Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ypsilanti, MI Crash 1929

The Depot Town district building did not always have this angle, and for many years there was a small shop in the corner. This changed on the morning of Monday, Jan. 21, 1929, when a train car crashed into the side of the building.

A freight train was passing through Ypsilanti that morning when Michigan Central baggage man Fred Beck saw the truck of a car was off the track. The car was the 12th car from the end of an 85-car freight train...... by James Mann | The Ann Arbor News

The picture I have added I can not find to give credit to. When you click on the website, it says "error." If you know who painted this photo or anything else about the photo I have added, please let me know. I would like to give credit.

Thanks, Lisa

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Copper Range Railroad

Copper Range No. 29 was photographed by Stan Mailer on September 28, 1958, at Houghton, Michigan, after its retirement. It was later stored inside the railroad's roundhouse.

Copper Range Railroad, per Wikipedia, states was a small railroad company that operated from 1899 to 1972 in the western Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan.

Main Website:

Historic City of Houghton:


Wikipedia also mentions: Copper Range #29 is currently under restoration at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin, which also owns former Copper Range Railroad Coach No. 60.

Restoring Copper Range #60:

I just thought you would like to see a place colder than us. haha

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year....New Finds

Have any of you heard of Facebook? Well it's like MySpace for for adults. So far I have not seen any "weird" stuff on there but things like that are everywhere. Any who I am finding old friends that I have not talked to in over 20 years. I guess another fun thing I found is you can join "groups." I joined the Grand Trunk group and there is a Michigan Rail Fan group. This gentleman named Scott Buel said he has some photos on a website. So I went there and what a collection. I see, on the website, that Gene Buel is also a photographer there.

Here is the website:

It's a MUST see!

Until next post.....Lisa

P.S. I would love to add a picture of their creations here but they are copy writed and have writings all over them.