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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2015 09:58 pm
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Joined: Sun May 27th, 2012
Location: Missoula, Montana USA
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Thanks for the input Thayer. Woodie, I definitely recommend to you, you'll like it I'm sure.

One interesting that I've figured out is that by our cabin the the north woods is a clearing that was an obvious logging camp about 100 years ago. I have no information on it, but using the map on the books' cover as well as Google maps, I've pieced two and two together. By the looks of it, a branch of the Virginia and Rainey Lake Lumber Company railroad went to the camp as from Google maps I can make out a possible railroad grade. Also,being familiar with the terrain, I generally know where I train could and could not go.

Then there's a legend about a steam locomotive buried in a marsh near Brainard, MN. Someone tried sonar scanning the area and didn't get any sign of a locomotive specifically, but they did get an image of a very large piece of metal. Could be part of a bridge that was torn down years ago, or a sunken barge, but many locals like to believe it was that locomotive.

James W.

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