Month: December 2007

Calumet & Hecla Railroad

In Constant Flux…

the remains of the Osceola Mill at Tamarack City Copper Country railroads are always changing, almost on a yearly basis.…
Industry

Water Tower

Fire is always a concern at a mine, both underground and on the surface. Before 1900 most infrastructure built for…
Copper Range Railroad

Railroad Crossings (p2)

There were a total of three major obstacles in the Copper Range’s way as it attempted to drive its line…
Copper Range Railroad

Railroad Crossings (p1)

When the Copper Range Railroad decided to make a branch line to Calumet, it no doubt ran into an avalanche…
Copper Range Railroad

The Coal Spur

Mine railroads served three primary functions. The first – and foremost – was to transport copper rock from the mine…
Copper Range Railroad

Up the Hill Behind Mason…

When Quincy was forced to move its stamp mill from the Portage to Torch Lake, it had to move an…
Mineral Range Railroad

The Arcadian Branch

Everyone believed the Arcadian Mine was to be a great success. Investors clamored over each other to invest, newspapers proclaimed…
Mineral Range Railroad

Back to the Junction

Today I’m feature a collection of old photos generously submitted by one of our readers – Gordy Our journey along…
Arcadian Mine

A Typical Stack

While there was very little left of the great Arcadian Mine when we had last visited, there were still some…
Arcadian Mine

A Beautiful Failure

For all of the Copper Country’s copper richness, the difference between success and failure was often a matter of feet.…
Mineral Range Railroad

Pt. Mills Junction

Most of you have passed by this large concrete abutment along M26 multiple time, as have I for over a…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Derailed? (p2)

If your looking off into the woods when walking the old Q&TL grade just east of the roundhouse you are…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Derailed? (p1)

Today we revisit a site we have been to previously – the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad. This railroad served…