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 Post subject: old boxcar?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:17 pm 

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I went to the Kalamazoo train show sunday, bought some goodies, I decided to go home not the usual way on the I94 highway, took Red Arrow home west, just leisurely driving home no rush. Just before getting to Paw Paw I glanced to the right and saw this home and to its side was what a quick glancing looked like an old time boxcar, however it was painted and like refurbished in a sort of purpleish reddish color. The side doors looked exactly like you would find on an old boxcar or refrigerated ice car,, double doored.
The shape of the car was too obvious to be any normal home/house construction, it was not on wheels, but just the body based on the ground with serious base to support it.

Someone maybe google map it out on street view? Just search Paw Paw Michigan Red Arrow Highway and scan eastward on the north side.

56k is too dern slow here.

it looked like it was seriously used for storage.


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 Post subject: Re: old boxcar?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:44 pm 

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Like this?

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Red+Arrow+Highway,+Paw+Paw,+Michigan,+United+States&hl=en&ll=42.225169,-85.846165&spn=0.002586,0.005107&sll=44.33986,-76.473194&sspn=0.317735,0.653687&oq=Paw+Paw+Michigan+Red+Arrow+Highway&t=h&hnear=W+Red+Arrow+Hwy,+Paw+Paw,+Michigan+49079,+United+States&z=18&layer=c&cbll=42.22521,-85.84596&panoid=ngcOl91lgjczfOlUsrXa0Q&cbp=12,316.19,,1,5.84

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 Post subject: Re: old boxcar?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:44 pm 

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close, zoom in a bit you may see what looks like an old boxcar roof, or refrigerator roof.
Its partly covered by a tree, theres a building to the left in front.

The building arrangements look right.


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 Post subject: Re: old boxcar?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:36 pm 

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Yes, the link is actually to the StreetView image, but it first shows the aerial view before going to the StreetView.

If you wait a while longer it should show up- your slow internet connection may take a few minutes.

It appears to be an old wooden reefer, with a roof job which has extended the eaves a little.

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