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MÄRKLIN & RAILROADS : A personal view by Christian Vinaa

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  • Scale and size
    • 5", 1, LGB, H0, TT, N, Z

  • Electricity - Electronics
    • Turnouts
    • Signals
    • Light barrier

  • Real trains ( scale 1:1 )
    • Real trains - scale 1:1
    • Selection of train videos

USA : Michigan

Michigan has its own table of contents :

  • HOME - Michigan
  • Durand - Rail-fanning.
  • Owosso - Steam Railroading Institute.
  • My POI's from Michigan : Google Earth kmz-file
    [ Version 2014-01 ]

  • Michigan might not have a lot of railroads left, but what's left is worth seeing.

    There is a lot of railroad history in Michigan, especially train ferries.

    The main activity today are the 2 connections to Canada ( Port Huron and Detroit )

    The "Pere Marquette Railway" was once a famous part of the Michigan railroads, and the name still lives on in many train- and railroad-related things in Michigan.

    One remaining steam-locomotive, # 1225 Pere Marquette 2-8-4, went to movie-fame in the 2004-movie "The Polar Express".

    The 1225 is owned by the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan, and is still operative.

    Grand Haven

    In Grand Haven a beautiful steam locomotive, # 1223, is on display together with a box-car and a caboose.
    ( There is no shortage of cabooses in the USA. It seems that almost every little town has a caboose on display. )

    Grand Haven Pere Marquette # 1223
    Grand Haven Pere Marquette Box Car # 72222
    Grand Haven Pere Marquette Caboose A 986


    In Cadillac you can find on display in the city park, close to the railroad station a "SHAY" locomotive; the Shay # 1.

    shay # 1 in cadillac michigan
    shay # 1 in cadillac michigan
    shay # 1 in cadillac michigan

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