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Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining Journal (Marquette, Mich.), Dec. 25, 1886, regarding an interview with General Hammond connected with the DSS and A [Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company] about an east and west truck line through the peninsula., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription of newspaper article : Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Dec. 25, 1886., Source: The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. December 25, 1886 Bound To Go Through The reporter of the Mining Journal met General Hammond at the Clinton Wednesday, and knowing that he had long been interested in the scheme of an east and West trunk line through the peninsula and was here on business connected with The DSS and A, questioned him as to the new line and its prospects. The general said, "Yes, this is the what Duluth and West Superior have long been wanting- It is going to be a great line, too. When it is completed it will no longer be necessary to go south 400 miles from St. Paul or Duluth before you can go east by rail. The distance from St. Paul to Mar- quette is Just nine miles shorter than from St. Paul to Chicago and by shorter connections will soon be the same."   "Do you think the road will be in running order by the 1st of next November." "I don't see anything to prevent it, nothing at all, sir. I don't know Now it is about the bridge at the Sault, but the road and the ferry at the straits will be all right and the northwest will have an eastern and southern outlet by way of the South Shore and the lower Mi., lines without paying tribute to Chicago, and it's a fact that a man can't get through Chicago now without leaving part of his worldly possessions behind him. He's got to buy something, if only a glass of peanuts. By the GH and I and the F and FtW or the Pennsylvania "systems," this line will have direct communication with Cincinnati and the south, while it will have a choice of through eastern connections. lt is going to dabble extensively in all the business of the upper peninsula, too, you needn't fear but that the line will have a share of the ore traffic of the Gogebic range as well as this." "How about the right of way? Have you measured it all?" "Well, the greater part of it is secured, and there will be no difficulty about the rest. When is this company to take charge of the MH and O and DM and M, do you say? There's no hurry about that. Every- thing is running all right now. That we have to to now is to build the road and leave such matters wait. No plans have been formed as to shops or anything of that sort. Our   whole attention is being devoted to building the line. You've got to get your house before   you can furnish it." Gen Hammond was non-committal when questioned whether The DSS and A would or would not build an independent line into Duluth. He said that he must decline to give information on that point, but that   one thing was sure and that was that the South Shore trains would run into Duluth and West Superior. From other sources the Mining Journal is led to the opinion that the company will build its own line into Duluth, and that the road will pass about twelve miles south of Ashl and .
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining Journal (Marquette, Mich.), Dec. 25, 1886, regarding an interview with General Hammond connected with the DSS and A [Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company] about an east and west truck line through the peninsula.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1886-12-25