Railroad: Michigan Central railroad
Acquired: 1846 - "Central" line from State of Michigan, Detroit to Kalamazoo.
Built: 1852 - Kalamazoo to Chicago.
Leased: 1870 - Kalamazoo & South Haven. Consolidated in 1916.
Leased: 1870 - Grand River Valley. Consolidated 1916.
Leased: 1871 - Michigan Air Line railroad. Consolidated in 1916.
Leased: 1871 - Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw. Consolidated in 1916.
Leased: 1881 - Detroit & Bay City. Consolidated in 1916.
Operating agreement: 1882 - Canada Southern Railway. (Leased in 1904).
Leased: 1883 - Saginaw Bay & Northwestern.
Leased: 1888 - Lansing Transit.
Leased: 1889 - Bay City & Battle Creek railroad and Battle Creek & Sturgis railroad. Consolidated in 1916.
Control: 1891 - Grayling, Twin Lakes & Northeastern.
Control: 1894 - Buchanan & St. Joseph River. Consolidated 1916.
Control: 1895 - Detroit, Delray & Dearborn (at incorporation). Consolidated in 1916.
Leased: 1902 - Detroit Manufacturers railroad.
Control: 1902 - Dertroit, Toledo & Milwaukee (50% with Lake Shore & Michigan Southern). Leased in 1905.
Lease assigned: 1905 - St. Joseph, South Bend & Southern.
Leased: 1905 - Lansing Manufacturers railroad (50% with Lake Shore & Michigan Southern).
Control: 1905 - Detroit Terminal (25%, along with Lake Shore & Michigan Southern (25%) and GTW.
Leased: 1906 - Toledo, Canada Southern & Detroit. Consolidated in 1916.
Control: 1906 - Chicago, Kalamazoo and Saginaw.
Leased: 1907 - Detroit River Tunnel Company.
Control: 1907 - Detroit & Charlevoix. Consolidated 1916.
Leased: 1909 - Detroit Belt Line. Consolidated in 1916.
Leased To: 1930 - to New York Central railroad.
Bought: 1961 - Detroit, Hillsdale & South Western.
Conveyed: 1976 - certain properties to Consolidated Rail Corporation.
Conveyed: 1978 - rail properties to Penn Central Corporation.
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