Station: Thomaston, MI

DSSA depot at Thomaston, MIDSSA depot at Thomaston, MIThomaston was founded in Wakefield Township around 1891. This was a small terminal for the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic where crews changed and locomotives were serviced. The town was also a logging center. Thomaston had a 31 car siding in 1961. It was MP 287.6 (from St. Ignace). At some point, the division crew change point was moved to Ewen in Ontonagon. The former townsite is in Section 34 of T48N-R45W. [DSSM}

The railroad (now Canadian National) still comes through here enroute east to Bergland and White Pine but all of the railroad structures are gone.

Photo info/credits: Top, The Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic depot at Thomaston in a winter photo graph. Below, another view of a different depot at Thomaston around 1915. [Alan Loftis collection]

The DSS&A had a water tower at Thomaston in 1907. [SSM1907]

A short branch line left the DSS&A main line 1/4 mile west of town, reaching the Chicago Mine north of Sunday Lake. [DSSM]


Timeline:

1914 - The DSS&A constructs a hotel at Thomaston. [rR-1915-0220]

1918. The DSS&A had an operator/agent here around the clock. [TRT]

October 21, 1927. The Ironwood Daily Globe reports that electric power lines have reached Thomaston.