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Thunder Lake Lumber 5 photos
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Author:  bobyar2001 [ Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Thunder Lake Lumber 5 photos

Just some closeup photos of this narrow gauge 2-8-0 and train, on open display at Rheinlander, Wisconsin. This locomotive, of course, was shipped to Mexico after TLLC quit, then returned in a trade that brought an original South Park 2-8-0 back to Colorado from Rheinlander.


Author:  Randy Hees [ Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Lake Lumber 5 photos

The combine reportadly has a miller hook coupler still in place at one end.

That would be an amazing survival...

Author:  Les Beckman [ Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Lake Lumber 5 photos

A couple of questions if I may:

1. What is the history of the depot?

2. The photo captions state that the passenger car is a combine. But, from the photos, I see no indication of a baggage car door. It looks like it, originally at least, was a straight coach. Am I wrong?

3. What is the history of the car?


Author:  Mikechoochoo [ Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Lake Lumber 5 photos

According to the book "Thunder Lake Narrow Gauge" by Harvey Huston the car was a Flint & Pere Marquette coach bought by the owner Frank Robbins. It was later used as a business car. The road used link n pins to the end, and the Miller heads came slotted and drilled, so if it ain't broke don't fix it.
At the end the car was spotted on a spur, skirted like a trailerhouse and used for a cabin. That's how it survived intact.

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