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Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 29, 1957
Caption
Makes jump, stoops to get books. "Taking a shortcut" is as old as life itself, especially where boys and girls are concerned. The element of risk often serves only to add zest to the adventure. One "shortcut" that has Ann Arbor police and Ann Arbor Railroad officials worried is pictured in the accompanying series of sequence photos by News Photographer Douglas Fulton. When the arrival of a freight train coincides with dismissal time at Ann Arbor High School, adventuresome students use this method, and some others, to get past the obstacle. The trains stop and switch cars on the tracks which run past Ferry Field. Switching involves sudden stops and starts without warning, and the fear is that someone may be thrown off balance and under the wheels. In some instances, boys have been observed crawling under trains that are actually moving. In other cases, air locks have been released, stalling trains for 10 to 150minute periods, and seals on freight cars broken. Railroad officials and police wish the homeward-bound students would cross over the Stadium Blvd. viaduct and give up the potentially dangerous "shortcut" through Ferry Field.

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 29, 1957
Caption
Books retrieved, he'll be on his way. "Taking a shortcut" is as old as life itself, especially where boys and girls are concerned. The element of risk often serves only to add zest to the adventure. One "shortcut" that has Ann Arbor police and Ann Arbor Railroad officials worried is pictured in the accompanying series of sequence photos by News Photographer Douglas Fulton. When the arrival of a freight train coincides with dismissal time at Ann Arbor High School, adventuresome students use this method, and some others, to get past the obstacle. The trains stop and switch cars on the tracks which run past Ferry Field. Switching involves sudden stops and starts without warning, and the fear is that someone may be thrown off balance and under the wheels. In some instances, boys have been observed crawling under trains that are actually moving. In other cases, air locks have been released, stalling trains for 10 to 150minute periods, and seals on freight cars broken. Railroad officials and police wish the homeward-bound students would cross over the Stadium Blvd. viaduct and give up the potentially dangerous "shortcut" through Ferry Field.

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 29, 1957
Caption
Ready to jump down to ground. "Taking a shortcut" is as old as life itself, especially where boys and girls are concerned. The element of risk often serves only to add zest to the adventure. One "shortcut" that has Ann Arbor police and Ann Arbor Railroad officials worried is pictured in the accompanying series of sequence photos by News Photographer Douglas Fulton. When the arrival of a freight train coincides with dismissal time at Ann Arbor High School, adventuresome students use this method, and some others, to get past the obstacle. The trains stop and switch cars on the tracks which run past Ferry Field. Switching involves sudden stops and starts without warning, and the fear is that someone may be thrown off balance and under the wheels. In some instances, boys have been observed crawling under trains that are actually moving. In other cases, air locks have been released, stalling trains for 10 to 150minute periods, and seals on freight cars broken. Railroad officials and police wish the homeward-bound students would cross over the Stadium Blvd. viaduct and give up the potentially dangerous "shortcut" through Ferry Field.

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 29, 1957
Caption
Throws books through, starts climb. "Taking a shortcut" is as old as life itself, especially where boys and girls are concerned. The element of risk often serves only to add zest to the adventure. One "shortcut" that has Ann Arbor police and Ann Arbor Railroad officials worried is pictured in the accompanying series of sequence photos by News Photographer Douglas Fulton. When the arrival of a freight train coincides with dismissal time at Ann Arbor High School, adventuresome students use this method, and some others, to get past the obstacle. The trains stop and switch cars on the tracks which run past Ferry Field. Switching involves sudden stops and starts without warning, and the fear is that someone may be thrown off balance and under the wheels. In some instances, boys have been observed crawling under trains that are actually moving. In other cases, air locks have been released, stalling trains for 10 to 150minute periods, and seals on freight cars broken. Railroad officials and police wish the homeward-bound students would cross over the Stadium Blvd. viaduct and give up the potentially dangerous "shortcut" through Ferry Field.

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957

Boy Takes "Shortcut" Between Trains near Ferry Field, April 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 29, 1957
Caption
Scrambles up on coupling. "Taking a shortcut" is as old as life itself, especially where boys and girls are concerned. The element of risk often serves only to add zest to the adventure. One "shortcut" that has Ann Arbor police and Ann Arbor Railroad officials worried is pictured in the accompanying series of sequence photos by News Photographer Douglas Fulton. When the arrival of a freight train coincides with dismissal time at Ann Arbor High School, adventuresome students use this method, and some others, to get past the obstacle. The trains stop and switch cars on the tracks which run past Ferry Field. Switching involves sudden stops and starts without warning, and the fear is that someone may be thrown off balance and under the wheels. In some instances, boys have been observed crawling under trains that are actually moving. In other cases, air locks have been released, stalling trains for 10 to 150minute periods, and seals on freight cars broken. Railroad officials and police wish the homeward-bound students would cross over the Stadium Blvd. viaduct and give up the potentially dangerous "shortcut" through Ferry Field.

Sportscaster Mel Allen joins the University of Michigan Band for a pep rally, November 1958

Sportscaster Mel Allen joins the University of Michigan Band for a pep rally, November 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 8, 1958
Caption
MEL IN ACTION: About 3,000 University students, led by the Marching Band, participated in a huge pep rally last night at Ferry Field. Here sportscaster Mel Allen is shown leading a cheer with his trousers rolled up in the traditional manner. Allen handled the account of today's Michigan-Illinois football game over a regional telecast.

Aerial Photograph of Ferry Field, University of Michigan, March 1956

Aerial Photograph of Ferry Field, University of Michigan, March 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 23, 1956
Caption
Ferry Field Landscape is Changing: This air view of the northeast corner of Ferry Field shows some of the new construction added to the Michigan Athletic plant. At the extreme northeast corner is the new ticket and administration building. To its left is the unfinished new swimming pool. The old administration building along State St. is shown and now has been taken over by the intramural department. The intramural building is shown in the center with the Old Ferry Field gridiron still looking trim. Beyond the intramural building are a few tennis courts. Bottom center is shown the old concrete stands and lower center is the baseball stands and part of the diamond where Coach Ray Fisher's boys will be cavorting soon. The roof of the Yost Fieldhouse is shown lower right. Quite a lot of money has been invested in this athletic plant as pictured here.