Timetable: Lake Superior & Ishpeming - Republic Branch - Ishpeming Yard to Republic
A single track branch line. A significant portion of this line was built on former DSS&A grade in 1952 and a short segment from MP 93.6 to Republic was laid on an abandoned C&NW spur. [LSI1]
This line was used almost exclusively to move ore from the Republic Mine to ore improvement sites at Humbolt and Empire Junction.
The line was removed in the 1980's.
|Station||MP from Lawson||Notes|
|Landing Junction||73.6 (170.4 on DSS&A)|
|(Crossing)||86.4||X = DSSA B|
|Humbolt Junction||85.7||J = Humboldt mine spur|
|Republic Junction||93.6||J = MILW Main line|
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=Enginehouse | F=Diesel Fuel | HI=Half Interlocked Crossing | I=Interlocked Crossing | J=Junction | LB=Liftbridge | N=Open at night | P=Passing Track w/40' car capacity | Q=Quarry | RH=Roundhouse # stalls | RT=Railroad Resort | S=Scales | SB=Swingbridge | T=Turntable | TC=Telegraph call | W=Water | X=Crossing | Y=Wye | Yard=Yard
September, 1948. LS&I Railroad To Extend Line
Washington, D.C. (WNS) - Application of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad to the Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to construct and operate an extension of it North Lake Branch from its end about 6.5 miles West of the station at Ishpeming to a point in section 8 near the village of Republic, approximately 14.3 miles, all in Marquette County has been granted by the commission, the ICC announced.
Estimate cost of the construction is $900,000, of which $244,600 represents grading; $50,000 bridges and culverts; $156,000 ties; $123,000 rails; $54,900 other track material; $81,000 track laying and surfacing; $40,000 for ballast. No additional equipment will be required. [EDP-1948-0918]