Time Line - 1962

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  • January: WB Tower in Adrian is closed following automation. It guarded the crossing of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern (NYC) and the Wabash from 1981 to 1960. [MSAI]

  • April 14: The Copper Range Houghton freight station is destroyed by fire. [CRH]

  • Labor Day: The New York Central ends all Mackinaw passenger operations.  They now runn Budd cars only between Detroit and Bay City. (Note: The Timberliner apparently continued on summer weekends until the following year). [MRC-3/90]

  • The New York Central abandons its former "Old Road" line between Hudson and Osseo, about 11 miles. This is the first abandonment of the Old Road to take place. [GM]

  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (which served Detroit with passenger trains) is merged into the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. [STOV]

  • The New York Central train to Mackinaw City is now a Budd car, running during daylight. Food service was a box lunch put on board the "Beeliner" in Standish in both directions. [MRC-3/90]

  • The Hanna Mining Company purchases the Escanaba & Lake Superior railroad (between Wells and Channing) througha wholly0-owned subsidiary, Wells Randvill, Inc.. 


 Time line Key:

  • Railroad event in Michigan
  • Event relating to mining
  • Event related to car ferries
  • Event outside of Michigan
  • Improvement in Technology
  • Railroad built or extended
  • Railroad abandoned and/or removed
  • Economic panic or depression