Station: Rapid River, MI

Soo Line at Rapid River

Train cars at Rapid River, MIRapid River, in Delta County, was platted in 1887 after the railroad came through here. It was originally called Rapid Siding and then Rapid River.

This was a junction of a Soo Line branch north into the forests to Alger County. For a time, the branch was also used for through ore movements between the LS&I connnection and St. Ignace via this branch and the main line connection at Trout Lake.

Photo info/credit: Top photo, Soo Line 1003 with a passenger extra, heads westbound at the Whitefish River, east of Rapid River in 1999. This was a trip sponsored by the DSS&A Division of the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society. [Mark Andersen]. 2nd photo, a combination baggage/coach and a caboose are displayed at a business in Rapid River. 2003. [Dale Berry]


Rapid River Station. The Soo Line built a small passenger-freight station here in 1890. It was a simple rectangular frame building with a bay window, a hipped roof with overhanging eaves supported by wooden brackets, and measuring 25' wide and 60' long. [UPM]