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Railroad: Canada Southern Railway Company


VariousCASO → MCRR

Built: Various lines from 1869.

Operated by Michigan Central in 1882 and leased to them in 1904.

Reference: [MRRC]


The Canada Southern railway was originally an effort to build a line from southern Ontario to the Chicago area. At least two routes were started, one from St. Clair (in St. Clair County) west-southwest through Richmond (some of which later became part of the MC and GTW, and a line from Amherstberg, ON across the Detroit River to Grosse Isle using a car ferry operation. This line built west from Slocum Junction (near Trenton) southwest through Dundee, Deerfield, Morenci to Fayette, IN. They also built a north-south branch from Slocum Junction to Detroit and Toledo.

These properties all became part of the Michigan Central railroad after 1882.