Excursion Photo Fest
(Photos in no particular order!)

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1996 Excursion from Searchmont to Agawa Canyon 1-day excursion on the Algoma Central. This is heading South from the park in the Agawa Canyon. The canyon walls are over 400 feet high. 

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1996 Excursion from Searchmont to Agawa Canyon 1-day excursion on the Algoma Central. This is heading South across the Montreal River with the dam on the left. This bridge is featured in much AC advertising.

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1996 Excursion from Searchmont to Agawa Canyon 1-day excursion on the Algoma Central. We are in the hole at Wabos with the northbound tourist train going by us, pulled by some F units restored by the WC for use with this train.

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1995 excursion on BN from Zearing to LeSalle, Illinois. On the way back we have stopped at Ladd, which used to be the furthest point West that the New York Central reached.

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2000 excursion on the Coopersville and Marne, Michigan. This is my open M9 and two daughters at the turnaround point in Grand Rapids. They told me that they preferred riding on an open car.

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1998 excursion on the Coopersville and Marne, Michigan. This is the lineup at Coopersville during the lunch break. The C&M were operating two tourist trains on that day so we were placed out of the way in the siding.

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1999 excursion on the Coopersville and Marne, Michigan. I always take the family on this excursion. My two daughters greatly enjoy riding with dad.

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1998 excursion on Illinois Railnet between Ottawa and Yorkville. When we were back in Ottawa we headed south over the drawbridge that spans the Illinois River. What a great ride. Photo by Chuck White.

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1998 excursion on Illinois Railnet between Ottawa and Yorkville. This is Wedron, a large sand quarry that generates quite a bit of business for the railroad.

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1999 excursion on Illinois Railnet between Rockford and Flagg Center. Here we are at Flagg Center with an eastbound BN racing by us towards the railfan Mecca of Rochelle, Illinois. The three open cars together belonged to   Bob Knight, myself and Mike Mitzel.

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1999 excursion on Illinois Railnet between Ottawa and Yorkville. We are at Ottawa with the headquarters of Illinois Railnet in the restored depot on the right. Fred Lonne's hyrail is shown.

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1996 excursion on the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern in Eastern Indiana. Another great excursion by Mike Mitzel. We are paused at Swannington on the way back to Sheldon, Illinois.

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1997 excursion on the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern in Eastern Illinois/Western Indiana. This is the bathroom break at Fowler, Indiana. We ran from Sheldon to Otterbien.

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2000 excursion on the LS&I in Upper Michigan. We ran from West Yard in Marquette to Republic Mine and back. The railroad kindly let us cruise up onto the ore dock at Marquette, where a loaded ship was just leaving. The LS&I ship out over 10 million tons of pellets a year.

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1998 excursion on the LS&I in Upper Michigan. We ran from Ishpeming to Republic Mine, then back through Ishpeming to Marquette and up onto the ore dock. Finally we retraced our route to ishpeming. This is Chuck White's MT-14 in West Yard.

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1999 excursion on the LS&I in Upper Michigan. We ran 42 miles from West Yard in Marquette to Republic and then back. This is heading West through one of the junctions at Negaunee.

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1998 excursion on the Wisconsin Central in Upper Michigan. This is heading West near Humboldt on our way to Baraga from Ishpeming through beautiful northwoods scenery. L'Anse Hill is ahead of us, 10 miles long with a 3 percent grade in some places.

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1997 excursion on the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railroad in mid-Michigan from Cadillac to Kalkaska. Here we are heading South past Fife Lake on the return to Cadillac.

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1998 excursion on the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railroad in mid-Michigan from Cadillac to Clare. This route is the old Ann Arbor and we ran across this old wooden billboard advertising the car ferry service, now defunct for 20 years or more.

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1998 excursion on the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railroad in mid-Michigan from Cadillac to Clare. We are on the outskirts of Cadillac during the return trip. What a great time.

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1999 excursion on the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railroad in mid-Michigan from Cadillac to Yuma and then Cadillac to Walton Junction. Here we are picking our way through the old Pennsy yard at Cadillac to go North on the old GR&I.

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1999 excursion on the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railroad in mid-Michigan from Cadillac to Yuma and then Cadillac to Walton Junction. This is Yuma, where a major sand customer is the only business for the railroad west of Cadillac on the old Ann Arbor.

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The 2000 excursion on the TSBY was from Cadillac to Kalkaska and back, a repeat of our 1997 trip. This was a total of about 80 miles. The weather was cool but the experience was as good as ever.

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