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Timetable: D&M - Tubbs Branch - Millersburg to Tubbs Branch Jct.

This was a branch into the forest at Millersburg.

Station MP from Millersburg Notes
Millersburg 0.0   
Tubbs Branch Junction 4.5  
End of Rail  5.0  
     

Note: From a 1908 railway guide.

Note Key: BB=Bascule Bridge | C=Coal | CS=Car Shop | D=Open > Day | DN=Open Day and night | DS=Dispatcher | DT=Double Main Track | EH=Enginehouse | F=Diesel Fuel | HI=Half Interlocked Crossing | I=Interlocked Crossing | J=Junction | LB=Liftbridge | N=Open at night | P=Passing Track w/40' car capacity | Q=Quarry | RH=Roundhouse # stalls | RT=Railroad Resort | S=Scales | SB=Swingbridge | T=Turntable | TC=Telegraph call | W=Water | X=Crossing | Y=Wye | Yard=Yard

[REF] = From a 1908 railway guide.


Timeline:

April 3, 1916. D&M Must Relay Spur Track for Alpena Paper Mills. The Fletcher Paper company of Alpena won its suit today to compel the Detroit & Mackinac railroad to relay the so-called Tubbs branch tracks, on which the company shipped its logs to its paper mills at Alpena.

The [U.S.] supreme court affirmed, with costs, the action of the supreme court of Michigan in issuing a mandamus to compel the D&M to re-lay the rails and to accept shipments offered it on this spur by the Fletcher company according to an order issued by the Michigan railroad commission in 1911.

The Tubbs branch spur was built by and for the Churchill Lumber company, but certain service rights were acquired by the Fletcher Paper company without the knowledge or consent of the D&M, according to the latter's assertion. The D&M contended that it was justified in taking the rails up when the Churchill Lumber company requested that this be done, having no more lumber of its own to ship. [DFP-4/4/1916]