2020-1011 - Added about 200 more photos to various station and railroads in history sections. Also, cleaned up the photo links in the railroad passes section. This was a left-over transfer issue from the old HTML website. Fixed more spelling and tpo errors.

2020-0920 - Added about 25 stories from the old legacy website to the current website. Go to History | Stories for an alplhabetical list. Also continue to correct spelling and typos.

2020-0620 - Further development of iron mining regions in Iron and Gogebic counties. Compliled a time line for Crystal Falls, Iron River and Ironwood. Working on others. Additional articles added to the site from the old website in the Stories Section.

2020-0401 - Added about 500 photos to various pages in the stations section. Still have about 500 to add. Working on it.

2020-0101 - Added forts & major military installations in Michigan in the More Menu. Though not usually served by railroads, these provide historical information on the establishment of commerce in the Michigan territory and state. Click here.

2019-1220 - Links repaired to ICC accident reports in the Wrecks and Wreck Outfits Section. Click here.

2019-1120 - Cleaning up typos on many articles.  Added about 200 photos, mostly to station pages. Added articles [Stories section] about Jay Gould ad the Wabash railroad in 1881.

2018-1208 - Michigan Railroad History Conference. The date for the 2019 History Conference has been selected. It will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. Click here for information.

2018-1130 - Mine information. Individual pages for Iron and Copper mines have been moved to the Stations | Locations sections. Details (type of ore, mining method, railroad and dock service, ownership, etc. have been added from information received from the summary provided by the Lake Superior Iron Ore assocation (1950). To view the mines, go to the Station list, select the county, and the mining menu's are at the bottom of the page.

2018-1116. The upper peninsula mines have been removed from the individual coiunty station lists, and added to their own list at the bottom. Many additional mines have been identified in all ranges.

2018-0515 - An article about the Ford Rouge Industrial Railroad, and a newspaper account of the E&LS in the upper peninsula.

2018-0409 - Updated Research Section 4 (Serials) and Cross Reference.  My thanks to Don Meints for keeping this current. Click Here.

2018-0408 - Added article about the beginning of the Detroit, Bay City & Alpena railroad.

2018-0224 - Bridges. Cleaned up the bridge pages and menu. Added many new significant railroad bridges.

2018-0217 - Link Fixes. Many of the County Maps did not display correctly. These have been fixed.

2018-0105 - Research. The Research Section, which Don Meints maintains, has received its annual update. Also added is a cross reference section.  My thanks to Don for keeping this curfrent.

2017-0901 - Maritime. A new "Maritime in Michigan" page has been added to the "More" Menu with links to Marine Traffic Ship Finder and the BoatNerd.com website.

2017-0815 - Historical Markers. The list of railroad related historical markers has been updated with about six additional markers added to the list. Access via the Railroad History menu.

2017-0809 - News Feeds. RSS News Feeds have been added to the bottom of "Today's Railroads" and to the bottom of most railroad webpages. See the latest news articles about the railroad industry.


Instructions for Posting Photos on Discussion Boards. Instructions for posting photos on the discussion boards has been added to the Discussion page.

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