Rails Around the Thumb (Images of Rail)
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Discover how important railroads once were to Michigan's Thumb region in this wonderful collection of images. Many of the images in this book have never been seen before, or, if so, only in a family's living room, soon to be returned to grandpa's trunk in the attic. Although the area is best known for its agrarian roots, the railroad operations were involved in so much more, from light industries that fed the auto industry to shipments of fish from Saginaw Bay into eastern markets. In an age when many ofthese railroad lines have disappeared, it can be hard to believe how many once crisscrossed this area.. Return to a time when everyone knew the route of the "Polly-Ann," local citizens identified the time of day by the sound of a train whistle, and the arrival of a train crew nearly doubled a town's population. These images surfaced to introduce future generations to what railroading in the Thumb once was
Gaffney, former executive director of the Steam Railroading Institute and owner of Streamline Historic Services. This book was written and researched by T.J. . Many of the images come from his private collection or those of dear friends and fellow collectors
Excellent book!!!! Excellent book!!!! and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in history of the Thumb Region of Michigan.
. About the Author This book was written and researched by T.J. Many of the images come from his private collection or those of dear friends and fellow collectors. Gaffney, former executive director of the Steam Railroading Institute and owner of Streamline Historic Services