Location: Park Siding, MI (Iron County)

Park Siding was located on the Milwaukee Road line between Channing and Sidnaw, about 12 miles northwest of Amasa in Iron County.


July 29, 1941. Trains slow up to avoid killing deer. Reduced speeds ordered to save whitetails on 8-mile stretch. Even railroad trains are slowing down these days to avoid killing deer. Officials of the Milwaukee road have issued instructions to their engineers to reduce speed on an eight-mile stretch near Parks' Siding on the Iron-Baraga county line, where 15 deer have been killed this season by trains.

It is believed salt dropped on the right-of-way from refridgerator cars attracts deer to the tracks, and the railroad company has taken steps to remove traces of the salt. Conservation officiers say that deer hesitate to leave the tracks when trains approach because heavy swamps border the right-of-way on both sides. [Herald Press-7/29/1941]