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Railroad: Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company


VariousJackson Lansing & SaginawMichigan Central


From: Lansing & Jackson Railroad (1865), Amboy, Lansing & Traverse Bay from Lansing north (1866)

Completed from Jackson to Mackinaw City in 1881.

Leased to Michigan Central Railroad - 1871, mereged in 1916.

Reference: [MRRC]


This was one of the longest railroad builds in Michigan history, eventually reaching the Straits of Mackinaw from Jackson. Much of this railroad was built utilizing land grants from the federal and state governments.