Scenic USA - Michigan
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
Pere Marquette #1223
|Photo and Feature Article
by Monnie Ryan
The Pere Marquette Railroad operated in the early 1900s with a fleet of Superpower Berkshires. Eventually the steam locomotives were replaced with diesel engines during the late 1940s. The 1223, pictured here, along with 1225 are the two survivors from a total of 39 Pere Marquette steam locomotives. The 1223 was used to move war materials between Chicago and Detroit, making the run in record time. This overweight, 800,000 pound behemoth was limited to a few lines between Toledo, Saginaw, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Chicago.
Copyright ©2007 Benjamin Prepelka
All Rights Reserved