Summer Classic Trains- Upper Peninsula Article

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Summer Classic Trains- Upper Peninsula Article
Posted by Backshop on Sunday, May 26, 2019 6:51 PM

 Ithink that Ingles' articles are the best in the magazine.  It seems (at least in the Midwest) that there are quite a few railfans who are also boatnerds.  I wish that a certain book publisher would combine the two in a book showing the interrelationship between the iron ore railroads and the Great Lakes shipping industry.  I think it would sell.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:32 AM

Agreed. That would be most welcome. The Canadian Pacific accident at the Soo locks during WWII tying up the largest and deepest lock had the iron boats backed up and lined up like rush hour into the city. 

Could be a series of books covering grain ( Canadian government policy of First and East), then coal, then the car and people ferries ( there were lots) and general cargo. Everything tied to the railroads. Lots of history and great tales. 

We have done a surpising lot of historical threads and comments on these subjects over the years with lots of information and pictures. A lot of things people had no idea existed. So much gone now, unbelievable. 

Since you mention the Upper Peninsula in your title I would like to point out ( for the maybe 2 people) that are interested in Mining operations, we have quite the info posted last 2 days on String Lining . Lots of great pictures from NDG and Mike. Some explanations on Shaft operations as well. Calumet and Hecla on the UP of Michigan and Consolidated Mining and Smelting in BC. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 27, 2019 9:49 AM

I'm still waiting for my latest, action-packed, Summer Edition of "Classic Trains" to show up.  A little annoyed by the fact Miningman up in the wilds of Saskatchewan has his and I don't have mine!

Oh well, I suppose Canada Post is a lot more efficient than the US Post Office is.

Not going to show up today as it's Memorial Day.  Maybe tomorrow.  Or something.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:17 AM

Somethiñg wrong with that Wayne. Got my copy over a week ago, maybe ten days.... and it comes by dogsled half the time!! ( not reallly) 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:23 AM

Miningman
Somethiñg wrong with that Wayne. Got my copy over a week ago, maybe ten days... and it comes by dogsled half the time!! (not really) 

That's the way to get him, Vince!  Now provide a couple of snippets from inside the issue to keep him squirming!

With enough luck we can actually make him go to a bookstore or wherever to find a copy... hee hee.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:41 AM

Overmod

 

 
Miningman
Somethiñg wrong with that Wayne. Got my copy over a week ago, maybe ten days... and it comes by dogsled half the time!! (not really) 

 

 

That's the way to get him, Vince!  Now provide a couple of snippets from inside the issue to keep him squirming!

With enough luck we can actually make him go to a bookstore or wherever to find a copy... hee hee.

 

It wouldn't be the first time I had to visit the LHS for a copy.  Last year a recent copy found it's way into the recycle pile before I'd started with it so it was off to "Tiny Tims Trains and Toys" for a replacement.  Bang Head

I'm sure one of the other patrons at the gym enjoyed it!  

Time to plug the LHS.  www.trainandtoystore.com/  

How about a video of the same, starring Suzanne the effervescant proprietress, the etherial Sonja, and good ol' Russel, her staffers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ghHND9_ABc  

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Posted by Fr.Al on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:46 AM

Just saw the issue in Barnes and Noble. Hopefully, I'll get it in tomorrow's mail.

     Just flew back from the Upper Peninsula Thursday. I was in the Houghton-Hancock area. No tracks left there( I think a small tourist operation is on the Keewenaw Peninsula). 

    I saw tracks only when we drove east to Baraga.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:01 PM

Good idea Overmod

Here is one of my students enjoying a break in between exams.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:05 PM

Ah, there you go Vince.  Spreading the faith!

Or corrupting the youth.  Or something.  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 4:44 PM

Well all right, "Classic Trains" showed up today AND brought the latest issue of "Classic Toy Trains" with it!  All's right with the world!  

Time to have some fun!

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Posted by Fr.Al on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:31 PM

Got my copy,too! I'm looking forward to the second installment about my beloved UP. I'm actually going back in July, but driving this time. Maybe I will actually see some rail activity.

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