Timeline - 2002
January: Central Michigan removes the rail between Hoyt and Merideth St. in Saginaw.
January 7: Amtrak train 351 becomes the first in regular service to hit 90 mph between Kalamazoo and Porter Indiana using the new GPS-based Incremental Train Control System. [MT]
January: The former MCRR depot at Johannesburg, in Otsego County, was razed. The depot had been used as a restaurant for many years (the line, from Sallings, was pulled out in the 1930's.
July 15: The Lake State Railroad bridge over the Thunder Bay river in Alpena is replaced. The new bridge includes 115 pound rail.
September: Former Ann Arbor Railroad trackage from Yuma to Thompsonville is removed to make room for a trail. The line has not been used in years.
Fall: CSX abandons its branch from Holland to Hamilton.
November: The bridge which carried the NYC Air Line cut off track over M-86 near Three Rivers is removed.
- 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