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Mike Schafer

Mike Schafer hails from Rockford, Illinois, where he recalls his earliest train-watching experiences on the Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, Burlington Route, and Chicago & North Western. He vividly can recall his first train rides, circa 1952, on IC\u2019s Hawkeye and Land O\u2019 Corn between Rockford and Chicago. Eventually he would declare the latter ? America\u2019s railroad hub ? his \u201chonorary hometown. Mike and his little dog Archie reside in a house (which includes a 1,600-square...See more