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This article was published in the Layout Design Journal (LDJ), Winter 2012 and
Spring 2013 issues.  The Chicago & Mackinac Railroad, Part One, is all about the
original Chicago & Mackinac Railroad built in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  That C&M
layout was completed for operations in approximately 1979 and operated until
August 1987 when it was dismantled because of a move to California.  The
somewhat lengthly Part One of the article describes the concept behind the design
of the original C&M.  

Part Two, which was published in the next issue of the Layout Design Journal
(Spring 2013), covered the design process of the Second Chicago & Mackinac
Railroad, which was built in Pleasanton, California.  The C&M #2 was operational
from approximately 2003 to 2011.

This website is mostly based on the California C&M, however, a video of the final
run of the original C&M was recently found.  Parts of that video are included on the
C&M Videos tab.  It is actual footage of the somewhat chaotic final run in August
1987, but the videos do show the layout as it was on the day of the final run.
Click Here

to view a pdf file of the C&M Railroad Part One Article.

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You can get a hard copy of the Winter 2012 LDJ
publication by contacting the Layout Design SIG at
www.ldsig.org
Click Here

to view a pdf file of the C&M Railroad Part Two Article.

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You can get a hard copy of the Spring 2013 LDJ
publication by contacting the Layout Design SIG at
www.ldsig.org

Resolution of pdf file is not the greatest!