Railroad: Mineral Range Railroad Company


Built → Mineral Range RR → DSS&A


3' gauge until 1898, then standard gauge.

Built: 1873 - Hancock to Calumet.

Gained control: 1901 - of Hancock & Calumet. (Acquired in 1935)

Leased: 1902 - Mohawk Mining Company railroad.

Assigned Lease: 1917 - Mohawk Mining Company railroad to Copper Range railroad.

Merged: 1949 - into Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic. (Control sometime earlier).

Reference: [MRRC]


Dates of line and branches built:

  • Houghton to Calumet - October 11, 1873
  • Hancock to Calument - December 1, 1885 (originally H&C)
  • Lake Junction to Lake Linden - December 1, 1885 (originally H&C)
  • Calumet to Allouez - March 12, 1887 (originally H&C)
  • Allouez to Fulton - October 28, 18l91 (originally H&C)
  • Arcadian Jct. to Arcadian Mine - October 29, 1898
  • Woodside to Grosse Point - December 1, 1898 (narrow gauge)
  • Arcadian Mine to Grosse Point -0 July 28, 1899
  • Keweenaw Bay to Riddle Jct. - December 23, 1900

In 1901, the railroad also had trackage rights on:

  • DSS&A from Houghton south to Keweenaw Bay
  • Tamarack-Osceola Mining Co. from Main Line to Cook's Camp (1.98 miles)
  • Tamarach-Osceola Mining Co. from East Branch to end of track (2.47 miles)
  • Mohawk Mining Co. from Main Line to Mophawk Mine (0.62 miles)
  • Allouez Mining Co. from Main Line to Allouez Stamp Mill (2.15 miles)

In 1901 the railroad had 13 stations.