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The Depots of L'Anse, Michigan - It Sounded Like Thunder!- Part II

by Gary Brogan

But it’s winter and I didn’t see any lightning... I thought I heard a train whistle before; it kept blowing and blowing. It almost sounded like it was screaming… Listen! The fire whistle is blowing now! I
wonder what’s going on… Man, it’s cold out there; must be at least 10 below! For you old timers, where were you Friday night, December 14th, 1951 at about 11:53 p.m?

Grandpa Bill Sands and my uncle Bill had just arrived home on Baraga Avenue where they lived about two blocks from the Duluth,
South Shore and Atlantic tracks. They had been at Grandpa Bill’s Central Food Store in downtown L’Anse, where they were making potato sausage, along with my dad, John Brogan, Jr. A lot of other people in the little town of L’Anse in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were already in bed or getting
ready for bed when they heard sounds like rolling thunder. The rumbling continued on and on… and on. And finally, deathly silence…

Creating Railroad Magic

Story by Steve Glischinski
Photos by the author, Jeff Terry and Dan Kwarciany

Every other year the Lake Superior Railroad Museum (LSRM) in Duluth, MN sponsors
a Railfan Weekend. The weekend offers the opportunity for railroad fans to see several artifacts from the museum collection operating as they did in regular service. Since the first Railfan Weekend in 2002, I’ve been
helping the museum coordinate the events.

This year, we broke the previous record set in 2009 for attendance, with 49 participants from across the United States and Canada. Combined with a special mixed train charter with Soo Line 4-6-2 Pacific no. 2719, this year the events stretched over a five-day
period, from September 7 to 11, 2011.

All trains operated over the museum’s
North Shore Scenic Railroad, the former
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway route between Duluth and Two Harbors, MN.

A Marquette Range Mining and Railroad Town - Part I

by Larry Easton

Iron ore was first discovered in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by a survey party led by William Austin Burt in 1844. Ore samples were collected and
turned over to Dr. Douglass Houghton, Michigan’s first state geologist. In 1845 a group from Jackson, Michigan visited the site of Burt’s discovery, which led to the establishment of the Jackson Mine on the site of present day Negaunee. Further exploration over the next few years led to the expansion of knowledge of the
ore body which came to be known as the Marquette Range. This band of iron ore stretched from Negaunee, on the east, to several miles west of Michigamme, with another deposit in the area of Republic
....— Nelson Cadarette, Div. Eng., DSS&A Ry., 1925.

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railroad Depot - Michigamme, Michigan (continued)

A Marquette Range Mining and Railroad Town - Part I

by Larry Easton

This two page drawing and photos are included in the above article - Built 1899

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