Morning freight heading toward Houghton near Portage Lake.
This engine is now in the Henry Ford Museum. Shown here ready to head south from Upper Michigan.
From my slide collection, by K. C. Henkels
An overview of the East Houghton yard in 1975 - today, this same view would consist of a Super 8 motel and a few residental houses.
Soo Line engines 715 and 406 are switching their train at the east end of the yard near the location of the former steam engine serivcing facilities at East Houghton in July of 1976.
Soo 2550 and Jordan Spreader D-816 are clearing snow from the East Houghton yard in March of 1976. Snowfall in this part of Michigan averages 190 inches a year. A record 390.4 inches of snow fel... (more)
The daily train from Nestoria battled some very heavy snow on its way to Houghton. There was damage to the rear steps of engine 700 caused by the snow.
The Keweenaw shifter is switching copper concentrate in the yard at Houghton, Michigan, that it picked up from the last operating copper mine in the Keewenaw earlier in the day. F-Units were very... (more)
The Keweenaw shifter is crossing the Houghton-Hancock lift bridge on its way back to the yard at Houghton, Michigan.
The daily Houghton-Nestoria turn is arriving at the yard at Houghton, Michigan, passing under the campus of Michigan Technological University - my alma mater. The college has expanded since then ... (more)
The daily Houghton-Nestoria turn has finished for the day and the crew has left for the motel. In warmer months the conductor would sometimes spend the night on this caboose and I would visit him... (more)