While traveling north through the Eastern side of Michigan we chose to travel US Route 23 instead of I-75. Route 23 is the same 1,435-mile long road that passes through our hometown in East Tennessee and connects Jacksonville Florida with "the tip of the mitt's" Mackinaw City Michigan. We often take 23 from Kingsport to see our son and daughter-in-law in Ypsilanti, MI. It's a much more pleasant drive than I-75.
|Typical European Railcar|
The railcars were built in York, England in 1954. After serving in the British Railway service they were operated in Canada for a number of years. They were used in passenger excursion service as late as the 1970's before being donated to the museum.
The Typical European Railcar photo on the left was a challenge to make. It was bright and sunny outside and much darker inside the cars. I took 5 different shots at different exposures while hand holding the camera. Fortunately, the Lightroom software was able to align the photos and blend them to create this HDR image. My goal when creating HDR images is to make them as realistic as possible and close to what I saw when I took the pictures.
|Inside A 1929 Caboose|
|Ice Cream Parlor In One Car|
|1958 Was A Great Year|
If we hadn't taken the back roads we wouldn't have found this very interesting stop. We spent about 45 minutes there before heading north on US-23 along the Lake Huron Coast in search of lighthouses.