The Copper Range Depot was the former stop for many trains coming through Houghton, and today is home to a restaurant with a rail theme. This weekend the Copper Range Depot will have train experts and historians give lectures on various rail related topics in Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The first lecture starts this afternoon at 4 pm with Bill Sproule, on the history of trains in the Copper Country.
One particularly exciting session during the weekend, will be at 5 pm on Saturday, and details train robberies in Michigan. The lecture series will be held in the backroom at the depot, and can seat around 45 people at a time. Tickets for the lecture series are eight dollars at the door. The Copper Range Depot Family Restaurant is located at 301 W. Lakeshore Drive.
4 pm, Today (8/4) – The Copper Country Rail Road
2 pm Friday (8/5) – Michigan’s Polar Express; The Pere Marquette 1225
5 pm Friday (8/5) – The Chicago NW 175
1 pm Saturday (8/6) – The Chicago NW 175
5 pm Saturday (8/6) – Train Robberies in Michigan