July 06-02

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Photo by John Hunter
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Photo by John Hunter
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Photo by Donn de Yampert

Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 05:18 pm:

What a delightful week here in the U.P... We've seen people and places, beauty and history, all mixed together around the celebration of our country's birth.

John Hunter was in the Copper Country for the Dollar Bay All School Reunion (all the way from Georgia), and he stopped by to capture the arrival of this newest addition at the Houghton County Museum. Donn de Yampert sent the 3rd shot, as the train saw many visitors during the celebration.

Thanks to all who have shared some memories on the Pasty Cam this week, as well as the extra photos you send our way. On Saturday I always check back through the week to read the comments and see the new additions. It's a good idea to click on the recent Cam Notes link at the top of the Pasty Cam every few days, because people post messages in Cam Notes for the years past as well.

By Paul in Illinios on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 06:14 pm:

Congratulations to all the folks who rebuilt #3!
Its great to see her back home at Lake Linden and Hubbell. She may have only been a lowly intraplant tram engine but she has survived to be a working memorial to all who worked at the C&H mills and smelters. We had grandparents work at the mills and smelters as well as at the mine. Thanks for all the work to get this piece of C&H history back alive and working. Its a super addition to the Museum.

By Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 07:07 pm:

Paul, was that nice sunset yours on the Pasty Cam last Sunday?

Don't s'pose today's engine was related to the one on the Pasty Cam last fall, on the brake-shoe memories page??
Train wreck

By C&H Fan, Illinois on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 11:31 pm:

Up until a few years ago, I know the E&LS railroad in Escanaba was still using two of the former Calumet & Hecla diesels, numbers 201 & 202. They were still in the orange paint of the C&H. They were pretty sad looking. To bad one of those could not be brought back to the Copper Country and added to the museum. Even if it was just an empty shell. I wonder if they still even exist??????

By Cousin Jack on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 02:20 am:


Any info on exactly when this locomotive was built and by who?

ps: Good to see the HCHS join our online community! Last time I visited there I saw an extraordinary 19th century photograph on the 2nd floor that would be perfect for Pasty Cam. It featured the residents of a logging camp located about halfway between Eagle Harbor and Delaware.
If the HCHS would let you scan this priceless artifact for Pasty Cam you might even have an artistic Pulitzer on your hands, Charlie!

"night night..."

davedatroll on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 11:15 am:


Congrats to the HCHS! Did Tech Student Adam Wright, Dick Taylor, and the folks at RailDreams in Lake Linden help get this going?

How long now before this little tea kettle pulls it's first "revenue" load of passengers around the museum grounds?

By Paul in Illinois on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 11:45 am:

The wrecked engine Toivo has posted still exists on Quincy Hill. It is #5. Unfortunately, it has not weathered well since it was put on outside display in the '70's. The photo is of Q&TL only fatal wreck. Other Copper Country loco's known to exist are the two C&H diesels mentioned, another C&H light diesel at Ironwood the last I saw. Quincy #1 on the hill, #6 in New Jersey, and the one at Flint represnt the Q&TL. The "Torch Lake" is at Dearborn. The DSS&A Div. of the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society is sponsering the renovation of Copper Range 200 and a DSS&A RS-1, both at Duluth I believe. Last but not least are Copper Range #29 and the C&NW R-1 rusting away at Ripley. There is alot of Copper Country railroad history represented by this group. Number 3 is the only one alive and kicking in the Copper Country. There was some rumours of the narrow gauge Climax loco that used to ply the rails around Phoenix is in a Texas swamp - abandoned by a logging company.

By Paul in Illinois on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 11:49 am:

The sunset occured during the week of May 5th. Probably the evening of the 6th or 7th before the snow of the 8th. Hard to believe that was only 2 months ago!

By Ed in California on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 12:08 pm:

In commenting about Toivo's posting of July 6, 2002, Paul in Illinois has revived old memories for me about my family. Number 5 engine was wrecked when a rail collapsed. The engine and tender had passed over but were drawn back down by the ore cars. My grandfather, Joe Schneiderhan, the engineer, was killed from steam in his lungs when the boiler let go. The fireman managed to jump to safety. The engine was repaired and put back in service, but the ore cars layed in the ravine for years.

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