I have found what looks like a grade from the former AS&NW main at the west end of the runway at Wurtsmith AFB/airport down to Foote Dam. The dam started generating electricity in 1918, which would put it in the D&M ownership timeframe of the AS&NW. The image below shows the route.
To examine this in Google Earth, the coordinates for the dam are N44° 26.124 W83° 26.437. If you switch between 1993 and 1995 imagery and zoom in just enough, parts of this grade can easily be spotted. There appears to be a deep cut and fill west of Harvy Trail. The grade reported by Google Earth is nearly 10%, but it may be missing the fill. There also may be remains of pilings on the west side of the river.
The current (higher resolution, but wooded) imagery shows part of this ROW is now a power line, so it may only be an access trail, but where the power line heads north (at Harvy Trail), the grade appears continue north-east. Also, an access trail wouldn't have such a cut and fill.
I haven't found any documented evidence that this siding existed, but it makes perfect sense that the D&M delivered material to the construction site. The D&M did build lines to other dam sites along the AS&NW. Does anyone have any proof one way or the other?
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