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Filming for the Harrison Ford film "42" is apparently set to start today.

After 9 a.m. today, buses transported crew and cast to a Jones County site near the Walnut Creek Shooting Preserve. Crews were stationed on a dirt road there, around an building set up like a 1940s-era gas station.

Signs marked "Ebbets" directed people to Northeast High School in east Macon, where baseball players unloaded gear and caterers cooked food this morning. A Bibb County campus police officer said it was the staging site for filming that will start today.

Meanwhile, more crews got Macon's historic Luther Williams Field ready for shooting and dozens of 1940s-vintage vehicles stood ready for shooting. They included one bus marked "Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Club" and others marked "Daytona City Transport."

Set crews also continued to prep Macon's historic Terminal Station train depot and a home at the corner of High and Orange Streets for filming.

The movie, starring Ford, Christopher Meloni, Chadwick Boseman and others, tells the story of how Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.

Some of the Macon sites, including Luther Williams, are standing in for Daytona Beach, Florida, where the Dodgers trained.

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