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Part 3 - Books

Compiled by historian Don Meints.


Abbey, Wallace W. The Little Jewel. Pueblo CO: Pinon, 1984. (SOO Line)

Bagley, Les.  Michigan State Ferries.  Mount Pleasant, S. C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2007.  (Straits of Mackinac auto ferries)

[Baker, Hollis]. A Brief History and Description of the Boyne City Railroad Company, formerly the Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena R.R., formerly the Boyne City and Southeastern R.R. [Grand Rapids MI, n. p., 1977.]

Biographical Publishing Co. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway System and Representative Employees.Philadelphia: n. p., 1900.

Bradley, George K. Northern Indiana Railway. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assn., 1998. (Southern Michigan, interurban).

Brown, Dr. James.  A History of the Cincinnati Northern.  Cataract, Wisc.: Little Falls Press, 2003.

Brown, Grant, Jr.  Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan: The History of the Ann Arbor Car Ferries.  Ann: University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Burch, N. H. and Hamilton, J. H. O. Burch & Hamilton's Gazeteer of the Detroit & Milwaukee and Flint & Pere Marquette Railroads, 1870-1871. Detroit: Tribune Book and Job Office, 1871?

Burgess, George H. and Kennedy, Miles C. Centennial History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Philadelphia, n. p., 1949.

Burgtorf, Frances D. Chief Wawatam: The Story of a Hand-Bomber. Cheboygan MI: author, 1976. (Mackinac Transit Co. car ferry)

Burkhardt, D. C. Jesse.  Images of Rail – the Ann Arbor Railroad.  Mount Pleasant, S. C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.

Carpenter, Richard C.  A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946.  Vol. 3, Indiana, Lower Michigan, and Ohio.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Casey, Robert J. and Douglas, W. A. S. Pioneer Railroad. New York: Whittlesey House, 1948. (Chicago & North Western)

Ceasar, Ford Stevens. The Great Northern Ghost. Lansing: Wellman, 1980 (Lansing-St. Johns interurban)

---- The Lamp Road: A History of the Lansing, Alma, Mt. Pleasant & Northern Railroad. Lansing: Rapid Printing, 1974.

Convis, Orville. Railroad Rumors. Battle Creek MI: author, 1997. (Battle Creek newspaper items, 1884-1885)

Cook, Richard J., Sr. New York Central's Mercury. Lynchburg VA: TLC Publishing, 1991.

Cupper, Dan, ed. The Pennsylvania Railroad: Its Place in History 1846-1996. Wayne PA: Philadelphia Chap., Pennsylvania RR. Technical & Historical Socy., 1996.

Currie, A. W. The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto, 1957.

Derleth, August. The Milwaukee Road. New York: Creative Age, 1947?.

Dickens, Laurie C. Wreck on the Wabash. Blissfield MI: Made for Ewe, 2001.

Dixon, Thomas W., Jr.  Chesapeake & Ohio’s Pere Marquettes.  St. Paul, Minn.: MBI Publishing, 2005.

Dixon, Thomas W., Jr. and Million, Art. Pere Marquette Power. Alderson WV: C&O Historical Society, 1984.

Dobnick, Otto P. and Glischinski, Steve.  Wisconsin Central: Railroad Success Story. Waukesha WI: Kalmbach, 1997.

Dobson, Robert D.  The Railroad that Never Ran.  Negaunee, Mich.: Dobson Publications, 2004. (Iron Range & Huron Bay)

----  The Plank Road and the First Railroad: 1845-1857.  Negaunee, Mich.: Dobson Publications, 2008.  (predecessor of Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic)

Dorin, Patrick. The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Burbank CA: Superior, 1981.

---- The Grand Trunk Western Railroad. Seattle: Pruett, 1977.

---- The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads. Seattle: Superior, 1989.

---- The Soo Line. Seattle: Superior, 1978.

Doughty, Geoffrey H.

---- Michigan Central Trackside with Emery Gulash. Scotch Plains NJ: Morning Sun Books, 2001.

---- New York Central and the Trains of the Future. Lynchburg VA: TLC Publishing, 1997.

Dunbar, Willis F. All Aboard! A History of Railroads in Michigan. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969.

Edson, William D., and Vail, H. L., Jr.  Steam Locomotives of the New York Central Lines.  2 vols.  Cleveland: New York Central System Historical Society; 1997, 2002.

Elliott, Frank N. When the Railroad was King: The Nineteenth Century Railroad Era in Michigan. Lansing: Mich. Dept. of State, 1977.

