List of Michigan railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Michigan.

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Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Allegan and Holland Railroad PM 1868 1869 Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Allegan and Lake Shore Railroad 1883 1889 N/A
Allegan and Southeastern Railroad NYC 1878 1883 Toledo and Milwaukee Railway
Alpena and Northern Railroad D&M 1893 1895 Detroit and Mackinac Railway
Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Railroad NYC 1857 1867 Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad, Northern Central Michigan Railroad
Ann Arbor Railroad AA AA 1895 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Arcadia and Betsey River Railway 1895 1936 N/A
Au Sable and Northwestern Railroad D&M 1891 1906 Au Sable and Northwestern Railway
Au Sable and Northwestern Railway D&M 1908 1914 Detroit and Mackinac Railway
Battle Creek and Bay City Railway NYC 1888 1889 Bay City and Battle Creek Railway
Battle Creek and Sturgis Railway NYC 1889 1969 Penndel Company
Bay City and Alpena Railroad D&M 1881 1883 Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad
Bay City and Battle Creek Railway NYC 1889 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Bay City Belt Line Railroad PM 1889 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Bay City and East Saginaw Railroad PM 1864 1872 Flint and Pere Marquette Railway
Bay City Terminal Railway CN 1910 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Bay De Noquet and Marquette Railroad CP 1857 1871 Marquette and Ontonagon Railroad
Bay View, Little Traverse and Mackinaw Railroad PRR 1879 1887 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad
Bear Lake and Eastern Railroad 1882 1902 N/A
Benton Harbor, Coloma and Paw Paw Lake Train Railway PM 1895 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Benton Harbor and South Eastern Railway PM 1893 1897 Milwaukee, Benton Harbor and Columbus Railway
Benton Harbor Terminal Railway 1901 N/A
Blaney and Southern Railway 1902 N/A
Blissfield Railroad 1935 1937 Ohio and Morenci Railroad
Boyne City Railroad BCRR 1935 1976 N/A
Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena Railroad BCG&A 1905 1935 Boyne City Railroad
Boyne City and South Eastern Railroad 1893 1905 Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena Railroad Established by W.H. White Lumber Company
Buchanan and St. Joseph River Railroad NYC 1894 1912 Michigan Central Railroad
Buckley and Douglas Railroad 1881 1889 N/A
Cadillac and Lake City Railway CLK 1963 1971 N/A
Canada and St. Louis Railway NYC 1887 1889 Sturgis, Goshen and St. Louis Railway
Canada Southern Railway NYC 1874 1882 Michigan Central Railroad
Canada Southern Bridge Company NYC 1873 N/A
Caro and Lake Huron Railroad NYC 1901 1908 Detroit and Bay City Railroad
Cass River Railroad PM 1871 1872 Flint and Pere Marquette Railway
Central Railroad NYC 1837 1846 Michigan Central Railroad
Central Michigan Railway CMGN 1987 2003 Huron and Eastern Railway
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway C&O, CO 1947 1987 CSX Transportation
Chicago and Canada Southern Railway NYC 1871 1888 Detroit and Chicago Railroad
Chicago, Detroit and Canada Grand Trunk Junction Railroad CN 1858 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway CN 1880 1900 Port Huron and Indiana Railway
Chicago, Indiana and Southern Railroad NYC 1906 1914 New York Central Railroad
Chicago, Kalamazoo and Saginaw Railway CK&S NYC 1883 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Chicago and Kalamazoo Terminal Railroad CN 1895 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Chicago and Lake Huron Railroad CN 1873 1879 Michigan Railway, North Western Grand Trunk Railway
Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad PM 1869 1878 Chicago and West Michigan Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1893 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1927 1984 Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad
Chicago and North Michigan Railroad PM 1891 1899 Chicago and West Michigan Railway
Chicago and North Eastern Railroad CN 1874 1880 Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1859 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Saginaw and Canada Railroad PM 1873 1883 Saginaw and Western Railroad
Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad CNW 1857 1859 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago and West Michigan Railroad PM 1878 1881 Chicago and West Michigan Railway
Chicago and West Michigan Railway PM 1881 1899 Pere Marquette Railroad
Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad NYC 1886 1892 Cincinnati and Michigan Railroad, Michigan and Mackinaw Railroad
Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railway NYC 1892 1897 Cincinnati Northern Railroad, Toledo and Milwaukee Railroad
