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 Posted: Mon Oct 29th, 2012 09:50 pm
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About two years ago a fellow showed up to our annual picnic. This is an event my model airplane club puts on every year. We invite the public to come out and give R/C airplane flying a try and we offer a free lunch too. Anyway, this fellow named Jeff Booth came out and while he was having so much fun he decided to invite our members to come out and see is 60 some odd year old, 7-1/4" gauge, live steam railroad. It's located just outside of the town where I live on some property along the west shore of Tipsico Lake.

When I got there I have to say I was pretty impressed. I'd never seen model trains this size before... at least not in real life. After several minutes of him getting everything checked out we jumped on to a little seat on a flat car or whatever type car the other people rode on and away we went. As I recall they have something over a mile of track and some pretty impressive bridges and inclines. It was quite a ride and then to find out that it was his grandfather that originally built the railroad and one of the larger locomotives many years ago made it all the more special.

Here is a link to their website:

http://www.tipsicolakeshorerailroad.com/Tipsico_Lakeshore_Railroad/Home.html

I wish I had taken along my camera that day. I would have liked to taken some some photos of my own.

Mike

Last edited on Mon Oct 29th, 2012 10:02 pm by mwiz64



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