Elve, Steven D. Rails Across the Water: The Story of the Ann Arbor Carferries Lowell MI: author, 1984.

Forbes, John Murray. Letters and Recollections. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1899.

Foss, Charles R. Evening Before the Diesel: A Pictorial History of Steam and First Generation Diesel Motive Power on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, 1938-1991. Boulder CO: Pruett, 1980.

Frederickson, Arthur C. and Lucy F. Early History of the Ann Arbor Carferries. Frankfort MI: Patriot Publ., 1949.

---- Pictorial History of the C&O Train and Auto Ferries and Pere Marquette Line Steamers. Rev. ed. Frankfort MI: Lakeside Printing, 1965.

Garasha, Robert W. The Mason & Oceana Railroad. Ludington MI: Lakeside, 1967.

Garrett, Evan. Trackside in Southern Michigan: A Railfan's View in Drawings and Commentary. Ann Arbor MI: author, 1980.

Gaertner, John.  The Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway: A History of the Lake Superior District’s Pioneer Iron Ore Hauler.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2009.

Gjevre, John A. Saga of the Soo. Moorhead MN: n. p., 1973.

Grant, H. Roger. The NorthWestern: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System. DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 1997.

---- Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad.  DeKalb Ill.: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2004

Green, James J. Railroads Come and Go in Allegan County. Allegan MI: Allegan Co. Hist. Socy., 1976.

Hager, David C. Next Stop Kalamazoo! Kalamazoo MI: Kalamazoo Public Museum, 1976.

Hague, Wilbur E. and Hise, Kirk F. The Detroit, Monroe & Toledo Short Line Railway. Forty Fort PA: Cox, 1986.

Harlow, Alvin F. The Road of the Century. New York: Creative Age, 1947. (New York Central, Michigan Central, Big Four)

Harrison, Frederick G. Fading Glory. Indian Rocks FL: Books Unlimited, 1971. (Upper Peninsula roads)

Hedrick, Wilbur O. The History of Railroad Taxation in Michigan. Lansing: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford, 1912.

Henning, William H., ed. Detroit: Its Trolleys and Interurbans. Fraser MI: Mich. Transit Museum, 1976.

Hill, May Davis. Telltale Photographs: The Stoner Railroad Collection, The Michigan Historical Collections. Ann Arbor: Bentley Hist. Library, 1981.

Hilton, George W. The Great Lakes Carferries. Berkeley CA: Howell-North, 1962.

---- and Due, Joseph F. The Electric Interurban Railway in America. Stanford CA: Stanford Univ., 1960.

---- American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford CA: Stanford Univ., 1990.

Hirschfield, Charles. The Great Railroad Conspiracy: The Social History of a Railroad War. East Lansing MI: Mich. State College, 1953.

Hirsimaki, Eric. Chicago and North Western: The Michigan Ore Lines. North Olmstead OH: Milesposts Publishing, 2002.

Hofsommer, Don L. Grand Trunk Corporation: Canadian National Railways in the United States. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995.

Hornstein, Hugh A.  The Haywire: A Brief History of the Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad.  East Lansing: Mich. State Univ. Press, 2004.

Hubbard, Freeman H.  “Rails Across the Great Lakes.”  Railroad 65:3 (Nov. 1954), 10-21, 63-68.

Hutchins, Jere C. Jere C. Hutchins: A Personal Story. Grosse Pointe Farms MI: author, 1938. (Detroit United Ry.)

Inglis, James G. Northern Michigan: Handbook for Travelers. Petoskey MI: Sprang, 1898. Repr. Grand Rapids MI: Black Letter Press, 1974.

Ivey, Paul Wesley. The Pere Marquette Railroad Company: An Historical Study of the Growth and Development of One of Michigan's Most Important Railway Systems. Lansing: Mich. Historical Comm., 1919. Repr. Grand Rapids MI: Black Letter Press, 1970.

Kavanaugh, Kelli B. Detroit's Michigan Central Station. Chicago: Arcadia Publ., 2001?

Keenan, Hudson.  Through the Years at Mt. Pleasant’s Historic Ann Arbor RR Depot.  Mt. Pleasant: Print Tech, 1997.

Kleiman, Jeff. The Rise and Fall of the CSCRR: A Short History of a Short-Lived Railroad. Grand Rapids: Friends of Public Museum, 1992. (Chicago, Saginaw & Canada)

Koch, Michael. The Shay Locomotive: Titan of the Timber. Denver: World Press, 1971.

---- Steam and Thunder: Saga of Forest Railroads. Denver: World Press, 1979.

