Month: August 2006

Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

A Train Forgotten

The railroad we walked on was in operation for over 50 years. Lines of rock cars moved up and down…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Mystery Mark

We have seen our fair share of graffiti on the ruins and relics of the Keweenaw. But after a few…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

An Abandoned Rail Car

the quincy #2 complex as seen along the Q&TL Moving past the cog-rail, we rejoin the Quincy and Torch Lake…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

The New Q&TL

After a short distance traveling along the trail, we came to a clearing. In front of us, crossing the trail…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Derailed and Derelict

Riding along the ridgeline overlooking the Portage valley, the engineers of the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad must have had…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

The Water Tank

A railroad is more then rails, locomotives and rail cars. There is also an extensive amount of support buildings that…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Inside the Roundhouse

Take a comprehensive look inside the old Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad Roundhouse with this 360 view from the inside.
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

The Roundhouse

It was clear what we would find down “Roundhouse Road”. Every railroad will have one, used for the shelter, maintenance,…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Portage Valley View

Quincy Mine – along with C&H to the north and Copper Range to the South – were the three biggest…
Mines

The #5 Hoist Building

Scattered along the remnants are metal posts – some twisted and bent – that once held machinery. These had been…
Mines

Anatomy of a Hoist

What we found in the woods along Tecumseh road is a common ruin we encounter on our explorations of the…
Mines

The Second Hoist

The second hoist building ( or so we had called it ) was similar in form to the structure we…
Mines

Another Pile of Rock

We moved past the possible #4 engine house, and moved further down Tecumseh Road. Knowing that mine shafts usually follow…
Mines

Ruin on Tecumseh

we take a closer look at the ruins along the road Tecumseh road is one of those old and forgotten…
Mines

Shaft Countin’

How do you find an abandoned copper mine? You look for the poor rock pile of course. Like we did…
Mines

A Pile of Rock

After a short stop at what we thought was the Osceola depot, we continued on down the line. Soon we…