Copper Range #60 Photos

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NOTE: Copper Range second-class coach #60's new restoration will debut with a public Open House on Saturday, September 20, from 10am to 4pm. A special Media Open House will be held on Friday, September 19, beginning at 9:00am, sharp. The media day will include a free ride in the car, photo opportunities, and volunteers available for interviews and information. Call the Mid-Continent office at 1-608-522-4261 for information.



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Copper Range #60 has just been pulled out of Mid-Continent's Car Shop building for the first time since its restoration was completed in April 2003. It is on its way to the public Coach Shed display building where it will be placed on display to the public for the first time.

PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Theroux, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.


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An interior view of the car shows the new ceiling panels, varnished oak woodwork, and new red plush seat cushions applied to the car. Volunteers spent eight years completing the project.

PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Buhrmaster, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.



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The oak woodwork is original to the car, as built in 1903. The ceiling panels and seat cushions are representative of the car's 1944 appearance while in service during World War II.

PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Buhrmaster, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.



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These kerosene-fueled lamps are original to the car, dating from 1903. Supplemental electrical lighting was added in 1916.

PHOTO CREDIT: Judy Gasser, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.



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This was how Copper Range #60 appeared when it first arrived on the museum property at North Freedom, Wisconsin in 1982. Restoration would not begin for another eleven years.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ray Buhrmaster, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.


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The new window shade material recreated for the restoration (right) is compared with the original pattern (left) in this photo.

PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Swanson, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.

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Museum volunteer Dean Sauvola paints new lettering on Copper Range coach #60 by hand. The style of the lettering was painstakingly reproduced to duplicate the original that had long been covered over with paint.

PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Swanson, courtesy Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc.

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