Cincinnati and Michigan Railroad NYC 1891 1892 Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railway
Cincinnati Northern Railroad NYC 1898 1938 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Cincinnati, Saginaw and Mackinaw Railroad CN 1889 1943 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Cincinnati, Wabash and Michigan Railway NYC 1882 1915 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway NYC 1891 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Coe Rail, Inc. CRLE 1984 2006 Michigan Air-Line Railway
Coldwater Train Railway 1905 N/A
Colfax and Big Rapids Railroad 1887 1889 N/A
Connecting Railway PRR 1956 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway
Copper Range Railroad CR, COPR 1899 1972 N/A
Crawford and Manistee River Railway 1885 1904 N/A
Dead River Railroad CP 1889 1907 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Delray Terminal Railroad 1905 N/A
Detroit and Bay City Railroad NYC 1881 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Detroit and Bay City Railway NYC 1871 1881 Detroit and Bay City Railroad
Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad D&M 1883 1894 Detroit and Mackinac Railway
Detroit, Bay City and Western Railroad 1907 1925 Detroit, Caro and Sandusky Railway
Detroit Belt Line Railroad NYC 1909 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Detroit, Butler and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1880 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Detroit, Caro and Sandusky Railway 1925 1953 N/A
Detroit and Charlevoix Railroad NYC 1901 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Detroit and Chicago Railroad NYC 1888 1914 New York Central Railroad
Detroit and Cincinnati Railway DT&I 1896 1897 Detroit and Lima Northern Railway
Detroit, Delray and Dearborn Railroad NYC 1895 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway CN 1878 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad PM 1896 1899 Pere Marquette Railroad
Detroit, Hillsdale and Indiana Railroad NYC 1869 1875 Detroit, Hillsdale and South Western Railroad
Detroit, Hillsdale and South Western Railroad NYC 1875 1960 Michigan Central Railroad
Detroit and Howell Railroad PM 1864 1870 Detroit, Howell and Lansing Railroad
Detroit, Howell and Lansing Railroad PM 1870 1871 Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad
Detroit and Huron Railway CN 1912 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Detroit and Ironton Railroad DT&I 1920 1931 Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad PM 1871 1876 Detroit, Lansing and Northern Railroad
Detroit, Lansing and Northern Railroad PM 1876 1896 Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad
Detroit and Lima Northern Railway DT&I 1897 1901 Detroit Southern Railroad
Detroit and Mackinac Railway D&M, DM D&M 1894 1992 Lake State Railway
Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette Railroad CP 1879 1886 Mackinaw and Marquette Railroad
Detroit Manufacturers Railroad NYC 1902 1969 Penndel Company
Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad CN 1860 1878 Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway
Detroit and Milwaukee Railway CN 1855 1860 Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad
Detroit, Monroe and Toledo Railroad NYC 1855 1914 New York Central Railroad
Detroit and Pontiac Railroad CN 1834 1855 Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad
Detroit River Railroad and Bridge Company NYC 1872 1873 Canada Southern Bridge Company
Detroit River Bridge Company NYC 1898 1905 Michigan and Canada Bridge and Tunnel Company
Detroit River Tunnel Company NYC 1905 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Detroit and St. Joseph Railroad NYC 1832 1837 Central Railroad
Detroit Southern Railroad DT&I 1901 1905 Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railway
Detroit and State Line Railroad NYC 1872 1872 Toledo, Canada Southern and Detroit Railway
Detroit and State Line Wabash Railroad WAB 1889 1889 Wabash Railroad
Detroit Terminal Railroad DT CN/ NYC 1905 1984 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Detroit Terminal Railway NYC 1901 1902 Detroit Manufacturers Railroad
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad DT&I, DTI DT&I 1914 1983 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railway DT&I 1905 1913 Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
Detroit, Toledo and Milwaukee Railroad NYC 1897 1969 Penndel Company
Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad D&TS, DTS CN/ NKP 1899 1981 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Detroit Transit Railway NYC 1872 1901 Detroit Terminal Railway
Detroit Union Railroad Depot and Station Company PM/ WAB 1881 1955 Penndel Company
Detroit and Western Railway WAB 1908 1958 Wabash Railroad
