Railroad: Norfolk and Western Railway Company
Operated in Michigan: 21 Years
Consolidated: 1861 - the New York, Chicago & St. Louis ( Nickel Plate Road).
Leased: 1864 - the Wabash Railroad. Control in 1970.
Merged: 1982 - into Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Photo Info: N&W 1617 heads west passing Milan tower in 1984. [Jim Slater photo]