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    • Hurt in collision

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      August 6, 1892

      Hurt in Collision

      Ishpeming - Clifford Bernard, the engineer on DSS&A switch engine No. 12, was probably fatally hurt in a collesion with engine No. 203 at the diamond...
    • C Ludington Shaft of Chapin Mine

    • Mines and mineral resources
    • Photograph of the C. Ludington Shaft, facing east, shows the shaft housing which rose 114 feet above the collar of Iron Mountain's Chapin Mine. The chutes to the left allowed ore cars, like those pictured, to be loaded directly, as the ore came up...
    • 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...
    • Corral

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Corrals for guiding caissons into position are loaded on barge ready for the trip from St. Ignace (at the north end of the bridge site) to the location in the straights were they will guide the caisson to its final resting place.
    • Fearful wreck on DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County Mi.
      June 20, 1891 Saturday

      Fearful Wreck on The DSS&A at L'Anse

      A special from Marquette says: A frightful train wreck occurred Thursday on the L'Anse grade of the...
    • At the Hawley Mill

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      February 27, 1892

      At The Hawley Mill

      The Cleveland Saw Mill & Lumber company expects to start up its big Dead river mill by April 15. There will be no trouble with logs this spring as...
    • L'Anse two box cars broke

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, MI
      Monday, January 5, 1891

      L'Anse - Two box cars broke loose from the freight train Friday morning while the train was climbing the grade to the summit. They came into the railway yard with...
    • Slight smash-up

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, MI.
      Thursday, January 8, 1891

      Slight Smash-Up

      A bad wreck occurred on the South shore near the suburbs of Eagle Mills, Tuesday, which delayed the 8:30 pm passenger one hour. As the early...
    • Bad accident took place on

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      January 9, 1891

      A bad accident took place on the Soo branch of the DSS&A near Eagle Mills last Tuesday. The passenger train was delayed over one hour. The hind truck of the last car...
    • Railroad construction rolling in WI

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Northwestern Lumberman
      August 6, 1887
      p. 277

      There is a railroad construction rolling in WI on which wages are being loaded. The objective point is the "Soo", and the DSS&A and the MSSM&A, the two roads were neck and neck...
    • Accident Report

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Accident Report - September 10, 1887.

      An accident occurred on the Duluth South Shore and Atlantic
      Railway at St. Ignace station on the 10th day of September 1887
      at 830 o'clock A.M. caused by:
      Yard engine while backing up from the...
    • Accident Report

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

    • Duluth, South Shore & Atlantio Railway
      Marquette, Mi. September 10, 1887.
      A. Watson, General Superintendent.

      Accident Report
      Yard engine while backing up from the yard to go on the ore
      dock with a train of loaded ore cars,...

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