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Michael Laine is a lifelong model railroader and railroad historian. Currently associated with the South Bay Historical Railroad Society, which preserves the oldest railroad passenger station in California. Research interests include the Southern Pacific Railroad Coast Line Route, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and other western railroads and mining districts. He recently retired as a State Geological Survey economic and exploration geologist with career experience in Utah, Nevada and California. He has always been fascinated by the historical relationship between mineral resources and railroads.