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Copper Range Railroad
Engineering Department
List of Buildings & Bridges

Houghton, Mich. Sept. 14th, 1916



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Copper Range Houghton Yard, looking west. (Paul Meier Collection)

FORWARD
More often than not, the study of a railroad's history focuses on the rolling stock and motive power that it possess. Land locked assets (structures) of a railroad were just as important as the equipment that move products and services from one point to another. The Copper Range Railroad was no exception. The 60 mile mainline of the railroad cuts through the center of the Keweenaw Peninsula and contacts all the major centers of mining and industry the area has to offer. Copper Range built more than two ribbon of steels to connect this region, they also built infrastructure to support this mode of transportation.

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The following list of bridges, buildings, water tanks, etc is a glimpse into the Copper Range from the time of its birth through the good years and nearing the peak of operation in the early 1920's. Passenger service was active at this time running at least 15 scheduled passenger trains per day on the mainline and 8 down and back the Lakeshore branch, not including the Freda park train and the school train. The data allows you to see the early development of the railroad in 1899-1900 building from Mass Junction (McKeever) to Houghton. The addition of the Lakeshore branch and the completion of the Copper Range mines and mills in 1902. The completion of the line to Calumet as well in 1902, all seen in the build dates of the structures along the mainline and branchlines. 1912 and 1915 being two years of heavy additions and/or repairs as the railroad matures. This is prior to the time the Copper Range aquired the Mineral Range's line to Gay so that section of the line is not included in this report.

The information within the tables were taken from the Copper Range report to the I.C.C. in 1916. The information regarding the stations was taken from a 1915 Copper Range Timetable, so populations are correct for that time period. I have added links where ever possible to point to photos or further information on the structure or the area.  Thank you to Paul Meier for some of the Copper Range photos shown here, I finally found a nice place to put them, thanks Paul. (Kevin Musser, February 2002)

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Copper Range Greenland Depot (Kevin Musser Collection)
(Click here for a photo of this building today)

1916 Copper Range Bridge & Building Index

Water Stations
Bridges
Stations/Locations
Under Crossings

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Period Map of the time of this report

Water Stations of the Copper Range

Location Size Pump Equipment Tank Built Pump Installed Repairs
Calumet Jct. 16'x24' Steam 1903 1908  
Point Mills Jct. 16'x18' Gravity 1903    
Houghton 16'x18' Steam 1899 1899 1914
Mill Mine Jct. 16'x24' Gravity 1901    
Mill Mine Jct. 16'x24' Gravity 1905    
Stonington 16'x24' Steam then Oil 1899 1899-1911  
Lake Mine 16'x24' Steam & Gravity 1905 1910  

Bridge List of the Copper Range

The higher the bridge number the further north you are. No. 30 is near Calumet, No. 16 is the bridge over the Portage Canal, No. 4, No. 3 and No. 2 are the three steel bridges over the Firesteel River, near Lake Mine. All except for 57, 55 and 63, not sure why they were given these numbers. The remarks in italics are my comments and are not part of the original report but have been added to help better understand where the bridges were located, or at least my best guess. Links have been added to guide you to photos of these bridges from my collection.

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Bridge #55
Reinforced Concrete Slabs used for a bridge (left) over the Copper Range mainline in Painesdale

Mainline Bridges

No. Station Description Length Date Remarks
30 320 Steel & Concrete Trestle Ballasted   1910  
29 338 Steel & Concrete Girders 337' 1911 @ Douglass Houghton Falls
22 467 Steel & Concrete Girders 184' 1911  
21 484 Framed 30' 1902  
19 579 Thru Girder Steel 77' 1902  
18 665-50 Pile 15' 1902  
17 876 Pile 205'7" 1902 Hancock?
16 891 Pony Trusses & Draw 807' 1902-5 Part Joint Owner
15 930-50 Concrete Slabs 22' 1909 Houghton Yard
14A 991 Thru Girders Steel 145'4" 1908 over Old Mill Road
14 993 Steel Trestle Ballasted 156'5"   Traprock Valley
57 1439 Temporary Pile (Washout) 96'5" 1905-12 near Trimountain?
55 1469 Reinforced Concrete Slabs 213" 1913 behind hoisthouse in Painesdale
63 2010 Pile   1912 Built for Stratton
11 2299 Deck Girder Ballasted 46'3" 1907 near Seager?
4 2881 Steel & Concrete Trestle 516' 1899-1910 Firesteel River
3 2889 Steel & Concrete Trestle 597' 1899-1910 Firesteel River
2 2895 Steel & Concrete Trestle 554' 1899-1910 Firesteel River

