Tag Archives: Locomotive

Homeward Bound


An integral component of any mining empire was the railroad. These iron beasts of burden worked tirelessly to transport materials between not only mines and mills but also between city and countryside and region to region. Though indispensable, they were not  immortal. As the empire died so too did the railroads, and …

Numbers One and Five


When the Quincy Mill sat just a short mile down the hill all that was required to transport copper to it was a gravity-powered tramway. When the mill was moved six miles to the east, something a bit more extensive would be required. Thus was born the Quincy and Torch …