Kovl, David R. Michigan Rail Preservation. Southfield MI: author, 1990.

Larkin, F. Daniel. John B. Jervis: Am American Engineering Pioneer. Ames IA: Iowa State Univ. Press, 1990.

Larson, John L. Bonds of Enterprise: John Murray Forbes and Western Development in America's Railway Age.Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 1984.

Loving, Rush, Jr.  The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2006.  (Conrail)

Lydeksen, Gordon L. When Steam Ruled the Rails in Muskegon County: Volume 1, 1928-1958. Muskegon MI: Muskegon RR Hist. Socy., n. d.

Marsh, Nicholas A.  The Michigan Central Railroad: History of the Main Line, 1846-1901.  N. p., 2007.

Marshall, Albert P. The "Real McCoy" of Ypsilanti. Ypsilanti MI: Marlan Publishers, 1989. (Elijah McCoy biography)

Massie, Larry B.  “The Train-Boy from Michigan.”  In Copper Trails and Iron Rails: More Voyages into Michigan’s Past.  Au Train, Mich.: Avery Color Studios, 1989. (Thomas Edison)

 ----  “The Man Who Hated to Walk.” In Copper Trails and Iron Rails: More Voyages into Michigan’s Past.  Au Train, Mich.: Avery Color Studios, 1989. (George Sheffield, velocipede)

 ----  “Depot Dreams & Jerkwater Schemes: Railroad Place-Names in Michigan.”  In Michigan Memories.  Allegan Forest, Mich.: Priscilla Press, 1994.

Meints, Graydon M. Along the Tracks: A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads. Mt. Pleasant MI: Clarke Historical Library, 1987.

---- Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1992.

---- Michigan Railroad Lines.  2 vol.  East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 2005.

Michigan, Auditor General. Compilations by the Auditor General of the Annual Reports of the Railroad Corporations in the State of Michigan for the Year[s] 1867-[1871]. Lansing: various, 1868-[1871]. Annual.

Michigan, Railroad Commission. Aids, Gifts, Grants, and Donations to Railroads, including Outlines of Development and Successions in Titles to Railroads in Michigan. Lansing: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford, 1919.

---- Annual Report of the Michigan Railroad Commission, 1871-[1918]. Lansing: various, 1874-[1919]. Annual.

Million, Arthur B.  Pere Marquette Passenger Car Pictorial. Grand Haven: Pere Marquette Historical Socy., 2002.

Million, Arthur B. and Paton, John.  Revenue Freight Cars of the Pere Marquette. ?????????

Monette, Clarence J. The Copper Range Railroad. Lake Linden MI: author, 1989.

---- The Mineral Range Railroad. Lake Linden MI: author, 1993.

---- Keweenaw Central Railroad and the Crestview Resort. Calumet MI: Greenlee Publishing, 1997.

---- Houghton County's Streetcars and Electric Park.  Calumet: Greenlee Publishing, 2003.

Mrozek, David J.  Railroad Depots of Michigan, 1910-1920.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.

Murray, Tom.  Canadian National Railway.  St. Paul: MBI Publishing Co., 2004.

Neu, Irene. Erastus Corning: Merchant and Financier, 1794-1872. Ithaca NY: Cornell Univ., 1960.

Northern Michigan Univ. Transcript of the First Annual Midwest Rail Confer-ence, Tracks to the Future, September 20-21, 1979. [Marquette, 1979]

O'Geran, Graeme. A History of the Detroit Street Railways. N. p.: Conover Press, 1931.

Parks, Robert J. Democracy's Railroads: Public Enterprise in Jacksonian Michigan. Port Washington NY: Kenniket, 1972.

Pearson, Henry Greenleaf. An American Railroad Builder: John Murray Forbes. Boston: n. p., 1911. (Michigan Central)

The Pere Marquette in 1945. Alderson WV: C&O Hist. Socy., 1990. (Reprint of 1945 company publication)

Quastler, I. E.  Where the Rails Cross: A Railroad History of Durand, Michigan.  Coronado, Calif.: R&I Enterprises, 2005. (GTW)

Reed, Eben. Railroad Nostalgia and Related Historical Facts of the Clio Area. [Clio MI: author], 1981.

Reniger, Henry J., Jr. A Sesquicentennial Guide Book of the Railroads of Lansing and Ingham County from 1862 to 1987.Lansing MI: Lansing-North Lansing Electric RR Museum, 1987.

Riggs, Henry R. The Ann Arbor Railroad Fifty Years Ago. Toledo: n. p., 1947.