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad DSA CP 1949 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway DS&A, DSS&A, DSA CP 1887 1949 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad
East Jordan and Southern Railroad EJ&S 1901 1961 N/A
East Saginaw and St. Clair Railroad PM 1872 1889 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Elkhart, Niles and Lake Michigan Railroad NYC 1880 1882 Cincinnati, Wabash and Michigan Railway
Empire and Southeastern Railroad 1920 N/A
Epworth League Railway 1895 1901 Ludington and Northern Railway
Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad NYC 1833 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Erie and Michigan Railway and Navigation Company E&M, EM D&M 1904 1949 Detroit and Mackinac Railway
Escanaba, Frankfort and Southeastern Railroad AA 1895 1895 Ann Arbor Railroad
Escanaba, Iron Mountain and Western Railroad CNW 1890 1947 Chicago and North Western Railway
Escanaba and Lake Superior Railway 1898 1901 Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad
Escanaba and Lake Superior Railway CNW 1880 1882 Chicago and North Western Railway
Flint Belt Railroad PM 1921 1955 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Flint and Fentonville Railroad PM 1863 1863 Flint and Holly Railroad
Flint and Holly Railroad PM 1863 1868 Flint and Pere Marquette Railway
Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad PM 1880 1899 Pere Marquette Railroad
Flint and Pere Marquette Railway PM 1857 1880 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Flint River Railroad PM 1871 1872 Flint and Pere Marquette Railway
Fort Street Union Depot Company FSUD PM 1889 1969 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Fort Wayne and Jackson Railroad NYC 1880 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad NYC 1869 1879 Fort Wayne and Jackson Railroad
Frankfort and Southeastern Railroad AA 1885 1892 Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway
Garden Bay Railway 1914 1917 N/A
Glencoe, Pinconning and Lake Shore Railroad NYC 1876 1879 Pinconning Railroad
Gogebic and Montreal River Railroad CP 1883
Grand Haven Railroad PM 1878 1881 Chicago and West Michigan Railway
Grand Rapids, Belding and Saginaw Railroad PM 1898 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Grand Rapids and Holland Railroad PM 1871 1871 Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad PRR 1855 1896 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railway
Grand Rapids and Indiana Railway PRR 1896 1954 Penndel Company
Grand Rapids, Indiana and Mackinaw Railroad PRR 1881 1884 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad
Grand Rapids, Kalkaska and Southeastern Railroad PM 1897 1920 N/A
Grand Rapids and Lake Shore Railroad PM 1869 1870 Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit Railroad PM 1887 1896 Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad
Grand Rapids and Mackinaw Railroad PRR 1857 1857 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad
Grand Rapids, Newaygo and Lake Shore Railroad PM 1869 1881 Chicago and West Michigan Railway
Grand Rapids and Southern Railroad PRR 1855 1855 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad
Grand Rapids Terminal Railroad CN 1904 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Grand Rapids Terminal Belt Railway PM 1905 Pere Marquette Railway
Grand River Valley Railroad NYC 1846 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Grand Trunk Railway GT CN 1859 1923 Canadian National Railway
Grand Trunk Railway of Michigan NYC 1867 1868 Michigan Air Line Railroad
Grand Trunk Western Railway CN 1900 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Grass Lake and Manistee River Railroad 1886 1892 N/A
Grayling, Twin Lakes and Northeastern Railroad NYC 1891 1901 Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad
Hancock and Calumet Railroad CP 1885 1935 Mineral Range Railroad
Harbor Beach and Port Hope Railroad PM 1903 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Harbor Springs Railway 1901 1912 N/A
Hastings, Lowell and Northern Michigan Railroad PM 1883 1887 Lowell and Hastings Railroad
Hecla Belt Line Railroad 1902 1913 Bay City and Battle Creek Railway
Hillsdale County Railway HCRC 1976 1992 Indiana Northeastern Railroad
Hobart and Manistee River Railroad 1879 1890 N/A
Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railway PM 1865 1872 Flint and Pere Marquette Railway
Houghton and L'Anse Railroad CP 1881 1883 Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad
Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad CP 1870 1872 Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad
Howell and Lansing Railroad PM 1868 1870 Detroit, Howell and Lansing Railroad
Huron and Western Railroad PM 1902 1940 N/A
Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Railroad NYC 1900 1906 Chicago, Indiana and Southern Railroad