Lakeshore Branch Bridges

No. Station Description Length Date Remarks
36 0-50 Framed Trestle 77'9" 1901  
37 Freda Mill Framed Trestle 154'5" 1902  
38 Freda Mill Framed Trestle 117' 1902  
39 Trimountain Mill Framed Trestle 77'9" 1902  
40 52 Deck Girders 445'3" 1913 Owner Trimt Mine
41 52 Steel Trestle 441' 1906 RR owns one-third
42 Edgemere Framed Trestle 500' 1902  
43 Edgemere Framed Trestle 172'5" 1902  
58 Redridge Steel Deck Girder Ballasted 40'5" 1911 Owner Baltic Mine
59 Redridge Framed Trestle 100' 1915  
44 271 Steel Deck Girders Ballasted 139'5" 1909  

Point Mills Branch

No. Station Description Length Date Remarks
62 15 Pile 45' 1909  

Smelter Branch

No. Station Description Length Date Remarks
60 Bosch Brewery Pile 130'3" 1904  
61 Cable Track Framed 154'5" 1904  

Trimountain Mine Tracks

No. Station Description Length Date Remarks
50   Framed Trestle 361'3" 1900  
55   Framed Trestle 250'6" 1902  
54   Framed Trestle 230' 1902  

Stations and Locations on the Copper Range

Calumet   Station #61,    0 miles from Calumet

Population 30,000. This is the largest village in the district, and is the home of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, whose mines, as well as those of the Tamarack and Osceola companies surround the location. In th e immediate vicinity are also located the following mining properties: Centennial, Kearsarge, Wolverine, Allouez, Ahmeek, Mayflower, Old Colony and LaSalle. This is the terminus of the Keweenaw Central, running from Calumet through Copper City, Mohawk, Ojbway, Phoenix and Delaware to Mandan.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 19' x 65' 1902  
Warehouse #1 Frame 1 24' x 120' 1902  
Warehouse #2 Frame 1 52' x 250' 1902 1912
Warehouse #3 Frame 1 52' x 112' 1908 1912
Boiler house Frame 1 ? ?  
Ice house Frame 1 20' x 30' ?  
Engine house Frame 1 20' x 127' 1908 1908 additions
Tool house Frame 1 12' x 14' 1910  

 

Calumet Junction    Station #59,   2 miles from Calumet

This is the junction from the Mainline to Laurium.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 12' x 16' 1902  
Section house Frame 2 Standard 1903  
Tool house Frame 1 10' x 10' 1902  
Privy Frame 1 Standard 1902  

 

LAURIUM BRANCH (FROM CALUMET JUNCTION)
Laurium

Population 11,000. A busy villate adjoining Calumet and containing many beautiful homes, its residence section having attracted a great many of Calumet's business men.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 19' x 68' 1902  
Warehouse Frame 1 24' x 60' 1902  

 

Lake Linden   Station #57,   6.4 miles from Calumet

A thriving village of 4,000 population, adjacent to a growing agricultural district, and the home of the large stamp mills and regrinding plant of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 2 20' x 34' 1902  
Warehouse Frame 1 18' x 42' 1902  
Section house Frame 2 Standard 1902  
2 Tool houses Frame 1 10' x 10' 1902  
3 Privies Frame 1 Standard 1902  

 

Grove  Station #57,    7.0 miles from Calumet

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 16' 1902  

 

Hubbell   Station #55,    8.1 miles from Calumet

Population 2,000. Location of the Calumet & Hecla Smelting Works and Coal Docks. The Ahmeek Stamp Mill is but a short distance from here.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 Standard 1916  
Privy Frame 1 Standard 1916  

 

Mills   Station #55,    9.2 miles from Calumet

Tamarack and Osceola Stamp Mills and regrinding plant.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 16' 1902  

 

Mason   Station #54,    11.1 miles from Calumet

Coal docks and stamp mills of the Quincy Mining Company. Terminus of the Qunicy & Torch Lake Railroad.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 16' 1902  

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Mason Shelter Shed (ICC sketch)

Point Mills Junction  

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Interlocking Shed Frame 1 10' x 12' ?  
Section house Frame 2 14' x 40' 1907 Bought 1909
Tool house Frame 1 10' x 12' 1909  
Privy Frame 1 Standard ?  

