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Miniature DT&I caboose in Saginaw News

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
DT&I orange goes well with Halloween

Page A3 in the Saginaw News today shows a nice shot of miniature railroad caboose 108 and the
“We Have the Connections” compass herald.

The 67-year-old caboose and other pieces of equipment were put in service for a Fall Harvest event this past Tuesday.

Additional pictures of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton miniature train can be viewed at
the on-line mlive photo gallery below. (Scroll to about photo 27 of the 40 picture gallery.)
Several engineers operated the Lima Switcher during the 5 hour event. The newspaper photo journalist caught
live steam boiler maker Marty Knox at the engine’s throttle in one of the pictures.

It was a fun day! ... t_fes.html


Re: Miniature DT&I caboose in Saginaw News

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 pm
by M.D.Bentley
Glad to see you got it out for some exercise. Nice to see Linda got a cameo also.

Re: Miniature DT&I caboose in Saginaw News

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:11 pm
by NS3322
How much track is set up for this event? And is the train set up annually?

Re: Miniature DT&I caboose in Saginaw News

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 4:37 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
Better late than NEVER.

Participating in Internet Forums has never been my strong point.
I'm sorry I missed NS3322's question until now.

Setting up the railroad could have turned into an annual activity had I stayed in that community.

Because I was already in the process of relocating to the other side of the state at the time,
I reluctantly turned down an additional invitation to run the train in the village's downtown section
for a second Christmas event.

In both instances, the Christmas event, and the Halloween running... the length of the track
measured 208 feet. (The length of operating track was determined by what fit in the bed of a pick-up truck.)

A pipe dream would be to run the heirloom in the back alley at Kenton, Ohio where it
originally first operated in the late 1940's.

Again, sorry about the very late reply.