Rolling Stock

Copper Range Railroad

A Ride on the Keweenaw Central Railroad

The late 1960s was a time of great change for the Copper Country. After nearly a century of rule the great…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Forsaken No Longer

The ruins at the Quincy Mine are incredibly diverse, running the gambit between massive rock houses and hoisting engines to…
Mineral Range Railroad

Old Locomotives Never Die – They Just Rust Away

While we were on the subject of locomotives I thought I’d feature one last Copper Country specimen, though its exact…
Scrapbook

Going a Little Loco

Two weeks ago my Quincy Roundhouse update post garnered quite a bit of interest, especially in the old No.6 locomotive…
HCTC

A Streetcar Revisited

Several years ago during CCE’s informative early years we had come across the remains of an old trolley car rotting…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

The Roundhouse that Was

Once again its going to be my attempt to bring back daily posting here on CCE, but this time with…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

The Rails that Remain (p2)

For a transportation system that could only operate over rails, railroads were incredibly dynamic. In the case of C&H, the…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook VII

Its been a little slow lately with submissions for CCE’s Copper Country Scrapbook series, but the arrival of some great…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

More Quincy Rock Cars

I would have to admit that after three years of exploring the Copper Country there isn’t too much that surprises…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

A Typical Rock Car (p2)

A typical stamp mill was a gravity-run operation, relying on gravity to do all the heavy lifting. To harness the…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

A Typical Rock Car (p1)

the remains of a typical rock car – click on the image for a bigger view As a thank you…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Derailed? (p2)

If your looking off into the woods when walking the old Q&TL grade just east of the roundhouse you are…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Derailed? (p1)

Today we revisit a site we have been to previously – the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad. This railroad served…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

Industrial Core

looking across the industrial core in Calumet Sandwiched between the towns of Red Jacket (later Calumet) and Laurium was an…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

Russell Snow Plow #2

Railroads that operated in northern climates have to operate is some extreme conditions for a good 6 months of the…
HCTC

Trolley in a Field

The boom years that occurred at the turn of the 19th century quickly transformed Calumet and the surrounding communities into…
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…