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Railroad: Michigan Central railroad

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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.

Reference: [MRRC]


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Reference: [MRRC]


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