A RAIL LINE THAT LIVES ON SALT!
We had been out Christmas shopping and decided to go to Brennan’s Fish House in Grand River for a late lunch/early dinner.
Mary Ann and I love the lake perch they serve along with greasy fries. Add a cup of New England style clam chowder and a 22-ounce draft beer — Great Lakes Christmas ale of course — and you have a great meal.
Just outside the windows of Brennan’s are the tracks of the Grand River Railway. This former New York Central branch runs down River Street for a short distance and was out of service for about 13 years until the GRR came along to revive it.
The GRR hauls covered hopper cars between an interchange with CSX in Painesville and a Morton Salt facility near Headlands Beach State Park.
The GRR uses an EMD 1200 switcher painted in a Baltimore & Ohio inspired livery. The railroad began…
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