Michigan Railroad Personalities

  • Russell Alger - Civil War General, Logger, Logging Railroad Owner

  • James M. Ashley - Person behind the Ann Arbor Railroad

  • Henry Crapo - Governor of Michigan and President of the Pere Marquette

  • James F. Joy - President of the Michigan Central Railroad

  • James McMillan - Senator, owned a number of railroads and car companies

  • Henry Ford - auto pioneer and owner of the DT&I

Le Roy Barnett retired in 2001 as an archivist with the State of Michigan Archives. Throughout his career, Dr. Barnett made note of railroad trivia as well as interesting railroad facts which he has shared with RRHX. We hope that you enjoy reading them. Many of these "sayings", slogans, film names will bring back memories for you. If you have other factual bits of trivia to add, there is a hot-link on each page for you to use.