Timeline - 1831

  • First steam engine "The York" operates in U.S. on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. [DWS]

  • The Baldwin Locomotive Works is created.  It builds its first locomotive in 1832.


Timeline Key:

  • Railroad event in Michigan

  • Event relating to mining
  • Event related to car ferries
  • Event outside of Michigan
  • Improvement in Technology
  • Railroad built or extended
  • Railroad abandoned and/or removed
  • Economic panic or depression