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Point Mills Section house (ICC Sketch)

SENTER BRANCH (FROM POINT MILLS JUNCTION)
Senter

Powder plant of the Atlas Powder Company.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Tool house Frame 1 10' x 12' ?  

 

Dollar Bay  Station #50,    13.3 miles from Calumet

A village of 2,000 population, where a wire mill, saw mill and the Lake Superior Smelting Works are located.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 20' x 40' 1903 1916
Privy Frame 1 Standard ?  

 

Ripley   Station #49,    15.6 miles from Calumet

The Quincy Smelting Works are located here.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 10' x 12' 1902  

 

Hancock   Station #48,    16.7 miles from Calumet

Population 10,000. Situated on Portage Lake, opposite Houghton, with which it is connected by bridge. The Hancock Mine and Quincy Mine are located just outside of the city limits. Hancock boasts the reputation of being the only city in the Copper County, all other localities being villages.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 19' x 65' 1902  
Warehouse     Leased    
Tool house Frame 1 Standard ?  
Oil house Frame 1   1905  

 

Houghton   Station #47,    17.1 miles from Calumet

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Copper Range Coal Docks and Coal Unloading Towers, Houghton Yard
(Paul Meier Collection)

Population 8,000. The county seat of Houghton County, located on Portage Lake, having dock facilities for the largest lake steamers which ply through this waterway between the Soo and Duluth. The large passenger steamers of the Great Lakes Transit Corporation land at the Copper Range Railroad docks, bringing thousands of visitors to the Copper Country annually. The Michigan College of Mines, a State institution, with national reputation, is also located here. Among the prominent buildings are the Houghton Club, Masonic Temple and the Douglass Hotel. The hotel facilities are always an agreeable surprise to visitors. The Michigan Smelting Company, Isle Royale and Superior Mines are located within a mile or two.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot/Office Brick 2 32' x 104' 1902 1909
Warehouse #1 Frame 1 30' x 250' 1903 1915-1916
Warehouse #2 Frame 1 60' x 100' 1903 1915-1916
Generator House Frame 1 16' x 60' 1903  
Electrical Shop Frame 1 16' x 31' 1910  
Derrick Shed Frame 1      
Agents house Frame 2 32' x 36' 1902  
SuptB&B? house Frame 2 15'x15'-26'x26' 1908  
Motor Car Shed Frame 1 10' x 46' 1910  
Tool house Frame 1 Standard    
Ice house Frame 1 20' x 26' 1903  
Carpenter Shop Frame 2 34' x 56' 1911  
Tool Storehouse Frame 1 34' x 60' 1908  
Paint Storehouse Frame 1 14'x16'-10'x12' 1908  
Gas Shed          
Valve Shed          
Sand house Frame 1 17' x 26'    
Oil house Brick 1 12' x 24'    
Car Shop Brick 1 35' x 126' 1911  
Car Shop Brick 1 24' x 148' 1911  
Storehouse Brick 1 52' x 86' 1899  
Switchmans house Frame 1 14' x 16'    
Lamp house Frame 1 8' x 10'    
Cl Dk Shed Frame 1 10' x 12'    
Work Crane house Frame 1 16' x 48' 1910  
Machine Shop Frame 1 68' x 100' 1902  
Machine Shop Frame 1 22' x 60' 1902  
Blacksmith Shop Frame 1 24' x 54' 1902  
Blacksmith Shop Frame 1 16' x 22' 1902  
Roundhouse Brick 1 15 stalls 1900 9 stalls
Roundhouse Brick 1   1904 6 stalls, 1912
Section house Frame 2 18'x34'-13'x16'    
Privy Frame 1 Standard    
Storage Baggage Car Frame 1   10/1912  
Hose house Frame 1 7' x 10'    
Cinder Pit       1899 1904, 1907, 1915
Yard Track Scale Steel Fairbanks 50' 100 ton 1909
Coal Track Scale Steel Fairbanks 36' 100 ton 1909
Coaling Dock Timber/Pile   16,000 tons 1901 1903, 1909
Coal Unloading Towers Steel 3 towers 183' 1901 1902, 1903

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Houghton Sand house (ICC Sketch)

SMELTER BRANCH (FROM HOUGHTON)
Atlantic Sands   2 miles west of Houghton on Smelter Branch

The Michigan Smelting Company is located here.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Ice house Timber 1 28' x 52' 1910  
Iron house Frame 1 24' x 120' 1902  

