Railroad: Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company

These were logging branches operated by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, separate from the Lake Superior & Ishpeming and other affiliated lines.

BuiltCleveland Cliffs Iron Company → Abandoned

Built: 1916 from Vail southeast to T44N-R19W in Alger Co. Abandoned in 1925

Operated 12 years.

Built: 1921 from Dixon northwest to T46N-R21W. Abandoned in 1928.

Also: Controlled Lake Superior & Ishpeming; Marquette & Southeastern; Munising; and Munising, Marquette & Southeastern

Reference: [MRRC]


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The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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