Timetable: DSS&A Railroad - Main Line Central - Ewen to East Yard

This line was known as the 6th subdivision on the Soo Line.

Station MP from St. Ignace Notes
East Yard xLSI 154.4 DN I S W Yard
DSS&A Marquette Ore Dock     
Marquette  155.3  F W T 
Marquette Scales  155.8  S Yard 
Morgan  162.0  P74 
Diamond Junction xLS&I   X I
Hogan Ore Yard  164.4  Yard 
Negaunee  166.1  D W P24 
Iron Street Junction  167.2   
South Main Junction  167.8   
C&NW Railway Junction  167.9   
Ishpeming  169.6  DN P19 
Barnum Siding  170.2  P20 
Winthrop Junction  171.4 
Robbins Slpur  171.6   
Greenwood Mine Junction  175.0 
Siding 176  176.2  P20 
Blueberry Mine Junction  178.9  Y W P23 
Champion  185.7  N P21 
Dishneau  188.6   
Michigamee xCNW 193.2  P40 X
Imperial Mine Junction  194.2   J
Ohio Mine Spur  195.8  J Y 
Three Lakes  198.0  P13 
Nestoria  200.9  N Y S J
Spur 205  205.2   
Spur 208  208.5   
Vermilac 211.0  P34 
Covington  215.0  P33
Spur 216  216.4   
Watton  218.5   
Sidnaw xMILW 223.8  D W I P19 Yard 
Kenton  233.4  
Spur 237  237.4   
Trout Creek 239.1  D P37 Yard 
Bruce's Crossing 250.0 P6
Ewen 255.3 DN W E Y Yard

In 1961, maximum speed was 50 mph for passenger trains, 45 mph for freight trains (40 between Ewen and Nestoria. Trains handling ore out of Champion Mine must use retainers between the mine and the main track.

In the early 1990's, the EL&S was interchanging pulpwood cars with the Wisconsin Central at Nestoria that were loaded at Bovine for Mead Paper.  The speed limit from Sidnaw to Nestoria was 10 mph but the track was in fair shape, 80 lb. rail with stamp sand ballast. There were some big swamps east of Covington that even the Soo Line had speed restrictions on because of rough track caused by the line sinking.  I worked the first trip for E&LS to Nestoria as the conductor when we first started running over their. I was impressed with the wye at Nestoria; the west leg where we had to set out the flats was 60 lb. rail and the curvature was so sharp that the WC sectionmen greased the outside rail to keep the flanges from climbing the rail. [Greg Bunce]

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] = Greg Bunce, plus additions.