 

Atlantic   Station #44,    22.10 miles from Calumet

Location of the Atlantic Mine and the D.A. Stratton Handle Company, manufacturers of broom handles, chair stock , etc., whose products go to all parts of the United States.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 24' x 62' 1900  
Privy Frame 1 Standard    
Coal Shed Frame 1 Standard    

 

Mill Mine Junction   Station #43,   23.6 miles from Calumet

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(MTU Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections)

The Junction of the Copper Range Mainline and the Lakeshore Branch.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 2 20'x54'-19'x24' 1900 1912
Section house Frame 2 20'x28'-18'x20' 1900 1906
2 Car Repair house Frame 1 12'x30'-18'x24'' 1902  
2 Tool houses Frame 1 9' x 10'    
Shovel Shed Frame 1 20' x 76' 1909  
3 Privies Frame 1 Standard    
2 Coach Bodies Frame 1 used as shops    
Coaling Station Timber   10,000 ton 1908  

 

South Range   Station #42,   24.7 miles from Calumet

A busy village of 2,000 inhabitants and the location of the Baltic Mine, another property of the Copper Range Company. This village has been steadily growing, having a bank, numerous stores, lumber yard, etc..

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 2 30' x 62' 1900  
Flagman Shed Frame 1 6' x 8' 1902  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1908  

 

Trimountain   Station #41,   26.6 miles from Calumet

Location of the Trimountain Mine, another of the Copper Range Company's properties. At this point the Copper Range Hospital is located.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 18' x 92' 1900  
Privy Frame 1 Standard 1902  

 

Painesdale   Station #40,    27.6 miles from Calumet

The principal mining location of the Copper Range Company's mines, the general offices being at this point, as well as the Champion Mine, one of the heaviest producers in the Copper Country.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 20' x 24'-? 1900 1912
Section house Frame 2 16'x34'-13x18' 1900  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1900  
2 Privies Frame 1 Standard    
Engine house Frame 1 20' x 80'    

 

Toivola   Station #33,    33.9 miles from Calumet

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Copper Range Section House in Toivola, built in 1900
(No longer located on the Mainline, KMusser Photo)
See below for ICC sketch of this structure

At this point there has been considerable agricultural development, there being fifty or sixty farmers located in the immediate vicinity. It is also a shipping point for logs, mine timber and cord wood.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 20' x 58' 1908  
Coal Shed Frame 1      
2 Section houses Frame 2 20' x 28' 1900  
2 Tool houses Frame 1 9' x 10' 1900  
3 Privies Frame 1 Standard    

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Toivola Section House (ICC Sketch)

Elm River   Station #26,    40.1 miles from Calumet

This is the station for the Elm River Mine.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Section house Frame 2 20' x 28' 1900  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1900  
Privy Frame 1 Standard    

 

Lake Gerald   Station #25,   43.3 miles from Calumet

This station serves the north end of Twin Lakes, where many cottages have been erected.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 10' x 14'    

 

Twin Lakes   Station #24,    42.5 miles from Calumet

The principal station on Twin Lakes, two beautiful bodies of water, popular with the Copper County people for the abundant hunting of all kinds and excellent bass fishing. Many cottages have been erected at this point, among them the beautiful club house of the Twin Lakes Lodge, an organization of prominent Houghton business men. These lakes have been well stocked with large and small-mouthed bass. It is an ideal camping, bathing and fishing resort and is situated twenty-five miles south of Houghton.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 14'    

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Twin Lakes Shelter (ICC Sketch)

Lake Roland   Station #23,   43.3 miles from Calumet

Location of the Wyandot Mine. From this station the south end of Twin Lakes is reached, where the Cottage Hotel and cottages of W.H. Drittler are located.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 15' x 55' 1904  
2 Privies Frame 1 Standard    

 

Winona   Station #21,    45.6 miles from Calumet

A growing community of 1,500 people and the location of the Winona Copper Company.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 20'x58'-20'x34' 1907  
Warehouse Frame 1 16' x 40' 1900  
Section house Frame 2 20' x 20' 1900  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1900  
2 Privies Frame 1 Standard 1900  

 

Stratton   Station #19,    48.7 miles from Calumet

Three miles south of Winona. The new logging camp of the D.A. Stratton Company, who's handle factory is located in Atlantic.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 Labor Only   $103.14
Owned by the D.A. Stratton Company      

 

