the making of modern michigan

Browse Collections
Browse by subject
Browse by institution
participating libraries project background
Accident report (2 pages)
Peter White Public Library


Railroad accidents

Trout Lake (Mich.)

Item Number


An accident occurred upon the Duluth South Shore and Atlantic Railway near Trout Lake Station, on the 25th day of September 1887m at 330 o'clock A.M. caused by: A train of ore cars breaking in two parts about 3/4 of a mile west of Trout Lake crossing, the forward portion of train, engine and 35 cars ore camd down grade without being properly controlled, the brakeman being afraid the rear portion would run into them, did not make much effort as he would otherwise have done. Engine and cars ran the crossing of the M.S. st. M&A at Trout Lake without stopping and soon after struck rear end of a preceeding ore train taking water at the tank house. Caboose and 3 cars of forward train and 13 cars of latter with engine and tender derailed. No person hurt, track blocked 30 hours. Had to transfer passengers. Casualties resulting from the above accident None.

Accident report (2 pages)

The Making of Modern Michigan was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that supports the nation's museums and libraries. Through agreement, this site is hosted by the MSU Libraries and therefore is subject to its privacy statement. Please feel free to send any comments regarding this site to