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Copper Country Centennial Limited

Mid-Continent Railway Museum

September 20, 2003

This day was a special day of any Copper Range fan, marking the completion of the restoration of Copper Range coach #60. This year also marks the 100th birthday of #60. I have published various links and articles related to #60 in the past and they are referenced below. In addition, I have a link to Mid-continent's own photos of the Open House / Copper Country Centennial Limited Run / Dinner / and the late night return run to North Freedom depot. It was a great time and I was very appreciative of everyone at Mid-Continent for the invitation, great hospitality, and a ride of a lifetime for this Copper County nut who missed it all the first time around. Thanks Bill and everyone at MCRM. Thank you most of all for all the time, money, and effort it took to bring back this wonderful piece of history for everyone to share, hopefully, for another 100 years.

Kevin E. Musser

Mid-Continent Railway Museum Open House Photos (Might even see me in 4 of them)
Mid-Continent Railway Museum Copper Range #60 Restoration Main Page
Mid-Continent Railway Museum Copper Range #60 History Page
CopperRange.org Copper Range #60 history and restoration
CopperRange.org and The Hotbox republication of MCRM's article on #60 (with a rare view of the school train in action)


My Photos of the
Copper Range #60
Open House

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North Freedom, Wisconsin

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Erie Lackawana coaches return from a trip on the line to the North Freedom depot

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#60 Open House
Parked along side of a display of Copper Range history and photos.

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           End view of Copper Range #60                                 Interior view of #60
                                                                                  (only $1000 per seat to re-upholster,
                                                                                                        31 of them)

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         Copper Range ticket holder and ticket                       Copper Range luggage rack
       (note curtain detail, pattern silkscreened
                    to match the original)

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Detail of Copper Range luggage rack

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Copper Range lamp (both during the day and at night)
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Just enough light to see the restroom doors

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A side trip to see Copper Range #25, ex CR #59, sister to #60

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Interior of #25

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MCRY #7 couples to #60

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Crew getting final instructions before departing

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Copper Range #60 restoration crew and guests board #60

Out on the tracks (1/2 a mile of which is rail from the Copper Range) in the sun. Click on the photos to view a larger image.

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Photo of the photographers

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Stopping in town at North Freedom for dinner at the Fire Hall

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Loading up for our return to the depot, just like in 1946.

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A happy Copper Range nut pretending he is back in 1946