Station: Ishpeming, MI

Ishpeming MI CNW Depot Ishpeming MI LSI DepotLSI Depot Ishpeming MICNW Yard Office Ishpeming MILSI Train at Ishpeming MIIshpeming was settled about 1856 in Marquette County around the Lake Superior Mine. The Cleveland Mine (Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company) also established mines here very early on. The town became a village in 1871 and a city in 1873. [MPN]

Ishpeming, along with Negaunee, became the central focal point for the Marquette iron range with over one hundred mines being located within 10 miles of this location in all directions.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Chicago & North Western depot in downtown Ishpeming in the early 1900's. 2nd and 3rd photos, the Lake Superior & Ishpeming railroad depot on the south side of town. [Dale Berry]. 4th photo, a 2002 photo of CN's nearby Hogan Yard at Ishpeming. [Dale Berry]. 5th photo, a 1966 photo of a LS&I Alco unit switching ore cars near Euclid Yard in Ishpeming. [Bill Moore]

The LS&I station in Ishpeming was built in 1898 at Johnson and Lake Streets. It remained in service until 1964. It is a frame structure 24' wide by 51' long with a sharply hipped room and eaves overhanging 6' on all sides. There was a passenger platform on the north facade 13' by 138'. The interior of the station was divided into three main segments: the ticket office (9'x25'), the men's waiting room (20'x24') and the women's waiting room (also 20'x24'). The building continues to exist in 2016 but has an addition built onto it. [UPM]