Transformer in Blissfield; awaiting next leg of journey
10:08 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 update: The transformer has arrived in station at the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road yard. It will be here until Tuesday morning when it is moved to a truck to continue its journey to the Morocco Substation site.
Please see the Aug. 12, edition of The Advance, for photos of the Monday activity and check this website for more on its travels Tuesday.
9:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, update: The train has just moved onto Driggs Road, according to The Advance’s Melissa Burnor, on the scene.
9:20 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015: The massive transformer being transported via the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road, and by truck is on the move and headed toward Blissfield. As of 9:20 a.m. Monday (today), the giant payload, bound for the under-construction Morocco Substation, was nearing Palmyra on its way to Blissfield. Reporter Melissa Burnor was on the scene and said it was making good time as it passed through Lenawee Junction a little earlier today.
The 200-plus ton component that is to be delivered to the construction site on County Line Highway in Deerfield Township, according to Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road President Mark Dobronski.
The piece has traveled from Norfolk, Va., to Cincinnati, and then Adrian where its journey resumed early today via train.