City crews righted the Great Trail marker at Detroit and Cherry on Friday morning that was reported to us Thursday as having been knocked over. In response to our story, we got an email and several phone calls alerting us to a recent traffic accident in which the marker had been knocked over. Oddly, I am unable to find the police report for any crash at that location since March 1 that fits the description of the damage; I have used both "Cherry" and "Detroit" as keyword streets and founds lots of accidents on both, but no matches. Not that I'm questioning that an accident occurred -- something big had to have hit that heavy marker to knock it over -- but I haven't found the details yet. The police department says it is reviewing its records to see what it can find.
Meanwhile, Norfolk Southern cooperated with the appearance of my Blade Sunday Magazine article about its "Heritage Fleet" of locomotives by running another one of them through Toledo on Sunday morning. The engine commemorating the "original" Norfolk Southern -- a line that unsurprisingly ran south from Norfolk, Va., into North Carolina -- led a coal train bound for River Rouge, Mich., from West Virginia. The engine came back through Toledo late at night on Tuesday and was, at last report, at Mingo Junction, Ohio, along the Ohio River. I'll be adding a picture here later, and will probably post other special-engine pictures to this blog as they make their appearances in the region.