Trip Photos UP of Michigan

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  1. Tileguy

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    Hi Guys, I just got back from a nice 4 day getaway to the upper peninsula and Copper country of Michigan.
    Over the next few days I'll be posting some pictures of old mining and railroad buildings, some old railroad equipment and some operational stuff along with some scenery and building shots for those of you modeling the area or a similar freelanced type theme of logging and mining.
    Heres a little tast of the area around copper harbor at the tip of the Keewenaw peninsula.:)

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    Wow! Look at all that green. Looks great.
  3. Tileguy

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    Heres another on for you scratchbuilders :)
    This Home is in Calumet and was once a wealthy mining magnates residence.Many Historic buildings along the lake superior shores were built with this quarried Stone.

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  4. Tileguy

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    Like Stone Buildings?? How about Ashland Wisconsins Soo Line Depot. :)

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  5. Tileguy

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    Or perhaps Washburn Wisconsins Bank building ;)

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    OK, heres something a little easier for the kitbasher......can you see this made out of DPM's Modulars??

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    OK, lets not leave out our folks who like nothing more than to model scenery to perfection.
    Heres a little mix of Rock and Water for you :)

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  8. Tileguy

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    And another from Amnicon Falls Wisconsin

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    Dont ya just love rocks and Waterfalls :)

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    Things wouldnt be complete without some good old RR equipment.
    Lets see you match this weathering Job ;)

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    And for our industrial narrow gaugers, a little 13 tonner :)

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  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice shots!

    What is the story with the depot? Why is it all boarded up?

    Andrew
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great photos Tileguy. Those wonderful old buildings sure start the juices flowing. Also the scenery.
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    Great photos!, Looks like you had a grand time. I love the red stone, it would really place a layout geographically.

    Graham
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow!!!! Love those buildings,:thumb: love the scenery,:thumb: love the trains.:thumb: Would have loved to be there with you. :wave::wave::wave::wave:
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    The place was gutted by fire about 10 years ago.They have been looking for the funds to rebuild it historically correct. While they havent reached thier goal yet, they have collected 2 million dollars in donations and grants and will be beginning restoration very soon :)

    They have a Soo Decapod from 1900 under a roof on display across the street from the depot.I took a picture but because of the roof etc the shadows made for a very poor photo. It didnt make the cut :(
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for those photos Andrew. Brings back memories of my lunch time wanderings when I was working downtown.
    At least there are those interested in restoring that wonderful depot Tileguy. Many places would have torn it down after the fire.