Heralds & Emblems of Michigan Railroads

(Trademarks, device, logotye)

  • Ann Arbor

    • Key (to northern Michigan), then flag with two large "A's"

  • Detroit & Mackinac

    • Turtle, and then Mackinac Mac (mascot)

  • Detroit, Toledo & Ironton

    • Compass or starburst design

  • Grand Rapids & Indiana

    • Trout

  • Grand Trunk Western

    • Maple leaf (from Canadain parent)

  • Lake Shore & Michigan Southern

    • Mail pouch

  • Michigan Central

    • Oval shape (similar to its owner)

  • Soo Line
    • Dollar Sign monogram

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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