Michigan-Named Rolling Stock

  • New York Central passenger cars

    • Saginaw Bay (Bay Theme)

    • Tawas Bay

    • Thunder Bay

    • Traverse Bay

    • Wild Fowl Bay

    • City of Ann Arbor (cities, counties)

    • Washtenaw County

    • Ausable River (River Theme)

    • Detroit River

    • Kalamazoo River

    • Manistee River

    • Raisin River

    • Rouge River

    • Saint Joseph River

  • Pere Marquette, passenger cars

    • Torch Lake (1800) (Lake Theme)

    • Burt Lake (1801)

    • Charlevoix Lake (1802)

    • Elk Lake (1803)

  • Pennsylvania, passenger cars

    • Kalamazoo Rapids (8309) (Rapids Theme)

    • Manistee Rapids (8314)

    • Muskegon Rapids (8316)

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.


The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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