M.C.R.R. Blueprints for Frankfort Station Area
If the snow isn’t too deep it’s possible to cycle many stretches of the OPRT. Deeper snow and wet snow
requires a lot more exertion as you push your way through the snow.
Ice causes traction problems. Studded snow tires, available for some bikes, will prevent rear wheel spin and
front wheel steering problems. Mountain bikes are a good winter bike choice, they are designed for off-road
conditions. Recumbent bicycles are close to the ground so when you fall you don’t have far to go.
Michigan Central Rail Road records (from Detroit) list property transactions
starting in the 1850s. Nelson D. Elwood was a Lockport lawyer while James F.
Joy was a rail road investor from Detroit. Records are from the Frankfort Public
Other prints show the layout of the railroad
spurs, track, and stations in downtown
east of Center
the trail east of
Old Plank Road Trail
A 22-mile recreation and nature trail in northeastern Illinois