music is a ready preserve for passengers. forty seven The Grand River Bridge is visible right here from the north strategy, taking a look towards Grand Haven. Ice has shaped alongside the shore. Ice at the river used to be a relentless chance to the interurban. An ice jam above the bridge may strength river ice to again up and reason critical harm to the constitution. An interurban vehicle has simply became onto Washington street from 3rd road, headed into downtown Grand Haven. In Grand Haven, vehicles traveled down Fulton highway from 7th to 3rd highway, then on 3rd to Washington highway, and Washington to Water road (now Harbor Drive).