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Copyright 1996-2005
Kevin E. Musser




Railroads of the Upper Peninsula in photos

Although the Copper Range is my first love I also enjoy collecting photos of other U.P. railroads and researching when and where they ran. I will add some history when I get some extra time but for now please enjoy these vintage black & white shots of railroads of the Upper Peninsula. These photos were taken by Bob Anderson, except where noted.

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DSS&A RS1 #100 taken at Marquette on 8/10/60

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DSS&A RS1 #104 taken at Sault Ste. Marie in August 1957

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DSS&A AS616 #204 taken in Sault Ste. Marie in August 1957

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DSS&A AS616 #209 taken in Marquette 8/23/61

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DSS&A #301 a DT 6-6-2000 taken in Marquette in August 1961

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Photo taken by the Daily Mining Gazette in July of 1953 in Hancock.

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Duluth South Shore & Atlantic H-1 Class Locomotive Built by Alco-Brooks in 1913,
C/n 53588, 21x26 cylinders, 67 inch drivers, 114 tons, TE: 26,184 lbs.

It was used in Passenger service until dismantled some time in 1951.
(Kevin E. Musser Collection)


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Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR

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LS&I RS3 #1605 taken in Ishpeming in August 1960

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LS&I RS3 #1608 taken in Eagle Mills in October 1981


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Milwaukee Road GP9 #2429 taken in Calumet in July 1958



Cliffs Dow Chemical

Cliffs Dow Chemical GE 45 ton #1 taken in Marquette in August 1


Manistique & Lake Superior

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1923 Buick modified for mail and passenger service on the M&LS. Mark Worrall Collection


Isle Royale Mine Railroad

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Mark Worrell passed along this nice image of the Isle Royale taken in 1909 showing their saddle tanker. Looks like a special excursion on this Copper Country shortline which served the Isle Royale mine which was located just south of Houghton.