Indiana and Lake Michigan Railway NYC 1887 1898 St. Joseph, South Bend and Southern Railroad
Indiana and Michigan Railroad PM 1881 1881 Chicago and West Michigan Railway
Ingalls, White Rapids and Northern Railroad 1889 1894 Wisconsin and Michigan Railway
Ingalls, White Rapids and Northern Railway 1886 1889 Ingalls, White Rapids and Northern Railroad
Ionia and Lansing Railroad PM 1866 1871 Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad
Ionia, Stanton and Northern Railroad PM 1872 1872 Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad
Iron Mountain Railroad CP 1855 1859 Bay De Noquet and Marquette Railroad
Iron Mountain Railway CP 1855 1857 Iron Mountain Railroad
Iron Range and Huron Bay Railroad 1890 1900 N/A
Iron Range Railway CNW 1887 1889 Chicago and North Western Railway
Iron River Railway CNW 1886 1889 Chicago and North Western Railway
Ithaca and Alma Railroad AA 1882 1882 Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Railroad
Jackson and Cincinnati Railway NYC 1895 1898 Cincinnati Northern Railroad
Jackson, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati Railroad NYC 1868 1869 Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad
Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad NYC 1865 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Jackson and Ohio Railroad NYC 1884 1886 Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad
Jennings and Northeastern Railroad 1920
Kalamazoo and Allegan Railroad NYC 1867 1868 Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids Railroad
Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids Railroad NYC 1868 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Railroad NYC 1868 1868 Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids Railroad
Kalamazoo, Lake Shore and Chicago Railroad KLSC 1987 1995 West Jersey Railroad
Kalamazoo, Lake Shore and Chicago Railway KLS 1905 1925 N/A
Kalamazoo, Lowell and Northern Michigan Railroad PM 1871 1883 Hastings, Lowell and Northern Michigan Railroad
Kalamazoo and Schoolcraft Railroad NYC 1866 1869 Kalamazoo and White Pigeon Railroad
Kalamazoo and South Haven Railroad NYC 1869 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Kalamazoo and White Pigeon Railroad NYC 1869 1914 New York Central Railroad
Keweenaw Central Railroad 1905
Lac La Belle and Calumet Railroad 1883 1888 Keweenaw Central Railroad
Lake George and Muskegon River Railroad AA 1876 1886 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Cadillac Railway
Lake Huron and Southwestern Railway D&M 1879 1879 Tawas and Bay County Railroad
Lake Michigan Division of the Toledo and South Haven Railroad PM 1884 1886 Toledo and South Haven Railroad
Lake Shore Railroad of Western Michigan PM 1869 1869 Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway NYC 1869 1914 New York Central Railroad
Lake Superior Iron Mountain Railroad CP 1862 1878 Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad
Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railway LSI 1893 1923 Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad
Lansing, Alma, Mount Pleasant and Northern Railroad AA 1884 1886 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Mount Pleasant Railway
Lansing Connecting Railroad 1914
Lansing and Jackson Railroad NYC 1864 1865 Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad
Lansing Manufacturers Railroad NYC 1904 1969 Penndel Company
Lansing Transit Railway NYC 1886 1969 Penndel Company
Lapeer and Northern Railroad 1872 1880 N/A
Leelanau Transit Company LTCR PM 1919 1973 N/A
Lenawee County Railroad LCRC 1977 1990 Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road
Lewiston and Southeastern Railroad 1896 1910 N/A
Lima Northern Railway DT&I 1895 1897 Detroit and Lima Northern Railway
Lowell and Hastings Railroad PM 1887 1899 Grand Rapids, Belding and Saginaw Railroad
Ludington and Northern Railway LUN 1901 1982 N/A
Mackinaw and Marquette Railroad CP 1886 1887 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Manistee Railroad PM 1880 1889 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Manistee and Grand Rapids Railroad 1889 1913 Michigan East and West Railway
Manistee and Luther Railroad 1886 1914 N/A
Manistee and North-Eastern Railroad M&NE 1887 1926 Manistee and Northeastern Railway
Manistee and Northeastern Railway M&NE PM 1926 1955 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad M&LS, MLS AA 1909 1968 N/A
Manistique and Northern Railroad AA 1908 1909 Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad
Manistique and Northwestern Railway AA 1891 1902 Manistique, Marquette and Northern Railroad
Manistique, Marquette and Northern Railroad AA 1902 1908 Manistique and Northern Railroad
Manistique Railway 1886 1910 N/A
Mansfield, Coldwater and Lake Michigan Railroad NYC 1871 1877 Allegan and Southeastern Railroad
Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad CP 1872 1890 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Marquette and Huron Mountain Railroad MHCO 1963 1985 N/A
Marquette and Ontonagon Railroad CP 1863 1872 Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad
Marquette and Ontonagon Railway CP 1857 1863 Marquette and Ontonagon Railroad
Marquette and Southeastern Railway LSI 1900 1911 Munising, Marquette and Southeastern Railway
Marquette and State Line Railroad CNW 1857 1857 Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad
Marquette and Western Railroad CP 1883 1885 Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad
Mason and Oceana Railroad 1886 1909 N/A
Mecosta Railroad 1882 1888 N/A
Menominee Branch Railroad MILW 1883 1887 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
Menominee and Northern Railroad 1893 1895 Wisconsin and Michigan Railway
Menominee River Railroad CNW 1875 1882 Chicago and North Western Railway
Menominee and St. Paul Railway AA 1899 1958 N/A
Menominee and Sault Ste. Marie Railway CP 1885 1888 Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway
Michigan Railway CN 1880 1880 Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway
Michigan Air Line Railroad NYC 1868 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Air Line Railway CN 1875 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Michigan and Canada Bridge and Tunnel Company NYC 1905 1905 Detroit River Tunnel Company
Michigan Central Railroad NYC 1846 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Michigan Central Bridge Company NYC 1896 1898 Detroit River Bridge Company
Michigan East and West Railway 1914 1918 N/A
Michigan Interstate Railway 1977 1988 Ann Arbor Railroad
Michigan Lake Shore Railroad PM 1869 1878 Grand Haven Railroad
Michigan and Mackinaw Railroad NYC 1891 1892 Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railway
Michigan Midland Railroad NYC 1870 1873 Michigan Midland and Canada Railroad
Michigan Midland and Canada Railroad NYC 1872 1906 St. Clair and Western Railroad
Michigan Northern Railway MIGN 1976 1986 Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway
Michigan and Ohio Railroad NYC 1883 1887 Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana Railroad DT&I 1905 1906 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Detroit Railroad
Michigan Southern Railroad NYC 1846 1855 Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad
Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad NYC 1855 1869 Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway
Milwaukee, Benton Harbor and Columbus Railway PM 1897 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad CNW 1872 1875 Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway
Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway CNW 1875 1893 Chicago and North Western Railway
Milwaukee and Northern Railroad MILW 1887 1893 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Mineral Range Railroad MLR CP 1872 1949 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad
Mineral Range and L'Anse Bay Railroad CP 1871 1872 Mineral Range Railroad
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad SOO CP 1944 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway SOO CP 1888 1944 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway CP 1888 1888 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
Miscauno and North-Western Railway 1905 1905 Wisconsin and Michigan Railway
Monroe and Toledo Railway PM 1893 1897 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Montague, Pentwater and Manistee Railroad PM 1871 1871 Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Munising Railway LSI 1895 1911 Munising, Marquette and Southeastern Railway
Munising, Marquette and Southeastern Railway LSI 1911 1923 Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad
Muskegon Railway and Navigation Company CN 1918 1955 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Muskegon and Big Rapids Railroad PM 1871 1872 Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Muskegon and Ferrysburg Railroad PM 1869 1869 Michigan Lake Shore Railroad
Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad PRR 1886 1917 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad
Muskegon Lake Railroad PM 1879 1900 Pere Marquette Railroad
Muskegon River and Rose Lake Railway 1878 1881 N/A
Negaunee and Palmer Railroad CP 1888 1890 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
New York Central Railroad NYC NYC 1914 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Norfolk and Western Railway N&W, NW 1964 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
Northern Central Michigan Railroad NYC 1866 1914 New York Central Railroad
Northern Michigan Railroad 1888 1899 Copper Range Railroad
North Western Grand Trunk Railway CN 1879 1880 Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway
Oakland and Ottawa Railroad CN 1848 1855 Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad
