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Locomotives Used on the South Shore and Mineral Range

Here you will find the locomotives that the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway (DSS&A) was using in the Autumn of 1922. I have also included a roster for the Mineral Range Railroad (MRRR) for the Autumn of 1922. The Hancock and Calumet Railroad (H&CRR) is also mentioned in passing. Lastly, I include a short summary analysis of the distribution of locomotive types.

To learn more about the locomotives of the DSS&A you should consult the sources listed after the following tables. In particular, Durocher's articles are of great value. He has published exhaustive rosters of DSS&A locomotives. He did an excellent job and I am indebted to him. The sources I used will also tell you more about the locomotives that were used and sold off before and after 1922.

As I become more proficient with a scanner, and I get the necessary copyright permissions, I hope to eventually include photographs of many of these locomotives. My ideal is to show a representative example of each class.

DSS&A Locomotive Roster, Autumn 1922

By 1922, the DSS&A had purchased most of the locomotives that it would own when the steam period ended. However, there were some additions made after 1922, including two 4-6-2s (nos. 555-556), two more 2-8-0s (nos. 718-719) in 1936, and five 2-8-2s (originally built as 2-8-0, but converted to 2-8-2) between 1937 and 1938 (nos. 1050-1054). Several MRRR engines were also transferred to the DSS&A after 1922. The steam locomotives stopped operating by 1953 and were all scrapped by 1954. They were replaced by 24 diesel locomotives, which started to make their appearance in the mid-1940s, nos. 100-107 (1,000 horsepower, RS-1), nos. 200-211 (1,500 and 1,600 horsepower, DRS66-1500 and AS616 respectively), and nos. 300-303 (2,000 horsepower, DT66-2000). Lastly, the DSS&A passenger equipment had dwindled to no. 500, the "Shoreliner." This was a Bud coach-combine, an RDC-1 (Rail Diesel Car). It was used until May 1959 between Marquette and St. Ignace.

I have noticed in photographs that switch locomotives used slope slope-back tenders.

Engine Number Engine Type Details Comments
70 0-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7191, 17x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 44 tons, TE [tractive effort]: 15,419 lbs. Switch service, B class, ex-Marquette and Western, became DSS&A no. 58, rebuilt 1890, dismantled in Mar. 1928.
72 0-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7268, 17x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 44 tons, TE: 15,419 lbs. Switch service, B class, ex-Marquette and Western, became DSS&A no. 59, rebuilt in 1890, sold to Alexander and Boyd of Ontonagon, MI, on 16 Nov. 1924.
73 0-6-0 Built by Rogers, 1882, C/n 2964, 17x24 cylinders, 54 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 15,285 lbs.

Switch service, B class, ex-Marquette, Houghton, and Ontonagon, became DSS&A no. 33, rebuilt 1891, sold to the Champion Gravel Co. on 3 Jun. 1924.

Note: Mr. Eugene Connelly, in an email dated 2 August 2006, advises me that the C/n for this locomative is really 2964 and not 2969. Also, it carried the name "Peboan." when used by the MH&O.

74 0-6-0 Built by Rogers, 1882, C/n 2965, 17x24 cylinders, 54 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 15,285 lbs.

Switch service, B class, ex-Marquette, Houghton, and Ontonagon, became DSS&A no. 34, rebuilt in 1891, dismantled in Oct. 1923.

Note: According to Mr. Connelly, this locmotive was called "Chibiabos" when used by the MH&O.

