Michigan trip wrap-up

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor

During my swing through Michigan I stopped by some small museums with static displays. They didn’t happen to be open when I visited, so I didn’t try to write feature stories about them. Nonetheless, they are typical of the large amount of railway preservation that’s out there, reminding people of the history of their communities. Read More

Hamlet, North Carolina

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor

Our last North Carolina before hopping the plane home to Minnesota was the iconic Seaboard Air Line depot in Hamlet. It wasn’t opened when we came through, but that doesn’t diminish the impact of this big wood Victorian survivor. It opened in 1900 where the SAL Richmond-Florida main line crossed the Wilmington-Atlanta-Birmingham line. Although Hamlet’s current population is only 6000, it was a division headquarters and therefore merited such a large depot. Read More

Holiday ops at Rockhill

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By Joel Salomon, Rockhill Trolley Museum
Over the past three weekends, the holiday events have been underway at the Rockhill Trolley Museum where I volunteer. We operated trolleys six evenings for the Polar Bear Express and one day for Santa’s Trolley. Volunteers spent weekends and many weekdays decorating the museum area and the entire trolley line to Altoff Siding where many more decorations were placed.

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