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    • Anchor pier

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Work underway is preparing for the grouting process. Other piers visible in the background. Note the marine crane of the contractor. Most of these machines were named and were still steam powered in the mid 1950's
    • C. Johnson L'Anse Michigan

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Claim Register
      DSS&A Ry.
      Legal Department

      Claim No. 274

      C. Johnson, L'Anse, MI
      Rush Culver, Atty., L'Anse, MI
      Claims damage for injuries sustained by being thrown out of stage. Horses frightened by blowing off of...
    • Delay, short steam and antiquated

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Iron Ore, Ishpeming, Mi.
      Saturday, January 14, 1888

      The Delay, Short Steam and Antiquated, how trains are run and how the people like it.

      The time tables ordered out until steam can be raised.

      Last week the Iron Ore...
    • Detroit exposition rates

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      September 14, 1889

      Detroit Exposition Rates

      The DSS&A, with its customary enterprise, has made a fare to the Detroit exposition which should act as a great inducement to visitors. The...
    • DSS&A railway depot

    • Railroad stations ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • D.S.S. & A. RAILWAY DEPOT


      WEEKLY MINING JOURNAL
      May 11, 1901 P. 1 C.1

      NEW DEPOT ASSURED, SOUTH SHORE ROAD WILL ERECT IT ON FRONT STREET
      PLANS WILL BE HERE SHORTLY, CONSIDERABLE GRADING ON THE SITE COMPLETED
      THIS...
    • Engine House at copper mine

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Photo of the engine house at one of the copper mines. Steam engines ran the hoisting drum that raised and lowered skip cars and man cages into the mines. Railroad car is likely a coal car as coal was commonly used as boiler fuel at these...
    • Engine on parade

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Reconditioned steam tank engine no. 5649 built by H. K. Porter of Pittsburgh, PA for a Calumet and Hecla smelter in the Copper Country. Unit later became no. 3 of the DSS&A Railroad. Engine was loaded on truck and shown off in a local parade after...
    • Extension is finished

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      November 26, 1892

      The Extension is Finished

      As prophecied by a prominent official some weeks since, the track laying forces on the DSS&A had a chance to eat turkey in West Superior...
    • First Steam Engine

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • The first Locomotive into Houghton was this Marquette, Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad Company steam engine. Captured in this stereopticon slide and preserved by a member of the Keweenaw Historical Society, the engine photo was dated 1886 with Pat...
    • First train

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 9, 1887
      Saturday

      The First Train
      Kaufman & Sons are selling tickets for the first DSS&A train,
      and a glance at the crow in front of their store every...
    • Gismo

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Driving H-beams as an angle is a tough job. The ""gismo"" made this demanding job go quite well. The ""gismo"" was an adaptation of a steam pile driver that could operate at pre set angles and drive the pile right to the bottom of the cofferdam,...
    • Houghton, July 4 - Mr. Schulte

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      July 3, 1888
      Tuesday

      The First of August

      Over 500 men are rushing the work of ballasting the new track of the DSS&A from Nestoria west to Iron River, the junction with the NP....
    • Iron Ore says:  several merchants

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Gladstone Delta
      Gladstone, Mi.
      January 21, 1888
      Saturday

      Iron Ore says: Several of our merchants are complaining to headquarters about the passenger service on the DSS&A. Prominent land companies,...
    • Lumbering standpoint

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company

    • source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 4, 1886

      Considering the project from a lumbering standpoint, the Northwestern Lumberman has this as to one of the probably results of the construction of The DSS&A:

      The...

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