Time Line - 1967

Last Year | Next Year

  • July 10: The State Legislature creates the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority (SEMTA) to plan, operate and improve commuter service, including rail, in seven counties. SEMTA eventually operates Detroit-Pontiac commuter service on GTW's line. [MDOT]

  • Fall: LS&I installs a high-speed scale at Eagle Mills with automatic car identification. Ore cars are weighed during departure from Eagle Mills and the ACI system weighs and identifies the cars. [LSIOR]

  • December 3: The New York Central discontinues operation of the 20th Century Limited, which began in 1902. [LS]

  • The Gogebic Range (iron) closes, the first range in the Upper Peninsula to completely cease operations. [MSL]

  • Soo Line depot at Hermansville is closed. [SOO-10/1991]

  • The New York Central continues its abandonment of the Old Road, started in 1962. This year, they abandoned the section from Clayton to Hudson, about 5 miles. [GM]

  • The Copper Range Company shuts down of their Champion Mine and Freda Mill, impacting freight revenues by 47% on the Copper Range Railroad. [CRAR]

  • Thrall introduces the all-door boxcar. [SAM]


 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