From May 22 to May 26, 2004, Copper Range steam locomotive #29 was prepared for shipment from Hancock to North Freedom. The move required that the boiler be removed from the frame and running gear. It was loaded on two separate semi trailers for the trek to North Freedom. The tender tank also had to be separated from its underframe due to height restrictions. These were also placed on two other semi-trailers. On May 26, after five days of preparation, Copper Range #29 left the upper peninsula of Michigan for all time. It crossed the Portage channel bridge on its two semi-trailers--the same crossing it used during its days of service for the Copper Range over fifty years ago, although a previous bridge structure stood here at that time.

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