90 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 30179, 21x28 cylinders, 51 inch drivers, 97 tons, TE: 42,000 lbs. Switch service at Marquette ore dock, F class, originally a 0-8-0, changed to 2-8-0 date unknown, scrapped in Nov. 1937.
100 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9441, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, ex-DSS&A no. 116, dismantled in Oct. 1931.
101 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9436, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, ex-DSS&A no. 115, dismantled in Apr. 1928.
102 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9389, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in May 1928.
103 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9395, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Jun. 1928.
104 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9398, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 22 Jun. 1933.
105 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9403, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Oct. 1931.
106 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9404, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Jun. 1928.
107 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9402, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Oct. 1931.
108 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9427, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Jun. 1928.
109 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9428, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Oct. 1931.
110 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9432, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Jul. 1928.
112 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9437, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Jan. 1930.
113 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9435, 18x24 cylinders, 63 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 16,786 lbs. Passenger service, C-1 class, rebuilt in Aug. 1905, dismantled in Jan. 1930.
114 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9438, 18x24 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 61 tons, TE: 15,784 lbs. Passenger service, C class, dismantled in Aug. 1928.
203 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7189, 18x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 18,430 lbs. Switch service, D class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 54, DSS&A no. 53, rebuilt in 1890, sold to the Menasha Wooden Ware Co., Menasha, WI, on 15 Jan. 1925.
204 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7193, 18x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 18,430 lbs. Switch service, D class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 55, DSS&A no. 54, rebuilt in 1890, sold to the Christiansen Lumber Co., Alston, MI, on 14 Oct. 1925.
206 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7195, 18x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 18,430 lbs. Switch service, D class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 56, DSS&A no. 56, rebuilt in 1890, sold to the Thompsen Wells Lumber Co., Menominee, MI, on 31 May 1926.
300 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1275, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 74, dismantled in Aug. 1929.
301 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1215, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 70, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 6 Jul. 1933.
302 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1217, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 72, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 23 Jun. 1933.
303 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1214, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 69, dismantled in Sep. 1928.
304 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1218, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 73, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 28 Jun. 1933.
305 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1216, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 71, scrapped in May 1925.
306 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1276, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 75, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 30 Jun. 1933.
307 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1278, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 77, no. 319 was assigned, but no. 307 applied since the original no. 307 was sold to the Soo Line in 1892, dismantled by 1 Dec. 1928.
308 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1887, C/n 1279, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 78, sold to the Weidman Lumber Co., Trout Creek, MI, on 22 Mar. 1929.
309 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1888, C/n 1354, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 84, was no. 312 in 1888, changed to no. 309 in 1896, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 30 Jun. 1933.
310 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1888, C/n 1277, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A no. 76, was no. 314 in 1888, changed to no. 310 in 1896, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 22 Jun. 1933.
311 2-6-0 Built by Brooks, 1888, C/n 1357, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 59 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Switch and freight service, D-1 class, ex-DSS&A nos. 87 and 67, sold to the Weidman Lumber Co., Trout Creek, MI, on 5 Dec. 1926.
400 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9549, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 87, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 24 Jun. 1933.
401 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9548, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 89, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 23 Jun. 1933.
406 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9557, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 94, disposition unknown.
407 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9553, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 90, sold to the Ecklund Brothers of Duluth, MN, on 14 Oct. 1926, this company went bankrupt shortly afterward, no. 407 was returned, final disposition unknown.
408 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9555, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 92, sold to Harry F. Bourke, Escanaba, MI, on 24 Sep. 1925, sold again to Nick Siegan Lumber Co., Forest Lake, MI, were parts were found in a deserted lumber camp in the early 1930's.
410 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9618, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 96, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 29 Jun. 1933.
411 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9554, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 93, sold to the Greenwood Lumber Co., Ontonagon, MI, on 30 Nov. 1925.
