Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Neat Pictures

Did you all receive the email from Mr. Corley? He sent us a Google site that has pictures from the Life Magazine. Here is the link for all the images.

Here are 4 from the 1880's that I really liked. Don't forget to look at the houses, streets or people in the background.

Enjoy, Lisa

Well-dressed men and women walking on the promenade of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Location: Brooklyn NY, USA
Date: April 30, 1889
Photographer: Wallace G. Levison

Aerial view (taken from a boarding house) of police w. a drunken woman in a wheel barrel.

Location: USA
Date: September 28, 1884
Photographer: Wallace G. Levison

Snow-covered train tracks, rooftops and arches of the Brooklyn Bridge seen from the rear of a train during the Blizzard of 1888.

Location: Brooklyn NY, USA
Date: March 14, 1888
Photographer: Wallace G. Levison

A young girl and boy visiting w. a man and his performing parrots and cockatoos outdoors at Coney Island.

Location: Brooklyn NY, USA
Date: September 19, 1884
Photographer: Wallace G. Levison

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nice Christmas video.
( and yes it has a train at the beginning )

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Poor Len .....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Arenac County.....

Along my Google trips to find Michigan trains I cam across Arenac County. I have found some pictures, from their website, I though you would like to see. I'm not sure who owns these photos but here is the website that might tell you more.

Old M-70 north of Sterling open for use. A Model T takes advantage of the newly constructed road.

A locomotive train of coaches of the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad Company, forerunner of the Detroit and Mackinac, riding the High Iron over the wooden bridge which spanned the Rifle River in Moffatt Township. The bridge was completed in 1883 using a design patterned from bridge engineering developed in the Civil War. It was considered to be the highest railroad bridge in Michigan.

Do you guys see the name of the Township? Do you know that it's the same spelling as my Dad and I's last name? Maybe that is something I should look into next!!!

Have a good weekend and check out the site above for more pictures.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you Bob Knobel

Bob Knobel sent me his pictures from our train show on October 26, 2008.
Thank you for sharing them with us. I'm sure everyone will love them as much as I do.


Part 2 of Bob Knobel's Photos

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Federman, Michigan

Has anyone ever heard of Federman Michigan? I know I haven't.

Federman, MI,

LS&MS Depot

(moved to Monroe Co. fairgrounds-ticket office)

photo ©Alan Loftis

This is the depot at Federman, which has been moved to its current location in the Monroe County Fairgrounds. [Mark Dobronski]

I tried to find where this town/city is/was and this is what I found... "
According to Michigan Place Names, Federman was a village which began as a station at the crossing of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, and the Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Railroad in 1884. It's post office opened in 1899 and operated until 1906."

Up until 1975, Federman had a little shanty about 12x12, inside of which was a 10 lever Saxby & Farmer "Armstrong" lever interlocking machine. NYC (Conrail by that time) train crews operated the interlocking levers when they needed to cross the AA. Contribution from Mark Dobronski

please goto the RRHX website for more information on the Federman Station. You'll be sorry if you don't.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

FMRC's Longest train. I'm not sure if Bruce and
Bill were fighting or not. But they decided to combine their
trains and play together... ( from last years Rails on wheels )