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Timetable: Soo Line - Bessemer Branch - Mellen to Bessemer

The Soo Line 6th Subdivision extended from Mellon, WI to Anvil Mine at Bessemer, MI. This line was in the Ironwood area at the tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Stations open as of 1961.

Station MP from Notes
Mellon 410.2  D Y P46
Ballou  414.3  P42 
Tyler Forks  417.0  P42 
Rouse  420.7  P42 
Upson  423.7  P21 
Spur 428  427.8   
Iron Belt  428.4   
Hoyt  430.1  D Y Yard 
Germania  434.6  P19 
Junction 435  435.8   
Hurley, WI  436.3  D Yard 
Ironwood, MI 437.2  DN J S W Yard 
Lake Street  438.0 
Siemans, MI 440.9  J P31 
Bessemer, MI 443.5 
Anvil Mine, Bessemer, MI    
     

Notes:

From Lake Street to Siemens, this was run as double track jointly with the C&NW.

Maximum speed 45 mph except for loaded ore trains between Hoyt and Ballou which were restricted to 35 mph and 25 mph between Ballou and Mellen.

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.