I try to get out to Holland during the evenings once and awhile as well. It's pretty nice to sit out there at night and watch the trains rumble by.
WNYRailfan wrote:I posted this here because it is specific to Toledo:When they had the idea for the Greenbelt it was supposed to go into North Toledo somewhere (Manhattan Blvd I believe). This was when the North side was thriving. The Greenbelt was supposed to be a fast connection between South Toledo (Anthony Wayne Trail is the same street just renamed twice) and North Toledo. They started paving Downtown, got to Galena and found a Bald Eagle Nest up in the trees that were to be cut for in the way of the Belt. So the actual completion of the Greenbelt is stopped for probably close to a decade now because of a Bald Eagle Nest.
What were the reasons behind the demolitions of all of the railroad structures along Cherry St?
There is nothing there now...except the Greenbelt.
I actually talked to one of the people who created the Greenbelt and he said the railroads were tough to get the land from...that leads me to believe it never should have been given up for a seldom used highway.