Northern Michigan RailRoad Club > 2010 Issue - Copper Range Railroad, brown car
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2010 Issue - Copper Range Railroad, brown car

Graphic design and layout © 2010 Buffalo Creek Graphics. All rights reserved. Copper Range Railroad PS-1, ARA Class XM Steel Boxcars. TRUE Limited Edition. Made in the USA. Never before offered in O-Scale. Production model #4026 shown with die-cast trucks. The Northern Michigan RailRoad Club's (NMRRC) 2010 Cub Cars are O scale, Copper Range boxcars. << SEE model details on preceding page, showing orange car. GEOGRAPHY: Michigan is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. While some people may think the only thing in the upper peninsula are iron ore and woods, they actually provide a rich source of lumber, iron, and copper. The minerals lay underground for millions of years, since the Earth was formed, until geologists and surveyors documented them. Developers then rushed to the area. The Keweenaw is a smaller peninsula off the so-called Upper Peninsula, or U.P. The Copper Range Railroad is a regional railroad, based in Houghton, that was built specifically to service Michigan’s copper country. It operated from 1899 to 1972. Mining actually continued beyond that date. The White Pine mine, the last major copper mine in Michigan, shut down in 1995. In 1948, the Copper Range Railroad purchased twenty-two 40’ Pullman-Standard PS-1 boxcars. The cars were initially painted mineral brown with white markings. Starting in the 1960s, the railroad repainted the majority of the boxcars (copper) orange with black markings. The reporting marks were COPR, although some rail fans abbreviate the road as "CR". Copper Range map herald illustrated with copper ingot added to model's paint scheme (not on prototype cars). This is a Northern Michigan RailRoad Club Car - Fourth in a Series. Shipped NIB with window display box and collector's labeling. Sold out, collectible.