Timetable: LS&I - Big Bay Branch - Presque Isle to Big Bay

A single track branch line. This line was built in 1906 for the purpose of logging along Lake Superior, with some of the timber used by Cleveland-Cliffs in their mines.

Station MP from Munising Notes
Presque Isle  ~51.0  
Sugar Loaf   56.8  
Della   60.3  
Hartho   Pickerel Lake
Buckroe   63.7  
Granot  65.9  
Birch   66.8  
Antlers   72.5  
Homeier   74.3  
Ransom  76.6   
Big Bay   78.5  


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

[REF] = 


July 31, 1893. Marquette. No opposition is expected to the petition by the LS&I railroad company for permission to discontinue passenger service between Marquette and Big Bay. The matter came up at this week's Commission meeting, when the Michigan Public Service Commission notified the city that it would hold a hearing on the petition in Marquette next month. [EDP-1953-0731]

1937. Railroad mail service appears to end on the LS&I's Big Bay branch, and between Marquette and Munising, as the post office creates Star (motor) routes in their place. [EDP-1937-1121]


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

Contact Us

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Email: webmaster@michiganrailroads.com