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    • Sidaw rail junction way back in 1888

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette Mi.
      March 22, 1951

      Sidnaw Rail Junction
      'Way Back in '88

      Sidnaw, March 22 - A lot of interesting railway happenings could mark their anniversaries in and about the year 1952. Some of them...
    • Soo Bridge

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 25, 1886

      The "Soo" Bridge

      THe following bit of railroad news comes from Washington: In 1882 a company of Mi., men were authorized to build a bridge across the Sault Ste....
    • Rock cut

    • Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad, Railroads--Design and construction
    • View of work on the bottom of the rock cut during construction of the Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad. Arvon Township, Baraga County, Michigan. This nearly $2 million railroad was to run from Skanee to Champion MI. Engineering flaws and a steep...
    • Rock cut

    • Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad, Railroads--Design and construction
    • View showing early work on the rock cut during construction of the Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad. Arvon Township, Baraga County, Michigan. This nearly $2 million railroad was to run from Skanee to Champion MI. Engineering flaws and a steep...
    • 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...
    • St. Ignace corner's jury

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      Friday, Dec. 12, 1890

      A St. Ignace corner's[sic] jury brought in the following unique verdict: "That said Daniel Boyle came to his death by the railway car jumping the track, he being...
    • Decided Contract

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      October 15, 1887

      A Decided Contrast
      Favors should be appreciated, and the Mining Journal trusts
      that the people of the upper peninsula will fully appreciate
      the accommodations which...
    • DSS&A owe it to themselves

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County. Mi.
      June 2, 1888
      Saturday

      The DSS&A owe it to themselves to devote a little of their thought and money to the accommodation of its local traffic. We regret to know that...
    • At 6 o'clock last night

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      June 7, 1888
      Thursday

      At 6 o'clock last night a night crew was put on the merchandise dock, and will be kept on until the close of navigation. Coal vessels will hereafter receive the...
    • Notice

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      June 7, 1888
      Thursday

      Notice

      Hereafter the telegraph operators will be kept informed as to the arrival and departure of train [*trains] from this place, and all parties desiring...
    • Telegraph operators on the DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Luce County, Mi
      June 28, 1888
      Thursday

      Telegraph operators on The DSS&A between St. Ignace and Marquette, run largely through the forest, protect themselves at night with smudges in order to hold the swarms of...
    • Ishpeming - is there no way in

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      August 18, 1888
      Saturday

      Ishpeming - Is there no way in which the crowds of people who are always at the South Shore depot at train times can be kept away? The platform, although a large...
    • While going down steep grade

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      July 18, 1890
      Friday

      While going down the steep grade on the north side track Tuesday afternoon, engine no. 86 jumped the track and it kept the section gang hustling to get her on...
    • DSS&A will try effect of a $30,000

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      September 13, 1888
      Thursday

      The DSS&A will try the effect of a $30,000 snow plow on its line this winter. It is thought thag [*that] by this means its track can be kept...

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