Rails

Industry

Keebler’s Bumper

It lies half buried and forgotten, covered in decades’ worth of shifting stamp sands and scattering debris at the head…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

An LL&TL Trestle

Today we take a quick look at what is somewhat of an oddity here in the Copper Country – a…
Industry

Tramways (p2)

The slag skimmed from the furnaces was not simply a waste product that could be disposed of right away. While…
Industry

Tramways (p1)

The Quincy Smelting Works is a large and expansive complex, one that is not only home to furnace buildings and…
LaSalle Mine

What Was Once Tecumseh No.2

LaSalle No.2, previously known as Tecumseh No.2 The LaSalle Mine was a combination of two older mines – the Tecumseh…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

Re-alignments

The old C&H blacksmith shop along the Hecla surface plant In the previous series I made an observation about the…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

The Roundhouse that Was

Once again its going to be my attempt to bring back daily posting here on CCE, but this time with…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

The Rails that Remain (p2)

For a transportation system that could only operate over rails, railroads were incredibly dynamic. In the case of C&H, the…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

The Rails that Remain (p1)

Nestled between the towns of Calumet and Laurium lies a narrow strip of land some two miles in length on…
Industry

Rails On Water

After having been sucked up from the lake bottom by the dredge, stamp sands were then sent down along the…
Mineral Range Railroad

Sturgeon River Trestle

The Copper Country’s rail connections to the outside world was controlled by two railroads: the Copper Range and the DSS&A…
Mineral Range Railroad

The Mineral Range Revisited

the remains of a Mineral Range dual-gauge track near Mesnard For railroad fans, the Keweenaw is a treasure trove of…
Mines

Along the Old Pewabic (p2)

When Quincy acquired the Pewabic Mine it inherited an obsolete and dilapidated surface plant consisting of an old shaft/rock house,…
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…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

Industrial Core

looking across the industrial core in Calumet Sandwiched between the towns of Red Jacket (later Calumet) and Laurium was an…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

Russell Snow Plow #2

Railroads that operated in northern climates have to operate is some extreme conditions for a good 6 months of the…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

A Train Forgotten

The railroad we walked on was in operation for over 50 years. Lines of rock cars moved up and down…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

The New Q&TL

After a short distance traveling along the trail, we came to a clearing. In front of us, crossing the trail…