Sep 01-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: September: Sep 01-05
Bridge to the past    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert C. Wetton
Chugging across    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert C. Wetton
C&H #3 riding the rails    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Chris Koskiniemi

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 06:17 am:

The Lake Linden and Torch Lake Railroad, situated on the grounds of the Houghton County Historical Museum, as you enter Lake Linden from the south, is sporting a new addition. Thanks to Dr. Robert and Ruth Nara, who were generous enough to donate the Hemlock trees needed for the timbers and the Sarazin Logging Co. for cutting them into the railroad ties and supports for the new trestle, along with a few other folks along the way. This addition completes the railroad, so you can now ride around the campus behind Old #3. The top photo was sent to me by Robert C. Wetton, who said that he hoped to get a shot of the train crossing over the trestle too. Which he then did and proceeded to send that one along too! I found the third shot of the restored C & H #3 Porter Steam Locomotive, chugging along with a few passengers in Chris Koskiniemi's Gallery. All Aboard!!

The new month brings an opportunity to win a beautiful hand-made quilt, to be awarded one month from today. Sandstone PieceMakers have donated this wonderful work of art for a raffle to benefit Still Waters Assisted Living in Calumet. Tickets are $1, and you can purchase them online. Simple enter "Raffle" as the purpose of payment, and buy a whole bunch. You will receive an email with your ticket numbers. Each ticket gives you one more chance to win, and each dollar helps to provide a continuing benefit for elderly residents in the Copper Country.

Stay warm this winter!

NKR (Nkr) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 06:53 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. The pictures this morning are great. How long of a ride is it? I have never been on any kind of train. This looks like it would be alot of fun and the quilt is beautiful. I'll be gettin a few tickets. Have a good day everyone!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 07:06 am:

Love the quilt picture and the chance to own it.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 12:58 pm:


kinda funny seeing your post today.

see my new pics from this weekend when we went to my parents 50th aniv.

guess which town we visited first. lol my niece lives there.

If you like quilts, there are a couple shots of Amish quilts here also, took photos cause they were too expensive for my blood.

By Jim Nicholas (Jimn) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 04:06 pm:


By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 04:42 pm:

Jim Nicholas,
The Trestle really wasn't put there to cross over anything in particular. It's just to make the actual train ride around the campus complete and to have the thrill of riding over a trestle for the folks who hop on the train. They could have filled in the entire circle with rock and sand, but figured the trestle would add so much more to the looks, plus the fun!
At least that's why I think they decided to go with a trestle! :->

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 05:09 pm:

Can't imagine some of the trestle elevations ... The ones that went to, and fed, the stamp mills on Torch Lake were way scary in height.

By NKR (Nkr) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 06:44 pm:

Bob Gilareath - Great pictures of my town. Thanks for shareing. I know what you mean about the quilts, they are a little pricey but very beautiful. Alot of hard work goes into them.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 09:20 pm:

See the following for one of the C & H trestles.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 09:47 pm:

Bob Gilareath--I to enjoyed the your pictures of my hometown--Mishawaka, IN. Hope you enjoyed your time here. I don't enjoy the traffic either. Thanks for sharing.

By Meg Wnuk (Wnuk) on Friday, September 2, 2005 - 08:09 am:

Just a point of interest about the tressle bridge. My daughter, Beth Wnuk, worked on the design of this tressle last year for her senior design project at Michigan Tech. Now a civil engineer in Seattle, WA, she was greatly surprised to see these pictures yesterday.

By Nate (Nalwine) on Friday, September 2, 2005 - 11:55 am:

How funny, I've been in Mishawaka twice in the last month. Here's my 2 Indiana albums!

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