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Railroad talk brings back memories


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HURLEY, Wis. - Author, historian and photographer Byron Babbish said his "Railroads of the Upper Peninsula, 1975-2000" presentation Wednesday was an engaging discussion with around 80 people at the Iron County Museum.

"I've never had a crowd like this," said Babbish, a Detroit based railroad historian and author of 15 books on the topic.

Many people present either worked for the railroads or were spouses and children and knew as much about the routes and timelines of the buyouts and when they were shut down. They reminisced with Babbish as he...