412 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9631, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 101, disposition unknown.
413 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9627, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 100, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 26 Jun. 1933.
414 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9551, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 58 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight and passenger service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 91, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 26 Jun. 1933.
415 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1892, C/n 12855, 18x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 63 tons, TE: 20,292 lbs. Freight service, D-3 class, ex-Duluth and Winnipeg no. 7, originally assigned no. 500, renumbered no. 415 in 1907, dismantled in Oct. 1928.
500 4-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32256, 19x26 cylinders, 64 inch drivers, 86 tons, TE: 22,624 lbs. Passenger service, E class, drivers originally 64 inches, changed to 67 inches at unknown date, sold to the Duluth, Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 29 Jun. 1933, it was the second no. 500.
501 4-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32257, 19x26 cylinders, 64 inch drivers, 86 tons, TE: 23,685 lbs. Passenger service, E class, class later changed to E-1, drivers remained at 64 inches, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 6 Jul. 1933.
502 4-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32347, 19x26 cylinders, 64 inch drivers, 86 tons, TE: 23,685 lbs. Passenger service, E class, drivers later changed to 67 inches, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 24 Jun. 1933.
503 4-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1909, C/n 33751, 19x26 cylinders, 64 inch drivers, 88 tons, TE: 23,624 lbs. Passenger service, E class, drivers later changed to 67 inches, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 28 Jun. 1933.
550 4-6-2 Built by Alco-Schenectady, 1912, C/n 51417, 20.5x26 cylinders, 64 inch drivers, 108 tons, TE: 26,121 lbs. Passenger service, H class, drivers later changed to 67 inches, TE reduced to 24,952 lbs., dismantled in Jun. 1942.
551 4-6-2 Built by Alco-Schenectady, 1912, C/n 51418, 20.5x26 cylinders, 64 inch drivers, 108 tons, TE: 26,121 lbs. Passenger service, H class, drivers later changed to 67 inches, TE reduced to 24,952 lbs., scrapped in Aug. 1944.
552 4-6-2 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53588, 21x26 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 114 tons, TE: 26,184 lbs. Passenger service, H-1 class, dismantled some time in 1951.
553 4-6-2 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53589, 21x26 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 114 tons, TE: 26,184 lbs. Passenger service, H-1 class, sold to the United States Steel Corp. for scrap on 16 Oct. 1951.
554 4-6-2 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53590, 21x26 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 114 tons, TE: 26,184 lbs. Passenger service, H-1 class, dismantled some time in 1951.
600 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32246, 20x28 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 98 tons, TE: 32,887 lbs. Freight service, F-1 class, scrapped in Nov. 1937.
601 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32275, 20x28 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 98 tons, TE: 32,887 lbs. Freight service, F-1 class, disposition unknown.
602 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32276, 20x28 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 98 tons, TE: 32,887 lbs. Freight service, F-1 class, disposition unknown.
603 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32300, 20x28 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 98 tons, TE: 32,887 lbs. Freight service, F-1 class, disposition unknown.
604 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32334, 20x28 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 98 tons, TE: 32,887 lbs. Freight service, F-1 class, scrapped in Nov. 1937.
605 2-8-0 Built by Baldwin, 1907, C/n 32365, 20x28 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 98 tons, TE: 32,887 lbs. Freight service, F-1 class, disposition unknown.
606 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1905, C/n 38051, 19.5x28 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 101 tons, TE: 31,733 lbs. Freight service, F-2 class, ex-Detroit Southern no. 116, purchased Jan. 1910, cylinders rebored to 20x28 in Jun. 1910, sold to the Ford Motor Co. on 16 Aug. 1941.
607 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1905, C/n 38042, 19.5x28 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 101 tons, TE: 31,733 lbs. Freight service, F-2 class, ex-Detroit Southern no. 107, purchased Jan. 1910, cylinders rebored to 20x28 in Jun. 1910, scrapped in Oct. 1939.
700 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53576, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, dismantled in Apr. 1942.
701 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53577, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
702 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53578, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
703 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53579, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
704 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53580, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
705 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53581, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
706 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53582, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight (and passenger?) service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
707 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53583, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight (and passenger?) service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
708 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53584, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight (and passenger?) service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.
709 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53585, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap on 3 Apr. 1952. Once in a wreck at Calumet.
710 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53586, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, sold to the Duluth Iron and Metal Co. for scrap in 1951.
711 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1913, C/n 53587, 21x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 36,800 lbs. Freight service, F-3 class, disposition unknown, but probably scrapped by 1950.

