Crossing: Mill Mine Junction, MI

Mill Mine Jct

COPR Painesdale Jct DepotMill Mine Junction was a later name for Painesdale Junction. When the Copper Range railroad built north from Mass City to Houghton, this was a crossing of branch lines to Painesdale to the south and the Freda/Redridge mills to the west. Later, the Painesdale branch was extended to the COPR main line to the south and that became the new main line.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, an early photo of Mill Mine Jct showing the interlocking tower and depot. [CopperRange.org], below, the Copper Range depot at Painesdale Junction, also known as Mill Mine Junction