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Connecting Railroads and Junctions

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Freight Connections and Junction Points

To get the job done of transporting goods the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway (DSS&A) and the Mineral Range Railroad (MRRR) had to exchange freight cars with other railroads. These exchanges took place at junction points where railroad lines meet. By these means DSS&A cars would be able to move outside of the Upper Peninsula. In turn, it would be the freight cars from these connecting lines that would most often be seen on DSS&A and MRRR tracks. Here is a list of the connecting railroads and junction points in 1922 for the DSS&A and MRRR.

DSS&A Connecting Railroads and Junctions, Autumn 1922

Railroad Junction Point State or Province
Algoma Central & Hudson Bay Sault Ste. Marie Ontario
Canadian Pacific Sault Ste. Marie Michigan and Ontario
Chicago & Northwestern Champion Michigan
  Ishpeming Michigan
  Michigamme Michigan
  Negaunee Michigan
  Republic Michigan
  Saxon Wisconsin
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Champion Michigan
  Republic Michigan
  Sidnaw Michigan
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Bibon Wisconsin
  Duluth (via the Soo Line) Minnesota
  Itasca Wisconsin
  Superior (via Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Co.) Wisconsin
  Superior, East End Wisconsin
Copper Range Houghton Michigan
Duluth & Iron Range Duluth (via the Soo Line) Minnesota
Duluth, Missabe & Northern Duluth (via the Soo Line) Minnesota
  Peyton Wisconsin
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Superior (via Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Co.) Wisconsin
Great Northern Allouez (via N. W. Coal) Wisconsin
  Duluth (via the Soo Line) Minnesota
  Superior (via Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Co.) Wisconsin
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Eagle Mills Michigan
  Ishpeming Michigan
  Negaunee Michigan
Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Co. West Superior Wisconsin
Manistique & Lake Superior Shingleton Michigan
Michigan Central (part of the New York Central System) Mackinaw City (northbound traffic via Mackinac Transportation Co. Ferry) Michigan
  St. Ignace (southbound traffic via Mackinac Transportation Co. Ferry) Michigan
Mineral Range Houghton Michigan
  Keweenaw Bay Michigan
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie (the Soo Line) Duluth Minnesota
  Marengo Wisconsin
  Sault Ste. Marie Michigan
  Superior Wisconsin
  Trout Lake Michigan
Munising, Marquette & Southeastern Evelyn Michigan
  Marquette Michigan
  Munising Junction Michigan
Northern Pacific Duluth (via the Soo Line) Minnesota
  Superior, East End Wisconsin
  Iron River Junction Wisconsin
Pennsylvania Railroad System Mackinac City (northbound traffic via Mackinac Transportation Co. Ferry) Michigan
  St. Ignace (southbound traffic via Mackinac Transportation Co. Ferry) Michigan

MRRR Connecting Railroads and Junctions, Autumn 1922

Railroad Junction Point State
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Riddle Junction Michigan
Copper Range Houghton Michigan
  Peppard Michigan
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Houghton Michigan
  Keweenaw Bay Michigan

Source for both tables: The Official Railway Equipment Register, December 1923, 392-393 and 836.

For the MRRR, I would have thought that Calumet would also be a junction point with the Copper Range. Perhaps some one else would no if this was the case.

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