Sources: Durocher (1964, 1984-1985).

The DSS&A also had a spare locomotive tender in regular service and five in the Bridge and Building Department.

Mineral Range Railroad Locomotive Roster, Autumn 1922

Locomotive rosters for the MRRR during its narrow gauge period can be found in several sources (Campbell 1980, 32-33; Monette 1993, 106-115; Schaddelee 1982a, 56). The MRRR was converted to standard gauge in September 1897 under DSS&A auspices.

The following table shows the locomotives on the MRRR roster in 1922. No new locomotives were added after this period, however, some of these locomotives were later transferred to DSS&A. By 1949, when the MRRR was completely absorbed by the DSS&A, many of the locomotives were already gone, being scrapped in 1933. The rest were apparently either transferred to the DSS&A or scrapped by 1952.

Engine Number Engine Type Details Comments
71 0-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7190, 17x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 44 tons, TE: 15,419 lbs. Switch service, B class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 57 in 1884, and DSS&A no. 60 in 1886, changed to no. 71 in 1889, operated by the MRRR from 1889, sold by the MRRR to Ford Motor Co. of Iron Mountain, MI, 2 Sep. 1924.
111 4-4-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9433, 18x24 cylinders, 63 inch drivers, 55 tons, TE: 16,786 lbs. Passenger service, C class, rebuilt in Mar. 1905, originally had 67 inch drivers, DSS&A sold to MRRR in 1905, scrapped in Jun. 1928.
160 0-6-0 Built by Rogers, 1902, C/n 5695, 19x26 cylinders, 51 inch drivers, 73 tons, TE: 28,158 lbs. Switch service, B-1 class, sold to the Paper, Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jul. 1933.
161 0-6-0 Built by Rogers, 1902, C/n 5696, 19x26 cylinders, 51 inch drivers, 73 tons, TE: 28,158 lbs. Switch service, B-1 class, sold to the Paper, Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jun. 1933.
162 0-6-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48370, 19x26 cylinders, 51 inch drivers, 80 tons, TE: 28,158 lbs. Switch service, B-1 class, purchased by DSS&A, second no. 50, from MRRR on 15 Jul. 1926, disposition unknown.
163 0-6-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48371, 19x26 cylinders, 51 inch drivers, 80 tons, TE: 28,158 lbs. Switch service, B-1 class, purchased by DSS&A, second no. 51, from MRRR on 15 Jul. 1926, disposition unknown.
190 2-8-0 Built by Rogers, 1902, C/n 5697, 22x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 42,636 lbs. Freight service, F class, sold to the Paper Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jun. 1933.
191 2-8-0 Built by Rogers, 1902, C/n 5698, 22x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 42,636 lbs. Freight service, F class, sold to the Paper Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jun. or Jul. 1933.
192 2-8-0 Built by Rogers, 1902, C/n 5699, 22x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 42,636 lbs. Freight service, F class, sold to the Paper Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jun. or Jul. 1933.
193 2-8-0 Built by Rogers, 1902, C/n 5670, 22x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 109 tons, TE: 42,636 lbs. Freight service, F class, sold to the Paper Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jun. or Jul. 1933.
194 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48364, 23x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 121 tons, TE: 46,600? lbs. Freight service, F-5 class, sold to Hecla and Torch Lake, second no. 2, in 1925, scrapped in 1944.
195 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48365, 23x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 121 tons, TE: 46,600 lbs. Freight service, F-5 class, sold to the DSS&A on 1 Sep. 1924, renumbered no. 712, superheated by the Soo Line between Dec. 1924 and Mar. 1925, scrapped in 1950-1951.
196 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48366, 23x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 121 tons, TE: 46,600 lbs. Freight service, F-5 class, sold to the DSS&A on 1 Sep. 1924, renumbered no. 713, superheated by the Soo Line between Dec. 1924 and Mar. 1925, scrapped in 1950-1951.
197 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48367, 23x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 121 tons, TE: 46,600 lbs. Freight service, F-5 class, sold to the DSS&A on 1 Sep. 1924, renumbered no. 714, superheated by the Soo Line between Dec. 1924 and Mar. 1925, scrapped in 1950-1951.
198 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48368, 23x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 121 tons, TE: 46,600 lbs. Freight service, F-5 class, sold to the DSS&A on 1 Sep. 1924, renumbered no. 715, superheated by the Soo Line between Dec. 1924 and Mar. 1925, scrapped in 1950-1951.
199 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1910, C/n 48369, 23x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 121 tons, TE: 46,600 lbs. Freight service, F-5 class, sold to Hecla and Torch Lake, second no. 1, in 1925, scrapped in 1944.
200 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7151, 18x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 18,430 lbs. Freight service, D class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 50, DSS&A no. 200 in 1889, transferred to MRRR in 1889, rebuilt in 1890, scrapped in Jun. 1929.
201 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7154, 18x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 18,430 lbs. Freight service, D class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 50, DSS&A no. 200 in 1889, transferred to MRRR in 1889, rebuilt in 1890, sold to Harry P. Bourke, Escanaba, MI, on 30 Jun. 1925.
202 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1884, C/n 7156, 18x24 cylinders, 53 inch drivers, 52 tons, TE: 18,430 lbs. Freight service, D class, ex-Marquette and Western no. 50, DSS&A no. 200 in 1889, transferred to MRRR in 1889, rebuilt in 1890, sold to Brunswick Ewen Lumber Co., Ewen, MI, on 27 Feb. 1925.
300 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1916, C/n 55959, 24x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 128 tons, TE: 49,405 lbs. Freight service, F-6 class, sold to DSS&A on 1 Nov. 1926, renumbered no. 716, sold to the United States Steel Corp. for scrap on 16 Oct. 1951.
301 2-8-0 Built by Alco-Brooks, 1916, C/n 55960, 24x30 cylinders, 55 inch drivers, 128 tons, TE: 49,405 lbs. Freight service, F-6 class, sold to DSS&A on 1 Nov. 1926, renumbered no. 717, wrecked at L'Anse, MI, hill in 1951, and dismantled on the spot in the summer of 1952.
402 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9558, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 54 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 95, sold to the MRRR in 1889, sold to the Paper, Calmenson Co. for scrap on 31 Jul. 1933.
404 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9550, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 54 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight service, D-1 class (D-2 class for DSS&A), ex-DSS&A second no. 88, sold to the MRRR on 1 Jun. 1915, sold to the Paper, Calmenson Co. for scrap in Jun. 1933.
405 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9624, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 54 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight service, D-1 class (D-2 class for DSS&A), ex-DSS&A no. 99, sold to the MRRR in Jul. 1914, sold to the Paper, Calmenson Co. for scrap in 31 Jul. 1933.
409 2-6-0 Built by Baldwin, 1888, C/n 9623, 19x24 cylinders, 57 inch drivers, 54 tons, TE: 20,026 lbs. Freight service, D-2 class, ex-DSS&A no. 98, sold to the MRRR in 1889, sold to the Paper, Calmenson Co. for scrap on 29 Jun. 1933.

