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Timetable: Detroit & Mackinac Ry. - Valentine Lake Branch - La Roque to Valentine Lake

Single track branch line. This was part of the original Alpena & Northern railroad main line which was purchased by the D&M. After the purchase, the D&M built their northern division from La Roque to Cheboygan. At that point, this became a branch line and was abandoned shortly thereafter when pine was depleted in Presque and Montmorency County. The Valentine Lake branch had many branches and spurs. One was from the Valentine Lake area west into Otsego County. (Note: Maps indicate that this line was parallel and near the Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena line but the Valentine Branch was pulled up prior the the construction of the BCG&A.).

Station MP from Alpena Notes
La Roque 29.0 J
May Lake Junction  33.0  J Note
Hurst  34.0   
Pack Siding  40.0   
Rainy Lake  42.0  
McPhee  49.7  Y Note
Valentine Lake  54.7   
     

Notes: At May Lake Junction, a short branch line to the lake diverted from here. At McPhee a wye connected to a 3-4 mile long branch line which went southeast into the forest.

Note Key:  BB=Bascule Bridge | C=Coal | CS=Car Shop | D=Open during the day | DN=Day and night | DT=Double Track | EH=Enginehouse | H=Half Interlocked | I=Interlocker | J=Junction | LB=Lift Bridge | N=Open at night | P=Passing Track w/40' car capacity | RH=Roundhouse #stalls | S=Scales | SB=Swing Bridge | T=Turntable | TC=Telegraph call | W=Water | X=Crossing | Y=Wye | Yard=Yard

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