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A little more on my Durand stop yesterday
Posted by Elba Steve
on 6/7/2017, 10:00 am
A while back, I put it out there that I had a boat load of railroad related magazines that had accumulated over the past gazillion years. I asked if anyone was interested in them, but, no one jumped at the opportunity, so, back in the closet they went. Then, the other day, I got this brilliant idea to call the Durand Railroad Museum/Library, and inquired about whether they would be interested in taking them off my hands. Sure enough, problem solved. So, I loaded 'em in my trusty Buick, and off to DU-rand I went. I'm happy to report that I now have a full empty closet to put real things like clothes in, and the folks over there at the museum are as overjoyed as a McDonalds happy meal. My personal thanks goes out to Mary Warner-Stone and the two fine men, Joe and Tim who helped me unload about 300 pounds of railroad information. So, food for thought here, if you think all those old magazines would look good being dropped into a dumpster somewhere, keep the Durand Museum/Library/Historical Society in mind. Now, as for the picture I posted (where could this be? below), it was just a fluke that I caught that train as I headed on out of town. I forgot to mention that it was an HESR train, but I figure you all knew that by the rainbow of orange, yellow, and black leading the parade. Also, Durand yard was pretty much packed with cars, a testament to how well I guess the rail industry here in Michigan is doing. Also in that yard was a whole bunch of loaded coal hoppers destined for CP in Essexville. So, it's nice to know that coal still has some importance to our electrical needs for now. Anyway, that's all I have for today, for now. Hope everyone enjoys this beautiful day! Steve
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