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    • Record of Andrew Steele

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Record of Engineers and Firemen
      Andrew Steele
      Fireman, May 1, 1857
      Engineer, August 1859
      CR&I RR., August 1865 to May 1866.
      MH&O May 1867
      April 6, 1887 - Ran ahead of time coupled with L. L. Wood's
      engine to Eagle Mills....
    • Two hours at Hallston

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      December 1, 1888
      Saturday

      Two Hours at Hallston

      Our reporter had occasion to drop off at the new town of Hallston on Monday. Hallston is the new name the...
    • Number of machinists laid off

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      June 12, 1891

      A number of machinists laid off for a month at the railroad shops have found permanent positions at the Lake Shore Iron Works, where business is booming.

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • They need watching

    • Railroads ; Falls (Accidents) ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company




    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      May 25, 1891

      They Need Watching
      Negaunee.-
      The run through the Jackson location is a trying one to the
      employes on the trains of both the C&NW and DSS&A roads...
    • Edward Harris, commenced

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

    • The DSS&A Ry.
      1888

      Edward Harris, commenced firing on switch engine at Harquette February 15, 1888. Commenced firing on mail line, May 8, 1888.

      David Todd, was hired as fireman, 1888. Commenced working in shop, April 20, 1888,...
    • Reducing expenses

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Dauly [*Daily] Mining Journal,
      Marquette, Mi.
      Wednesday, August 3, 1888

      Reducing Expenses

      In order to "reduce expenses" the DSS&A Ry., [*,] management yesterday began laying off some of their employes. It is said...
    • Depot platform edict

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 4, 1886

      Negaunee

      Marshall Cunningham rigidly enforces the edict that boys having no business on the depot platform shall keep off. It is a good plan, for some of them will get...
    • Bad accident

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. August 25, 1888 Saturday A Bad Accident At 6:26 o'clock Thursday morning, Niles Johnson, a miner who was employed at the Cleveland, was returning home from his work, and was walking along the...
    • Negaunee - considerable difficulty

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      November 16, 1889
      Saturday

      Negaunee - Considerable difficulty was experienced in getting the engine and cars which were thrown off the track Wednesday night at the Buffalo mine on the rails...
    • East bound local was delayed

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


    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County, Mi.
      February 28, 1891 Saturday

      The east bound local was delayed at this place several hours
      Thursday. The delay was caused by a car running off the track.
    • 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...
    • Wreck

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Crew works on Mineral Range Railroad engine that tipped off the tracks in the Copper Country of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    • Wreck

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Crew works on this Mineral Range Railroad locomotive that tipped off the tracks in the Copper Country.

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