Gladstone - Marquette Railroad

Transcription of newspaper article from the Gladstone Delta (Gladstone, Mich.), Dec. 31, 1887, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Gladstone Delta (Gladstone, Mich.), Dec. 31, 1887., Source: The Delta Gladstone, Mi. December 31, 1887                  Saturday  Gladstone and Marquette Ry. Talking of railroads, an old timer suggests tnat there is nowhere a better route from the iron mines of Marquette county to Lake Michigan than down the Rapid River Valley. The plan is not a new one. The C and NW surveyed the route in 1862. It is the easiest road across the peninsula. The road will be built.  The DSS and A can build and operate it cheaper and more advantageously than any new company, because they already have the mining terminals. The distance from Marquette to Gladstone is 64 miles by the rail route proposed. Within a few years, if the South Shore does not take advantage of its position to secure this route, some other party will. No 64 miles of road can be built in the peninsula cheaper than this. No better harbor exists anywhere than at the southern terminus of this route. Its business would be constant and perennial. The South Shore will build it when it shall have considered the matter and looked the ground over. Nowhere else can the company reach Lake Michigan to better advantage.  The nature of the country north of us is such that only on this line can the problem be worked out. The Delta looks for the road within three years.  C and NW DSS and A Stations - Marquette - Gladstone
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Gladstone Delta (Gladstone, Mich.), Dec. 31, 1887, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Gladstone (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1887-12-31