Ohio and Michigan Railway NYC 1870 1871 Mansfield, Coldwater and Lake Michigan Railroad
Ohio and Michigan Traction Company DT&I 1903 1904 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Detroit Railroad
Ohio and Morenci Railroad 1933 1954 N/A
Onaway and North Michigan Railway 1901 N/A
Ontonagon Railroad MILW 1904 1932 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Ontonagon and Brule River Railroad MILW 1880 1890 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
Ontonagon and State Line Railroad CNW 1856 1857 Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad
Owosso and Big Rapids Railroad AA 1869 1871 Owosso and North Western Railroad
Owosso and North Western Railroad AA 1871 1883 Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway
Oxford and Port Austin Railroad CN 1879 1880 Pontiac, Oxford and Port Austin Railroad
Paint River Railway CNW 1890 1891 Chicago and North Western Railway
Palmyra and Jacksonburgh Railroad NYC 1836 1844 Southern Railroad
Paris and Pere Marquette River Railroad 1882 1889 N/A
Patterson Railroad PM 1870 1872 Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad
Paw Paw Railroad PM 1857 1886 Toledo and South Haven Railroad
Peninsula Railroad of Michigan CNW 1862 1865 Chicago and North Western Railway
Peninsular Railway CN 1865 1873 Chicago and Lake Huron Railroad
Peninsular Railway Extension Company CN 1868 1868 Peninsular Railway
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Penndel Company PRR 1954 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pensalt Railroad 1901 1908 Wyandotte Southern Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1921 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Pennsylvania–Detroit Railroad PRR 1917 1926 Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit Railroad
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit Railroad PRR 1926 1956 Connecting Railway
Penokee Railroad CP 1886 1888 Wisconsin Central Company
Pere Marquette Railroad PM 1899 1917 Pere Marquette Railway
Pere Marquette Railway PM PM 1917 1947 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Pere Marquette Railroad of Indiana PM 1903 1907 Pere Marquette Railroad
Pinconning Railroad NYC 1879 1880 Saginaw Bay and Northwestern Railroad
Pleasant Bay Railway CN/ NKP 1898 1899 Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad
Pontiac, Oxford and Northern Railroad CN 1889 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Pontiac, Oxford and Port Austin Railroad CN 1880 1889 Pontiac, Oxford and Northern Railroad
Port Huron Railroad Tunnel Company CN 1886 1886 St. Clair Tunnel Company
Port Huron and Detroit Railroad PH&D, PHD 1917 1990 CSX Transportation
Port Huron and Indiana Railway CN 1900 1900 Grand Trunk Western Railway
Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad CN 1847 1873 Chicago and Lake Huron Railroad
Port Huron and Milwaukee Railway CN 1855 1863 Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad
Port Huron and Northwestern Railway PM 1878 1889 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Port Huron Southern Railroad 1900 1917 Port Huron and Detroit Railroad
Port Huron and South Western Railway PM 1882 1882 Port Huron and Northwestern Railway
Potts Logging Railway D&M 1887 1891 Au Sable and Northwestern Railroad
Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad 1888 1945 N/A
Quinnesec and Western Railway 1905 1905 Wisconsin and Michigan Railway
Republic Branch Railroad MILW 1881 1887 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
River Raisin and Lake Erie Railroad NYC 1836 1840 Southern Railroad
Saginaw Bay and Northwestern Railroad NYC 1880 1901 Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad
Saginaw and Clare County Railroad PM 1877 1889 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Saginaw and Grand Rapids Railroad PM 1878 1896 Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad
Saginaw and Mount Pleasant Railroad PM 1879 1889 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron Railroad PM 1881 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Railroad PM 1871 1896 Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad
Saginaw and Western Railroad PM 1883 1896 Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad
St. Clair and Chicago Air Line Railroad CN 1872 1875 Michigan Air Line Railway
St. Clair River, Pontiac and Jackson Railroad CN 1872 1872 St. Clair and Chicago Air Line Railroad
St. Clair Tunnel Company CN 1886 2008 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
St. Clair and Western Railroad NYC 1906 1932 N/A
St. Joseph, South Bend and Southern Railroad NYC 1899 1943 New York Central Railroad
St. Joseph Valley Railroad NYC 1848 1869 Schoolcraft and Three Rivers Railroad
St. Joseph Valley Railroad PM 1880 1889 St. Joseph Valley Railway