Seager   Station #18,    49.7 miles from Calumet

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Section house Frame 2 20' x 28' 1900  
Privy Frame 1 Standard 1900  

 

Indiana Location

Location of the Indiana Mine and a short distance from several copper prospects.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 14'   1915

 

Lake Mine   Station #8,    56.6 miles from Calumet

This station was formerly known as Belt and is situated in one of the oldest copper mining districts in the Upper Peninsula. The Lake Mine is located here and is one of the largest producers in the district. The Alogma, North Lake and South Lake mines are also located in this vicinity.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 24' x 62' 1900  
Section house Frame 2 20' x 28' 1900  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1900  
2 Privies Frame 1 Standard 1900  
Track Scale Steel Fairbanks 40' 100 ton 1911  

 

Greenland Junction   Station #5,   57.1 miles from Calumet

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10'    

 

McKeever   Station #2,    59.2 miles from Calumet

The junction point of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and Copper Range Railroad. One-half mile from Mass, Mich.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
1/2 Depot Frame 1   1907  
Car Repair Shed          

 

GREENLAND BRANCH (FROM GREENLAND JUNCTION)
Greenland   Station #7,   2.3 miles from Greenland Junction

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(The Greenland Depot today, a private residence)

A thriving community of 1,100 inhabitants; the location of Adventure Copper Mining Company and the Mass Mine.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 2 20' x 58' 1900  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1900  
Privy Frame 1 Standard    

 

LAKESHORE BRANCH (FROM MILL MINE JUNCTION)
Obenhoff   Station #81,   7.9 miles from Freda

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 7' x 10'    

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Obenhoff Shelter (ICC Sketch)

LAKESHORE BRANCH (FROM MILL MINE JUNCTION)
Salmon Trout   Station #83,   5.3 miles from Freda

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
No Structures          

 

LAKESHORE BRANCH
Redridge Junction   Station #85,   3.1 miles from Freda

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 1 12'x28'-12'x16' 1901  
Privy Frame 1 Standard    

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Redridge Junction Depot (ICC Sketch)

REDRIDGE BRANCH (FROM REDRIDGE JUNCTION)
Redridge

Home of the Atlantic and Baltic Mining Company's stamp mills on the shore of Lake Superior.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1   1903  
Tool house Frame 1   1915  

 

LAKESHORE BRANCH
Stanwood   Station #85,   2.3 miles from Freda

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 16'    

 

LAKESHORE BRANCH
Beacon Hill   Station #88,   .7 miles from Freda

Home of the Trimountain Mining Company's stamp mill on the shore of Lake Superior.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Depot Frame 2 20' x 58' 1901 1915-1916
Privy Frame 1 Standard 1901  

 

LAKESHORE BRANCH
Freda   Station #89

Home of the Champion Copper Company's stamp mill on the shore of Lake Superior.

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Shelter Shed Frame 1 12' x 16' 1901  
Section house Frame 1 16'x34'-13'x16' 1901  
Tool house Frame 1 9' x 10' 1901  
Privy Frame 1 Standard 1901  

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Freda Shelter Shed (ICC Sketch)

LAKESHORE BRANCH
Freda Park   1 mile from Freda

A beautiful natural park on the shores of Lake Superior; a popular outing point for Copper Country people and ideal for Sunday school picnics, etc..

Building Type # of Stories

Approx. Size

Build Date Major Repair
Pavilion / Kitchen Frame 1 40'x96'-24'x40' 1903  
Ice house Frame 1 14' x 16' 1907  
Baggage House Frame 1 16' x 16' 1908  
Custodian's house Frame 1 18' x 20' 1903  
2 Privies Frame 1 Standard 1903  
Ice Cream Stand Frame 1 16' x 16' 1908  
Shelter Roof Frame 1 416' x 10'    

 

List of Under Crossings Built by the Copper Range RR.
Mainline

No. Station Description

Carries Track of

Length Build Date Remarks
1 646 Steel Mineral Range 60' 1902 Steel Towers 1913
3 568-41 Steel Quincy & Torch Lake 57' 1902  
3.5 567-76 Wood Private Road 60' 1902  
4 559-22 Steel Qunicy & Torch Lake 98' 1902  
5 552-24 Wood Quincy & Torch Lake 19' 1902  
6 470-85 Steel Hancock & Calumet 20' 1902  
7 362-86 Steel Hecla & Torch Lake 27' 1902  

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Copper Range #29 Consolidation running Extra (Paul Meier Collection)