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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...
    • To begin work immediately

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 11, 1886
      Tp Begin Work Immediately
      Sunday evening Col. W. M. Rexford, of Rexford Bros. & Hodge, the contractors for the Sault branch of The DSS&A was interviewed at the Clifton...
    • Bound to go through

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 25, 1886
      Bound To Go Through
      The reporter of the Mining Journal met General Hammond at the Clinton Wednesday, and knowing that he had long been interested in the scheme of an east...
    • Reath's Crossing school

    • School buildings
    • Photograph of the Reath's Crossing School, built in 1879, serving families with children living on the State Road. The distance to Vulcan was too far to walk and children would have had to cross the river. Farmers involved in constructing this...
    • Negaunee - sometime ago

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

      Negaunee - Sometime ago a tunnel was constructed by the DSS&A to drain the waters south of Lincoln street into the creek, but it was found inadequate for the work...
    • Unusual excitement in Munising

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


    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County, Mi.
      March 14, 1891 Saturday

      Munising - We have been having a little unusual excitement
      this week, owing to a couple of trains and their crews load-
      ing and...
    • Record of engineers and firemen

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Record of Engineers and Firemen

      William H. Greene

      Fireman, 1866
      Engineer, 1871

      June 24, 1891 - Ran into tail end of ore train at West Switch, Marquette yard with train no. 4, wrecking caboose and several ore cars, also...
    • 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...
    • Bay Mills branch

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, MI.
      Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1891

      Bay Mills Branch

      The South Shore is now building a spur from the station of Bay Mills on its Soo division to Hall & Buell's mills on Waiskai Bay. The branch...
    • In new hands

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Lake Superior Democrat
      Ishpeming, Mi.
      February 14, 1891
      Saturday

      In New Hands

      The EIM&W Road is now in the C&NW's Possession

      A New Traffic Arrangement

      The gentlemen who made so exhaustive a study of...
    • From James W. Lydon

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • From James W. Lydon

      On September 3,1879, a group of Detroit businessmen headed by James McMillan[,] J. S. Newberry, Francis Palms, George Hendrie, F. E. Driggs, Hugh McMillan of Detroit and George I. Seney of New York[,] incorporated the...
    • MH&O management of roads

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal, Marquette, Mi., March 9, 1885, Monday

      This paper is of the opinion that the MH&O company's management of the roads operating between this port and the mines about here will not be such as to compel the mine...
    • Last Spike Driven

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi
      September 17, 1887

      The Last Spike Driven

      The Iron Horse Reaches the Sault and the Town Goes Wild

      S. S. Marie, Sept. 16 - The first train on the DSS&A reched S. S. Marie today and...
    • First Fruits

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


    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 30, 1887
      Saturday

      The First Fruits
      The copper country received the first fruits of the consolidation of the M&M and the MH&0 in the shape of...
    • Got his foot crushed

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      Septembr 24, 1887
      Saturday

      Got His Foot Crushed

      James Scanlon, aged about 15, met with an accident Saturday
      evening by which his foot was badly crushed. At 5:32 a...
    • Marquette, S S Marie, St Ignace

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      May 24, 1888
      Thursday

      Marquette, S.S. Marie and St. Ignace all have their gold, silver, iron or some other kinds of mines, and not to be behind the times, Newberry had to have one,...
    • Through train on the DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Iron Ore
      Ishpeming, Mi.
      June 9, 1888
      Saturday

      The through train on the DSS&A began running Sunday last, arriving about three house [*hours] late at this point, and has been late every day since. There is something...
    • Constant use of the single telegraph

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      June 23, 1888
      Saturday

      The constant use of the single telegraph wire running along the DSS&A for train dispatching has caused serious delay and annoyance to local...

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