Sources: Monette (1993, 116-121).

Hancock and Calumet Railroad Roster

This is an easy roster to compile. In 1922 the H&CRR had no locomotives. Since August 1902, the H&CRR ceased operating as a real railroad when the last of the narrow gauge line (between just north of Fulton and Wolverine Mine-Allouez Mine) was converted to standard gauge. Most of the H&CRR line had been converted to standard gauge by November 1901. The H&CRR became a line on which the MRRR and DSS&A operated. For a roster of this narrow gauge equipment see Schaddelee (1982b, 44).

Summary

The distribution of wheel arrangements for the DSS&A in 1922 is shown in the following table:

Wheel Arrangement Number Percent
0-6-0 4 5.4
4-4-0 14 18.9
2-6-0 26 35.1
2-8-0 21 28.4
4-6-0 4 5.4
4-6-2 5 6.8
Total 74 100.0

The distribution of wheel arrangements for the MRRR in 1922 is shown in the following table:

Wheel Arrangement Number Percent
0-6-0 5 20.0
4-4-0 1 4.0
2-6-0 7 28.0
2-8-0 12 48.0
Total 25 100.0

As these tables indicate, by 1922, the pattern was for the DSS&A to use 4-4-0, 4-6-0, and 4-6-2 for passenger service and the 2-6-0 and 2-8-0 for freight service. However, photographs often indicate that locomotives were used for what ever purpose was convenient. For instance, it is not surprising to see a 2-8-0 pulling a passenger train out of Calumet by 1922. I understand that freight locomotives would also be found performing switch services. When the DSS&A and MRRR are taken together, the most important locomotive in 1922 would be the 2-8-0 with a total of 33, or 33.3 percent. The next most used locomotive would be the 2-6-0.

For someone like myself, born and raised in the Detroit area where planned obsolescence is a given, I was surprised at the age of these locomotives in 1922. Many of them were built between 1882 and 1888. In fact, 43 out of 74 DSS&A locomotives, or 58.1 percent, were built during this period and still on the roster in 1922. I cannot imagine operating a car for thirty or forty years.

Most of these locomotives were scrapped for their metal. However, it is interesting to observe that a number of them were sold to logging companies and were used for several more years before being scrapped. To my knowledge, no DSS&A or MRRR locomotive has escaped being scrapped. Please let me know if I am wrong, I hope that I am.

I seem to recall reading somewhere, but I cannot find the source now, that one of the last steam locomotives was used on the Marquette dock in a stationary mode. Its only job was to generate steam that was blasted onto the ore to free it from ice in the winter so that the ore could be more easily handled. A sad ending.

Please contact me should you have any questions or comments. I am particularly interested in hearing from you if you have any additions or corrections for this roster.

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