Responding to another request for better photos of Copper Range #29 here is my builder's photo of #29 and a photo taken in August 1946 of #29 in McKeever, shown here at the time of reinstatment of passenger service on the Copper Range, looking a great deal different 39 years later. #29 was retired 7 years later only to return as #29 on the tourist line Keweenaw Central. Today rotting away in Ripley. (Kevin Musser Collection)
Great pictures Kevin but I have to disagree w/rottingbbbbIm its alot better off here (where its from and were it belongs) than elswhere because of its historical significance, especially considering the national park is here.I'm from the copper country and consider it part of our history and cannot think of a better spot for 29 than here. the way its being stored is a different issue.
I agree with yocal this isn't just about the trains.
Y'know, in the time I was up there I never got to see the 29. Didn't even know she was up there. I DID see the Quincy Mine stuff...boy did that get my dander up. Anyway, I don't know if I can get any more excited than I am, Kevin, keep 'em coming! I'm starting to work really hard at comparing the prototypes to some of the HO plastic steam on the market and see what modifications are necessary to make an accurate model. After all, that COPR modular layout plan is still in my notebook...and I finally got most of that junky diesel stuff out of my bloodstream...:)
Local yocal, quite sure I never stated it should be moved somewhere other than the Keweenaw, just stating the fact that it is rotting away. Glad you enjoyed the photos.