Rutherford, R. Craig and Sabo, Raymond. Michigan's Railroad Scene (A Rail Fan's Guide). Sterling Heights MI: Michigan Railroad Scene, 1973.

Schramm, Jack E., Henning, William H. Detroit's Street Railways: Volume I: City Lines 1863-1922. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assoc., 1978.

---- When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails: Book II. The Rapid Railway and Detroit-Port Huron by Rail-Ship-Bus.Glendale CA: Interurban Press, 1986.

---- and Andrews, Richard R. When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails: Book I. Glendale CA: Interurban Press, 1984.

---- When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails: Book III: Detroit to Jackson and Across the State. Glendale CA: Interurban Press, 1988.

---- When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails, Book 4. Polo IL: Transportation Trails, 1994.

---- and Dworman, Thomas J. Detroit Street Railways: Volume II: City Lines 1922-1956. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assoc., 1980.

Schramm, Kenneth.  Detroit’s Street Railways.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.

Sell, Bob and Findlay, Jim. The Teeter & Wobble. Blissfield MI: authors, 1993.

Shaver, Carl W., editor. Chesapeake and Ohio Diesel Review. Alderson WV: C&O Hist. Socy., 1982.

Shuster, Philip, Huddleston, Eugene L. and Staufer, Alvin. C&O Power: Steam and Diesel Locomotives of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway 1900-1965. N. p.: Staufer, 1965.

Smith, Douglas N. W. New York Central's Canadian Streamliners. Ottawa: Trackside Canada, 2002.

Stennett, William H. Yesterday and Today: A History of the Chicago and North Western Railway System. Chicago: n. p., 1900. Reprint Chicago: Ry. & Loco. Hist. Socy., 1981.

Stevens, G. R. Canadian National Railways. 2 vols. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1960, 1962.

---- History of the Canadian National Railways. New York: MacMillan, 1973.

Stroup, Donald. The Manistee & Northeastern: The Life and Death of a Railroad. Lansing MI: Hist. Socy. Of Michigan, 1964.

Taylor, William, Jr.  An American Colossus: A Small Town, A River And A Railroad Yard. Niles MI: Niles Railroad Historical Assn., 1996. (Michigan Central)

Tennant, Robert D., Jr. Canada Southern Country. Erin, Ont., Canada: Boston Mills Press, 1991.

Thornton, W. Neil. High Iron along the Huron Shore. Tawas City MI: Printer's Devil Press, 1982. (Detroit & Mackinac)

Trap, Paul. Grand Haven's Railroads. Grand Haven MI: G. H. Public Schools, n. d.

Trostel, Scott D. Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad: Henry Ford's Railroad. Fletcher OH: Cam-Tech Publishing, 1988.

---- Henry Ford: When I Ran the Railroads. Fletcher OH: Cam-Tech Publishing, 1989. (Detroit, Toledo & Ironton)

Uhelski, John M. and Robert M. An Inventory of the Railroad Depots in the State of Michigan. Crete NE: RR Station Hist. Socy., 1979.

Vander Yacht, Clifford J., compiler.  The Pere Marquette in 1945.  Clifton Forge, W. Va.: Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, 2008.

VanReken, Donald L. The Interurban Era in Holland, Michigan. Holland MI: author, 1981.

---- Ottawa Beach and Waukazoo: A History. Holland MI: author, 1988. (Pere Marquette)

vonGerstner, Franz Anton Ritter. Early American Railroads. Ed. Frederick C. Gamst; translated by David J. Diephouse and John C. Decker. Stanford CA: Stanford Univ. Press, 1997.

Wakefield, Lawrence and Lucille. Rail and Sail: A Narrative History of Transportation in the Traverse City Region.Traverse City MI: Wakefield, 1980.

---- Sail & Rail: A Narrative History of Transportation in Western Michigan. Holt MI: Thunder Bay Press, 1996. (Reprint of Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, 1980)

Wallis, Richard T. The Pennsylvania Railroad at Bay: William Riley McKeen and the Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad.Bloomington IN: Indiana Univ. Press, 2001.

Warrick, William and McLellan, David. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. Polo IL: Transportation Trails, 1989.

Worrall, Mark and Bernhart, Benjamin L.  Michigan Rail Disasters, 1900-1940.  Dauberville, Pa.: Outer Station Project, 2007.

Zimmerman, Karl. Lake Michigan's Railroad Car Ferries. Andover NJ: Andover Junction Publications, 1993.

Zink, Maximillian A., Krambles, George, et al. Electric Railways of Michigan. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Assoc., 1959.