St. Joseph Valley Railway PM 1889 1897 Milwaukee, Benton Harbor and Columbus Railway
St. Lawrence and Hudson Railway STLH CP 1996 2001 Canadian Pacific Railway
St. Louis, Sturgis and Battle Creek Railroad NYC 1884 1889 Battle Creek and Sturgis Railway
Ste. Marie Union Depot Company CP 1900 1952 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
Sanilac Railroad PM 1901 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette Railroad CP 1880 1887 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Schoolcraft and Three Rivers Railroad NYC 1855 1869 Kalamazoo and White Pigeon Railroad
Shelby and Detroit Railroad 1834 1844 N/A
South Bend and St. Joseph Railroad PM 1884 1884 St. Joseph Valley Railroad
South Haven and Eastern Railroad PM 1894 1903 Pere Marquette Railroad
South Eastern Michigan Railway NYC 1871 1871 Chicago and Canada Southern Railway
Southern Railroad NYC 1837 1846 Michigan Southern Railroad
Sturgis, Goshen and St. Louis Railway NYC 1890 1915 New York Central Railroad
Sturgis and State Line Railway NYC 1886 1887 Canada and St. Louis Railway
Tawas and Bay County Railroad D&M 1880 1883 Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad
Toledo and Ann Arbor Railroad AA 1877 1880 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk Railway
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Cadillac Railway AA 1886 1888 Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Detroit Railroad DT&I 1904 1912 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Jackson Railroad
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk Railway AA 1880 1884 Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Jackson Railroad DT&I 1911 1915 Toledo–Detroit Railroad
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Lake Michigan Railway AA 1888 1890 Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Mount Pleasant Railway AA 1886 1887 Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway
Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway AA 1882 1895 Ann Arbor Railroad, Escanaba, Frankfort and Southeastern Railroad
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northeastern Railroad AA 1878 1880 Toledo, Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk Railway
Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern Railroad AA 1869 1875 Toledo and Ann Arbor Railroad
Toledo, Canada Southern and Detroit Railway NYC 1872 1916 Michigan Central Railroad
Toledo–Detroit Railroad DT&I 1915 1931 Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
Toledo and Milwaukee Railroad NYC 1897 1897 Detroit, Toledo and Milwaukee Railroad
Toledo and Milwaukee Railway NYC 1879 1883 Michigan and Ohio Railroad
Toledo, Saginaw and Mackinaw Railroad CN 1887 1890 Cincinnati, Saginaw and Mackinaw Railroad
Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway CN 1886 1928 Grand Trunk Western Railroad
Toledo and South Haven Railroad PM 1876 1894 South Haven and Eastern Railroad
Traverse City Railroad PRR 1871 1917 Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad
Traverse City, Leelanau, and Manistique Railroad PM 1901 1907 Traverse City, Leelanau and Manistique Railway
Traverse City, Leelanau and Manistique Railway PM 1908 1919 Leelanau Transit Company
Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway TSBY 1977 2006 Great Lakes Central Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad UP 1995 1997 Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Company
Vieux Desert and Lake Superior Railroad CNW 1881 1883 Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway
Wabash Railroad WAB WAB 1937 1991 Norfolk and Western Railway
Wabash Railroad WAB 1889 1915 Wabash Railway
Wabash Railway WAB 1915 1941 Wabash Railroad
Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway WAB 1881 1886 Detroit and State Line Wabash Railroad
Wabash Western Railway WAB 1889 1889 Wabash Railroad
West Jersey Railroad WJ 1995 1995 West Michigan Railroad
White River Railroad PM 1879 1884 Chicago and West Michigan Railway
Wisconsin Central Company CP 1888 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Wisconsin Central Railroad CP 1954 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Wisconsin Central Railway CP 1897 1954 Wisconsin Central Railroad
Wisconsin and Michigan Railway WAND 1992 1995 N/A
Wisconsin and Michigan Railway 1893 1938 N/A
Wisconsin, Michigan and Northern Railway 1898 1902 Wisconsin and Michigan Railway
Wisconsin, Sault Ste. Marie and Mackinac Railway CP 1886 1887 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Wyandotte Southern Railroad WYS 1908 1986 N/A
Wyandotte Terminal Railroad WYT 1904 1982 N/A
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

References[edit]

  • Hilton, George W. (1990). American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2369-9. 
  • Meints, Graydon M. (1992). Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press. ISBN 0-87013-318-7.