Timeline - 1965

  • August: The Soo Line loads its last boat load of Gogebic Range iron ore, which was stockpiled from the second to last operating mine - the Cary - at Montreal, Wisconsin. [LSIOR]

  • December 23: DT&I abandons its Petersburg Junction-Lambertville route to Toledo, in favor of trackage rights over the Ann Arbor RR. [IT-2/80]


  • DSS&A depot at Chassell is closed. [SOO-10/1991]

  • The D&M adds 2,000 feet of yard tracks at it's Big Cut quarry near Millersburg. [DMAR-1965]

  • There are 6,408 miles of railroad in Michigan. [STOV]

  • The last iron mine on the Gogebic Range is closed. [LSIOR]

  • In 1965, less than 600,000 tones of iron ore where shipped through the Ashland port, which compares to about 9 million tons going out over four ore docks in the 1920's. [LSIOR]

  • Pioneer Pellet Plant near Negaunee opens to process iron ore from the Mather B Mine. [IOHT]

 Timeline Key:

  • Railroad event in Michigan
  • Event relating to mining
  • Event related to car ferries
  • Event outside of Michigan
  • Improvement in Technology
  • Railroad built or extended
  • Railroad abandoned and/or removed
  • Economic panic or depression