Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

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Taylor, MI - Super 8 Taylor / Detroit Area    (Not Rated) 

Address:   15101 Huron St                   Phone: 734-283-8830

Location/ Directions:  Off I-75 Exit Eureka Rd., go East 1/4 mi, turn right ,South, on Huron St. Property on left.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2013):   $60.00                                AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Floors, 61-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Elevator, Business Center, 100% Non-Smoking Property, Ice Machine, Vending Machines, Wake-Up Calls, Bus/Truck Parking, Outdoor Parking, Pets Allowed (fee), Bath Tub, Hairdryer, Shower, Local Telephone Calls (Free), Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cribs Available, Desk, Easy Chair/Recliner, Extra Beds/ Cots/ Rollaway, In Room-Coffee/Tea Maker, Microwave, Mini-Refrigerator, High Speed Internet Access, Cable/Satellite TV.

Railroad View:  Expect a Good View.  Railroad is slightly elevated past the motel.  Some brush along the railroad may foul some of the view.

Railroads past Hotel:  Canadian National.  Former Grand Trunk & Western / Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (DT&I).  This section of railroad still has the massive concrete arches which are remnants of the short-lived electrification of this stretch of track during Henry Ford's ownership of the line in the 1920's.

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Comments:    This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The Super 8 motel is seen to the left side of the photo, the double track railroad is seen to the right.  The arch seen in the photo is part of a leftover short-lived electrification of this stretch of track during Henry Ford's ownership of the line in the 1920's.

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Taylor, MI - Red Roof Inn Detroit Southwest - Taylor    (Not Rated)  

Address:   21230 Eureka Road Taylor                   Phone:  734-374-1150

Location/ Directions: Traveling on I-75:  Exit at Eureka Rd., exit #36; Continue through the round-about to Eureka Rd West. Pass through the second round-about after the interstate to the Red Roof Inn.

Average Price (Checked Mar 2013):   $60.00                                AAA Rated:   n/a       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 111-Rooms, Exterior Corridors, FREE WIFI, PETS STAY FREE, KIDS 17 & UNDER STAY FREE, FREE PARKING, 100% SMOKE-FREE MOTEL, MICROWAVE (SELECT ROOMS), MINI-REFRIGERATOR (SELECT ROOMS), IN-ROOM COFFEE (SELECT ROOMS), FREE EXPANDED CABLE, FREE COFFEE IN THE LOBBY, PORTABLE CRIBS, PETS ALLOWED.

Railroad View:  Expect a Poor View due to trees along the railroad.  Rooms on the west side of the buildings are needed.  There are two buildings, the west building maybe better for a railroad view.  This motel will not be good for photos or videos.  

Railroads past Hotel:  Conrail Shared Assets (Line is called the Lincoln Secondary), Most CSX trains to/from the Dearborn uses this line.  Conrail owns and maintains the Lincoln Secondary. CSX's BX desk dispatches it on AAR channel 35 160.635 using radio stations located in Carleton or Dearborn. CSX runs about 10 trains daily on this line.  This is a former Pennsylvania Rail Road / Penn Central / Conrail line.

Railroad Radio:  160.635 - CSX BX Dispatcher.

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Comments:    This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com

Photo Comment:  The aerial photo shows both building of the Red Roof Inn, the railroad is seen on the opposite side of the tree line.  These trees may block much of the railroad view.