Timetable: Lake Superior & Ishpeming - Main Line - Munising to Ishpeming Yard

The Lake Superior & Ishpeming was opened around 1893. The majority of stock was owned by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company along with funding from the Pittsburgh and Lake Angeline Iron Company. The mining companies believed that they could transport ore (and incoming coal) less expensively, as well as assuring a supply of ore cars for their mines which was always a problem with the DSS&A. This construction was accomplished during the Panic of 1893.

This route includes both the original main line as well as part of the Munising Railway and the Manistique and Southeastern railroad between Munising and Presque Isle dock.

Station MP from Munising Notes
Munising  0 Yard 
Tanning 1  
Halstrom 3.8  
Merriam 5.1  
Munising Junction  5.5 J = DSSA Main Line
Valley 6.0  
Kellan 7.6  
Field 8.0  
Stillman  8.4 J = LSI to Sunrise Landing
Railo 8.7  
Vail 9.8  
Forest Lake    
Addis 11.0  
Dewey 12.2  
Hyde 12.5  
Train Falls 13.0  
Vida 13.9  
Dixon  14.0  
Slapneck 15.2 W
Calciferous 15.5  
Finn's Spur    
Chatham  17.3  
Page 19.0  
Eben Junction  19.7 J = Soo Line from Rapid River
Eben  19.7  
Jenks 20.4  
Ferguson 21,9  
Ivy 22.2  
Rumley 22,5  
Deiming 23.8  
Block 24.4  
Dorsey  25.1  
Adler 25.3  
Nettles    
Whitefish Tank 26.6  
Roberts 27.6  
Lawson  27.9 J = LSI Little Lake Branch
Dukes  29.5  
Selma  31.1  
Skandia  33.9  
Emil 35.1  
New Dalton  35.8  
Yalmar  37.1  
(Junction) 38.0 J = LSI Spur to camp 4
Greengarden 40.7  
Fredeen No. 1 41.0  
Mangum (Tyssling) 41.5  
Mangum Mill 41.8  
Basil 44.0  
Big Creek 44.5  
Lakewood  47.0  
Harvey  47.1  
Spears 47.9  
Prison 48.6 Marquette Branch Prison
Carp Furnace 49.4  
(Crossing) 50.2 X = DSSA Main line
Marquette  51.0  
Spears & Son Coal Dock 51.5  
Longyear 51.9  
Crescent 52.1  
National 52.2  
Superior 52.3  
Lake Shore Engine Works 52.5  
Pine Street 52.7  
New Furnace 52.8  
Cliffs Dow Chemical Co. 53.7  
(Crossing) 53.7 X = Street railway
Street Railway siding 53.8  
Schneider 54.0  
Power 54.2 Coal dock / power plant
Presque Isle Dock    J = Ore dock
West Yard   54.7 / 27.0 (1.3 from Presque Isle) Ore Yard 
Big Bay Junction    J = LSI Big Bay Branch
Forestville  57.6  
Van Iderstome 60.3  
Dead River 61.5 Trestle over river
Whitman  62.2 J = LSI Hoist spur
Pinehill 63.9  
Scale    
Eagle Mills  65.1 DS J Yard 
(Crossing) 65.4 IA X = DSSA-M&W line
Diamond Junction  65.8 X = DSSA Main line
Eagle Mills Transfer 65.9  
Finnegan 67.2 J = LSI Negaunee mine spur
Queen Mine 68.1 J = LSI Queen mine spur
LS&I Junction     
Maas Mine 69.2 J = LSI Maas Mine spur
Young 69.8 J = LSI Mather Mine spur
Negaunee  70.1   
Iron Street Junction 70.3 J = DSSA Main Line
DSS&A Transfer 70.7  
Ishpeming Yard 71.6 Yard
Ishpeming  72.8  
Euclid Yard    Yard 
     

Notes:

Note Key: BB=Bascule Bridge | C=Coal | CS=Car Shop | D=Open > Day | DN=Open Day and night | DS=Dispatcher | DT=Double Main Track | EH=Engine house | F=Diesel Fuel | HI=Half Interlocked Crossing | I=Interlocked Crossing | J=Junction | LB=Lift bridge | N=Open at night | P=Passing Track w/40' car capacity | Q=Quarry | RH=Roundhouse # stalls | RT=Railroad Resort | S=Scales | SB=Swing bridge | T=Turntable | TC=Telegraph call | W=Water | X=Crossing | Y=Wye | Yard=Yard


Timeline

October 9, 1896. The Superior Iron Co. at Ishpeming has begun to remove 22 dwellings from the territory over which the Lake Superior & Ishpeming railway will be extended. [Yale Expositor-2896-1019]

1900. Munising Road Sold. A heavy transfer of property in upper Michigan was quietly completed in Cleveland Saturday, says a dispatch from that city. Attorney John M. Duffy of Chicago, representing Chicago capitalists, purchased all other interests of a number of well known Cleveland and New York parties, including secretary of State Hay and others, in the Munising Land company and the Munising Railway company. 100,000 acres of hardwood lands and sixty-miles of railroad in operation from Munising Bay to Little Lake passed into Chicago hands by the transfer. It is said over a million dollars were paid over. No radical change either in policy or management is expected.

The Munising railway is a comparatively new line, having been completed only four years ago. It was built to connect the ten just founded town of Munising with the outside world and open up a fine belt of hardwood timber which was tributary to the town. The best traversed by the road contains many millions of feet and is one of the finest pieces of hardwood forest in the whole upper country. The railroad crosses the South Shore at Munising Junction and has its terminus at Little Lake on the Northwestern. [LAS-1900-0421]

1973. A Calumet organization known as Trans Northern proposes to purchase the LS&I line between Munising and Eben Junction, to operate passenger excursions. Trans Northern is owned and operated by the Keweenaw Central excursion line, which operated excursion trains between 1967 and 1971. The line would also serve the Kimberly Clark plant in Munising. [EDP-1973-0228]