Story - Colors of Michigan Railroads

COLORS OF MICHIGAN RAILROADS (Just like colleges, nations, shipping fleets)

By Le Roy Barnett

  • Chicago & North Western

    • Deep Yellow & Dark Green

  • Detroit & Mackinac

    • Dark Green with Gold Letters

    • Maroon & gray

    • Dark Green with Deep Gold and Dark Red

  • Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic

    • maroon tones (of controlling co. Canadian Pacific)

  • Grand Rapids & Indiana

    • Tuscan red (of its owner, Pennsylvania RR)

  • Grand Trunk Western

    • Olive & Black (of its owner, Canadian National)

  • Lake Shore & Michigan Southern

    • Olive green with gold lettering

  • New York Central

    • White lightening stripe on gray

  • Pere Marquette

    • Enchantment Blue & Venetian Yellow (honoring U of M)

  • Soo Line

    • Maroon tone (of controlling company, Canadian Pacific)

    • Red and White