The LS&I had two major mainline changes during its life. In 1890s, a new mainline was constructed from the north side of Negaunee to the south side of Ishpeming (crossing the DSS&A and CNW on an overhead bridge 300 yards west of downtown Negaunee. This allowed the old mainline which extended from near Queens Mine to Ishpeming along the Jackson Mine, to be truncated to allow other mines in the area to operate.
The second major mainline change occurred in 1965 and was a consolidation of the LS&I, DSS&A, and C&NW lines along US-41, from near Eagle Mills west to Euclid Yard in Ishpeming. This allowed abandonment of the 2nd LS&I mainline in Negaunee, as well as the C&NW and DSS&A mainline through the middle of downtown Ishpeming.
I'd love to see a few photos of trains running thru the downtown area of Ishpeming. When I was a kid there was lots of train action there. Wish I had a camera then, but just a little to young to realize what I was seeing!
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