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    • Catwalk

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The windless used to pull the mesh along the cables in sitting ""on the deck"". This self-powered unit pulled the mesh out and tightened it up so it could be secured. This unit was powered by its own gas engine.
    • Dr. Northrup severely hurt

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

      Dr. Northrup Severely Hurt

      The community was shocked yesterday when it became known that Dr. George J. Northrup, Chief surgeon of the DSS&A had received very grave...
    • Early farm machinery

    • Farm equipment
    • Examples of early 1900's farm machinery: Left: Gas engine mounted on steel wheel cart to be pulled by horses to the job site and connected to the desired machine. Right: Horse drawn combine
    • Fatal Wreck

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The L'Anse Sentinel
      L'Anse, L. S., Mi.
      January 2, 1892 Saturday

      A Fatal Wreck

      About eight o'clock Saturday morning a fatal wreck occurred between Humboldt and Champion caused by a head end collision of east bound...
    • Favorite road

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Sault Ste. Marie News
      Sault Ste. Marie, Mi.
      January 19, 1888
      Thursday

      The Favorite Road

      Reached the Soo at 5 pm Wednesday, crossed the bridge at 10 am Thursday and returned 5 pm the same day....
    • First cables

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The first cables are heading across the straits. The cable unrolls from the reels as the tug pushes the barge across. These catwalk support cables will be pulled out of the water and hoisted to the top of the towers where they will be adjusted to...
    • Grouting

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Grout was pumped down the grout pipes to the bottom of the aggregate layer. As the grout raised through the voids between the aggregate it displaced the water that was above it. Before the grout ""set"" the pipes were pulled up to a prescribed...
    • 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,...
    • Ishpeming - a day or so ago

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      September 7, 1889

      Ishpeming: - . . . A day or so ago, when one of the South Shore pasenger trains stopped at a flag station a few miles west of here, the first class coach happened to be...
    • Load of logs

    • Log transportation, Logging, Arvon (Mich. : Township)
    • A load of logs on the sleigh pulled by horses near Skanee, Arvon Township, Barage County, Michigan
    • Negaunee - as 3:30 passenger

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal, Marqueette, MI
      Saturday, Jan. 17, 1891

      Negaunee - As the 3:30 passenger on the DSS&A was pulling into the city yesterday afterafternoon[sic], the engine left the rails near the switch just below 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...
    • Negaunee - there have been lively

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

      Negaunee - There have been lively times in the railroad yards for the past few days. Wednesday night a train of ore cars was ditched on the "east branch." ...
    • No train arrived on DSS&A yesterday

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Sault Ste. Marie Democrat
      Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mi.
      December 29, 1887
      Thursday

      No train arrived on the DSS&A yesterday, but the snow blockaded engine pulled in here about 2 o'clock this morning....

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