Month: April 2015

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A Trolley Ride (p8) – The Substation

With our journey along the Lake Linden Branch finished, our return trip back up the hill to Laurium took another…
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A Trolley Ride (p7)

Having made our way down the steep hillside our street car finally enters the village limits of Lake Linden, though…
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A Trolley Ride (p6)

The Lake Linden Branch was first proposed by the Houghton Country Street Railway Company in 1901, used as a bargaining…
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A Trolley Ride (p5)

Photo courtesy Superiorland Library Cooperative, Andrew C. Curto Collection After our brief stop at Electric Park, our motorman once again…
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Scrapbook Fridays: Electric Park Memories Edition

Back before I had even begun my 14 part opus on the Houghton County Streetcar, I received a nice email…
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A Trolley Ride (p4) – Electric Park

While it may be nice to envision the rise of electric railways in terms of  private companies investing in the…
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A Trolley Ride (p3)

Moving past the Hancock Car Barn, our Lake Linden bound street car turns eastward towards the collection of mining communities…
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A Trolley Ride (p2) – The Car Barn

Photo courtesy Superiorland Library Cooperative, Andrew C. Curto Collection The car barn was a street railway’s home, its center of…
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A Trolley Ride (p1)

Though not the largest in the state the 32 miles of track that make up the Houghton Country Traction Company…
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The Houghton County Street Railway (p2)

At its height, the great Copper Empire was home to nearly a hundred thousand people. Most of those people lived…