Station: Hermansville, MI

Hermansville MI Depot Hermansville MI railroad mapHermansville is located in northwest Menominee County and was settled about 1878. The Wisconsin Land & Lumber company was organized here in 1883 and began manufacturing hardwood products for national distribution. [MPN]

Hermansville was also the crossing at grade of the Soo Line railroad (Minneapolis to Sault Ste. Marie via Gladstone) and the Chicago & North Western line from Powers west to Iron Mountain and beyond. The Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company, known as IXL, had manufacturing facilities here with access to both railroads.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, a photo of the Hermansville depot and main line. A string of box cars is on the siding at the left. This photo is from around 1910. 2nd photo, a USGS map of Hermansville in 1988. The IXL lumber facilities are on the west side of town and have rail service from both the Soo Line and the C&NW. [USGS/Dale Berry]

1918. The C&NW had an agent at this station on the day shift and a telegraph operator on the day and 2nd shift. The CMStP&SSM had operators here around the clock, likey at the crossing tower. [TRT]